Create a unique, timeless symbol that will remind you both of your unique love story for years to come.
Proposing for marriage is an exciting time, and shopping for an engagement ring that reflects the love you and your partner share should be fun, too. So when you custom design an engagement ring, you create a unique, timeless symbol that will remind you both of your unique love story for years to come.
Why Choose a Custom Engagement Ring?
When you choose to design a custom engagement ring, you can create a vision of something truly unique and personal to you and your significant other. The design process of creating a custom ring can give you and your new fiance the opportunity to share ideas, find styles and elements that you both like, and ultimately design a one-of-a-kind piece that reflects your personalities.
Custom designs also afford the opportunity to combine different elements that you and your love find appealing. For instance, mix elements like elaborate filigree work with a single diamond or a halo setting with a unique color of diamond or another gemstone, like sapphire. You can use different precious metals for your engagement ring, too, like platinum or palladium. There's no limit to what you can design with our available selection of styles, colors, and gemstones.
You can design your engagement ring to fit within a budget, too. When you consult with our jewelry professionals, we'll help you outline your budget and discuss different custom elements that stay within your price range. We can help you develop a unique piece from scratch, or we can build off of your own inspirations and other trending designs to help you create a ring that your significant other will fall in love with.
What to Consider When Designing Your Ring
Before you settle on the final design, it's important to consider a few things when customizing your engagement ring. First, find some inspiration and develop an idea of the overall vision you see for the engagement ring design. Talk with your love and ask their input. Go over ideas like metals for the band, what kind of stone you'll want, and starting price point. This way, you both can get a rough idea of what you want as well as how much you can put aside for the ring.
Envision the Look
Take some inspiration from our gallery, or browse photos to begin developing an exact picture of the engagement ring design. You can show us some images of what elements you like, and we can work together to get your custom project started. We'll help you conceptualize every part of your custom design, even when you bring in an heirloom with new ideas to brighten it up. For more options, pair your custom design with an accompanying wedding band, making a truly one-of-a-kind set to symbolize your love.
Plan the Time
Depending on the intricacies, features, cut of the stone, and setting style, we can get your custom design started and back to you within several weeks. With few to no revisions along with simple features, the production process can take less time. For more detailed pieces, plan for several weeks so we can continue to improve your design, rework new ideas, and create a piece for you and your significant other that will last a lifetime.
Learn how to select the perfect diamond gemstone for your custom engagement ring, and let us help you decide on the size, color, and cut of your diamond. If you choose to set an alternative gemstone (such as white topaz or sapphire) for your custom ring, let us know, and we can help you build a design that captures the exceptional beauty of the stone.
During the initial planning process, we'll help you determine the best way to display your gemstone. Choose from a variety of ring settings such as a bezel setting, flush setting, or prong setting. You can sit the center stone between a channel setting of small diamonds to enhance the brilliance of your ring. For more ideas on how to show off your stone's sparkle, speak with our experts so they can help you determine which setting will be the most secure choice for your gemstone.
Band and Metals
The band of the ring, also called the shank, should also be taken into consideration. The type of metal and the style of the shank and shoulders (the part of the shank that meets the setting) can all affect the look of your ring. For instance, a split-shank design can add elegance to your ring, while a single band can reflect delicate simplicity. Choose from white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold, or you can opt for a unique metal like platinum.
Custom Engagement Ring Services
When you choose to start a custom engagement ring project with us, we help you create your piece from start to finish with our production process. First, give us a general description of what you're looking for either by uploading a photo of a design you have in mind or by describing the metals, settings, stones, and colors you're considering. We'll move forward from there to sketch out your design and collaborate during each phase of the process.
Once you've approved the design we come up with during our collaboration, we begin working on your engagement ring by first casting a wax mold of the ring. This allows you to look at and hold the preliminary version of your design so you can see what your engagement ring will look like. If you want to change any details, this step gives you the opportunity to discuss your new ideas before the actual work on your ring starts.
Whether you have a single stone, special ring you'd like to redesign, or just an idea, we can help you bring it to life. The professional jewelers and expert goldsmiths at Martin Busch Jewelers will be with you during every step of the process so the result is an extraordinary custom engagement ring for you and your love.