Engagement and wedding rings are expensive – that is clearly a fact. So the question is, are there ways to lessen the price of your bespoke jewellery? Absolutely yes!
Before you do anything else, the first thing on your list should be to roughly estimate what your budget will be before visiting any jewellery store. This will avoid the temptation of being drawn to the design pieces that are not that practical and realistic as of the moment. The next step is for you to be reassured that it is entirely possible to find a beautiful, high-quality wedding or engagement ring that does not break the bank.
Here are some of the things that could considerably reduce the cost when purchasing a ring for you or your beloved partner:
Choose The Metal
The most common choice for white coloured metals is either white gold or platinum. Both options are durable enough to last you a lifetime, but platinum is considered to be superior as it is remarkably hard wearing, pure, and requires no plating. But then again, platinum is almost twice the price of gold, depending on the availability of the metal at the time. In the end, there really is no right or wrong choice since it all comes down to budget.
Choose Your Gemstones
The truth is, most diamond rings we see on display are very expensive. So what do you do when your budget does not stretch far enough to allow for one of those enormous diamond stones you see in the magazines? The answer is to consider going for coloured gemstones instead. Coloured gemstones are more affordable than diamond stones, so you will have a wider variety of options to choose from.
Choose Custom Engagement Rings
Here’s something you should know: it is possible to create a stunning engagement ring within any budget. However, you should first find yourself a skilled and professional custom jeweller that will be able to do this for you.
It is often a misconception that custom jewellery is the expensive option, but that is not entirely the case. Going for custom rings means your jeweller can work with you to come up with an elegant design that will still suit your budget. You can help choose the gemstone, the setting, the metal, and even the overall design of the ring. This is why custom-made engagement and wedding rings are such an excellent choice.
Lastly, it is good to remind yourself that your bespoke jewellery is something that you will continuously wear for the rest of your life. So make sure you give them enough consideration and love they deserve.
For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewelers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.