5 Secrets To Design Your Own Gemstone Engagement Ring

5 Secrets To Design Your Own Gemstone Engagement Ring

Gemstone Engagement Rings | Matching Bands

In this blog post we’ll give you tips on how to design and how to buy a gemstone engagement ring to maximize your investment.

 

  1. Plan Out Your Budget

 The first step on how to buy a gemstone engagement ring is to plan your budget. For many of our clients, the price of the ring is the biggest limiting factor when making a decision. You should determine: (a) how much you would like to spend, and (b) what is the most money you are willing to spend. Understanding your budget will help you set realistic goals and make the best investment. 

Sometimes your tastes will change when designing a gemstone engagement ring. Maybe you will want to upgrade the metal from 14k white gold to 18k white gold, or maybe you will want to find a design with more accent stones. It’s always good to have another 10% of your desired budget available for these last minute changes. Some examples of your budget would be:

 

Ideal Budget

Maximum Budget

$1000

$1100

$2000

$2200

$3000

$3300

$4000

$4400

 

  1. Which Part of the Ring is Most Important to You? 

The next step on how to buy a gemstone engagement ring is to figure out what is important to you and your partner: the center stone or the ring design. These are the two main components of your ring. Together they will determine the final cost.

-If the center stone is important to you: go to Step 3 and then Step 4. Estimate how much the center will cost and invest the rest in the ring.

-If the ring design is important to you: go to Step 4 and then go back to Step 3. Estimate how much the ring will cost and invest the rest in the center stone.

-If they are both important or you are not sure: go to Step 3. Estimate the cost of the center stone and ring together to find a combination that works for you. In most cases, the gemstone will affect your budget more than the ring design.

 

  1. How to Find the Right Gemstone

 For the next step on how to buy a gemstone engagement ring, you will need to find the right gem. If your partner has not made it clear to you what he or she wants, try picking one from the following categories:

  • Birthstone
  • Color
  • Rarity and Value

Birthstone

January

Garnet

February

Amethyst

March

Aquamarine

April

Diamond

May

Emerald

June

Pearl

July

Ruby and Black Onyx

August

Peridot

September

Sapphire

October

Pink Tourmaline

November

Citrine

December

Swiss Blue Topaz


Color

Fiery Red

Ruby

Deep Orange Red

Garnet

Dazzling Yellow Orange

Citrine

Vibrant Yellowish Green

Peridot

Soothing Light Blue

Aquamarine

Bright Blue

Swiss Blue Topaz

Cornflower Blue

Sapphire

Vivid Purple

Amethyst

Lively Pink

Pink Tourmaline

Sophisticated Black

Black Onyx

Fine White

Diamond


Rarity and Value

Semi Precious ($)

Amethyst, Black Onyx, Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, Swiss Blue Topaz

Rare Semi Precious ($$)

Aquamarine, Pink Tourmaline

Precious ($$$$)

Ruby, Sapphire

Rare Precious ($$$$$)

Diamond

 

  1. How to Find the Right Ring Design

The next step on how to buy a gemstone engagement ring is to figure out which type of mounting is perfect for you.

Style

Design Description

Classic

Elegant – Traditional and timeless elements accent the center stone

Modern

Unique - The center stone sits in a contemporary mounting

Halo

Bold - A ring of small accent stones encircles the center stone

Antique

Vintage - The center stone is decorated with traditional elements like filigree and milgrain

Solitaire

Simple - The center stone sits as the main attraction

Three Stone

Sophisticated - Two distinct side stones accent the center stone 


Keep in mind: the more details and accents on your ring, the more you will need to set aside in your budget for the design.

 

  1. Plan Out Your Wedding Band with Your Engagement Ring 

The next step on how to buy a gemstone engagement ring is one that very few people consider. You should plan out your wedding band as you shop around for gemstone engagement rings.

Consider the following:

(a) Will the gemstone engagement ring and wedding band be worn together?

(b) Will the only the engagement ring be worn?

(c) Will the only the wedding band be worn?

For the above scenarios, here are our suggestions:

(a) Find an engagement ring and band design that allows the two to sit flush against each other.

(b) Try a simple band and design a luxurious gemstone engagement ring.

(c) Design a gemstone wedding band that has the same sense of flair and style as you!

 

If you have any questions or need advice on how to create your own gemstone engagement ring, we are always ready to help.

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