5 Tips For Buying A Custom-Made Engagement Ring

January 22, 2018

Getting ready to get engaged? Then you’re going to be looking at rings very soon and we’d like you to be prepared to get the most out of the experience if you want a custom-made engagement ring.

Tip 1: Start The Process Early

We can’t stress this enough. If you want the perfect ring, you don’t want to do this in a rush. Unless there’s a reason that you’re getting married tomorrow and need a ring now – it’s a bad idea.

If you take your time you can go through a consultative design process for the ring. You can talk through what you want with your jeweller, you can see sketches and any creative input and refine what you want.

If you know you’re particular about what you want then make sure you have the time to be particular in. The good news is that ring shopping is fun – so taking your time over it makes it ever more fun.

Tip 2: Make Sure You Know What To Look For In A Diamond

The 4 C’s (cut, colour, clarity and carat weight) are the key points of choosing a diamond. If you can’t work out what these mean in real terms – ask your jeweller and make them walk you through it with some real stones. Of course, you shouldn’t be afraid to state your budget at this point, so that jeweller can help you examine stones that would fit within the budget.

Tip 3: Don’t Be Afraid To Try Some Rings On Before Making A Choice

In fact, if you have some pictures of rings that you really like, it can help your jeweller narrow down exactly what you are looking for and start creating the perfect ring for you.

Grooms who aren’t certain what she might like can always use our “mock up” service so that you get a ring to propose with and if she likes it – you can formalize it and if she doesn’t you can work with her to make the ring of her dreams. That is – a smart groom can’t lose when it comes to choosing the right ring.

Tip 4: Consider Buying Your Engagement And Wedding Rings Together

There’s not much haggling done in the jewellery trade as much of the price comes in the raw materials but there is a little wiggle room for the amount charged for workmanship if you buy all your rings in the same place. So don’t be afraid to lay your cards on the table and let the jeweller know that if they do right by you, they can have all of your business. It’s a powerful place to shop from.

Tip 5: Choose A Reputable Jeweller

Reputable jewellers don’t hide things from their customers. Feel free to ask for references, certificates and any other information that you feel is necessary to make the right choice for your rings.

In fact, if you have a question for us or want to book an appointment to discuss your rings further – don’t hesitate to contact us now.

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