Custom Engagement Rings For Her And You

Custom engagement rings are custom made rings that you can choose their components by yourself. You may need a custom engagement ring if you wish to create a unique engagement ring for your fiancé/fiancée, or if you cannot find the type of engagement ring that you want in the stores. You may also create a custom engagement ring too in order to get a specific size of ring.

To create a custom engagement ring, most people will generally start with selecting a ring with a design or style that they like. For the ring to be made however, they will also need to choose the jewelry components (that is, the gemstone, metal and/or other types of jewelry materials) that would need to be used to create the ring.

In order to create a quality or the best type of custom engagement ring for your fiancé/fiancée, you will need to select some quality jewelry components for your chosen ring, in addition to choosing the design or style for it. Which means you will need to select some quality gemstones(s) and metal(s) (and if you want) other types of jewelry materials for the ring.

With jewelries (including engagement rings), quality is generally defined by the value/worth of each jewelry piece (or ring). Hence a quality engagement ring is a valuable ring with some real worth (that is, with some real market value). Some natural gemstones like ruby and precious metals like platinum are valuable, the worth of an engagement ring is therefore determined by the total worth/value of the valuable natural gemstone(s) and the precious metal(s) it may contain.

In addition to this however, some other types of jewelry materials or components that are generally not considered to have any real worth (or market value) can still be used to create engagement rings with quality designs and styles.

Those who may only want an engagement with some real worth (especially if they would want to pass their engagement rings down to their children etc as heirlooms), will have to create a custom engagement ring that will consist of either a precious metal, or a valuable natural gemstone or both. You may choose to create an engagement ring of any amount of real worth/value for your fiancé/fiancée, which could be a low, mid-range or high value engagement ring. Learn more about getting an engagement ring with some real worth/value at

●  Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring
●  The Best Engagement Rings For Expressing Your Love


For those who may not be overly concerned about the worth or real value of their engagement rings however, they can simply use other types of gemstones and jewelry components to create their custom engagement rings with just some quality designs and styles for their fiancés/fiancées.

To know more about quality engagement rings and how to get the best type of engagement ring for your fiancé/fiancée, you will need to have some idea about some of the information that are available at these links - The Best Engagement Rings For Expressing Your Love and Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring.

Natural gemstones are made by the earth while synthetic gemstones are the lab or man made version of natural gemstones. Imitation gemstones are merely meant to look like natural gemstones and composite gemstones could be a mix of natural, synthetic and/or imitation gemstones. Pearls that are made by human intervention are called cultured pearls.

Jewelry metals typically comprise of the precious metals like silver, gold etc and base metals like titanium and stainless steel.

The retail price of an engagement ring is not the same as it real worth/value. The retail price of an engagement ring is the price that a store or a custom jewelry designer may charge for the ring, while the real worth/value of the ring is its market value in the open jewelry market.


The Components Of A Custom Engagement Ring

The components of a custom engagement ring as noted earlier may include a gemstone, metal and/or other types of jewelry materials. You will generally need the services of a reputable custom jewelry designer to create a custom engagement ring.

You may simply provide your custom jewelry designer with a specific style or design for an engagement ring and then allow him or her to get the jewelry components for the ring, based on the type of jewelry materials that you may want in the ring. Or you may choose all or some of the components for the ring by yourself and then pass them over to your custom jewelry designer to use for the ring. You will also need to select a ring size for the ring too, this will be the ring size for your fiancé/fiancée.

You may get a loose gemstone from the stores or you may use an heirloom gemstone (from a ring or jewelry piece) for the engagement ring.


A Loose Gemstone For A Custom Engagement Ring
A Loose Natural White Sapphire Gemstone

A Loose Natural White Sapphire Gemstone



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You may also get the setting (that is the metal part of the ring) from the stores too. You will need to choose the right size and shape of gemstone that will fit the setting you may select for the ring. There are different types of engagement ring settings and these include pave, bezel, prong etc.  You can learn more about engagement ring settings at Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring.


A Setting For A Custom Engagement Ring

Halo-Styled Engagement Ring Setting

Halo-Styled Engagement Ring Setting



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Alternatively, you may also choose to reuse any heirloom or old jewelry metal piece for the engagement ring metal part too. You should however note that your old or existing jewelry piece metal will need to be refined in order for it to be reused for your new ring.

You may also choose to get a semi-mount ring to create a custom engagement ring for your fiancé/fiancée. A semi-mount ring is a ring that will generally need a center gemstone to be complete, a custom jewelry designer should be able to add a center gemstone to the ring for you. Depending on the design and style of a semi-mount ring, it may also have some side or accent stones that may have been added or mounted on the ring too.


A Semi-Mount Ring For A Custom Engagement Ring

Diamond Engagement Semi Mount Ring

Diamond Engagement Semi Mount Ring



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Your chosen or selected custom jewelry designer should generally be able to tell you how long it would take him or her to complete your ring.


