There’s an obvious benefit to creating a custom engagement ring: you get to design your dream ring and have it made into a reality. But there are also a few lesser-known advantages that can make creating your own custom ring even more attractive. Here are five hidden benefits of getting a custom engagement ring.
Total Control of Your Budget
When you create a custom ring, you can set your exact budget and easily stick to it. That second element is often a challenge for couples who go shopping for an engagement ring and get tempted to spend a little bit extra for something that catches their eye. This type of overspending tends to snowball since it’s very easy for one extra expense to become several. But when you create a custom ring, going over budget is not an issue. You can collaborate with a jeweler who can ensure the cost of your ring never exceeds your maximum price point.
Convenience & Speed
Traditional engagement ring shopping can be extremely time-consuming. There are thousands of engagement ring settings and center stones for you to choose from, and there’s also significant pressure to pick out the perfect engagement ring. Because of this, people tend to hop between jewelry stores for weeks if not months as they hunt for their ideal ring.
Custom designing a ring, on the other hand, is generally a fast and streamlined process. You’re speaking with one jeweler about creating every part of your ring, which saves a tremendous amount of time. Additionally, the jewelry designer is the one doing the work to make sure your ring looks exactly the way you want it to, which can greatly ease your stress levels.
Most pre-made engagement rings and wedding bands are made of classic fine jewelry materials, like diamonds, platinum, and gold. Bridal jewelry collections may also offer a bit of additional variety due to current jewelry trends, but the vast majority of ring options will feature only a small range of materials. But when you create a custom ring design, you can use any material you dream of as long as it’s durable enough for use in fine jewelry. This opens up thousands of new possibilities for your ring’s band, center stone, and side stones. You can use an alternative metal, striking colored gemstones, modern materials like ceramic, and so much more.
Custom jewelry tends to be of higher quality than pre-made jewelry because the custom design process allows for meticulous quality control. A custom jeweler oversees every part of your ring’s creation. They design your ring, source your ring’s materials, craft your ring, and inspect your final product. This allows them to pay exceptional attention to the details of your ring and make it as high quality as possible. While there are also high-quality pre-made rings, custom work simply tends to be a higher quality across the board because it’s simply not possible to give that level of attention to mass-produced designs.
A Deeper Meaning
Last but certainly not least, creating your own engagement ring allows you to imbue your ring with deep personal meaning. Even if you don’t create a particularly unique design, custom jewelry is always more meaningful than the fine jewelry you buy off a store shelf. Something as simple as a solitaire diamond engagement ring becomes thousand times more special when you carefully design it with your loved one in mind. Custom elements show that you care about more than just creating a beautiful ring. A custom engagement ring is a one-of-a-kind part of your family story that no one else in the world has.
Final Thoughts on Custom Made Engagement Rings
If you’d like to experience the benefits of custom jewelry design for yourself, get in touch with us at BVW Jewelers. Our expert jewelers can create any custom piece of jewelry you can imagine, whether it’s an engagement ring, a wedding ring, or a non-bridal design. If you’d like to learn more about our custom jewelry design process, click here. If you’re ready to make an appointment with a jewelry designer, click here.