Now, in 2021, custom engagement rings are more popular than ever. Recent marketing data regarding engagement ring purchasing statistics shows up to 50% of them today are custom designed and manufactured. This trend has been happening for years with purchase data and surveys showing custom engagement ring purchases to keep going up. This is due to the development and growth of jewelry manufacturing tools costing less and becoming easier to work with. In years past jewelers designed and manufactured each jewelry item completely by hand. There are software programs available for modeling jewelry pieces making intricate designs easier to design and then manufacture far more quickly. This advent has made custom jewelry lower in cast for both the custom jeweler and the eventual purchaser, the person doing the proposing!
Custom engagement rings can be purchased through a handful of retail jewelry stores, but mostly they are for sale through custom jewelers. The best way to shop for a custom engagement ring is to meet with the custom jeweler face to face in person or online through Zoom or Google Meet to talk about the development of your custom engagement ring or you can go through a retail jewelry store that works with several custom jewelers or jewelry manufacturers that will help make your special ring.
Featured below are a set of pluses and minus on commissioning a custom engagement ring versus buying a mass-produced engagement ring:
Plus: Complete Autonomy to Create a One-of-a-Kind Custom Engagement Ring
Engagement rings offered by big box retailers and mall jewelry stores are rarely unique and certainly not one-of-a-kind. You may see a variety of rings with solitaire setting or other customary engagement rings while shopping, but chances are you will not find the ring that was meant for your special girl. Men in 2021 seek out a custom jeweler because they are looking for the autonomy to create a stunning one-of-a-kind ring that pairs perfectly with the lady in your life while shining brightly and making her shine at the same time.
Teaming up with a custom jewelry designer gives you the autonomy to pick all the materials for the ring including the precious gemstone, the precious metal as well as the design of the ring. People desire to have an engagement ring that compliments their sense of style, flare, and beauty. Going with a custom engagement ring gives you the ability to make all those desires come true.
Minus: Extensive Options Can Be Too Much
A person that has complete autonomy can be a big plus, but it can create a situation where so many options can be too technical and difficult to deal with for a man that has little or no knowledge about creating a piece of customer jewelry where you have to choose the metal, gems and design. Best approach to making this endeavor workout is for a man to bring his partner along when making component and design decisions. Proposals are quite often not known by the person receiving the proposal, so this idea would not work then.
When you are a guy making the choices involved in ordering a custom engagement ring by yourself, it makes sense to get some help when doing it. Teaming up with a custom jeweler online or in person if possible, gives you the setting to investigate multiple creative artistic options for your custom ring. Going this route will assist you in choosing a stunning ring with the best design and materials possible.
Plus: Quite Often a Stunning Custom Engagement Ring Price is Less or the Same Price as Ring from a Retail Store Price
It is hard to fathom, but design and manufacturing a custom engagement ring with custom jeweler may be less than a store-bought ring from a retail jewelry store. The price will be predicted on the materials chosen and the price the custom jeweler charges for design and manufacturing the ring. Chances are the price for the custom engagement ring will be less than a chain store like.
Minus:Custom Engagement Rings are Not Returnable and Normally Not Refundable
The primary minus of going with a custom engagement ring by a custom jeweler is most likely it is not returnable. If the engagement question answer turns out to be a “no”, or the answer is yes, but she does not like the ring, the custom jeweler will not take it back. This is only fair because a custom engagement ring is made for just one person and it cannot be sold again to a different guy for another girl.
If a proposal does not work out a guy can sell the precious gems and metals to get some of his money back. But, if it turns out the answer is yes, but she does not love the ring, you can always go back to the same custom jeweler that designed and manufactured the ring and see about redoing the ring to her liking with her input included. A custom ring can be changed multiple different ways including switching out the stone or changing the setting the stone sits in. Or perhaps if you have the budget, you can change the design completely along with a different stone and different material while exchanging the original ring materials and stone to pay for part of the new ring. Involving your fiancé in the process will ensure you she loves it, so it all works out.