Can’t find the engagement ring you’ve been dreaming about in the hundreds of jewellery stores and online shops you’ve searched through? Then it might be time to consider having one custom made just for you. As every love story is different, you can have a ring crafted to represent yours. As it’s something you’ll wear for decades to come, make sure your custom ring speaks to the relationship as well as your personality. Here are a few things to consider throughout this journey.
Sketch Your Idea
It all starts with a simple idea. Before you can hire a jeweller to create your custom engagement ring, you’ll need to have a clear idea of what you’re looking for. To do this, draw a rough picture of what elements you want to incorporate and make notes on the colouring, setting and stones you want. The more detailed the design, however, the more difficult it may be to find a jeweller capable of executing it the way you’d envisioned it.
Find the Right Jeweller
When you have a general idea of what you want your custom engagement ring to look like, it’s time to find someone with the skills and expertise to craft it. If you have a trusted jeweller that you’ve worked with before, then talk to them about what they can do for you. If not, then ask friends and family for reputable referrals. Be sure to look at the previous custom work they’ve done before hiring them. As jewellers are also artist, they may try to add certain elements to your custom ring, like style or weight, so be sure you like their technique before agreeing to work together.
Once you have a completed, comprehensive sketch and a trusted designer, it’s time to have a long conversation detailing exactly what you’re looking for and what they’ll be able to accomplish. Coloured, 3D computer-generated designs will be done to give you a better understanding of what the finished product will look like. It’s you might feel intimidated to be discussing things with a trained jewellery designer, but remember that this is your ring. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or bring up concerns you may have.
Protect Your Investment
Take out extra guarantees and warranties when having a custom ring made for you. Make sure to get everything in writing, from the design elements you’ve agreed on to the final cost. Also, consider having your ring insured in case something ever happens to it.
At Rain City Jewellers, not only do we sell costume jewellery, diamond earrings, engagement rings and more, but our Vancouver jewellery store is ready to craft custom wedding rings, bands and whatever else your desire. For more information, stop by our shop to talk to one of our experts or visit our website for a free quote.