Custom Engagement Rings:
How to Choose a Ring She’ll Love!
Custom engagement rings are the perfect way to show your special someone that you truly put thought into finding the ring of her dreams.
Some men may prefer to buy their ring from one of the big chain jewelry stores, which churn out thousands of the same exact rings and distribute them all over the world. But do you really want to get her a ring that potentially hundreds or even thousands of other women already have? If you want to win her heart with a truly one-of-a-kind creation, then you should absolutely look into custom rings.
When made by a skilled jeweler, custom engagement rings offer a personal element and attention to detail that you simply cannot get from a piece of jewelry that’s made on a huge assembly line. Remember that the moment you propose will become one of the biggest moments of her life. This is your opportunity to show her that you wanted this moment to be truly special.
Another great reason to consider custom rings is that you’ll get personal advice and assistance from a jeweler who genuinely wants to help you choose the ring of her dreams. Unlike a stodgy salesperson who is just trying to make the biggest commission they can, a custom-ring designer will guide you through the process, make you feel comfortable, and ensure that your ring will be perfect.
Regardless of where you choose to purchase your ring, there are a few things you’ll want to think about. Whenever buying diamond rings, you’ll want to determine the beauty and value of the piece by using the “4 C’s.” Here’s what they stand for and how they affect the look and cost.
Custom Engagement Rings – The 4 C’s:
This is essentially the shape of the diamond and the way that it is physically cut to reflect light. 92% of ring buyers choose round diamonds, thereby making them more expensive on average than other cuts. But you can choose from plenty of other styles and shapes, including: princess, emerald, pear, oval, heart and others.
The clarity determines how perfect the diamond itself is – whether it has any flaws, blemishes or other features that affect the beauty. Clarity is measured by acronyms like FL (flawless), VVS1 (very, very slight inclusions), SI1 (slight inclusions), and I1 (inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. Each level of flaws has its own range, for example: VVS1 and VVS2. As you might expect, a flawless diamond will be the most beautiful and have the highest value.
Diamonds can range in color from being slightly yellow to completely colorless. Colorless diamonds are the rarest and have a fiery sparkle, and therefore are more valuable. Color is graded with a letter system from D through W, with D being the best and W being very noticeably yellow. Most reputable jewelers will suggest you don’t go past J.
Carat is the weight of the diamond, which also affects the size. A higher carat means the diamond has a higher weight and is therefore rarer and more valuable.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! Vanessa Nicole Jewels will help you, every step of the way. Based in San Diego, Vanessa Nicole designs beautiful custom engagement rings, one at a time, for customers all over the United States. In fact, many of our customers often fly in from across the country to meet directly with Vanessa and receive the unparalleled customer service and craftsmanship she provides. If you’re getting ready to “pop the question…”