Last updated: November 28, 2022

10 Unique Ways To Customise Your Engagement Ring


Your engagement ring should be just as unique as your love story. Your engagement ring should be as special as you are, and reflect the incomparable journey you and your partner have travelled to be at this moment, together. Today, we’re sharing 10 ways our master jewellers have worked with couples to create beautifully unique engagement rings. 

Is It Better To Customise My Engagement Ring?

When you customise your engagement ring, you ensure your piece is made from the high-quality materials, diamonds, gemstones, and setting design of your choice. Customising your engagement ring ensures your enduring piece of jewellery is a true reflection of your aesthetic, your preferences, and lifestyle – an engagement ring crafted especially for you.  

Option 1: Emphasise The Band


1. Diamond Encrusted Band 

Amp up the sparkle of your engagement ring while complimenting the centre stone. Sweet and eye-catching, accent diamonds and gemstones add a brilliant touch of twinkle to any engagement ring, but you aren’t limited to embellishing the outside of the band – you can add precious stones to the shoulder of the band, or, for something truly different, add a hidden element with a fine trace of diamonds or coloured gemstones around the inside of the band.


2. Twisted Band Design

Like two slender branches that have grown towards each other, a twisted band engagement ring is beautifully delicate, adding intricacy and sophistication to your engagement ring. A diamond twist engagement ring is feminine and classical, the flowing movement drawing the eye to the centre-stone. 

Add a further touch of colour and sparkle to your twisted band engagement ring by pairing two differently toned precious metals, such as rose gold and white gold, or smaller diamonds dotted along bright white or yellow gold. What better way to represent the entwining of two different lives that have come together to create something beautiful. 


3. Coloured Accent Stones 

Bring a flash of light and colour to your engagement ring. The inclusion of coloured stones enables you to enjoy the best of both worlds – a classically brilliant diamond engagement ring, with the uniqueness of coloured accent stones. Sapphire and diamond engagement rings have seen increasing popularity over the last five years, and accent stones are a beautiful way to get in on this trend without sacrificing your desire for a central diamond, or show-stopping sapphire.

Sapphires are beautifully versatile, and while many people assume sapphires are simply a shade of blue, this complex, decadent precious gemstone can be found in a vast array of hues, from royal blue and sea green, to canary yellow, electric fuchsia, and soft pink.  

Sapphire engagement rings are exciting, romantic, and bold, while sapphire accent stones provide a wild dance of colour when paired with a glittering diamond centre-stone.


4. Diamond Ring Claws

Never underestimate the power of the setting – amplifying the setting of your engagement ring claws is a playful, opulent way to make your engagement ring truly unique, while adding an intricate touch of fine detail. 

Including smaller diamonds in the basket of your diamond engagement ring adds an ethereal-like quality to the setting and claws, while elevating the centre-stone. The addition of diamonds to the basket increases the amount of dancing light, complementing and elevating the natural beauty of your centre-stone. Also shown are diamonds on the bezel.


Option 2: Play With Engraving


5. Personal Engraving

In the British Museum is an antique gold ring from the 1700s, inscribed with the sweet message, ‘Many are the stars I see, but in my eye, no star like thee.’ Sigh. Heartfelt messages stand the test of time. Make your engagement ring truly personal with an engraved band inscribed with the date you and your spouse-to-be met, your wedding date, or a personal message imbued with meaning special to the two of you. Find true romance with a hand engraved engagement ring.  


6. Textured Engraving 

Want to explore more unique ring engraving ideas? Textured engraving will create an engagement ring like no other. Textured engagement rings work with the surface of your ring, using precise techniques to create a variety of grains and effects to give your engagement ring a vintage or modern feel. 


Option 3: The Magic Of Hidden Elements


7. Hidden Diamond Halo

Highly desirable, a round hidden halo engagement ring is straight out of a fairy-tale. This unique, swoon-worthy setting style positions the centre diamond or gemstone beautifully high on the finger. 

This style is not wholly visible from the top, but rather, brings in more light to the sides of the setting, making the star of the show – your diamond, appear larger and more brilliant. This setting adds a dreamy, detailed uniqueness to the otherwise classical solitaire setting. 


8. Diamond Bridge 

There are many places to add extra diamonds or gemstones to customise your engagement ring, but none so unusual or unique, as a diamonds inlaid at the bridge of your ring. Why not personalise your engagement ring with an intimate series of smaller stones, or a single stone, at the base of your centre stone?  

Make this design element even more personal by using family diamonds or gemstones, bringing a touch of family history into your unfolding love story. 


9. Hidden Birthstone

Hidden birthstone engagement rings are a monumentally personal and intimate way to customise your engagement ring, making your piece like no other. Select the birthstone of you, your partner (or both!), and include this passionately discreet element in a hammer set/flush setting inside the band. A sweet something hidden from all but the two of you. 


Option 4: Create New Traditions


10. Remodel a family heirloom

Your love story is one that builds upon the tapestry of love stories that came before you. What better way to celebrate a legacy of love, than to give heirloom pieces a new life in your engagement ring. Entrust your most sentimental pieces with our skilled artisans, who will unset family diamonds and gemstones with care, creating a new piece that celebrates your blossoming love story, and the love stories that have already been told.

I’m Inspired! How Do I Customise My Engagement Ring?

Diamondport works with talented craftsmen and women to create opulent showstoppers, timeless, sophisticated classics, and sleek modern designs. We will work with you to design your perfect engagement ring, offering guidance to select high-quality diamonds, glittering sapphires (or a combination of the two). Help you decide on your precious metals – choose between robust platinum or crisp white gold, our blushing rose, and warm honey gold. Whether your inspiration is the result of a carefully curated image search or simply your imagination, our talented designers can bring it to life. 

After producing a rendered version of your engagement ring, tailored to the specific dimensions of your selected diamonds and gemstones, our jewellers will handcraft your piece, creating a precious family heirloom, uniquely yours. View our collection of custom-made love stories, crafted from precious stones and materials.


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