Many people believe that custom designed engagement rings are only for the wealthy. That is truly unfortunate. Custom jewellery tends to be a lot more personal as well as higher quality and of greater value. However, one does not need to break the bank in order to afford it. A little shopping around, combined with knowing what you want, can enable you to get some very good custom jewellery without spending a fortune.
In an effort to help our customers get the most for their money, we want to offer you some important information about custom engagement rings. These three things are important for you to know, whether you shop with Engage Diamond Studio or elsewhere:
1. You Need to Try Multiple Settings
The focus of any engagement ring is the diamond. However, diamonds look different depending on the settings that hold them. As long as you are going for a custom-made ring, it is a good idea to make sure the setting you choose shows off the best features of your diamond in the best ways possible. Consider tension rings by GelinAbaci as just one example.
A tension ring does not utilize a standard prong-based setting. Rather, it utilizes the pressure created by splitting the band at the top and separating the two faces. Tension rings are appreciated because they allow the maximum amount of light to shine through the diamond. You should make a point of looking at as many settings as you can, including the tension setting. You need to know how each setting will display the diamond you have chosen.
2. You Need to Shop for Diamonds
Some people make the mistake of shopping for settings while neglecting the diamonds themselves. If you don’t know, there are four characteristics of diamonds that need to be considered when making your purchase. Those four characteristics are known as the ‘four C’s’ of cut, clarity, colour, and carat.
We will not get into explaining each one here. However, you should take the time to learn about all four. Why? Because it is nearly impossible to get the highest grades for each characteristic without spending a fortune. As a savvy shopper, you will have to decide which of the characteristics is most important to you.
3. Find the Diamond Shape that Suits You Best
When you are purchasing a custom engagement ring, the ring will be made just for you with the center stone that you choose. Even if you prefer a fancy shape diamond or a gemstone over a round brilliant diamond, the engagement ring will be built to accommodate the exact dimensions of your stone.
Actually, many people do not realize that choosing a fancy shape diamond or a gemstone can be less expensive than a round brilliant diamond.
There is a lot to be said about custom jewellery. A well-designed and properly fitted piece not only looks beautiful on the finger, it gives the owner a special sense of personal attachment that just is not possible with stock jewellery. We hope you will consider a custom engagement ring and wedding band to commemorate the love between you and your partner.
Engage Diamond Studio is one of Toronto’s leading providers of custom engagement rings, wedding bands and other jewellery. We invite you to visit our showroom as you shop for your rings.