Cut, Carat, Color, Clarity And Pearl Quality

The cut (proportion/symmetry), carat (weight), clarity (flawlessness) and color grades/values of natural gemstones (except pearls) are used to determine their qualities and values individually, pearl uses a different set of grades/values.

The gemstones with the highest qualities are those with the topmost cut, color and clarity grades. Carat is used together with the cut, color and clarity grades of natural gemstones to determine their values.

The most common grading system for gemstones is the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) grading method/system. GIA grades and classify natural gemstones as colorless diamonds, colored diamonds, other gemstones (non-diamond gemstones) and pearls.

Some natural gemstones may be treated (enhanced) to remove their flaws, a treated natural gemstone will usually cost less than an untreated natural gemstone of the same specification (that is of the same cut, carat, color, clarity or pearl quality).

A colorless diamond for instance may have the following grades/values

Cut – Very Good
Clarity – VS2
Color – G
Carat – 0.05 ct

You can learn more about the cut, carat, color, clarity grades/values of gemstones and pearl quality and how to use them to select a gemstone at Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring.


Jewelry Metals

Gold is measured in karats (K), while the other types of jewelry metals in a ring are generally measured in percentages. High quality gold, platinum, palladium and silver engagement rings will generally contain a high amount or percentages of each type of metal. A typical example is 18K of gold, 95% of platinum, 95% of palladium and 92.5% of silver (also called sterling silver) metal content.


Ring Band Types, Designs, Finishes, Styles And Creating Unique Rings

Engagement rings can have different types of bands including narrow, splitted, wide bands etc. A ring may also be designed with some modern/contemporary, vintage, antique, celtic designs etc. It may also have some surface finishes like hammered texture and could have a ring style like three stone, two tone, solitaire, custom styles and other types of styles.

You can create a unique engagement ring with some unique designs, gemstone shapes etc.

You can choose or get any one of these too with your custom engagement ring, you can learn more about them all at Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring.


A Splitted Band Engagement Ring
Sterling Silver Pink Split Band Engagement Ring

Sterling Silver Pink Split Band Engagement Ring



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Durable Rings, Hypoallergenic Rings, Rare And Sparkling Gemstones

How durable an engagement ring would be will depend on how well it is made (that is the skill of its workmanship), the durability of its components and how well it is taken care of.

Jewelry components that are more scratch resistant are generally more durable than those with lower resistance. The scratch resistiveness (hardness) of jewelry components or materials is generally measured on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Some imitation gemstones like cubic zirconia are known to turn cloudy and dull over time, even though there are some enhanced versions of the gemstone in the market that may not have these tendencies. Natural gemstones are generally more durable than imitation gemstones.

Hypoallergenic engagement rings are rings without any allergic jewelry materials or metals, some hypoallergenic metals include platinum and gold, a list of hypoallergenic metals are available at Hypoallergenic Jewelries And Allergies.

You may also use some rare gemstones in your custom engagement ring too, a list of rare gemstones are available too at Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring.

You can also choose the gemstones for your custom engagement based on how shiny or how much they can sparkle, the refractive index of a gemstone can be used to compare it sparkle/shininess with others.

A custom engagement can be created using each one of these attributes/features too. You can learn more about them too at Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring and The Best Engagement Rings For Expressing Your Love.


Creating And Replicating The Look Of Expensive Engagement Rings

You can create or imitate the look, style and design of any expensive engagement ring with any type of jewelry components with a custom engagement ring, your custom design jeweler should be able to do this for you. You will only need to ensure that the design and/or style of the ring are not copyrighted, your custom design jeweler will especially want to make sure of that too.


An Expensive Engagement Ring
3 Stone Diamond & Emerald Engagement Ring

3 Stone Diamond & Emerald Engagement Ring



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Creating A Low Cost And Affordable Custom Engagement Ring

Depending on what you can afford, you can generally mix or combine different types of gemstones, metals and other types of jewelry materials together to create your custom engagement ring, this will allow you to create an engagement ring in any price range that you want or that you can afford.

You should generally compare the cost of getting either the gemstone and setting for the ring or a semi mount ring by yourself with allowing a custom jewelry designer to get some or all of the components that you need by himself/herself for your fiancé/fiancée ring.

Some custom jewelry designer may provide you with some online software to design your custom engagement ring on the internet, you will however need to compare the cost of the gemstones, metals and/or other types of jewelry materials/components such jewelers would allow you to choose on their sites with quotes from some other custom jewelry designers too in order to get the best and the most affordable price for your custom engagement ring.

The carat, cut, color, clarity or pearl grades of the gemstone or pearl that can be used in the ring and its metal content can be compared with others in order to create the most quality and best type of engagement ring for your fiancé/fiancée. You should ideally get some quotes for your ring from more than one custom jewelry designers and then do some price comparisons too .

