Follow us through our custom engagement ring process:
Most customers already have an idea of what they want, but are just unable to find it, so they order a custom-made ring instead! Purchasing a ring to wear a lifetime can be tricky when the buyer may have never worn a piece of jewelry. We are not only the jewelry designer, but our experience gives us the edge in knowing what customers want in terms of durability, wear-ability, and comfort. Follow Ben’s vision for the process to transform his ideas into a dazzling engagement ring for his future fiancé.
Discussing your idea:
Ben knew that he wanted a unique ring that was different from the traditional solitaire and he also knew that his future fiancé loved sapphires. Julio gave him a quick lesson on the 4 C’s (Cut, Clarity, Carat, and Color). Ben brought some basic design ideas with him but wanted Julio to help him create that one-of-a-kind piece. Julio showed him metal options (platinum, 18kt white/yellow/rose gold, 14kt white/yellow/rose gold, and palladium), diamond and sapphire stones, and sketched out quick designs to show Ben as they discussed the ideas. They also discussed details such as: does the wedding band need to fit or stack with a band, does she have allergies to metal, and are the stones strong enough to last a lifetime. Ben decided on a beautiful diamond with two side sapphires and a design that he thought was the best fit for his future fiancé.
Ben’s idea was then transformed into a 3D image using special computer aided design technology showing how the stones would look together in the requested ring size. (Review of the 3D design can be done in person or easily over a zoom meeting.) Ben loved the ring but decided to alter the design slightly by requesting a tapered band. The placement of the diamond and sapphires were just as he envisioned. Julio easily made the changes to the design.
Ben stopped by the store to see the 3D model brought to life in a plastic resin model of the ring. The model was in the actual size and shape of his future ring. This was the final inspection that Ben was to have before the casting process and he loved the design. He gave the necessary approval to begin the ring casting process.
The metal is poured, set, sanded and polished and the gems are then dropped into place. Ben’s future fiancé’s ring is now ready.
Ben arrived at the store to pick up his future fiancé’s ring. If Ben didn’t get the size quite right, that’s ok; we’ll happily re-size the ring. Also, we have an exchange policy that guarantees your fiancé’s happiness!