Creating a custom moissanite engagement ring is an exciting process that allows you to create an engagement ring that you are guaranteed to love! This article contains pro tips that will help you prepare and ensure a smooth experience. Learn more about moissanite here.
If you are considering a custom engagement ring, you likely already have a style in mind. If you are deciding between engagement ring styles, consider creating a Pinterest board or a dedicated Instagram collection just for rings. As you pin and save images, you’ll likely find that a pattern emerges. Creating a custom ring is a chance to let your personality shine, so don’t be afraid to follow your gut when it comes to creating your moissanite engagement ring.
Start the process early
When you decide to create a custom ring, it’s important to start the process as early as possible. The process involves communicating your ideas, approving and tweaking images, and allowing time for the ring to be crafted. A good guideline is to allow 4 weeks to 6 weeks. However, if your ideas are evolving after starting the process, allow yourself more time. It's completely ok to pause the process if you need more time to think.
Set a budget and determine must-haves before getting started
Aside from its spectacular sparkle and the fact it is harder than sapphires, moissanite makes your dream ring far more affordable. With that said, setting a budget will help guide the process.
Determining your must haves is equally important. If your budget is $1500 and you want to create an oval moissanite engagement ring, ask yourself if you want to prioritize a large stone over a higher karat of gold or vice versa. Is there flexibility in the budget to accommodate both?
Thinking about these things ahead of time and communicating your priorities is helpful.
Consider creating a bridal set
If you know the style of wedding band you want, consider creating a bridal set to guarantee your engagement ring and wedding band fit together. While it is possible to create a custom wedding band at a later date, your engagement ring may be requested during the crafting process to ensure a the rings fit well together.
Moissanite stone shape, size, and color
Moissanite stones are available in a mind-blowing variety of shapes. Cuts include round, oval, cushion, princess, radiant, emerald, marquise, trillion, Asscher, baguette, shield cuts, old European, antique cuts, rose cuts, and many lesser-known cuts.
In terms of size, moissanite is available in a wide range of sizes. Forever Ring Moissanite can be custom cut to any size you wish.
Moissanite is available in a variety of colors beyond colorless and near-colorless. This includes grey moissanite and yellow moissanite.
Gold or Platinum?
The choice of precious metal is an important factor. While white gold has been the most popular metal for engagement rings in recent years, 14k yellow gold moissanite engagement rings are trending. Platinum and rose gold are also excellent choices for your moissanite ring.
Pave and accents
Both moissanite stones and lab-diamonds can be used for pave. Creating a custom moissanite engagement ring means that you get to specify every element. Pave bands, pave prongs, hidden accent stones, decorative baskets, galleries, personal symbols, side stones, or a halo can personalize your engagement ring. Don’t be afraid to incorporate something that is special to you individually or as a couple. If you are considering engraving, a wider band is recommended.
- Clarify your vision to save time.
- Share photos that capture the elements (band, halo, pave, basket, gallery, prongs).
- An estimate will be shared with you to review.
- If you decide to move forward, a deposit will be requested.
- Images will be created for you to review and you may wish to make changes. Time should be budgeted to revise the design and engage in the review process.
- Once the design is approved by the client, the ring will be cast and finished.