A wedding proposal is something you would want to make special for the woman you love. So what can you do to make it an unforgettable one? An amazing engagement ring is the first thing that will come to your mind, of course! It would be a great idea to opt for a custom ring because something that is exclusively designed for her will definitely show how special she is. There are several factors that you need to consider while getting a custom design without spending a fortune. Here are some tips that can help. (Image Credit: Jennifer Beebe/Pixabay)
Start early when placing an order
As a rule of thumb, you should start early while shopping for anything that is custom-made. Obviously, you cannot expect any jeweler to create a piece on a day’s notice. As soon as you have a proposal date in mind, just go ahead to order a customized piece for her. The best way to do this is by checking a website that designs made-to-order jewelry. Browse through the options to finalize a design or share the same if you have something specific in mind. Give them enough time to work on the piece and get it ready by your engagement date. Make sure that you have a few days to spare in case you want some modifications in design.
Have a clear idea about what you want
Besides starting early, it is important to have a clear idea about what you want. It could be a design your lady likes or something that marks a special occasion in your relationship. Draw up the design on paper so that you can explain it to the jeweler. You may also seek advice from a friend who has a good eye for jewelry. Go beyond the traditional ideas such as a round stone because it takes something unique to impress a woman. You can also choose a diamond shape for your custom engagement ring according to her personal taste. Even if you order online, you can get inspired by designs and trends and settle for one that you really like.
Convey your budget to the seller
Custom does not always have to be expensive. In fact, it lets you find something that your special one would like, and that too right within your budget. All you need to do is be honest and upfront while conveying your budget to the seller. They can actually suggest modifications in the chosen design to make sure that the final piece fits in the price range that you expect. At the same time, you should be willing to spend a little extra if you want an extra-special handcrafted piece for your special someone.
Just have your creativity flowing
When it comes to having a custom engagement ring for the special day, you need to be more creative than ever. Of course, your jeweler can help you with some ideas while you can also seek inspiration from a website or fashion magazine. But nothing matches the personal touch that you can bring. Why not just pick a pencil and paper and have your creativity flowing! You will probably come up with something incredible when you ideate a design she would adore and your jeweler can surely replicate the same with some work.
Choose a reputable jeweler
When it comes to getting a custom engagement ring for your special day, you should get it made from a jeweler you can trust. Look for a reputed website that is known for its quality and authenticity. A good look at their terms and conditions, exchange and return policy and purchase method would give you a fair idea about their legitimacy. Don’t forget to check online reviews to know what real customers have to say about their buying experiences with them. A good amount of research is advisable if you plan to order the ring online.
Check the repair and care instructions
Every piece of jewelry you buy requires good care and you may also need to get it repaired at some point in time. So you must check instructions related to repair and care of the custom engagement ring to avoid any problems in the future. Knowing these facts keep you well informed and enable you to prolong the life of the piece while making sure that it looks lustrous and beautiful forever. There might be some special instructions for custom pieces that you must clarify while ordering.
Now that you have your facts clear, you can go ahead and order a beautiful engagement ring that would definitely impress your woman. And hopefully, she won’t be able to say no to the proposal!