Congratulations! You've decided to take the next step in your relationship and build the perfect engagement ring for your significant other. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to even know where to start. Today, we've decided to walk you through exactly how our team at Bijouterie La Voûte goes about making your engagement ring. We take pride in custom making each ring from A to Z.
From sourcing the stone, to designing your ring based on your finger, to ensuring your future wedding band will fit perfectly with your engagement ring, to testing and moulding the gold for each design, you can trust that our team is here to build the perfect ring for you!
Step 1: Set a Budget & Book a Consultation
The first step to building the perfect engagement ring is to set a budget. This will help you determine what kind of ring you can afford, and will prevent you from overspending. Remember, an engagement ring is a symbol of love, not of how much money you can spend on it.
We know it's basically 2 steps in one, but booking a consultation is really something that can help you determine your budget. If you're looking to start the process, you can book a consultation with one of our experts here. We'll help you through step 1 (and every other step of the process) - it's a perfect place to start!
Step 2: Determine the General Look and Feel
Next, it's important to determine the general look and feel of the ring. What kind of metal are you looking for? Are you looking for a solitaire or a halo setting? What kind of stone are you gushing over? These are all important questions to ask yourself before moving on to the next step.
At Bijouterie La Voûte, we love when clients share their Pinterest board, or photos they've seen somewhere or taken themselves. We use your inspiration to design the perfect ring that's been sitting in your head without you even realizing!
Step 3: Learning About Engagement Rings
One of the most important steps happens in our 1 on 1 consultations. This is where we teach you about all the important aspects of building an engagment ring. We have a few blogs already written to help guide the way, but we show you so much more!
We'll explain how we'll hunt for your stone, the difference between a feather and a cloud inclusion, how prongs hold onto a diamond's girdle, the importance of the 4 Cs and so much more. The idea is for you to have as much information as you are comfortable with, your ring is a huge step in your journey and we treat it as such.
Step 4: Hunting for the Right Stone
Now that you have a budget and a general idea of what kind of ring you want, it's time to start hunting for the right stone. Our team imports stones from all over the world, whether they be IGI certified lab diamonds, GIA certified natural diamonds or melee stones for that pavé band you've been eyeing!
With over 30 years of cumulative experience, and the right partners from around the globe, we are sure to find the perfect stone for your budget and design.
Step 5: Ring Design & Approval
Once we've chosen the perfect stone, it's time to design the rest of the ring. Working with our in house team, we supply a 3D design to be reviewed within a week or so. Don't be afraid to ask for revisions until you're completely satisfied with the design. We are here for you and your satisfaction is our number one priority. Once the design is completed and approved by all those who need to see it, we proceed to the final step!
Step 6: Making the Ring
The final step is to make the ring. This is where your design comes to life. Our team will use the highest quality tools and materials to create a ring that will last a lifetime. Once the ring is complete, take some time to admire your creation and get ready to pop the question!
Building the perfect engagement ring can seem like a daunting task, but with our experts at Bijouterie La Voûte and these 6 steps, you'll be well on your way to creating a ring that your significant other will love and cherish forever. Remember to take your time, book your consultation, and don't forget to have some fun in the process!