Your engagement ring will be a combination of a center stone plus the uniquely-designed ring you set it into, which means the ring itself is where you can express your personality most. Often called a semi-mount (the ‘empty’ ring without its featured center stone), what your ring looks like is only limited by your imagination. Well, and the laws of physics.
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The engagement ring is where your personality and preferences can breakthrough because there are so many customizable parts within the setting and the shank.
Do you want a solitaire setting (one center stone and no other stones)? Or how about adding side stones in the shoulders? Maybe you’d like to wrap the entire head in a halo filled with diamonds. And then within the shoulders and the gallery, maybe you want ornate filigree for a vintage look. For maximum sparkle, maybe you want accent stones down the shank sides. Or rather than a smooth shank, what about decorating yours with intricate milgrain detail? The possibilities are endless, making a wedding ring the spot where your style and spirit can shine.
And if you look at it all and just don’t know... don’t sweat it. That’s what our amazing team is for. We can help you think through this, too. Find a day and time that works for you and make an appointment to take the next step.
Designing your engagement ring is your chance to create a symbol that reflects their personality and your love for them. And even if you don’t design it from scratch, you can make several choices to essentially “build” the unique ring of their dreams. Here are some things to think about that can help you narrow down your choices as you browse online, and prepare you for questions we’ll ask when you visit the store or arrive for your appointment.
What material do you want your engagement ring to be made of? What color do you want it to be? How durable do you need it to be? Consider these typical choices:
What do you want the prominent center stone to be in your engagement ring? You can pick the type (e.g. diamond or colored gemstone), the size (aka carat not carrot) and the shape (circle, square, you get the idea...)
When people think of types of center stones, they typically think of diamonds. Some retailers offer lab grown diamonds or moissanites (say that three times fast we dare you), but at Jack Lewis Jewelers we don’t. All of our diamonds are natural and unique just like your relationship. But diamonds aren’t your only choice. Some prefer to have a colored gemstone as their center stone and we’ve got those too. If you go that route, you’ll want to make sure you pick a hard and durable stone that won’t chip or crack. We can help you with that too.
Go to the Jack Lewis Jewelers YouTube channel to learn all about it. In the meantime, we’ll give you the short answer to our top 3 alternatives to diamonds:
Sizes are usually measured in carats (sounds like carrots), which is technically a weight. But the heavier a stone is, the larger it typically tends to appear. Depending on the shape you choose, 1 carat can appear larger or smaller, and you can surround a stone with other elements as well which can impact how large you perceive the overall ring to be. So, don’t stress about the size, just know it’s a choice you can adjust to fit your budget and our staff at Jack Lewis Jewelers can help you through that.
Let’s recap… You’ve thought about the type of stone (diamond or colored gemstone). You’ve thought about the type of metal you’d like the ring to be made of (yellow, white or rose gold, platinum, or a mix). And you’ve considered what size might fit your budget.
Now it’s time for the next most important decision of engagement ring decisions… the shape.
The shape of whatever stone you choose can really reflect someone’s personality. Let us help you narrow it down. There are a few common shapes for center stones. And how you might describe it, might not be the technical jewelry term... so let’s help clear that up, that way no matter who you talk to, you’re all speaking the same language.
Whether you like it to be thick or thin, with stones on the side, or with twists and turns to symbolize the crazy path that brought you two together, we can help you narrow down your choices to make something no one else has.
Because there is no other couple, like the two of you. That’s what this means.