A Guide to Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

Voltaire Diamonds have compiled this handy Guide to Choosing the Perfect Diamond Ring as well as some very useful information about the current trend of bespoke rings.

Bespoke Rings Are Trending But How Do They Measure Up to Classic Designs?

Bespoke rings- as the name spikes your curiosity you wonder, “What does it mean?” Well, these are rings that speak for itself, or in other words, they are customized and carry some special significance to the person who gifts and adorns it.

It’s not a typical ring that you can select from a catalogue. It’s not a prepaid, run of the mill design that you can just alter in minor ways, by picking a size and centre stone weight. It’s a ring that you dream up and create, which carries your personalized design, gemstone, and shape. When you’ve found the perfect design, one that truly matches both you, and the person you intend to gift it to, a jeweller makes this for you, and only you.
These rings, are individualised and one of a kind- just like the person who will be wearing it.

In essence, these customized rings are perfect for sealing important moments or events in life, for instance, your: engagement, marriage, graduation or any other significant life’s event. There are endless options for bespoke jewellery as it’s created based on your individual fancy, taste, and requirements.

Why are custom-made rings growing in popularity?
There are various reasons for the rising growth of customized rings, they include:

Personalisation
Classic rings are beautiful, and classic for a reason, but as a society, there has been a continued movement away from the normal, and a deeper desire for individualisation. This carries over from our clothes, our jobs, and even our jewellery. Many people now want to give and get, something that is unique to them. With a bespoke piece, that’s exactly what you’re doing.

Think about it- you actually get to design your own ring, everything from its size, stones, and the overall ring design. There are no rules to follow; in fact, you get to break the rules just by having the chance to create that perfect ring. How very avant-garde.

Good value
Value for your money is another reason for its popularity. Just as you don’t mind paying a little extra for special toppings on your pizza and ice-cream, the same thought applies to adding a little extra specialisation here. Pick what you like and leave the rest. Generally, bespoke rings tend to be a bit more expensive than already made pieces, but the joy that goes along with your gift is priceless.

So while bespoke rings may be a little expensive to design, it’s worth the extra expense. Choose to add in any colour, design, or shape of the band to create a masterpiece. You will be happy with the end result due to your being involved throughout the designing process. When you see all the thought you’ve put into the piece come to life, cost will be the last thing on your mind.

Adds romance to the air
Customized rings perfectly complement a couple’s decision to spend the rest of their lives together. The ring will have a special meaning, only shared and meant for the two of you. The added effort thought put into choosing the stone, overall design, and creating your symbol of love will not be lost on your significant other.

Realize its’ worth
By being so involved in the designing process of your ring, you can’t but get wholly immersed in the process. Because you’re making every decision and choice, you know exactly what you’re paying for and where your money is going. By doing this, you’ll be able to appreciate the quality, and cost, of your creation, knowing that you’re not being overcharged. This is not the case with classic rings.

Classical rings are typical
Classical rings are beautiful. Let’s not get that confused. They are after all classic for a reason. They constitute timeless beauty in their solitaire, round brilliant cut diamonds that are set in a ring with four or six claws. These designs are ideal for light to reflect off the rocks, causing them to sparkle and shine beautifully. Who doesn’t want that?

The only drawback, and mind you, it’s not a drawback for everyone, is that your ring might not be original. While bespoke rings may not be designed in the ideal measurements and placements to maximise clarity and shine, they do symbolises thought and consideration.

To get the best of both worlds, there are many people who in fact, create bespoke versions of classical rings to add some spice to the original. If you can have your cake and eat it too, why not?

Shows some significance
If you’re out shopping for the perfect ring for your wife or soon to be fiancé, you might wonder if this is the right option for you. The truth is, no one will be able to answer that question but yourself.
Bespoke rings generally run more than traditional designs, but symbolise the one of a kind love between you and your partner. Of course, the opposite could be entirely true, where your love has had his or her heart set on one particular type of ring for years, which would mean more to them than a newly made one.

The choice is yours
Whatever you decide, the most important first step is to seek out a trustworthy jeweller who will work with you and alongside you, from start to finish. Yes, bespoke rings may add a little more significance to commemorate special moments in life, such as an anniversary or for a new addition to your family, but if we’re honest, you can’t really go wrong with jewellery.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend after all, and we accept our friends in whatever state they come.

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