Would You Design Your Own Engagement Ring?

2 December 2019

Deciding to get married is a big deal. It can be a stressful event, but ultimately, it should be exciting as it signifies the beginning to a new chapter in your life. One thing that starts it all off is the ring! It's that outward sign to the world that you're ready to tie the knot! 

And, let's face it, it has to be perfect (to you). No-one wants to walk around with a ring that they hate on their finger, do they? You also don't want it to be just any ring. If you're going to be wearing it every day, for the rest of your life then you probably want it to be special.

Your engagement ring should be something that represents the unique bond between you and your partner. 

Because of this, a lot of people have taken to designing their own ring. If the bespoke approach appeals to you, then here are some tips on designing your very own engagement ring.

Pick your stone

Now, the traditional approach would tell you that you've got to go with a diamond. And, let's be honest, it's a classic for a reason! If that's the direction you want to go, then you can buy loose diamonds in all sorts of shapes and sizes to suit your personal taste. 

If you're interested in something a little different, or your budget doesn't quite stretch to diamonds, then there are lots of other options available. 

You could choose your birthstone or even a ring that combined yours and your partner's. If you wanted to you could decorate the main stone with smaller diamonds, just to get that traditional quality in there without breaking the bank. 

Places like Abrecht Bird Jewellers have a fantastic selection to choose from so you can create the ring that's right for you. The great thing about designing your own band is that you have the freedom to base it around whatever you like.


Once you've got your rock all picked out, you've got to decide how it is that you're going to set it. Think about your lifestyle. Are you an active, outdoorsy type? Then a lower setting might be better. But if you prefer to really show off your style and you want everyone to see it, then why not go for a really high profile setting! Again, the choice is completely up to you!

Choose the band

A lot of people focus so heavily on the jewel that they forget about the ring itself. There are so many different choices you can go with. Platinum, gold, white gold, sterling silver - these are the most common. Think about your personal style as well as the jewel you've chosen. If you prefer warm shades then gold might be best, but if your style and the jewel go better with cooler hues then something with a more silver finish would be the go.

You might be thinking, "Wait! Why am I the one doing this?" Well, why not! It's the twenty-first century, after all; there's nothing wrong with having a hand in designing your own engagement ring!

There's something wonderful about going through this process along with your partner to make sure that it's perfect. Otherwise, you can talk about having your partner propose with a cheaper substitute ring, and then have you both design your dream ring after the engagement.