How to Design a Custom Engagement Ring

Posted: July 24, 2020

Not only is your engagement ring the one item you will wear every day, but it is also a dazzling symbol of an eternal commitment to love. At E.R. Sawyer Jewelers, we understand the care and consideration necessary to create a piece of jewelry that holds such significant meaning.

From its conception to completion, crafting your custom engagement ring requires intricate and involved care. Our jewelry experts want to walk you through the entire process and help you design and create an engagement ring that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Here's your guide to everything you need to know about designing your custom engagement ring, with expert advice from our jewelry design specialists at E.R. Sawyer Jeweler.

Your Custom Engagement Ring Consultation

The first step in the process of designing your custom engagement ring is to meet with our experienced jewelry designers for an initial consultation. The goal of this meeting is to help our designers learn about your vision so we can bring your perfect engagement ring to life.

To help us get an idea of the overall style of the ring we will be creating together, our jeweler will typically ask you a series of general questions about the design components.

Consider the following custom design elements of your engagement ring:

  • Center stone type
  • Possible accent stones
  • Metal type for the band
  • Band style
  • Engraving options

Bring any inspiring images with you to your consultation to share with your jewelry designer. These visual cues will be a great starting point in creating your ideal engagement ring.

The Creation of a 3D CAD Model of Your Engagement Ring

After your first consultation, your jewelry designer will create a 3D digital rendering of your engagement ring. This 3D CAD model will be highly detailed and have everything you specified. During this phase, we will also be able to provide design alternatives such as different metal types, or other intricate details.

The Final Creation of Your Custom Engagement Ring

Once you have approved the digital model it is time to make your dream ring a reality!

Casting the Metal Band

Using your personalized measurements and specifications, we create a mold of your engagement ring out of wax. This mold will be used to cast your desired metal in the perfect shape and size for your finger.

Our jewelry maker will carefully melt down the metal and pour it into your custom mold. This process takes great care and time to ensure the liquid is free of any air bubbles so your ring will be durable. Once the metal has cooled and hardened, your custom band is ready for stones.

Setting Your Engagement Ring Stone

Setting the stones of your engagement ring takes years of training and exceptional skill. Our jewelers at E.R. Sawyer Jewelers will meticulously handset your center stone and any accent gems with the highest quality care.

Quality Inspection

Once all the stones are set, your custom engagement ring will be inspected, polished, and cleaned to ensure that it is perfect. Our quality control team will thoroughly inspect and confirm your ring is free of any scratches, dents, or weak points before it is deep cleaned and polished.

The Finishing Touches

Our craftsman will then clean out even the smallest impurities and polish your ring to ensure a flawless finish and sparkle. One final inspection by our master jeweler, and your custom engagement ring is ready to be slipped on to your finger.

Get Your Custom Engagement Ring Made by the Diamond Experts at E.R. Sawyer Jewelers

Sonoma and Napa County couples have trusted E.R. Sawyer Jewelers to design and create custom engagement rings for over 140 years.

When it comes to designing your perfect one-of-a-kind custom engagement ring, our jewelry experts are here to help. Contact us online to speak with one of our team members about a custom engagement ring today.

Get in Touch

For over 140 years, the Van Dyke Family has served the jewelry needs of Sonoma County. So when you need assistance selecting a one-of-a kind engagement ring, repairing a family heirloom, or choosing a new time piece, turn to the experienced E.R. Sawyer Jewelers team for help.

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