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How to Build Your Own Engagement Ring

How to Build Your Own Engagement Ring

Engagement rings are a token of love that represent the dedication and commitment between two people. It is also a romantic gesture and proclaims a person’s intent to marry. Due to the importance of the ring and everything it symbolizes, choosing an engagement ring should not be a half-hearted process. For a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that will be forever cherished by the recipient, build your own engagement ring with the help of Chinchar Maloney.  

Why Build Your Own Ring?

When most people purchase an engagement ring, they are under the misconception that their choices are limited to what’s in the store display case. However, this is far from the truth. Custom engagement rings can be designed and created with assistance from our Custom Specialist. 

There are several reasons why you may want to build your own engagement ring. First, purchasing a custom ring ensures that you get exactly what you want. When you go through the ring-building process, you will get to choose the individual components that make up the ring, such as the metal, gemstones, and design. This means you can create an engagement ring that perfectly suits the recipient's unique style preferences.  

Many modern couples enjoy building the engagement ring together but still want the final outcome to be a surprise. With engagement ring building, both parties can be involved in the process and provide feedback to the designer. Couples can bring their own creativity to the design for an extraordinary outcome that reflects both personalities.

The Ring Building Process

At Chinchar Maloney, we aim to make the ring-building process fun and simple. Choose from a wide selection of gemstones and loose diamonds, such as hand-cut light blue Montana sapphires or cushion ice gray diamonds. 

Or perhaps you adore the modern look of a salt and pepper rustic diamond ring. Modern rustic engagement rings are characterized by their abundance of inclusions and reflect the individuality of the wearer. For custom gemstone engagement rings, hard gemstones like sapphires, diamonds, and rubies are the optimal choice but other gems can also be added.

Once the center diamond or gemstone has been chosen, select the gold and diamond colors to further enhance the look of your ring. You will also get to choose the setting of the ring, such as a bezel setting or prong setting. 

The current production time on a custom ring is approximately 4 to 6 weeks.  

Customizing Your Jewelry

Not quite ready to choose the individual components of your custom engagement ring? Contact Chinchar Maloney to request a consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable custom jewelry designers

Provide us with some information about your ideas and how we can bring your vision to life. Our team will guide you throughout the exciting custom engagement ring-building process. You will work directly with Owner and Head Designer Marian Maloney to design a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

You’ll be kept in the loop every step of the way for an experience you won’t soon forget. We provide ongoing communication, including photos and videos to show the progress of your piece. We pride ourselves on our impeccable customer service throughout the ring customization process.

Ring Design

An engagement ring should be personalized to the person wearing it. That is why we begin the consultation process by listening and gathering critical information about your vision and preferences. We’ll advise you on gemstone and diamond options, as well as on design options available.

Individuals who live in the Portland, OR area have the opportunity to view our showroom in person. Schedule an appointment to review some pieces and see sketches and photos in person. 

If you live outside of Portland, we still aim to make the customizing process as effortless as possible. Our ongoing communication methods will make you feel like you are directly involved in the process no matter your location.

Stone & Metal Selection

Chinchar Maloney works with a respected group of trusted suppliers that offer beautiful quality, expertly cut diamonds and gemstones. We provide responsibly mined stones in a wide variety of shapes and cuts. 

We also offer yellow, white, and rose-gold metals in 10k, 14k, and 18k to meet your budget and lifestyle preferences. When choosing a metal, consider the recipient’s unique style and what would best complement her. If she’s drawn to cooler-toned jewelry, white gold may be the way to go. If she prefers warmer tones, consider yellow or rose gold.

Remember that while white diamonds are the most traditional gemstone for engagement rings, you don’t necessarily have to go this route. A naturally colored diamond ring in a vibrant color or unconventional shape can create a highly detailed and unique ring that you both will love. 

Personalized Advice from Experts

We want to help you create the perfect engagement ring for your significant other. Whether you want to create an engagement ring that is simple and traditional or intricate and colorful, we’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Building your own engagement ring gives you the freedom to choose a personalized setting, preferred gemstones and metals, and develop a design idea that is both elegant and depicts your style tastes.

Our trusted advisors will speak with you one-on-one to offer guidance and expertise. We’ll go over all aspects of the transaction, such as your design ideas, budget, and the deadline to ensure that you have the completed ring in hand when you’re ready to propose. 

Get Started with Your Custom Build

Your love story is unique, and your engagement ring should be too. If you’re planning on popping the question in the near future, get started on building your own engagement ring to make the occasion even more special.

At Chinchar Maloney, we offer a wide selection of unique handcrafted engagement rings and custom design services. Contact our team today to get started.