Custom-designed jewellery is not just for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities or for quirky couples who want engagement rings that match their ideas. If you think your fiancée is not the type who prefers the traditional design or the classic engagement ring style, you can always opt to make it more special for her by personalising the ring.
If you are thinking of getting a custom engagement ring design based on your preference, here are some things you need to remember:
1. Choose a reputable and trustworthy jeweller
This should always be a principal consideration for anyone who is looking to make a substantial investment or purchase. With their knowledge and training, professional jewellers will be able to help you make informed decisions regarding customised engagement rings.
One way to do this is look for a professional jeweller accredited by internationally renowned gemological schools, such as the Gemological Institute of America. Jewellers with either a GIA Graduate Gemologist (GG) credential possess ample knowledge and training to provide customers with the service they require. A list of professional jewellers who have successfully undergone GIA training is available on the GIA Alumni Association online directory.
In addition to credentials, you can also find reputable jewellers by asking for recommendations from the people you know. You can ask family and friends to recommend a jeweller. If your current jeweller is unable to provide your needs, you can also ask them to provide references. Once you get recommendations and references, you need to find out how long the jeweller has been in business, if they belong to professional associations, and if they are accredited members of internationally renowned gemological institutions.
2. Don’t rush the decision
Customisation takes a lot of time so make sure you start as early as you can. Generally, the process to getting your own customised engagement ring will start with a consultation with the jeweller before they can create the jewellery piece based on your preferences. Revisions may be necessary along the way.
In addition to your time investment, you also need to have a good vision of what you want to achieve so that your jeweller will not have a hard time customising the ring. This is also the reason why it is imperative to find professional jeweller. You need to find a jeweller that you can collaborate with so that you can work with them even through multiple revisions until you are 100% satisfied.
3. Make sure the design and style suits your bride-to- be’s personal style
Most men would want to surprise their fiancée’s with a personalised engagement ring and this can be challenging. Men need to consider their future bride’s personal style when they decide on how the engagement ring should look like, from the setting to the precious metal used for the band. For example, the classic bride would likely go for the traditional solitaire setting while a fashion-forward, trendsetting bride would prefer modern-inspired ring styles.
Plus, colour preferences of your fiancée should also be considered. If your significant other wears a lot of silvery-white jewellery, opting for white gold or platinum for your metal band may be a good choice.
4. Consider protection for yourself and your investment
When working on a customised engagement ring design, you still need to get warranties and guarantees. Make sure that you get your transactions into writing, including all the elements that you want to include in the ring. You might also want to have a final appraisal and have it insured, considering that the customized engagement ring is now going to be a family legacy.
Take note of the above points and you’re sure to get the best engagement ring.
* This article is published in partnership of Mediabuzzer
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