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How to Design an Engagement Ring

How to Design an Engagement Ring

At Polished Diamonds Jewellery Design, our approach to crafting engagement rings is entirely custom. While the notion of designing such a significant piece of jewellery may seem overwhelming to some, we’re dedicated to ensuring the process is both seamless and enjoyable. Join us with the “How to Design an Engagement Ring” blog as we delve into the step-by-step journey of designing your dream engagement ring.

Gather Inspiration

Begin by collecting engagement ring inspiration from various sources such as Pinterest, jewellery websites, and magazines, or even by observing the recipient’s taste in jewellery. Pay attention to styles, gemstones, and settings that catch your eye.

Determine the Budget

Before diving into the design process, it’s essential to establish a budget. This will help you narrow down design options and ensure you stay within your financial means.

Choose the Stone

The centre stone is the focal point of the ring. Diamonds are traditional, but gemstones like sapphires, rubies, or emeralds can add unique flair. Consider factors like colour, cut, clarity, and carat weight. If opting for a diamond, the “Four Cs” (cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight) are crucial in determining its quality and value. Our expert team members will help you to choose the perfect diamond.

Select the Setting

The setting holds the stone in place and influences the ring’s overall aesthetic. Common settings include prong, pave, bezel, and halo. Each offers different levels of security, prominence, and style. Choose a setting that complements the stone and reflects the wearer’s personality.

Decide on the Metal

The metal choice sets the tone for the ring’s appearance. Platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold are popular options. Consider the recipient’s skin tone and lifestyle when selecting the metal. Platinum is durable and hypoallergenic, while gold offers classic warmth and versatility.

Customize the Band

The band of an engagement ring can be customized with engravings, filigree, or accent stones. Engravings can add a personal touch with dates, initials, or meaningful phrases. Filigree adds intricate detailing, while accent stones can enhance the ring’s brilliance and uniqueness.

Consider the Ring Size

Ensuring the ring fits perfectly is essential. If it’s a surprise, discreetly borrow a ring from the recipient’s jewellery collection to determine the size. Alternatively, talk to us for sizing assistance.

Review and Revise

Once we have your design drawn up, review it carefully. Consider how all elements come together and whether any adjustments are needed. Don’t hesitate to make revisions until you’re satisfied with the final concept.

Finalize and Create

After finalising the design, it’s time to bring it to life. You can work closely with our jeweller and designers to ensure every detail is executed to perfection. Be patient during the crafting process, as creating a custom ring takes time and precision.


Finally, plan a memorable way to present the ring. Whether it’s a romantic dinner, a scenic proposal, or a heartfelt gesture, make the moment as special as the ring itself.