When you’ve found the perfect person to spend the rest of your life with, you want everything else to be perfect too, including the engagement ring.
But designing and commissioning a custom engagement ring comes with its own list of special considerations and things to keep in mind in order to avoid a potentially disappointing or costly outcome before, on, and after your special day.
We want your custom engagement ring creation process to be perfect, so here are the top 3 custom engagement ring mistakes to avoid, and how to make the process and meaningful and as stress-free as possible. Surprises can be great—for instance, when you pop the question—but not on your wedding day, so let’s get started.
Top 3 Custom Engagement Ring Mistakes People Make
Custom engagement rings are more popular than ever, due to many factors including trends, the proliferation of personal style, and how dynamic and personalized our relationships are becoming. There are so many stones, settings, band materials, and more to choose from, and with inspiration from sites like Pinterest and Etsy, the sky seems like the limit!
You can take advantage of all a custom engagement ring has to offer by avoiding these mistakes:
Not Planning Far Enough in Advance
Having a pre-designed engagement ring takes time to purchase, size, and be presented to you as the customer. A custom engagement ring can take considerably longer, due to several factors.
You need to gather design ideas so that you are able to communicate them to your designer.
Time is needed for consultation, revisions, and final design approval.
Your jeweler may need time to source the stones or materials you have chosen.
Your jeweler may be busy, and you may have to wait until you can be put into their design schedule.
Custom jewelry design by a professional takes time if you want it done correctly and beautifully.
Picking the Size, Material, or Setting
When it comes to having a custom engagement ring designed, guessing the size is one thing you definitely don’t want to do! Custom jewelry designs may be less tolerant of resizing, and there’s nothing more disappointing than being presented with a ring you can’t wear because it needs to be resized. So ask your potential partner, borrow another ring, wrap a string around their finger, but do what you need to do to get the right size!
The same goes for picking the wrong materials for your band; are they allergic? Do they hate the appearance of gold? Did you pick a material that’s easily damaged or doesn’t work well with your partner’s lifestyle or daily activities? These are important things to consider and ask your jeweler about.
Not Selecting a Reputable, Experienced Custom Jeweler
There are many places online that can offer to make your custom jewelry, and you may also be able to find someone at a local chain store or farmer’s market as well. But when we’re talking about something that you are going to have and hold for life, something that you will potentially be passing down to your grandchildren, who do you want designing and creating it? It’s a wise idea to do your research, and that means asking the designer about their experience, their passions, and their interest in your design. You can also ask if they have references, a portfolio of past work, and check out their online reviews as well. Stop by Grogan Jewelers showroom in Franklin, Tennessee to start designing your custom engagement ring today.
This is your opportunity to create something memorable and special for life, so by avoiding these 3 custom engagement ring mistakes, you can look forward to your big day with more confidence, and joy!
Looking for more inspiration and ideas? Check out our engagement ring buyers guide.