Build Something Beautiful
At the start of your new life as a couple, building a custom engagement ring demonstrates your commitment to build something new together. Just as you construct your ring and select the elements you most desire, from the diamond to the metal to the setting, you create a foundation to explore, try something new, and start an adventure side by side with your partner's love and support. A custom ring is a symbolic testament to those sentiments that will endure forever. Whether you or your spouse-to-be chooses the design for a custom engagement ring or you embark on the journey together, you're sure to have built something special at the end of the day.
The Diamond for You
Not all diamonds are created equal. When choosing a diamond for your custom engagement ring, there are many factors at play. Deciding and prioritizing your wishes for your ring is important to establish beforehand, as it will guide the ring design. Cut, color, clarity, and carat are all key components to consider when selecting a diamond. A smaller diamond that's priced the same as a larger diamond will be higher quality and showcase a brighter rainbow of colors. Larger diamonds are stunning from a distance but more likely to have microscopic flaws that alter their clarity and may have an undesirable color despite being a higher carat weight. Finding the right balance between quality and size will ultimately depend on your budget and your priorities, but keep in mind, there is no wrong diamond!
A Cut Above
The shape of a diamond is a key contributor to the overall design and aesthetic of your custom engagement ring. More traditional shapes include round brilliant cuts and ovals. Marquise, pear, and heart-shaped diamonds are less common but equally gorgeous when seated in a halo setting or set as the focal point in a solitaire-style ring. Older and more vintage, old miner's cut and rose cut diamonds have fallen out of modern graces but are an excellent choice for those who prefer a more antique vibe. Square diamonds, such as princess, emerald, or cushion cuts, can be both fun and quirky while maintaining elegance. Your diamond choice is the largest contribution to your custom engagement ring's overall appearance and will define the entire ring, so don't be afraid to explore!
Revamp your Setting
Perhaps you inherited your grandmother's ring, but the design is a little dated, and you're not sure your bride-to-be will appreciate the ring itself even if she loves the sentiment. Reset a family heirloom and turn it into something new again with a custom engagement ring. Using the dimensions of the existing diamond, create a stunning ring by replacing the band in a new style and adding supplementary stones, turning a plain solitaire ring into a sparkling halo setting, or simplifying an existing design by taking small exterior diamonds and turning them into a pave band, setting the diamonds into metal so the band is “paved” with tiny diamond bricks. Maintain sentimentality while creating something truly unique to you and your love story at Morrison Smith Jewelers in the Pineville area.