Custom Diamond Jewelry: Custom Diamond Ring Guide

She's not like everyone else, so why would you give her a ring that's like everyone else's? The ring you give her should delight her when she sees it. She'll know you had specific memories with her in mind when she sees the glimmering ring before her when you're down on one knee. How did you pick such a rare and meaningful ring? It was custom-made. 

Your story might be different. Perhaps you're in a much different stage in life, looking for a diamond ring for yourself just because you've earned it. You don't want a band that anyone could buy. A once-in-a-lifetime design is what you're seeking. Instead of settling for a diamond ring just anyone could have, let's walk through the steps to creating your own.

1. Choose What Metal You Prefer

When using our custom ring builder from our Personalized Collection, you can alter several aspects to your liking. The first detail to consider is what sort of metal you'd like for the band. We only use high-quality materials to present you with the best options. You're free to choose a luxurious band in 18K white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or platinum. 

2. Select the Diamond Cut That's Right for You 

The next question to ask yourself is, "What diamond shape suits what I'm looking for?" Each of the styles we have listed is stunning. Some of them are more classic than others, while some lean more toward the eclectic side. Choose the shape you like most. Will it be round, oval, princess, pear, or baguette-cut diamonds? 

3. Decide Your Ideal Carat Weight

The next factor to consider is carat weight. Depending on the other choices you select, you may also have the ability to customize your diamonds' carat weight. Are you feeling particularly luxurious? You can choose a carat weight of up to 5 in some styles. If you want a ring that features multiple dainty diamonds, you can choose a carat weight as small as 1/3 in some cases.

4. Choose a Message to Engrave

One of the benefits of customizing a diamond ring is personalization. Every detail has the potential to hold symbolism in a customized ring. If you're giving this diamond ring to someone incredibly dear to you, you want every detail to be significant. By engraving a message, you can make a personal ring even more meaningful. Choose any word or message that is under 20 characters, including symbols and spaces. 

5. Select the Pavé Style that Suits You Most 

How many diamonds do you like on your rings? For some people, more truly is merrier. If you'd like a diamond pavé band that features diamonds all the way around, choose an eternity band. For diamonds displayed only around the front, you may want to select a 3/4 or 1/2 eternity band. Regardless of how many diamonds are displayed, you can delight in knowing our diamonds are an excellent VS clarity and F/G color.

Want to be Even More Involved in Your Custom Design?

Designing a ring using our custom ring builder is a terrific option for anyone desiring to purchase an elegant diamond band. Your situation may be slightly different. If you're looking to customize an engagement ring or diamond ring with a central diamond, we have an exceptional solution for you. Using our custom engagement ring form, you can dive deeper into the design process of the ring you aspire to buy.

1. Select a Base Design

For this design process, you'll first need to select a base design. This base design primarily affects the diamond placement in your band, so keep that in mind. The style you choose will serve as the cornerstone for the rest of the ring and give the band its character. It's up to your preference. Choose from any of these for your foundation:

  • Halo
  • Solitaire
  • Three Stone
  • Solitaire with Pavé
  • Wedding Band
  • Men's Wedding Band

2. Decide on a Budget that Suits You

The next step in our custom engagement ring form is deciding on a budget. What can you afford to spend on a handcrafted piece of fine jewelry? You may be trying to keep costs to a minimum or looking to spend quite a bit on this significant purchase. Decide on a number that's right for you, and choose any of these budget brackets:

  • $500-$1,500
  • $1,500-$3,300
  • $3,000-$5,000
  • $5,000+

3. Choose Your Desired Carat Weight

The next decision you'll make in the ring form is about carat weight. Do you like bold, show-stopping diamonds? Do you prefer more delicate, minimal silhouettes? The carat weight may be dispersed through multiple diamonds or condensed into one singular stone. You can individualize your ring further by selecting a carat weight from the following:

  • 0.25 Carats - 0.99
  • 1 Carat - 1.49
  • 1.5 Carats - 1.99
  • 2 Carats - 2.49
  • 2.5+ Carats

4. Input Your Ring Size

Next, you'll need to give us a ring size. If you're unsure of the exact size you need, there is an easy way to find out. You can use a ring size chart to measure and determine the size you need. If that sounds like extra work to you, we have a stress-free solution. We'll happily ship a complimentary test ring to try on for accurate sizing at no cost to you. 

5. Let Us Know Your Desired Delivery Date

On custom ring orders, we want to be transparent with your delivery. Because we devote time and care into producing your unique Noémie ring, it will usually be delivered to you in 4-6 weeks. Better yet, if you’re not absolutely thrilled with your ring, we offer full returns, even on custom designs. Noémie is here to get things right for you, and we’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure that the design is absolutely perfect.

When you order from us again in the future, you'll be happy to know we offer complimentary overnight delivery on all in-stock items. If you'd like to purchase a pair of stunning diamond hoops to accentuate your custom diamond ring, it will arrive at your door just after processing. 

6. Attach Pictures for Design Inspiration

The final step in this ring form is to attach pictures that inspire your design. You may be curious about if we can replicate a particular style you enjoy. Even if you're unsure, attach a photo of the ring. We'll be in contact about moving forward with your design inspiration.

Where to Gain Inspiration

Do you want a unique ring but don't know where to start with design inspiration? Perhaps you can see it in your mind, but you don't have any pictures of the idea you have. Maybe you had a picture at one time, but it's since been lost to the void. Not to worry, there are several places you can peruse to gain inspiration for designing a flawless handcrafted Noémie ring.

Pinterest

If you've never visited this searchable web page, now is as good of a time as any to try it out. The website learns your tastes as you add inspiration to your boards. The longer you use it, the more you'll see of the styles you already love. 

In this case, try searching for a ring style you're hoping to design. Searching the phrase "antique engagement rings" may be an appropriate place to start. You'll see an increasing number of ring photos curated to fit your vision.

Photos of Heirloom Rings

Another meaningful source of inspiration is family heirlooms. If someone you loved had a ring that you've captured in pictures, please attach it and send it to us. We may be able to include some of the details that made this heirloom so special. In any case, choose inspiration that's significant to your tastes for an extraordinary custom diamond ring. 

Other Pieces of Jewelry

Another way you can curate inspiration is by matching the motif of the jewelry you already own. Maybe you have a pair of vintage diamond earrings that you'd like to compliment. You love the vintage feeling and geometric shapes. You may be desiring a ring that showcases this antique feeling as well. Try attaching clear photos that showcase the style you enjoy so much.

In Summary

There are so many reasons to choose custom rings for an engagement or other momentous occasion. Customization allows you to show off how well you know your soulmate. Every detail represents a nuance of intimacy. You can wow them by selecting exactly what they'd like without them having to tell you. 

You're worth custom jewelry, too. 'Engagement' may be a word far off your radar. Perhaps you'd like a custom diamond ring that celebrates how far you've traveled on your journey. You should have a fine, handcrafted ring that displays all the unique parts of you to the world. With these steps, creating one will take no time at all. 

Sources:

Considering a Custom Design

How to Create and Design Your Own Custom Engagement Ring

Custom Design Engagement Rings 101