Every girl longs, year after year, for the perfect proposal from her soul mate, the love of her life! Everyone gathers around to see that sparkling representation of love, that physical symbol of commitment, the engagement ring! You cannot deny that the crescendo of the exciting cheers, tears and laughter, parallels the revealed beauty of the ring.
What can be more meaningful as your representation of eternal love than a custom engagement ring? The range of personalized, artistic expression is limitless with custom engagement rings. The lines of the design, the particular cut of the diamond, how many diamonds and their sizes, how each gem is set, even combining other types of gems, can all have significance in a lovingly created, engagement ring.
The unique design of your ring can tell your story through the selection of specific details in the design. Since the weddings of Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan, jewelry stores have noticed a change in the way people select their engagement rings, but not necessarily in using the same gemstones, or the same style. Couples seem to be more interested in making their engagement rings reflect their personal stories.
Metals that are typically used in wedding and engagement rings are:
- Platinum – most popular and hypo-allergenic
- Palladium – more affordable than platinum, does not tarnish
- White gold – perfect backdrop for diamonds
- Yellow gold – traditional
- Rose gold – old fashioned, romantic
- Silver – popular and less expensive
- Titanium – darker hue, incredibly strong
- Zirconium – scratch resistant, strong
- Tungsten – heavier, does not tarnish, can be brittle
- Steel – less expensive, strong, hypo-allergenic
Choosing the right gem stones is also full of options. You surely will find something that fits your budget as well as expresses your distinctive taste. Some of the most popular stones for engagement rings are:
- Diamonds – most popular
Whatever type of metal band or gemstones you choose, it will be the right choice for you. When it comes to designing your engagement ring, you are only limited by your imagination. You can make it captivating in many ways. Be opulent, quirky, old fashioned, minimalist, flamboyant, modern, or traditional. Make your design the way you like it not the way someone else might.
The experts will be happy to guide you through the process. Have a budget in mind to keep your financial boundaries in a healthy place. Then consider all the many different options before you.
If you are one with artistic ability, bring sketches or pictures with you to clarify your ideas. If you are thinking of having it engraved, know what you would like to say. Pack as much romance in as few words as possible. Most of all, cherish these moments and enjoy the process.