There are a gazillion seriously tempting options in store – and in your daydreams, you’d happily allow most of them to live on your left ring finger. but the idea of having a ring made just for you sounds ultra romantic as well, right? So should you still consider getting your engagement ring custom made? Whether you’re strategically leaving your Pinterest board open on your laptop for your potential groom-to-be to see, you’re a guy about to propose to your girlfriend or your boyfriend has proposed and you two are planning to choose the ring together, this is a decision of mega proportions. We decided it was time for some expert advice regarding the custom-made ring debate, so we asked Sarah Gibson of Larsen Jewellery what all the fuss is about.
Your engagement ring is just as unique as you (and your manicure)
Why do some people choose to have their engagement ring custom-made?
“The answer is simple. There is no other purchase quite like an engagement ring. An engagement ring is quite likely the most significant and sentimental purchase one will make in their lifetime. What an engagement ring represents is like no other, a symbolic gesture of your everlasting love and commitment. Therefore, it is fair to say that an engagement ring deserves the time, expert craftsmanship and energy that is poured into custom made jewellery.”
What are some practical benefits of designing a ring yourself?
“Choosing to have a custom made engagement ring is a beautiful journey, you become a part of the entire process from the initial design developmental, to selecting the diamond. The best part about custom made is that it ensures you get the best quality diamond or gemstone for your budget and with the help of an expert jeweller your ring is designed and masterfully crafted to create the look you desire, no matter how traditional or unique.”
Is it also considered a particularly romantic gesture?
“An engagement ring is for life and with a custom made engagement ring you are arguably making the most personal choice, your partner will wear a ring that has been created by you to be worn only by her.”
by Rebecca Hanley