The Setting Style
Aside from the actual diamond, choosing and designing a setting style is where the real fun begins when creating a custom engagement ring. Bezel style, halo settings, simple solitaire rings, and split shank bands can all take a round brilliant diamond and turn it into a work of art. Your band may be filigree, pave, channel, or flat, among others. The ring and the diamond inform each other; when choosing a diamond, make sure it will work in the style of setting you want, and vice versa. Your local jeweler can help you make an informed decision and walk through possible designs for your custom band before starting design sessions. At Jon's Fine Jewelry in the Melbourne area, we have experienced professionals to help you choose what makes the most sense for you, your style, and your diamond.
The Gold Standard
Part of choosing a band when designing a custom engagement ring is choosing a metal to set your stone in. Rose gold is trendy, romantic, and pairs well with those with neutral or slightly red undertones in their skin. White gold is sterling silver's big brother and is highly sophisticated. Pair white gold with those who have cool undertones to keep a sleek appearance. Yellow gold is classic and classy; it accentuates warm undertones and helps make diamonds with less pure color stand out brighter. Though most rings are made from gold, platinum and titanium are more durable and may be viable options depending on the setting style.
Don't like what you see in the stores but don't quite know which direction to turn when building your own custom engagement ring? Draw inspiration from your favorite historical period, going back to the elegant vintage charms of the early 1900s or choosing something retro and bold. Select an artistic style that you enjoy, such as art deco, and ask your jeweler what they can come up with to mimic that style. Spark creativity by theming your ring around your favorite character's style in a movie or TV series and meld it with your own fashion sense. Model your custom engagement ring off of a mother or grandmother's ring and create something beautiful inspired by your loved ones.
A Gemstone Rainbow
Your custom engagement ring doesn't need to only include diamonds. Play with color by incorporating other precious or semi-precious gemstones in all colors of the rainbow. Use your birthstone as an accent stone in a three-stone engagement ring, or if either of you has children, use their birthstones as a symbolic way of adding them into the ring and into your new family. Rubies, sapphires, and alexandrite are durable stones that will do well in an engagement ring built for lifelong wear, but topaz, which is available in a variety of hues, follows them as a slightly less tough but economical choice. Enjoy the many options that building a custom ring gives you, and have fun exploring the world of color!
Build Your Custom Engagement Ring
Create your perfect ring, from the diamond down to the details, at Jon's Fine Jewelry. Serving the Melbourne area, Jon's Fine Jewelry provides custom engagement ring design services and consultations. Stop by our showroom to experience the best in meeting and exceeding customer expectations and start designing your custom engagement ring today.