We make creating custom engagement rings simple and stress-free
The sad truth is, that some jewellers really don’t know the difference been high and low quality diamonds and end up selling you rings that are well – just a little bit ordinary.
Obviously, a huge part of a ring’s value is in the diamond, so how do you ensure you’re getting some serious sparkle for your investment?
Well, that’s where Diamondport comes in. We have a simple 5-step diamond selection and design process that really helps. Let’s break it down:
Step 1: Decide your budget
Before you head to the jeweller, it’s vital that you have a firm idea of a budget in mind. otherwise, you might find yourself making a rash purchase decision and suffering from some serious buyer’s regret later.
The old rule of thumb (or should that be finger?) is that you ought to be spending two month’s salary on a ring, but at Diamondport we think it’s important to consider other financial factors. Of course, you want to buy the most beautiful ring, but that doesn’t mean you need to bankrupt yourself.
We make exquisite custom engagement rings to suit all budgets, and we won’t pressure you to spend big bucks.
Step 2: Choose the main diamond
The core diamond is usually the main attraction of any engagement or wedding ring. There are two key factors to consider here:
- Shape: All diamonds are fashioned in different ways, known as shapes. Some popular types include the more traditional round brilliant cut, the fashionable cushion cut, the classic princess cut or the more unusual pear shape
- Carat: Carat is the industry term to describe the weight of a gemstone. Since 1913, the international standard has been 200 milligrams per carat, so a 10-carat diamond weighs more (and costs more) than a 5-carat diamond
Step 3: Choose the metal
You need to decide whether you want the gemstone set in platinum, yellow gold, rose gold or the most popular, white gold. It can be a tough choice, so if you haven’t been given strict instructions, we recommend checking your partner’s existing jewellery to guess what they’d prefer.
It’s also really important to check if your future partner has any allergies – you don’t want to give them a ring that brings them out in a rash.
Step 4: Choose the design
Okay, so there are a serious number of design options, and it can feel little overwhelming. It’s a good idea to come to our studio prepared, and if you’re trying to keep everything a surprise, we recommend:
- Checking out your partner’s existing jewellery, and perhaps take a few photos on your smartphone to show us
- Asking your partner’s family and friends for ideas
- Flicking through a few wedding magazines to find ideas
To make your life easier, we’ve included a selection of popular ring designs in our gallery and don’t worry, we’ll talk you through the options on the day.
Step 5: Get ready to propose
After you’ve visited our studios, your ring will take an average of 3 to 4 weeks to be handcrafted by our team of diamond experts. We’ll call you back in when the ring is ready and give it to you in a beautiful, stylish presentation box.
While you’re waiting, you can put the finishing touches to your proposal plans: find that amazing location that’s special to you, book a trip away, find the fanciest restaurant in town and practice getting down on one knee.
99.9% success rate
Our head diamond specialist, Ashley Portas, has helped hundreds of people design the perfect custom ring using the steps above. He’s confident you’ll create the perfect ring. We work hard to help you find the right style, choose the highest quality diamond and ultimately walk away with a ring that will melt her heart without breaking your budget.