Custom vs already created engagement rings
May 11, 2022 • 4 min read
Your options are basically endless when shopping for an engagement ring. It doesn’t matter if you are visiting a jewellery store at your local shopping centre or finding a jeweller online — the plethora of engagement rings offered in Australia is vast.
There are countless pre-made rings available on the market. Differing in stone cuts, settings and metal choices, you have a variety of pre-made designs available to choose from. Furthermore, ring customisation services broaden your options, giving you an unlimited scale of possibilities to discover.
Although both come with their benefits, it can be hard to decipher whether you are happy choosing a ring from pre-made designs or creating your very own.
So, which option is best for you? Let us help you decide which option would suit you perfectly!
Customising your own engagement ring
If you have an ideal engagement ring pictured in your head, you shouldn’t have to settle for the most similar ring you can find. Rather than heading on a lengthy search, you can bring the perfect ring to life with a professional customisation service!
As one of the leading jewellers in Sydney, we offer an exclusive custom engagement ring service that allows you to design and create the ring you have dreamt in your mind. Customising a ring comes with many benefits and it may be the right option for you for many reasons.
Customising gives you more flexibility
Customising a design means there are only a few limitations, but still a wide array of possibilities. Instead of accepting a mostly right ring, you can change all aspects, designing the ring to work for you. This means you have countless options to choose from, being able to tailor all details, including the right diamond cut, the ideal stone, the desired setting and all the smaller features.
While it sounds like you may need to know what you want, the master jewellers at Midas Jewellery can help guide and educate you, so you understand what it is you want.
Customising makes it more personal
Designing your ring means it is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that has been specifically made for you and your partner. While all engagement rings hold a special significance, custom made designs unlock a whole new level of thought.
This means a lot of love, care and effort has been put into the creation of your ring, making it an incredibly sentimental piece. It also means there has been a lot of consideration put behind the idea, making it a special gesture that is further appreciated and adored.
Customising a ring is a longer process
The most apparent downside to customising a ring is that it can be a long process. Choosing an already made engagement ring can narrow down the turnaround time; however, designing a ring from scratch won’t just happen overnight with a quality jeweller.
Because you are not just selecting a ring that has already been created, you have to wait throughout the entire ring creation process. This includes the design stage, creation stage and finishing touches. You also may need to wait for your specific diamond to come in, which can be taken from a few weeks to a couple of months.
Buying an already created engagement ring
A pre-existing engagement ring may just be the right choice for those who don’t have an exact ring in mind. Rather than customising, you may be lucky enough to browse rings already on display, finding the ideal ring waiting for you.
Are you keen on buying a ring but don’t know where to start? If you would rather jump into the process and find a pre-made ring you adore, looking at existing designs may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Already made engagement rings are readily available
The best part about finding an already made engagement ring is that the process can be quicker, especially if you aren’t trying to match an exact image in your head. There are plenty of engagement rings already existing, so if you go in open-minded, you may find a ring you love pretty quickly. Also, by opting for engagement rings that have already been created, you can see exactly what you are getting on the spot.
If you find the right match when exploring a range, this also makes it easier to purchase as it is ready to go or can at least be prepared for you in a matter of days. This means you can propose even sooner! This is ideal especially if you’re in a time crunch.
Already made engagement rings can be more affordable
A plus for many is that choosing an already existing engagement ring can be more financially appropriate. Customising a ring can become pricey as it is a tailored service, whereas an already designed ring usually has a set price, which is more affordable.
This makes it more ideal for those who are mindful of a budget. Plus, in terms of returning, it is usually easier to return a set ring as it can go back on the shelf rather than a one-of-a-kind that has been custom designed.
Already made engagement rings are not always unique
If you opt for an engagement ring that has already been made, there is a good chance it is a regular design that the jeweller often has on display. This also means it can be a popular ring selected before and after your purchase. While it can indicate you have good taste, it also may mean there are higher chances of finding a ring that is similar or identical to yours.
This will, in turn, make your design less rare than you would like. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it may be more of a personal preference to have a unique design, making custom services more appealing!
Have you decided which option you would prefer? At Midas Jewellery, our jewellery stores in Sydney offer both pre-made designs and customisation services. No matter what method you would prefer, our team is dedicated to helping to find the perfect ring for you and your partner.
Head to our website for any enquiries or to book a customisation service with your convenient boutique location.
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