It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays season? Sure, but also ENGAGEMENT SEASON! A whole lot of folks get engaged around this time of year so we know that at least some of you are in need of a stunning engagement ring or a set of wedding bands or maybe even a gift of jewelry. In any case, you’ll want to hook up with our favorites at Joseph Jewelry because you can create a super personal ring that encapsulates your love, your interests, and everything that makes your person so amazing.
Here are some tips for how to go about creating a custom-made ring and the journey to ring bliss you can take with Joseph Jewelry. Trust me, it’s FUN…
Match their individuality
Your person is unique and an individual, so the ring you give them should be unique and individual, too. And if you’re opting for a custom ring (which, why wouldn’t you?), then the options to match your partner’s personality are endless.
This is your chance to incorporate any personal elements that match their personality. Are they into specific gemstones like their birthstone, sapphires, an heirloom family gem? Would they love it if “I love you. I know.” was engraved on the band?
Are they into Art Nouveau or lightsabers or goth styles? The benefit of a custom created ring is that you can literally incorporate any design elements, gemstones, metals, engraving, and, well, ANYTHING to the design. You’re only limited by your imagination.
Pro tip: check out your partner’s bookshelves, favorite movies, favorite music, and hobbies for something that really represents them and/or your love.
Do your research
Having a ring custom-made is something you only want to trust with truly masterful artisans. We always recommend our partners at Joseph Jewelry because we’ve personally seen them create the most incredible designs. They’re always looking for new ways to innovate and clients who really want them to harness their creativity and stretch their skills.
So before you start the process, gather information about what you might like to create and do some research about the process. This is where all that snooping around in your partner’s interests comes in handy. Also take note of their style preferences, Pinterest boards, and browse through previous custom designs to get some ideas.
Design a custom ring for them
Once you’ve locked in your design consultant, you’ll want to bring all of those ideas to the table. Your consultant is the one who will help you merge them into the perfect soon-to-be heirloom ring for your person. They’ll also help you choose the right materials such as incorporating lab-created diamonds, black rhodium, rose gold, or vintage hand engraving.
The process is simple on your end. Once you and your consultant decide on an initial idea, they’ll create a 3D model of the ring for you to preview. And then it’s all about the unlimited modifications. Maybe it doesn’t look like how you envisioned it? Maybe you’d just like to make a few tweaks? Maybe you’d like to add some gorgeous baguettes?! This is where you REALLY make the ring your own and make sure your partner will absolutely love it.
Oh, and what’s next is even more amazing. A WAX MODEL for you to hold and try on. You can really get a (literal) feel for how it will look. And of course, you can make more changes as you like at this stage in the process.
Once you’ve decided on a final design, it’s all about keeping your cool until you see the final masterpiece and present it to your partner. Whether it’s an engagement ring, wedding bands, or any other kind of jewelry, the process is the same and it’s SO fun. That Galadriel necklace you’ll give to your new step-daughter at the ceremony? Sorted. Two matching wedding bands that have tiny skull designs? Done and done. Your world, your oyster, your epic ring bling for life.
Focus on quality
If you’re going to put a lot of thought and love into a custom ring, make sure it will stand the test of time. The jewelers at Joseph Jewelry are absolutely capable of creating a super high quality ring in precious metal and gemstones that will last a lifetime or more. They’ll be able to lead you toward gemstones and metals that are the right durability for your needs and which will look amazing for decades.
Plus, they come with a lifetime warranty, 100% satisfaction, free shipping, and a whole lot of peace of mind. This will be an investment to not take lightly, so give a look to some custom rings and get your brain whizzing with ideas.