CONGRATULATIONS!! You’ve found the love of your life and you’re ready to propose! We will help you step-by-step to create the perfect ring that uniquely suits your bride-to-be. Below is a description of our design process from start to finish.
Our 7-step questionnaire will get us on the right track to designing your engagement ring. These questions let me get to know a little bit more about you both personally and are designed to get us on the same page visually. This is our starting point where the concept of our ring design begins to take shape. You can be as detailed or as vague as you want.
Sourcing the Stone
Some grooms-to-be have a type of gemstone already in mind. Others maybe have a gemstone that has been passed on through their family. Still, others may not have any ideas at all! No problem! We have got you covered.
Whether you are looking for a diamond, a colored stone or you’re not sure, we will work with you to choose the perfect main stone for your engagement ring. Once we have an idea of what type and size of stone we want I will contact my suppliers to see if they have it in stock or potentially have it custom cut from rough material just for your ring. Do you want a certified ethical diamond? Sounds great! What about a USA mined sapphire? No problem. We have many suppliers and access to every stone on the market.
The Rough Sketch
This is where the magic starts to happen. Based on the questionnaire I will begin to hand sketch the elements of the ring. Once I have a fairly complete sketch I will send it to you for feedback. At this point in the design process we can create up to 3 revisions based on your ideas and thoughts. This is a collaborative effort and we will be on the same page every step of the way.
The CAD Sketch
Once we have agreed that the rough sketch includes all of the design elements we will go ahead and create a CAD sketch. The CAD sketch will detail all of the elements of the design in 3-D and perfect proportion so you can see exactly what it will look like. At this stage in the process we will finalize the design elements and details with up to 3 revisions to ensure that everything is just right!
Once you have approved the final CAD sketch we give the sketch and any materials to our USA based manufacturer where expert bench jewelers will create your ring. This usually takes 2-4 weeks depending on the time of year and complexity of the design.
TOTAL TIME: The design process can take anywhere from 10-12 weeks but it mostly depends on your responsiveness during the collaboration of the design, so the timeline is really up to you!
The Final Product
We know you will be happy with the results of our design collaboration! All of our rings come in a hinged wooden ring box with any necessary certification and paperwork applicable.
We guarantee all work and gemstone loss for reasons of natural or manufacturers defect and will repair and/or replace them if necessary.
Contact us to get started at firstname.lastname@example.org.