Creating a custom engagement ring is an opportunity to reflect the special bond between you and your partner in a truly inspiring way.
Lets' explore the process below, from defining your design style, selecting your stones and crafting your ring.
The first question for you is: Do you already have a style in mind or are you starting from scratch?
If you are starting from scratch, spend some time browsing various engagement ring styles online and find out what the latest design styles might be. If you can, ask her friends or family to see if they know what she might like.
Considerations will be...
- Metal type (yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, platinum)
- Diamond shape (round brilliant cut, fancy oval, emerald cut)
- Design (solitaire style, halo, trilogy or cluster)
- Band (plain or diamond)
- Matching Wedder (plain or diamond)
Naturally, our team will take you through all of these elements and help guide you through the process, this is where things start to get exciting!
Next, consider your time-line. A custom-made engagement ring can take anywhere from 6 weeks (if you're in a real hurry) to 12 weeks to ensure we have everything perfect for you. If you're really keen to pop the question, we do offer Stunt Rings and Loose Diamonds you can propose with and then work together with your partner to design your ring.
- Ideas & Consultations: This stage typically takes about a few weeks. It involves researching styles, gathering inspiration, and discussing your ideas with your jewellery designer or chosen store.
- Design & Material Sourcing: Once you've selected a designer or jeweller, the design process begins. This stage can take two weeks to one month depending on how many revisions are needed before finalising the design. The jeweller will also source materials such as diamonds and metals during this time.
- Crafting & Finishing: After approval of the final design and sourcing materials, it's time for crafting. This stage typically takes six to eight weeks.
The custom engagement ring design process is an intricate and unique journey that requires time, patience, and attention to detail. With a knowledgeable and experienced guide, you can craft an exquisite piece of jewellery that will be treasured for generations.
Key Takeaway: Provide yourself with enough time and investigate the many available styles for crafting your ideal custom engagement ring. Start early so you can go through multiple rounds of consultations with jewellers or designers, refine your vision for perfection, source ethically-sourced diamonds, mined diamonds or unique coloured gemstones from Leskes Jewellers list of certified suppliers and have ample time to craft a beautiful piece.
Choosing your Jeweller
Finding the perfect jeweller or designer to create your dream custom engagement ring is crucial. You want someone who has experience in creating bespoke designs and whose style and approach complements yours.
When searching for a potential jeweller or designer, consider their past work as well as their reputation within the industry. Look at examples of previous custom-made engagement rings they've created to see if their design aesthetic aligns with what you envision for your own ring. Browse through their Instagram page, their stories, look at reviews and images from past clients on our website at Leskes Jewellers where you can find images of our completed projects alongside customer testimonials.
- Past Work: Review portfolios showcasing previous custom designs.
- Aesthetic: Ensure that their design style matches your preferences.
- Reputation: Read client reviews online before making any decisions.
Leskes Jewellers flagship store is located on the Sunshine Coast in beautiful Peregian Beach and offers both private appointments in-store in addition to consultations via Zoom. Leskes Jewellers is a reputable jeweller specialising in custom-made engagement rings and fine jewellery. With expertise in crafting unique designs using ethically sourced diamonds along with mined diamonds and coloured gemstones.
Key Takeaway: This information outlines the importance of finding an experienced, reputable jeweller or designer to create your custom engagement ring and how having open communication is key. It provides tips on evaluating experience and complementary styles as well as establishing a good line of dialogue with your chosen designer. Leskes Jewellers, based on the Sunshine Coast, are experts at crafting beautiful bespoke rings with a reputation for quality.
Sourcing Quality Diamonds and Gems
After approving the final design sketch, it's time for your jeweller to source materials such as stones and metals. At Leskes Jewellers, we take great pride sourcing both mined natural diamonds and ethically sourced lab grown diamonds from around the globe. The suppliers and networks we have created over the last 11 years is unsurpassed and offers incredible value.
- Diamonds: Choose from a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and clarity grades when selecting an ethically sourced diamond for your bespoke engagement ring.
- Metal Types: Selecting the right metal type not only affects aesthetics but also durability and price point. Common choices include gold (yellow, white or rose), platinum or palladium - each offering unique characteristics suited to different preferences and budgets alike.
