6 Tips for Designing a Unique Custom Engagement Ring

An engagement ring should be as unique and special as your love for your significant other. If you’re tired of browsing through jewelry stores to find the perfect engagement ring for the love of your life, we’re here to help. Finding a beautiful engagement ring that has meaning isn’t an easy task, which is why you should consider getting a custom engagement ring! At Sylvie, no customization is too much or too little!

Want to get a custom engagement ring but don’t know where to start from? Here are a few tips to help you along the way.

1. Set a Budget

It’s vital to have a budget in mind when searching for a custom engagement ring. Buying a ready-made ring is much easier since it comes with a price tag that can help you decide if the ring falls within your budget. When designing your own ring, you have to factor in the cost of various factors, such as the material, elements, and the intricacy of the design. In such cases, not only does a capped budget help you from going over the top but it also helps you make the right decision based on certain design elements.

2. Consider Your Partner’s Taste

An engagement ring is all about your significant other and complimenting their personality. Not only do you want to amaze him or her with the proposal, but you also want to ensure that the ring truly suits their style and personality. You can find out what they might want in their engagement ring by:

  • Going over the general styles in their jewelry collection
  • Factor in their overall style – does she/he prefer simple or flashy things?
  • Seek advice from their close friends or families
  • Casually browse jewelry with them to see what catches his or her eye

The ring will be extremely meaningful since it will be designed by you. However, it will be even more precious and sincere if it suits your partner’s taste.

3. Look for Inspiration

Designing a customized engagement ring doesn’t mean you have to decide every facet of the ring from scratch. You can derive the inspiration for your wedding ring from existing rings online or in jewelry stores. Having a look at the selection of rings can help you decide the aspects of a ring that you like and don’t like. If you adore certain aspects about several rings, you can put these features into one flawless design.

Unique Stackable Engagement Ring

Unique Stackable Engagement Ring

4. Choose a Style and Setting

Choosing a style for the engagement ring will help you make further selections of the design elements. From traditional to classic to ultra-modern, engagement rings come in all kinds of styles, which means you can easily create a one-of-a-kind piece for your partner. Some of the most common designer engagement ring styles include:

Once you choose a style, you must move on to selecting the setting, as it impacts the overall style and look of the ring. Standard engagement ring setting options include:

  • Prong
  • Bezel
  • Tension
  • Channel
  • Pave
  • Bar

5. Select the Material

Once you have selected the style and setting of the ring, it’s time to make another important decision – the material of the band. Yellow, white, and rose are the three main colored metal options. However, color isn’t the only choice. You’ll want to choose the carat weight of the metal such as 14k gold, 18k gold, or platinum. The higher the karat weight the larger the percentage of gold is within the ring. Platinum is the purest metal and will be the most durable. Acquainting yourself with the benefits and drawbacks of each metal option makes it easier to make a choice for your engagement ring.

Here are some of the standard engagement ring metal choices:

  • Yellow gold
  • Rose gold
  • White gold
  • Palladium
  • Platinum

You can also combine metals to create a two-tone effect and make the ring more versatile. Click here to see examples of two-tone engagement rings.

unique oval engagement ring in yellow gold

Unique Oval Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold

6. Choose the Stone

Although the metal choice determines the overall appearance and durability of an engagement ring, the stone is the most noteworthy aspect of the ring. Most engagement rings have a large stone set in the center and can also be accompanied by several side stones. Not only do these stones highlight the center stone, but they also add some bling and accent to the ring.

Diamonds are the most traditional choice for an engagement ring as they create a brilliant and dazzling effect and look great in any setting. When choosing a diamond, you have several options with different cuts and colors. Right now, oval engagement rings are a fan favorite and the emerald cut engagement ring is making a huge comeback!

The sky is the limit when it comes to choosing the stone for an engagement ring. You can incorporate other stones, such as turquoise, sapphire, amethyst, or topaz, depending on your partner’s personal preferences. Click here to view some examples of our gemstone engagement rings.

emerald engagement ring with side stones  WG by Sylvie

Emerald Cut Engagement Ring 

The Bottom Line

Designing a custom engagement ring requires making multiple decisions, which can be quite overwhelming at times. If you’re stressing out about the choices, focus on the reason you’re doing all of this. Designing an engagement ring should, ultimately, be an enjoyable process.

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Love these tips and want to see more engagement rings? Browse our full collection of designer engagement ring settings by clicking here! Remember when you’re browsing that ALL Sylvie Collection rings can be made with any shape, size of stone, or metal you desire!

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