Using some low cost natural gemstones, synthetic and imitation gemstones, the base metals and other types of jewelry materials can reduce the cost of a custom engagement ring.


A Low Cost Engagement Ring
Sterling Silver Citrine Engagement Ring

Sterling Silver Citrine Engagement Ring



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All natural gemstone including the low cost natural gemstones except pearl, use the cut, clarity, carat and color grades/values of gemstones to define their qualities too. Other type of gemstones that is, synthetic gemstones and some imitation gemstones may use the same grading system as natural gemstones to define their own qualities too. Cultured pearls use the same grades with natural pearls. 

Some low cost natural gemstones include quartz, topaz (white, blue and green), aquamarine, citrine, moonstone and amethyst. A common synthetic gemstone is moissanite, cubic zirconia and swarovski crystals are imitation gemstones.

A ready made or preset engagement ring may be less expensive than a custom engagement ring with the same specification.


Bridal Or Wedding Set

You can create a custom engagement ring as a single ring for your fiancé/fiancée or you may create two similar engagement rings for each other. You may also create a custom engagement ring for your fiancée to match her wedding ring band, or both of your engagement rings may match your wedding bands (these are generally referred to as a bridal or wedding set).

Your bridal set could be a mix of preset and custom engagement rings and wedding bands or they may all be custom made engagement rings and wedding bands.


Bridal Set Engagement Rings

Sterling Silver Swarovski Zirconia Bridal Set

Sterling Silver Swarovski Zirconia Bridal Set



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Classic Engagement Rings

The classic or traditional engagement ring is the diamond solitaire ring, a solitaire ring is made with a single center stone. If you will like to create a classic engagement ring for your fiancée you can then create a custom engagement ring with a diamond gemstone and a solitaire ring style. The precious metals are traditionally used as the metals for diamond solitaire engagement rings.


Personalization And Engraving

You can personalize your custom engagement ring by engraving it with some words or phrases or with the name of your fiancé/fiancée etc.


Women And Men Engagement Ring Styles

Different types of engagement ring styles can be used with custom engagement rings for women, men however will usually go for some simple designs and styles.

Some examples of men’s engagement ring styles include rings with some simple/plain designs or those with one or few colorless gemstones etc. You can learn more about men’s ring styles at Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring.


Gemstone Certificate, Grading Reports And Other Details

You will need to get the gemstone certificate (that is, a GIA certificate or some other reputable gem institute’s certificate) for any loose gemstone or the already mounted gemstone(s) of a semi-mount ring from wherever you may be buying either one of them from. You should also get the full details and information on any metal settings you may be buying too.

If you are getting some or all of your jewelry components from a custom jewelry designer you will have to get all or some of such details and information from him or her too. A gemstone certificate will let you know whether the gemstone you will be using for your custom engagement ring is genuine or not, it will tell you exactly what you are getting.

You may also need to confirm the certificate(s), information or details that may have been provided to you from the stores/jeweler for your custom engagement ring and its components, with a gem institute like GIA (the institute provides gemstone analysis only) and by doing a professional appraisal of your custom engagement ring too.


To Select A Custom Engagement Ring Based On What He Or She Likes

You should generally create a custom engagement ring for your fiancée/fiancé based on what she/he likes, wants or prefers. You can make this easier for yourself by allowing your fiancé/fiancée to select the ring by himself/herself or by selecting the ring together with him or her.

If you are creating a non-diamond custom engagement ring for your fiancée, you will need to ensure that a diamond engagement ring is not her first preference or choice.
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You can also create a custom engagement ring for your fiancé/ fiancée too based on his/her preferred or favorite colors, gemstones, jewelry metals etc too.

Some of the different types of custom engagement rings that you can create for your fiancée/fiancé include

  • A Birthstone Engagement Ring
  • A Metal Inlay Engagement Ring
  • A Vintage-Style Engagement Ring
  • An Antique-Style Engagement Ring
  • A Handmade Engagement Ring
  • A Classic Engagement Ring


A Birthstone Engagement Ring
February Birthstone Engagement Ring

February Birthstone Engagement Ring



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Some Resources For Your Use

Some of the possible gemstone and metal colors that you can use with your custom engagement ring are available at

●  Gemstone Colors In Shades And Hues
●  Selecting Your Jewelry Metal Colors


A list of the valuable gemstones and precious metals that you can use in your custom engagement ring to make the ring valuable are available at

●  Valuable Jewelries: The Metals And Gemstones That Make Your Jewelry Valuable


A list of some of the natural gemstones you can use in your custom engagement ring are available too at

●  Natural Gemstones


A list of some of the metals you can use in your ring can be found at

●  Types Of Jewelry Metals


A list of the other types of jewelry materials that you can use in your custom engagement ring are also available at

●  Other Types Of Jewelry Materials


Some gemstone shapes

●  Gemstone Shapes


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Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring
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