There are no set rules when it comes to choosing a custom engagement or wedding ring. But you should still consider a few things before asking for a custom design:
1. Consider your budget before you even look at the materials below. Wedding rings can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.
2. Choose a style that you actually like. A lot of modern couples end up upgrading their bands because they weren't happy with the design. Different people have different tastes. Think about what kind of jewelry you normally wear and select a ring that complements your existing style. Do you want a complex or simple band?
3. Consider the metal. Each metal has its own unique properties, so think about which one would best suit your lifestyle. Different metals will have different levels of maintenance.
4. Decide on the classic route of a single diamond or see what kind of inlay you want. Look at alternative engagement rings to see what you like. You'll be enhancing your ring with extra stones, so evaluate what your tastes are. Do you and your partner prefer a single stone, or do you like multiple alternative stones? Pick your favorite colors of stones to add your personalized touch to the ring. But remember to keep things simple.