If you or your partner has had a dream ring in mind for years, a custom engagement ring is the perfect way to get exactly what you want in a ring without having to compromise on any design aspects based on the available selection at your local jeweler. Combine elements of several designs you like and nix or alter parts you don’t; when you build a custom ring, you get to choose every component, from the diamond to the number of stones, from the setting to the size. When building a custom ring at Glatz Jewelers, your local jewelry store in the Pittsburgh area, you will always have seasoned professionals and master jewelers guiding you.
Aside from the actual diamond, choosing and designing a setting style is where the real fun begins when creating a custom engagement ring. Bezel style, halo settings, simple solitaire rings, and split shank bands can all take a round brilliant diamond and turn it into a work of art. Your band may be filigree, pave, channel, or flat, among others. The ring and the diamond inform each other; when choosing a diamond, make sure it will work in the style of setting you want, and vice versa. Your local jeweler can help you make an informed decision and walk through possible designs for your custom band before starting design sessions. At Glatz Jewelers, we have experienced professionals to help you choose what makes the most sense for you, your style, and your diamond.
At the start of your new life as a couple, building a custom engagement ring demonstrates your commitment to build something new together. Just as you construct your ring and select the elements you most desire, from the diamond to the metal to the setting, you create a foundation to explore, try something new, and start an adventure side by side with your partner’s love and support. A custom ring is a symbolic testament to those sentiments that will endure forever. Whether you or your spouse-to-be chooses the design for a custom engagement ring or you embark on the journey together, you’re sure to have built something special at the end of the day.
The shape of a diamond is a key contributor to the overall design and aesthetic of your custom engagement ring. More traditional shapes include round brilliant cuts and ovals. Marquise, pear, and heart-shaped diamonds are less common but equally gorgeous when seated in a halo setting or set as the focal point in a solitaire-style ring. Older and more vintage, old miner’s cut and rose cut diamonds have fallen out of modern graces but are an excellent choice for those who prefer a more antique vibe. Square diamonds, such as princess, emerald, or cushion cuts, can be both fun and quirky while maintaining elegance. Your diamond choice is the largest contribution to your custom engagement ring’s overall appearance and will define the entire ring, so don’t be afraid to explore!