When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, there is plenty of advice available on the internet on sites such as telegraph.co.uk, which advises you on how to select an off-the-shelf ring. However, if you want to show your partner how special they are for you, you should consider having a custom ring made which is surprisingly affordable. If this is something that you have not considered before, here is some advice on choosing a jeweller to create a custom engagement ring for the love of your life.
Work Out Your Budget
The first thing that you will need to do is to work out how much money you have available to spend on an engagement ring. It is vital that you are realistic with your budget and do not expect to be able to get a diamond-encrusted ring on a shoestring budget. When you have your finances sorted you can then start to look around at the different jewellers that offer unique engagement rings in a bespoke service.
Look For A Reputable Jeweller
Now that you know how much you have available to spend, you will then need to look for a reputable jewellery company to create a custom designed engagement ring for you. It is a good idea to ask for recommendations from friends and family, as well as use the internet to search for companies that are local to you. Make sure that you check their online reputations, and you will want to create yourself a shortlist of potential companies that you can contact. When you have a list of four or five jewellers, you will then want to make initial contact either via email, contact us form, or give them a call. You will want to arrange an appointment to visit each one where you can discuss your specific needs in detail.
Visiting The Jewellers
If you have any images of styles of engagement rings that you know your partner likes, you will want to bring these with you when you go to your appointment at the jewellers. There is other information that you are going to have to supply which will help them to know what is going to be suitable for your partner. You will want to ask questions on things such as;
- How active is their lifestyle?
- What is their job?
- Will the ring be worn constantly?
- Does your partner play any sports?
The jeweller will also have plenty of other questions for you as well, and this is to try and find out more about the lifestyle of your partner to enable them to be able to design a ring which is going to be suitable. When you have answered all their questions and confirmed what your budget is, they will then be able to show you examples of their work and show you the different options that are available.
Selecting A Jeweller
When you have gone through all the jewellery companies on your short list and spoken to each one, you will then need to decide on which one you will choose to commission your engagement ring. Once you have made your decision, you will usually have to pay a 50% deposit, and once paid they will start the design process. From concept to delivery it usually takes up to about six weeks, so if you are planning to surprise your partner on a specific date, you will need to plan well in advance. For more information on the process of having a custom engagement ring created and an insight into a couple’s search for the perfect engagement ring, you may wish to read an interesting article on the businessinsider.com website.