Elements Of Designing Your Own Engagement Ring

28 September 2020
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When you find the right person, you want to show them how much they mean to you. A stunning self-designed engagement ring is just the thing to honor your love. Design-it-yourself engagement rings let you create something unique that has the style you want. There are many options out there, and here is a guide to help you understand the most important elements of designing your own engagement ring. 


The stone on your engagement ring is usually the centerpiece; it is what catches the eye and is often the most expensive part of a ring. There are a few popular options when it comes to the stone:

Diamond: Diamonds are far and away the most popular choice for an engagement ring. These clear white stones are radiant and classic. You can never go wrong with a beautiful diamond.

Black Diamond: Black diamonds are a unique engagement ring stone. They are more opaque than clear diamonds and give a ring a striking appearance. They are a good choice when you want something that doesn't look the same as everyone else's ring. 

Sapphire: Sapphires are deep blue gemstones that were once quite popular in ring settings. Sapphires add a dash of color to a ring that makes it really pop on a finger. 

Ruby: Rubies are rich red stones that look amazing as the centerpiece of a ring. Red brings some warmth to a ring and pairs well with a gold band.


The cut of the stone refers to the shape that the stone has been cut into. There are many different cuts, but here is a look at the most popular: 

Princess: The princess cut is a square with sharp edges.  

Cushion: A cushion cut is a square with slightly more rounded edges and lines, like a cushion.  

Round: A round cut is circular. 

Marquise: A marquise cut is a sharp elongated diamond shape, like a football.  


There are three basic metals that engagement ring bands are typically made of: 

Gold: Gold is a warm yellow color, and can be very valuable, depending on the karats. It is a softer kind of metal and so is more prone to bending. 

Silver: Silver is a cool grey color and is harder than gold and usually less expensive. 

​Platinum: Platinum is also grey but with a shinier surface than silver. Platinum is the most durable and often the most expensive setting.

Contact a jeweler for more information on how to design your own custom engagement ring.