Shopping for an engagement ring can be a daunting endeavor, especially today when there are hundreds of available ring designs and styles available. With so many options, the process of selection can seem overwhelming. If you have started to look for an engagement ring, you have probably seen what is available at the mall or your local chain store. If nothing has yet satisfied your desire for a unique ring design, Knox Jewelers can help!
Knox Jewelers’ custom creation process gives you the ability to personally design the one-of-a-kind ring of her dreams. Having a ring custom created from the ground up ensures that you will be satisfied with every element of the design. Your unique creation can reflect her personal style as well as be a lasting statement of your love.
Having an engagement ring custom made can be an incredibly rewarding experience. We are here to help with any questions you may have during the decision making process leading up to the creation of your piece. Once a ring has been put into production we also send you email updates showing your ring during every stage of the creation.
If you are interested in having a ring custom created through Knox Jewelers, below is an easy checklist of the things you will need to consider before your unique ring can be brought to life.
- Creation Timelines
Custom creating a ring takes time. If you are planning a special proposal for a specific day, please give our jewelers a leading start to finish your ring in time. There are several steps your piece with need to travel through between conception to completion. The production time on a ring is usually several weeks and can vary depending on the time of year and the complexity of the project. Please contact us to inquire on the current production timelines.
- Center Stone Preference
A major component in your final engagement ring design will be the selection of your center stone. There are numerous center stone options available on our online diamond and online gemstone lists. Any ring design can be custom tailored around the diamond or sapphire you are ultimately drawn to. Sapphires center stones are available in varying colors, cuts and sizes. A diamond’s size, shape and quality will need to be taken into a consideration. Diamond shapes include round, cushion, radiant, princess, oval, pear, emerald, asscher and marquise.
If you are not sure which shape diamond to select, take notice of other jewelry she wears or pieces she is drawn to. The round brilliant cut is the most popular diamond shape, but princess, cushion and oval cuts are growing in popularity.
- Choosing a Ring Style
The options are endless when selecting an engagement ring style.
Inspiration for a custom piece can be taken from a sketch, photo or an idea on altering one our stock designs. Deciding on a ring design for your bride-to-be can be difficult. Think about her personal taste, is she classic, contemporary, vintage, colorful? Pinterest can be a useful tool to discover her preference in engagement rings. Remember things she has pointed out or mentioned in passing. The way your partner dresses and decorates could also tell you a lot about her jewelry style.
If you prefer to have her help in creating a forever custom ring after you have proposed, we do offer a temporary solitaire option as well. This could alleviate any worry about selecting the perfect ring design.
- Choosing a Precious Metal
Any of our custom engagement rings can be created in either Platinum, 18 karat or 14 karat white, rose or yellow gold. Platinum is always recommended first to contribute to a ring’s heirloom quality. Warmer rose gold and yellow gold rings are starting to be requested for engagement rings more and more often.
- Discovering Her Ring Size
All of our custom rings are engineered around her exact finger size. If you are unsure of her ring size, we do have an online tutorial to help you estimate a close fit.
Contact Knox Jewelers today with any questions on creating your heirloom quality custom engagement ring. Give her a one-of-a-kind piece specially designed by you for her. With our unique creation process we can help you create the ring of her dreams!