If you are shopping for the perfect ring, necklace, or bracelet, it’s hard to find what you want. However, most people appreciate something unique to set them apart from everyone else. When you don’t want the same old thing, consider custom jewelry. Here are four important tips to remember, before you buy.
1. Make Sketches or Plans
Do you know what you want? If so, write your ideas down on paper. You don’t need a graphic artist or designer training. Just put down what you need. For example, if you want a three stone ring, draw images of the setting and stones.
Perhaps you saw pictures of jewelry that interests you. Include these images in your plan, along with instructions and ideas.
2. Metal Selection
You have several metal choices to consider, so choosing just”gold” is not good enough. For instance, you can have rose-colored gold, yellow gold, or white gold for your setting. Some people enjoy the look and feel of custom jewelry with platinum or titanium metal.
3. Diamond Selection
When you want a specific diamond set in your jewelry, you need to consider the 4 C’s of diamond shopping. This greatly affects your price, and here is a brief description of the 4 C’s
- Color – clear diamonds and fancy colors are the most expensive
- Cut – round cuts are the most sought after and costly, on average
- Clarity – flaws in the stone affect its ability to sparkle. Choose the fewest flaws possible for the most brilliance.
- Carats – a carat determines weight not size, but heavier diamonds are also larger, and the most expensive selections.
4. Choose the Right Jeweler
A qualified jeweler creates custom jewelry to your specifications. Make sure to choose a company with expert designers and craftsmen on staff, for best results.
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