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Article: How to Pick a Stone for a Custom Engagement Ring

How to Pick a Stone for a Custom Engagement Ring

Choosing an engagement ring can be stressful, but going with a custom engagement ring takes things to the next level. If you want to do something extra special for your bride to be by buying her a custom ring, follow these steps for choosing the right stone.

3 Steps to Creating a Custom Engagement Ring

  1. Choosing the Stone

The most common stone for engagement rings is a diamond. Diamonds are incredibly durable gemstones and make for a classic look. When it comes to choosing the right diamond, you’ll need to consider the 4 Cs - cut, clarity, colour, and carat.

There is no rule stating that engagement rings have to feature a diamond; sapphires, rubies, or aquamarine are other stones you may want to consider. Rubies and aquamarine are highly durable like diamonds, and sapphires are unique and cheaper than diamonds. Gems you may want to stay away from include emeralds, opals, and pearls. These stones are softer and may be a risky choice for something your sweetheart will be wearing every day.

  1. Determine Your Partner’s Style

Some girls are all about the sparkle and shine; if you know that she wants a more traditional look, choosing a diamond and customizing the setting and cut of the stone might be enough to make the ring unique. Regardless of the stone that you select, the shape is an important feature to consider. You can talk to Calgary jeweller about a pear, heart, oval, round, radiant, princess, or marquise shape.

  1. Consider Quality

When it comes to custom jewellery in Calgary, quality is always better than quantity (or size). Of course, you’ll want to pick a stone that fits within your budget and will look good on your girlfriend's hand, but you should also evaluate the cut and quality of the gemstone. It’s better to choose a stone that is small and of high quality, than a large diamond with a poor cut and clarity.

Where to Buy Custom Jewellery in Calgary

In order to find the right stones, setting, and quality of products and workmanship, you’ll need to find a store that specializes in custom jewellery in Calgary. Your sweetheart is sure to love a custom engagement ring that you have helped to design and bring to life!

Whether you choose a diamond, sapphire or ruby, come into Marlow Design for the perfect custom engagement ring. For the best diamond rings, family jewellery or jewellery repairs, resizing and cleaning, we have you covered. Let us be your one-stop jewellery shop! Questions? Contact us today for a free quote!

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