If you’re thinking about what kind of engagement ring you want (or want to buy for someone else!), it might be worth it to think about your eventual wedding band, too. Why? Because you can create some truly gorgeous and unique wedding sets when you think ahead. We’ve partnered with Joseph Jewelry, maker of our most coveted rings, to share how you can custom create a wedding ring set that you’ll adore. Because, really, you’ll be wearing that set far longer than just that engagement ring.
First, you’ve got to know what you can do when you partner with Joseph Jewelry. They aren’t your usual jewelry store where you look at a small selection of options and settle for the one you like most. They’re SO MUCH MORE. Sure, you can search their vast selection of options, but more than that, you can change any element you like (metal and gemstone choices, engraving, additional features) or you can let them create rings from the ground up using your ideas, concepts, drawings, doodles on a napkin, anything! Want to re-create a set of heirloom rings you saw in a photo of your partner’s grandparents from the early 20th century? Done. Want to create a ring that channels the Resurrection Stone from Harry Potter with a custom carved band? Easy. Want to take one of their existing rings, swap the gemstone with a black diamond, add a “’til death do us part” engraving, pair it with a black diamond band, and give your goth partner the ring set of their dark dreams? You just have to say the word.
The custom process
- Fill out a custom inquiry with your ideas, or
- Click “Customize this item” or “Get a quote” on any product on their website, or
- Call them or visit them in person in Bellevue or Seattle, Washington
They’ll create an initial mock-up for you see, then a 3D model, then a wax model for you to actually try on, and after you approve it (with as many changes as you like), you get your final ring. This is especially nice when you’re pairing a ring with a wedding band: if you need a contour/tracer band, they’ll make sure it fits perfectly to your engagement ring. So many examples of this to come!
Thinking ahead about wedding bands
Thinking ahead about wedding bands allows you options you didn’t even know you had: like intertwining rings, bands that interlock, and complementary designs you may not have even heard about. Sure, you can always have a matching ring made to fit later on, but letting your Joseph Jewelry designer know ahead of time that you might want to match a wedding band to an engagement ring means you get the option to design it all together so that it looks completely YOU.
It will look like they were made for each other. Because they totally were!
Brainstorming some wedding sets
See something you like? Something you maybe want to tweak a bit to make your own? Or if you just had a spark of an idea, take it to Joseph Jewelry and get it custom created to whatever your heart desires. The sky is your only limit.