Why Settle For Ordinary: Create A Custom Engagement Ring Design

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Is A Custom Engagement Ring Right For Me?

As you and your partner grow your unique love story, starting the talks around engagement is an exciting and special time. Finding the perfect engagement ring can seem daunting – with so many options on the market, it can be hard to know where to start when beginning your engagement ring shopping journey together. 

Like your unique love story, chances are that you want your engagement ring to be a unique representation of your relationship. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring that nobody else will have – a custom-designed engagement ring is a perfect option.

Designing a custom engagement ring gives you complete freedom to choose your setting, stone, metal, detailing, and more. Whether you’re designing your engagement ring together as a couple or it is a special surprise for your partner, read on for everything you need to know about getting started with a fully customized and unique engagement ring.

Benefits Of Choosing A Custom Ring Design

  • A ring that is 100% unique to you
  • Working directly with local jewelers
  • Selecting your exact desired setting, style, stones, metals, and other detailing options
  • Flexibility to work within your budget
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Start Building Your Custom Engagement Ring

Richter & Phillips Jewelers has our very own team of in-house jewelry designers and gemologists that can help you take your perfect ring from an idea to reality. We specialize in custom work, our experts will help you build an engagement ring that is comparable in quality to designer pieces – while giving you exactly what you want!

3D Engagement Ring Designer Tool

A great way to begin forming an idea of what features you want in your engagement ring is to explore our 3D ring designer tool. Our ring designer tool is completely free to use and offers you a visual way to discover which styles you like. You can start mixing and matching ring details to build the engagement ring of your dreams in a low-pressure environment.

It is simple to send a hint to your partner or send us an inquiry right from the tool to get started!

You may also want to explore our blog, or our vast selection of designer engagement rings to help gain inspiration from different trends and styles that you might like to incorporate into your final engagement ring design.

Custom Engagement Ring Design Process

Once you have begun to curate the ideas you want in your custom engagement ring look – our experts are standing by to bring your vision to life.

You will start by working with one of our designers, who will begin with a sketch – using your drawings, inspirations, and configurations from our ring designer tool – to start creating the overall design of your one-of-a-kind engagement ring.

You will also work with our on-staff gemologists, who will be there every step of the way to offer guidance on selecting the stones that are right for your engagement ring based on your design concepts. Richter & Phillips has the largest loose diamond collection in the Midwest and thousands of other gemstone options to help you fully customize your ring.

Once you have finalized your engagement ring specifications with our designers and gemologists, we then utilize a three-step process to build your engagement ring and bring your idea to reality.

Step One: CAD (Computer-Aided Design)

The first step in our engagement ring creation process is to create a CAD drawing of your ring. This rendering will allow you to see your custom-designed engagement ring in 3D for the first time.

Step Two: Wax Model

Once you are satisfied with the design of your engagement ring, a wax model will be made. When your wax model is ready, you will be able to touch and feel your custom engagement ring for the first time. The wax model step will help you get a better feel for the final product, and assure that everything is coming to life as you imagined. At this stage, any further adjustments can easily be made to your engagement ring before finalizing your ring design.

Step Three: Final Structure

Once you have finalized the details and made any changes necessary to your wax model, we use the wax model to cast the piece’s final structure using the metal that you have picked for your engagement ring in the design process. After your engagement ring has been cast in metal, we will set the stones into the ring setting and apply a brushed or polished finish. At this point, you can also choose to further customize your ring with an engraving – such as a special date or message.

Protecting & Caring For Your Custom Engagement Ring

You’ve got your ring designed and built – all that is left is for you to use your new stunning custom engagement ring to pop the question to your loved one. However, there are a couple of items to consider when thinking about the future care and protection of your engagement ring. 

When working with Richter & Phillips Jewelers for your custom engagement ring – we offer some additional perks to protect, care for, and even upgrade your ring.

Every engagement ring purchase includes the following at no additional cost to you:

  • Lifetime Diamond Upgrades: We offer a lifetime upgrade for any diamond that you buy from us. If you decide to trade in your diamond, we will give you the full amount of your original purchase towards a new diamond of greater value.
  • Free Ring Sizing: Ensure the perfect fit. We offer free one-time ring sizing up or down one size.
  • 12-Month Ring Insurance: We pay the premium to insure your engagement ring purchase for the first 12 months. This policy covers any damage or loss of your diamond, as well as theft or loss of the entire ring up to $10,000.
  • Appraisal With Ring Purchase: At the time of purchase, one of our certified gemologists or appraisal experts will provide you with a detailed report and a statement of what your engagement ring is worth.
  • Cleaning & Steaming: We want to ensure that your ring looks as beautiful as the day you got engaged, we offer free ring cleaning and steaming services on engagement rings for life.

Don’t Settle For Less Than Perfect – Partner With Richter & Phillips Jewelers

Ready to get started designing the custom engagement ring of your dreams? Richter & Phillips Jewelers would love to make your vision a reality. Our team of expert ring designers is here throughout the entire process.  
Still have questions? Send us a message, book an appointment or visit us in-store at our downtown Cincinnati location to get started today.

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