- Gemstones:If you're looking for something other than a traditional diamond centre stone consider incorporating coloured gemstones like sapphires, rubies or emeralds into your design. Our coloured gemstone collection is sourced from around the globe including gems you may never have heard of. If you love a particular colour or shade, Leskes Jewellers are experts in making that happen.
Once you've finalised your material choices and approved the full-colour illustrations or computer-aided designs (CAD), it's time to sit back and let the magic happen as our skilled jewellers bring your custom engagement ring to life.
We collaborate with you to guarantee the custom engagement ring design is ideal and fulfils all your hopes. With our selection of quality materials, we guarantee a beautiful final product.
Designing a custom-made engagement ring is an exciting and personal journey. Nevertheless, the expenditure of this exclusive experience must be taken into account. The price of your bespoke ring will depend on various factors such as diamond or gem choices, metal types, design options and more.
Understanding the Factors Affecting Custom Ring Costs
- Diamonds vs other gemstones: Choosing a diamond as your centre stone can impact the overall cost of your engagement ring compared to opting for gemstones. This of course depends on the type of gemstone as some gems can cost even more than diamonds. At Leskes Jewellers we will discuss your ideas at length and offer options and alternatives so that your price point can be met. Our experienced team are fantastic at their roles and will guide you in the right direction.
- Metal type: The choice between gold (yellow, white or rose) and platinum will also affect the final price tag. Platinum tends to be pricier but offers increased durability; however, gold provides versatility in colour choices.
- Setting options: Different settings such as solitaire or halo can influence both aesthetics and cost considerations for your custom design. Research popular ring settings, keeping in mind that intricate designs may require higher craftsmanship levels resulting in higher costs.
FAQs in Relation to Custom Made Engagement Rings
Should I get a custom engagement ring made?
By creating something unique, you can ensure that your ring is special and reflects both of your personalities. By collaborating with a professional jeweller like Leskes Jewellers, you can make sure that every detail of your custom engagement ring is perfect - from selecting responsibly sourced diamonds to guaranteeing quality craftsmanship. The result will be a beautiful piece of jewellery that symbolises your relationship in a truly meaningful way.
What is a custom made engagement ring?
A custom-made engagement ring is a bespoke expression of love, designed and crafted to the exact specifications of the individual with ethically sourced diamonds. It can be tailored to fit any budget, taste or style preference, with diamonds sourced ethically from around the globe. The process involves careful design planning and craftsmanship by experienced professionals who use only the highest quality materials in order to create an exquisite and timeless symbol of love.
Is it more expensive to have a ring custom made?
Custom-made engagement rings can be pricier than ready to wear collections depending on what you are looking for in your design. Leskes Jewellers has a library of hundreds of designs options and works closely with you to also create a truly unique piece. However, a custom ring offers an opportunity to create something just for you that is tailored to your individual style and budget. at Leskes we work with you to ensure we can meet your price point. The cost of customising a ring also depends on the skill level of the jeweller crafting it as well as any additional services such as engraving or stone setting. Ultimately, while there may be some added expense involved in creating a one-of-a-kind piece, having an expertly crafted engagement ring designed specifically for you is worth every penny.
Are custom rings better?
Custom rings are designed exclusively for you. At Leskes Jewellers we do offer ready to wear pieces in our most popular styles using exactly the same quality, stones and alloys that you will find in a custom designed ring, the only exception is your input into the finer details of the design. We find that most of our clients prefer the option of designing their own ring for many reasons already discussed in this blog. A custom ring can help make a distinctive, individualised piece for the wearer, making sure it is an incomparable item. Custom rings also allow you to choose higher quality materials and craftsmanship which will last longer and look more beautiful over time. Furthermore, custom rings give you the opportunity to add personal touches such as engravings or secret hidden gemstones that make them truly special.
The process of designing and purchasing a custom made engagement ring can be an exciting experience. By partnering with the right jeweller or designer, you can craft a timeless piece that is tailored to your exact specifications. By carefully considering material selection, cost considerations and insurance options, you'll have all the information needed to make sure your custom made engagement rings are perfect in every way. Don't forget to take time throughout this journey so that it's as special as possible - after all, it is one of life's most important moments.
Create your perfect engagement ring with Leskes Jewellers - our custom made jewellery is crafted using ethically sourced diamonds, and all pieces are proudly Australian-made. Check us out on Instagram to see what we do.
We can't wait to create your dream ring just for you.