So you have made the big decision, and now the quest starts to find that perfect engagement ring, nothing could be easier. However, after a week of staring into jewellery shop windows during your lunch breaks, you still have not found that ring which represents your unique and special feelings for her. The answer could be to look for a bespoke engagement ring designer. There are many to choose from, each with his or her own design interests.
The advantage of this option is that you are involved with the design and choice of materials from the first consultation with your designer. This can be a very exciting time for you both, if you decide to approach the choice together, or you might want to surprise her with a ring that you have chosen on your own. If you decide on a surprise, then you need surreptitiously to find out bits of information from her about what colours she likes (diamond or gemstone), different metals (gold or platinum) and so on. It becomes a bit like Christmas shopping, with you hugging that secret like a bubbling glass of Champagne. A bespoke engagement ring designer will ask you what your partner likes, and together you will tease out the design elements of a ring that has personal meaning to you and perfection to her.
Getting the engagement ring right is good preparation for getting to know the woman you are going to marry. Take this time to think carefully about what her interests and passions are, as the designer will need to understand your partner’s tastes in order to start the design. One very popular option for the centre gem is to use her birthstone. Or perhaps she loves astrology, in which case the gem associated with her star sign could be an option. It is worth doing some research, because a Libran born at the end of September would have sapphire as well as an opal as a birthstone option. A bespoke engagement ring designer would discuss your options as to which stone would be the best choice. The gemstones hardness and resistance to scratching and chipping is an important consideration. A sapphire is a much harder stone than an opal and is actually the next hardest gem to a diamond. In addition, how your partner would want to wear her ring will also determine the type of gem and setting.
The setting is one of the most important aspects of the ring’s design as it governs how the diamond or coloured gemstone will be displayed to its best advantage. A woman who loves the outdoors and enjoys working with her hands would be better off having a setting that protects the stone you have chosen. The most protective setting is one of the oldest, found in ancient jewellery, the bezel setting. The gem is held securely within a rim of metal either completely around the edge or, for a more contemporary look, partially around the circumference. Of course, a bespoke engagement ring designer is the expert, and he or she will advise you which type of setting is the most appropriate for the style and practicability of your ring.
There is a wealth of possibility involved in choosing an engagement ring , and getting some expert help will result in a unique and magical ring.