So you and your wedding organizer have finalized your wedding plans? This means that your venue has been finalized ready, with your caterer, photographers, band. Before sending out your RSVPs, the so-called ‘absolute next step’ is to shop for your wedding ring. This may sound simple, but shockingly? It isn’t.
With all the different choices out there, it remains one of the most overwhelming things to decide about your wedding. This is where the advantage of customizing your ring gets into the picture. But how do you customize a wedding ring? Here are some great tips from the pros of custom jewelry in Colorado Springs.
Tips for buying custom jewelry. (Image Source: Pexels)
You will wear the wedding ring on your finger for years and years to come. It is the symbol of your love and devotion to your partner. Thus, jewelry designers in Colorado Springs suggest you pick one that speaks to you and your partner.
You must choose a ring that you prefer, and love wearing. But how do you know exactly what to look for? Here are some tips on designing and customizing your wedding ring.
Start with the most obvious one – the style and setting of the ring. You want a style and ring that fits your finger best. There are of course a lot of choices for you; the safe and ever-elegant classic, sophisticated vintage, and creative and modern styles.
Some brides may prefer a three-stone setting, while others like the usual solitaire style. The classic style is called prong setting; the prongs grip and hold the stones inside the ring. They look minimal, which allows the stone (diamond or gemstone) to stand out more and shine on its own.
The bezel setting, on the other hand, is modern and easy to maintain (yes, rings must be cleaned and maintained to keep them sparkly clean). This type of setting encloses the stone with a thin rim, holding the stone(s) in place.
The halo setting simply means adding a circle of diamonds around the center stone (usually a larger diamond), giving the ring that extra sparkle, and making the center stone look bigger and brighter.
Many vintage ring settings come with intricate details or scrollwork pattern, giving them a one-of-a-kind, sophisticated look. Makers of custom jewelry in Colorado Springs suggest you take your time on choosing the style and setting of the ring, as this is the base of the whole thing
You may have heard of four Cs already. If you haven’t, it simply means cut, color, clarity, and carat. This is probably the most basic thing to know in choosing an engagement ring but also can apply to wed rings. It remains true if you want to include a gemstone on your ring.
*Diamonds are by far, the most popular stone for the four Cs. *
For cuts, the usual choices are round, pear, emerald, marquise, or princess. The cuts determine the amount of light that can enter to and reflected from the stone, giving the ring that sparkly shine. The best cuts allow light to disperse at the top, making the stone look brighter.
You may already know that diamonds come in different colors. The most popular choice, of course, is the “no color”. Non-colored diamond allows light to pass through easily, giving the stone that sparkly look from brighter reflection.
The clarity refers to the quality of the stone, the number of flaws, etc. A diamond rock can be perfectly flawless, but that is extremely rare to find. Some imperfections are common.
Carat refers to the weight of the stone. This doesn’t necessarily refer to value, as a diamond stone’s value varies from the four Cs. Most brides have 1 to 3 carats in their wedding rings.
You don’t have to go with the traditional diamond rock. You can find a gemstone that fits your personality, and there are lots of great options out there for your wedding ring. Makes of wedding rings in Colorado Springs say they usually get birthstone requests from brides.
Others choose the gemstone for their anniversary. Some choose stones that are significant for them, while some choose stones that simply look good on their fingers. Gemstones with bright and bold colors can give your ring that gorgeous pop.
Colored gemstones are also unique. Emeralds, sapphires, and rubies are the most common choices. Other good options include topaz, opal, morganite, moissanite, pearl, turquoise, garnet, and amethyst.
Some people don’t mind this, but the color is one of the most important aspects of the ring. Silver and gold are the usual options, but since you’re considering customizing your wedding, it is highly unlikely that you’d choose the “usual options”.
Yellow gold is the most popular choice, it is classic and timeless. Some brides, however, prefer white gold. If you want a truly unique ring, then makes of custom jewelry Colorado Springs suggest you pick a two-tone metal for your ring.
It can be a combination of yellow, white gold, sterling silver, etc. More and more people are also choosing the modern look of platinum and tungsten for their wedding rings.
Buying guide for custom jewelry. (Image Source: Pexels)
Engraving is one of the best ways to customize your wedding ring. Most people have their initials engraved on their rings. Some prefer their weddings. Some write bible verses. Thus, if you want to engrave to last, choose deeper cuts.
Whatever it is you choose, the engraving gives you a good opportunity to this piece of jewelry truly your unique wedding ring. You don’t always need to have your rings engraved where you bought it.
Some people get to wear rings passed on to them by their parents or grandparents. Fortunately, you can still customize that jewelry by incorporating key elements into your new ring. You can keep the setting and/or the stone and customize the design to your liking.
This way, the tradition lives on, and the bride gets to wear the ring that she wants. Many jewelers can provide this kind of service.
When it comes to buying custom jewelry in Colorado Springs, choose only the experts. At Lane Mitchell Jewelers, you can expect the best quality when it comes to custom jewelry design. We offer 150 years of experience in jewelry making and design so we can realize your idea of the perfect wedding ring.
If you don’t want to customize, you can shop a variety of jewelry options on our website. Feel free to email us if you have any questions about your jewelry needs at LaneJewelers@gmail.com.