Unique Handmade Wedding Rings? The Why, How, Where, And When Of The Design Process


Do you want something more than standard in-store stock bands? Unique handmade wedding rings make a special statement that highlights your past, present, and future relationship. If you have questions about this type of band, take a look at the why, how, where, and when of handmade ring design.

Why Choose Unique Handmade Wedding Bands?

There isn't one universal answer to this question. Some of the most common reasons to choose handmade wedding bands include personal preference, the inability to find a set of bands that you can agree on or like, sizing issues, and the meaning behind the rings. Unlike store-bought or stock bands, handmade designs are creative options that allow you to customize the overall aesthetic, engraving, accents, shape, size, metal, and gemstone additions. 

How Should You Design the Bands?

Again, there is no standard or one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The design of the bands depends on you, your soon-to-be spouse, and the look the two of you want to create. Some couples prefer a simple plain metal band, while others would rather design intricate rings that feature multiple metals, a woven texture, gemstones, or engraving.

Where Can You Get This Type of Ring?

Before you invest in a custom handmade wedding ring, make sure the jewelry designer or crafter has extensive experience in this area. Your wedding bands aren't easily replaceable. These rings are much more than adornments or accents to accessorize your outfit. Instead, these bands symbolize the bond you have with your one true love. To make the most out of the design experience and get an end product that you will cherish for a lifetime, choose a designer/crafter that you feel a connection to.

You may need to interview more than one jewelry designer before you select a custom ring crafter. Schedule consultations with your potential future designers and prepare a list of questions to ask. If you're not sure where to start, ask the designer:

  • What types of rings can you create? Get specific and ask the designer about the types of metals they routinely work with, whether they can combine metals, the ability to engrave the rings, and whether they will add gemstones upon request.

  • What is your design process? Will the designer ask you for a drawing or can they create an image based on a verbal description? Talk to the designer about their process and your expected involvement or contributions.

  • Do you have photos or samples of your work? You need to see a concrete example of the designer's work before you choose one professional. Ask to view a portfolio or to see some of the jeweler's bands.

When should you start searching for a designer? Some designers may have a longer wait time or expected timeline than others. If your plans don't include a long engagement, start this process as soon as possible.

To look at options for handmade wedding bands, contact a local designer service such as Krikawa Master Jewelers.


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Investing In Fine Jewelry

When I was looking for ways to diversify my financial portfolio, a friend of mine suggested something interesting. He said that it might be smart to invest in high-end jewelry, so I started looking into it. I found out that many of my friends and family members had done just that--invest in designer pieces that appreciated in value over time. Unfortunately, I wasn't sure what to look for. I had to spend a lot of time learning the ropes before I purchased my first piece. Check out this blog to find out more about high-end jewelry so that you know what to buy.