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Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Six months ago, my younger sister married her best friend in a beautiful, church ceremony. I was one of the four bridesmaids in her wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were short and black. The shoulders and backs of the dresses were made out of black lace. Because my sister’s color scheme was red and black, she decided to purchase all of her bridesmaids a gorgeous, ruby necklace to wear with their black dresses. These sterling silver necklaces contained ruby beads and crosses made out of white topaz stones. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best kinds of ruby jewelry items to buy the bridesmaids in your upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

4 Tips To Help You Design A Perfect Custom Engagement Ring

by Luis Cabrera

Many want unique engagement rings that speak to the recipient's personality. When you design a custom engagement ring, you tailor every detail to suit your perfection. The design process involves a lot of consideration and attention to detail.

Use the following guide to inform the design process of your custom engagement ring.

1. Explore Options

You may be confident you love a given color, style, or shape until you see the ring on the finger. Since the design process starts with inspiration, the ideal way to refine your vision is to try samples.

You can find many inspirational designs online and in stores to guide your choice. So, take some time at the jewelry store to look at or try on some rings.

Besides trying, look at your jeweler's collections to give you an idea of the type of work to expect. For example, you may see photographs of past custom engagement ring creations.

You can also gauge the quality of different compositions once you see the ring. Finally, prior research makes the process much easier if you want to shop online.

2. Be Open To Change

You may have a detailed drawing or labeled photographs of your design. However, as you start the design process, expect your ideas to change slightly. For instance, you may envision a bold custom engagement ring but not love the sharp lines. In other cases, you may come across an even better version of your original design.

Feel free to change your mind before the creation starts. Jewelers understand that you want to get everything right and make changes as long as you do so in good time.

3. Collaborate With Your Jeweler

The design of unique engagement rings takes more than one visit to your jewelry store. Expect your jeweler to draw and revise your design and even call or text to clarify information. Professionals would have many details to consider and refine, even if you provided exact photographs.

Some people come up with the final design quickly, while others take a long time. Trust your jeweler to be patient and guide you no matter the time you take.

4. Understand Engagement Ring Styles

You can make more educated choices and boost your confidence if you understand your options. Whereas you don't need expert knowledge, research on the basics gives you solid foundational knowledge. Some engagement ring styles include:

  • Three stone. Instead of one stone, three-stone engagement rings have three stones at the center. 

  • Solitaire. The design features one center stone and can feature embellishments without side stones.

  • Halo. Your center stone rests in a halo of smaller gemstones.

  • Vintage inspired. This unique engagement ring draws inspiration from vintage eras.

  • Split shank. A split shank features a band that slips open and displays a negative space.

Besides the styles above, understand the various material options for luxury engagement rings.

Designing custom-made engagement rings should be an enjoyable process. Focus on creativity, fun, your partner, and good support from your jeweler. After all, the creation is unique and could be a one-time life experience. To learn more about creating your own custom ring design, reach out to a company like Krikawa Custom Jeweler.