Why go for Custom made?
When a couple thinks about wedding preparations, probably one of the first words that pops up in mind is ‘perfection’. This is because it is the most special day in one’s life and everything needs to be just perfect. From wedding preparations to the wedding attires, everything needs to be exactly as desired. While it is easy to customise the wedding decorations or even the dress, the wedding ring is something that is ‘picked’, not customised. This, however, isn’t a compulsion as in today’s world, a couple can customise their wedding ring according to their desire. While it may seem tougher than selecting a design from those already available, there are a number of perks attached to it that you can’t get from a normal wedding ring.
First of all, a customised wedding ring will be a true reflection of yourself. It will be a reflection of your values and choices. It will be a unique piece so you never have to worry about seeing this design on someone else’s finger. Customised wedding ring gives you the option of creating something that not only defines your personality, but also you can blend in a symbol that speaks for you and your partner. Other than that, sometimes couples like different things about different rings for example, stones from one ring and the edges on the other. In a customised ring, you can choose the exact material and design you want into the very details of the ring. This results in a ring that you not only find perfect in its design, but it is also something you can comfortably wear 24/7.
Tips for getting Custom ring
Getting a custom made diamond rings is not something you do every day. Except for a few exceptions, it’ll be once in a lifetime thing so keeping that in mind, you are bound to make some mistakes in the process. To keep your mistakes to the minimum level, here are few tips that you must remember on finger tips when you start the process of getting customized wedding ring.
Unlike getting a normal ring, getting a customised wedding ring is not something you can do over the weekend. It requires time to find the right dealer, to finalize the design and then to get the ring manufactured so it is recommended that you start at least 3-4 months before the big day.
Keep a budget
While a custom made ring is going to be expensive than a regular ring, the silver lining exists. You can exclude the unwanted details to cut some cost. Be open about your budget with your jeweller so you can be guided for some ways to cut down the cost of the ring.
Select the right jeweller
As mentioned in the previous point, you need to discuss your budget and requirements with your jeweller so it is very important that you pick the right jeweller that not only has a good reputation, but also has experience with customised rings. Do not try an inexperienced jeweller for a lower price.
Do a thorough research
Look for all the designs and details available on internet. This will help you get the perfect ring for yourself.
Lastly, make sure that you get exactly that was promised by keeping a written agreement of the quality and other characteristics of the ring, including the design. Do not accept the ring if it is not what you wanted. Ask about the jeweller’s policy in that regard beforehand.
First Things First
The selection of metal is as important as selecting the stone. Having selected the stone, you need to decide the metal for the ring. Common choices include platinum, palladium and gold. Platinum is ideal to hold your diamond firmly in the ring for everyday use. Palladium is a relatively cheaper option with the same corrosion resistant qualities. Gold is an evergreen choice that needs no introduction.
When selecting the diamond for your custom made diamond ring, you will come across the term, ‘4 Cs’. The ‘4 Cs’ are used to define the diamond quality and appearance. The first C represents the cutting quality of the ring. It is the brilliance of the cut of the diamond that gives it its spark in the room. The second C stands for the Clarity of the diamond. This defines the quality of the diamond. The third C defines the colour grading of the diamond. While it is colourless, the colour grading refers to the cloudiness of the diamond. The grading level starts from D and ends at Z. The last C is somewhat a familiar term; Carat. It is used to define the weight of the diamond.