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6 Top Reasons to Get a Custom Made Engagement Ring

Now that you’ve decided you are ready to propose to that special someone, the exciting and daunting part begins: engagement ring shopping! With so many options out there, from your classic brick and mortar to your online store, this process can seem very challenging.

Many people may think they are limited to what’s on display in a store, but that certainly isn’t the case. You no longer have to be a celebrity or have a 6 figure budget to have a gorgeous custom made engagement ring created for you and your fiancé.

There are many affordable and easy-to-work-with designers out there for you to choose from, and we are here to help you realize why you should consider going this custom made engagement ring route!

Take a look at our 6 top reasons below.

  1. You Can Get Exactly What You Want!

Perhaps the biggest reason for purchasing a custom made engagement ring is the fact that you are able to get exactly what you want. While there are many pre-made designs out there, sometimes they just don’t feel right.

When going the custom route, you are able to choose all components, from the exact metal, setting design, side stones, and center stone that you want. You get to decide the thickness and shape of your band, as well as all other design features, without having it dictated for you through a ready-made engagement ring.

What if you both want to be a part of the process of creating the engagement ring?

Many modern couples want to be a part of creating the engagement ring together, but they often they still want an element of a surprise. Going the custom way allows you to both be involved with the designer, giving all your thoughts and feedback, but perhaps letting some bits and pieces be a surprise in the end. On the other hand, if you were to go the traditional route of buying a pre-made ring, it’s hard to for you both to be involved while still maintaining some level of surprise.

  1. You Can Get Creative

Part of the custom process is allowing your personality and story as a couple to shine through with your engagement ring. The designer gets to listen to what you want and learn a bit about you and your story. They are then able to bring some of those aspects into your ring, creating something truly special.

unique engagement ring

Unique ring with three different types of gemstones. See it here.

Because you are so closely involved in the creation of the ring, you can add elements to your ring that represent who you are as a couple. There are many ways to do this:

  • Add an engraving of a quote, word or symbol that means something to the both of you
  • Use recycled materials in your ring, such as a treasured gemstone or gold from a special piece of jewelry
  • Pick a gemstone that holds meaning for you both
  • Add something to the ring from a special moment in your lives, for example, a tiny pebble from where you proposed
  • Choose a unique design

There are many ways to bring your ring alive as a representation of your love. And with a bespoke experience, you can get as creative as you want.

  1. You Are Working With An Expert

When you are working with someone to create a custom engagement ring, you are truly working with an expert. Likely it will be a designer or even the craftsman who will make your ring (if you are going with a handmade ring). These people have specialized skills that are perhaps different from that of a salesperson selling a ready-made ring. They have likely created custom made rings before, allowing them to provide expert opinions and insight on what you are hoping to create. When creating something custom, you are alleviating some of the pressure of choosing the perfect ring, as you have an expert who can guide you through the entire process.

Additionally, working with a dedicated designer should give you some peace of mind, as you are able to reach out and ask questions, knowing this person knows who you are and what you want. It can be hard to find that at a retail store that deals with so many people daily. You aren’t just working with a designer, but will a collaborator. Your input matters, so be sure to go into it with as many ideas as possible!

  1. Get The Most Out Of Your Budget

One of the most important aspects of engagement ring shopping is to know and stick to your budget. When shopping for ready-made rings, it can be limiting, as your only options are what the retailer has already made. Depending on your budget, you might only have so many rings to choose from.

When creating a custom engagement ring, you are able to decide what aspects you want to spend more money on and what you’d like to save on. This allows you to get the most out of your budget, while also creating something specific to you as a couple.

Additionally, when creating something custom, you are often able to bring in your own materials. Perhaps you have a family heirloom or gemstone you want included in the ring design. In this way, you may be able to keep your costs down while still getting a fabulous ring.

  1. Creating Something Unique

There is nothing worse than getting an engagement ring and going to show it off to some friends, only to realize that someone has the exact same ring as you! While there are many beautiful pre-made styles to choose from, you’ll still often see the same ones over and over again.

Your future fiancé is one of a kind and the engagement ring certainly should be the same! You are quite possibly making the most important commitment of your life, and your ring should reflect that decision. Putting in the effort to create something unique and personal will go a long way with your future fiancé!

  1. Creating A Custom Engagement Ring Is Fun!

Many people feel that engagement ring shopping is a total nightmare, and while it sometimes can be, it really does not have to be as awful as you think. When creating something custom, you get to re-live all the reasons why you have chosen to spend your life with this person. It is exciting to try to create a ring that symbolizes the special love and bond you have with your future fiance!

And finally….

There are many reasons for why one should create a custom engagement ring, but the main thing to consider is that whatever you choose, it should be about you as a couple. You are about to start on the most exciting adventure of your life, and your ring is just the beginning. If creating something completely personal and unique to you as a couple sounds appealing, we hope you find the best designer to create this special ring for you!

If you want to purchase a ring easily from home, but still want to have some level of control regarding the aspects of the ring, a few reputable vendors offer a build-your-own ring feature on their sites.

James Allen has a very user-friendly interface that allows you to design your own engagement ring, by choosing your setting, gemstones and diamonds. You still have the comfort of purchasing your ring from your own home while also being involved in its design! Win-win!

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