How to Design Your Own Engagement Ring: Tips from the Experts

How to Design Your Own Engagement Ring: Tips from the Experts

Vicky K

An engagement ring is not just a piece of jewelry; it’s a symbol of love and commitment. It represents the promise of a lifetime of happiness and partnership between two people devoted to each other. 

Designing your engagement ring allows you to create a one-of-a-kind piece that perfectly reflects your relationship as well as your partner's personality and style. 

At Malka Diamonds in Portland, designing an engagement ring is easier than ever. With the help of our expert designers, you can create a truly unique and special ring. From selecting the right metal to choosing the perfect diamond or gemstone, we’re here to guide you through the process.

Benefits of Designing Your Own Engagement Ring

How to Design Your Own Engagement Ring: Tips from the Experts

There are several benefits to designing your own engagement ring. First and foremost, it allows you to express your creativity and showcase your style. You can create a ring that perfectly represents who you are as a person and as a couple. It's a chance to break away from traditional ring designs and create something truly unique and meaningful.

Customizing your engagement ring can also be a bonding experience with your partner. You can work together to create a ring that reflects your love story — the one that only you two know. It's also an opportunity to learn more about your partner's tastes and preferences. Consider this moment to be part of your marriage journey. 

By designing your own engagement ring, you ensure you get exactly what you want. When you purchase a pre-designed ring, you may have to compromise on certain aspects that aren't quite right for you. When you design your own ring, you see that every detail is perfect, resulting in a ring that you'll cherish forever.

Overall, getting a custom ring is a wonderful way to create a piece of jewelry that reflects your unique love story and personal style. With Malka Diamonds, you can rest assured that you'll receive expert guidance, high-quality materials, and ethical and sustainable practices, resulting in a ring you and your partner will treasure for a lifetime.


Tips for designing your engagement ring

How to Design Your Own Engagement Ring: Tips from the Experts

Designing an engagement ring means having complete control over every part of the process, including the metal, gemstone, and style. Let's take a closer look at these options to help you choose the perfect combination for your dream ring.


When it comes to choosing the metal for your engagement ring, there are several options available. There are platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold, each with its unique look and feel. Platinum is a popular choice for its durability and hypoallergenic properties, while white gold offers a classic and timeless look. Yellow and rose gold are perfect if you want a warmer and more vintage-inspired feel.

Diamonds and Gemstones

When selecting a diamond or gemstone for your engagement ring, it's important to consider the four Cs: carat, color, clarity, and cut. Here's what you need to know about each of these characteristics:

  • Carat: This refers to the weight of the diamond or gemstone, with one carat equaling 0.2 grams. 
  • Color: The color of a diamond or gemstone can vary from colorless to light yellow or brown. The less color a stone has, the more valuable it is considered to be. However, certain colored gemstones, such as salt and pepper, sapphires, and rubies, are prized for their rich hues.
  • Clarity: This refers to the presence of inclusions, or natural imperfections, within the stone. The fewer inclusions a stone has, the better it is. You should also consider that, in some cases, inclusions can actually enhance the beauty and uniqueness of a stone.
  • Cut: The cut of a diamond or gemstone refers to its proportions and angles, which affect its brilliance and sparkle. A well-cut stone will have optimal angles and proportions that allow light to reflect and refract through it, creating maximum sparkle. And as you can imagine, there are many cuts: popular shapes include round, cushion, and pear, among others — you can check them out here!

The Malka Allure Cut

If you're looking for a truly unique diamond cut for your engagement ring, consider the Malka Allure Cut. This exclusive diamond cut was developed by Malka Diamonds and is designed to maximize a diamond's brilliance and fire. The Malka Allure Cut is the right choice for you if you want a diamond that stands out from the crowd.

The size of the stone can greatly affect the overall look of your ring, so we recommend getting one that is proportional to your partner's finger size and style. At the end of the day, you're the one who chooses according to your preferences — these are just simple tips to take into consideration. 


Malka Diamonds offers three categories of custom rings: stackable bands, vintage rings, and alternative rings. 

  • Stackable bands are perfect if you want to create a flamboyant look by stacking several rings together. 
  • Vintage rings, on the other hand, offer a timeless and classic feel with intricate details and unique designs. 
  • If you want to break away from traditional engagement ring styles and opt for something more modern and unique, alternative rings are the way to go.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Consider your lifestyle: If your partner has an active lifestyle or works with their hands, you may want to choose a more durable metal or a lower-profile setting to protect your stone from damage.
  • Choose a setting that complements your stone: The setting of your ring can greatly enhance the beauty of your diamond or gemstone, such as prong, bezel, and channel settings.
  • Add personal touches: Such as engraving your initials or a special date. These small details can make your ring even more meaningful and unique.
  • Consider ethical and sustainable options: Malka Diamonds offers conflict-free diamonds and lab-grown stones that are certified by reputable organizations. Choosing these options can give you peace of mind and contribute to a better world.

By considering these tips, you can create a beautiful and meaningful engagement ring that reflects the endearing care you have bestowed on your relationship.


Crafting your love journey

How to Design Your Own Engagement Ring: Tips from the Experts

Designing your engagement ring is an exciting and meaningful process. With Malka Diamonds, you can create a one-of-a-kind ring that will make your lover’s heart skip a beat. Our team will guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the right metal to choosing the perfect diamond or gemstone. 

Plus, with our commitment to ethical jewelry practices, you can feel good about the impact of your engagement ring. Book your in-person or virtual consultation or start designing your dream ring today! 

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