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    The Ultimate Guide to Designing Your Own Engagement Ring

    Your engagement ring will be something you will treasure for the rest of your life - so it makes sense to get it exactly right. Whether you have an image of your perfect ring that you just can’t get out of your head, or nothing is catching your eye when perusing the shops.Then why not consider designing your own engagement ring! You may love the idea of designing your own ring but don’t know where to start. Or you might feel overwhelmed by the potential time, expense, and effort involved. The truth is that designing your ring is not only possible – it can be both straightforward and cost-effective.

    Here our our top tips for getting it exactly right:

    Look for inspo...

    Your custom engagement ring starts with a spark of inspiration and the best way to find that inspiration is to get online and look at other rings. Look at modern rings, vintage and antique engagement rings,celebrity rings and any other designs you can get your hands on. The best way to bring all your idea together is with an online ideas board like Pinterest. This will help you filter your thoughts and start to pick out the styles that you really love.

    Spend time designing

    Start pulling together a rough idea of what you want from a ring. This can be in the form of a very simple drawing or even in your head. You don’t have to be a great artist, just begin to think about one idea or a number of ideas which really capture your imagination. This doesn’t have to be a fully formed design at this point – but it’s a good way to focus on what you want.

    Re-imagine a heirloom

    This won’t apply to everyone but if you have a family ring or piece of jewellery that means something to you – why not incorporate it into your design? Resetting a stone can be a lovely way to get what you want from a ring and honour family tradition.

    Choose the right style

    It’s important to stop for a moment and remember this is a ring you are likely to wear every day for the rest of your life. Styles that are trend-led may feel dated in just a few years. Instead try to take inspiration from timeless looks or simple, elegant designs that won’t date easily.

    Consider your budget

    Before you set up a meeting with a designer it is vital that you set down a budget. A bespoke engagement ring can start from under £1000 to upwards of £10,000 and price can vary depending on materials, intricacy and stone size and quality. By providing your designer with a clear budget they can create something both beautiful and affordable.

    Talk to a expert jewellery designer

    Here is the fun part – it’s time to sit down with a jewellery designer and start to create your dream ring. Here at Hatton Jewels, our friendly designers understand that this is one of the most important and emotional pieces of jewellery you will ever own. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and your dream ring. Your designer will help you to select the metal, stone and all those important design details. This is where that perfect ring starts to become a reality.

    Think about your wedding band

    You’re fixated on a gorgeous engagement ring but have you thought about your wedding band? Or in the future an eternity band? Discuss with your designer how your engagement ring will sit alongside other jewellery.

    Set a reasonable time-frame

    Perfection takes a little time to create and most bespoke rings will need around 4 weeks to be carefully crafted. Make sure you talk to your designer about how long your ring will take to complete. This will help you set realistic expectations.

    If you’re interested in visiting our showroom in the heart of Hatton Garden, simply book an appointment or give us a call on 0203 116 0069 and speak to one of our friendly, expert members of staff who can help guide you through any type of jewellery purchase.

    We’ve helped 1000’s of customers over the years design custom rings (with our design your engagement ring service), choose the perfect present for an anniversary, sell unwanted jewellery and choose jewellery for many special occasions, so if there is something you’d like but can’t see online, we’re confident we can make it to your exact needs, just get in touch.

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