Who Buys Custom Engagement Ring Settings?
Brad Pitt buys custom engagement ring settings. He designed a custom engagement ring setting for Angelina Jolie when he asked her to marry him. He had some help from jeweler Robert Procop.
Jolie’s ring has a long, tablet-shaped center stone rimmed by a plethora of smaller stones in various sizes, designed to complement the centerpiece stone. Maybe after six children and years of living together, Pitt knew exactly what Jolie would want in a ring and went out and made it for her.
But custom engagement ring settings aren’t just for celebrities. Ordinary people can purchase handcrafted, unique engagement rings for their partners as well. You don’t have to be an anonymous millionaire either.
At Vanessa Nicole Jewels in San Diego, we offer beautiful, custom engagement ring settings within your budget of at least $8,000. That’s a far cry from the $100,000 that Liam Hemsworth dropped on a 3.5 carat cushion-cut Neil Lane engagement ring for fiancé Miley Cyrus when he proposed – although, if you’re looking for a ring that luxurious, we create those too!
What to Keep in Mind with Custom Engagement Rings
You don’t have to be rich or famous to purchase a Custom Engagement Ring Setting for your Bride! You just have to be thoughtful, observant and resourceful.
Think About ‘the Rest of Her Life’ When it Comes to Custom Engagement Rings
The ring you’ll be putting on your love’s finger should remain there for the rest of your lives. If ever there was a time to invest in a priceless piece of jewelry, it’s now. Custom engagement ring settings tell brides-to-be that their grooms are not only committed to them for the long haul, but are thoughtful, romantic and sentimental – qualities she probably already sees in you, but will shine even brighter once you pop the question.
Observe What She Likes
Once you’ve decided to ditch the overpriced, mass-produced, run-of-the-mill rings at the jewelry stores in your local mall, you’re ready to start researching. Approach your custom engagement ring setting carefully. Observe your mate. Listen to what she says about jewelry; pay close attention to comments she makes about friends’ or even celebrities’ engagement stories, particularly the rings. Ask her friends and parents what she’s mentioned about rings to them.
Take an inventory of her style. What stores does she like to shop at? Is she classic? Retro? Counter-culture? Modern? Does she have a favorite color, object, fragrance or food? Do you two share a special connection to a place? The answers to these questions provide data that a custom engagement ring setting designer can use to craft a ring that’s perfect for your girl.
Consider the Differences
No engagement ring should be “cheap” – but often, that’s exactly what you get from the chain jewelry stores, even when it has a high price tag! A custom ring may appear to cost more than what you’d pay at those mall jewelers or on eBay, but as with cars, furniture and antiques, you get what you pay for. The quality of a handmade, custom ring is unparalleled – and it is sure to become a family heirloom as well.
Ready to Get Started?
Create the ring of her dreams with the help of Vanessa Nicole Jewels. Vanessa has a BFA in jewelry design from the University of Michigan, has received numerous grants and trained with a Russian master jeweler for two years before opening her jewelry studio in San Diego. She helps grooms across America provide one of a kind rings that perfectly express their love for their brides. Contact Vanessa to get started today.
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