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Unique Engagement Ring-Custom Design

Unique Engagement Ring-Custom Design

A custom designed engagement ring means so much more than a common mass produced ring found at most jewelry stores. Surprisingly, it is easier, faster and often less expensive than ever before to develop and create your perfect ring.

But many want the immediate gratification when it comes to an engagement ring. The offerings at countless jewelry stores, both local and national chains, have thousands of designs ready to present to one's sweetheart that same day. Just get it sized and pop in a diamond, bingo, easy peasy. If this is your desire, can it get any better?

Well, in our opinion, YES! It can get much much better because these days you can design your own custom ring with less effort than ever before.  Rings Unique offers custom sketches by designer artisans as well as CAD (Computer Aided Design) images.

Nothing really beats an artist rendering, more about this in a future blog. But CAD can produce exceptionally elegant designs with many options to amaze. The hardest part is deciding from the many alternatives.

Here is a CAD concept that was one of about half a dozen that captured this gentleman's fancy. Just to be sure, he also ran the designs by his future fiancee for a blink but did not finalize it with her.

CAD Design Engagement Ring

CAD Design Engagement Ring

His choice was brilliant. An art deco design with vintage details, the white gold ring featured detailed scroll work and natural deep blue sapphires on the shank. There is a secret blue aquamarine in the arch, just below the center stone. The center stone is an 8mm X 6mm brilliant white sapphire at 1.77ct.

Final CAD Designed Engagement Ring

Final CAD Designed Engagement Ring

What an amazing ring, and according to the gentleman, she said "it's perfect, beautiful, perfectly her, the nicest and prettiest thing she's ever had..."

With this kind of happiness from a custom design, why would anyone grab a common ring out of a case?

From initial contact to finished ring, it took just 30 days.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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Unique Engagement Ring Blue Diamond

Unique Engagement Ring Blue Diamond

Unique engagement ring...you have never seen one like this.

The standard look for an engagement ring these days is a center diamond surrounded by a halo of diamonds on a shank covered in diamonds. Yes, we do these, sometimes with over 100 tiny diamonds. www.ringsunique.com But, sometimes it is hard to tell one of these beauties from another.

A unique alternative engagement ring look favors simplicity, just the center stone in an amazing design. We were challenged recently to come up with a "Tension Set" diamond but on a band with the Gibeon Meteorite. He wanted a blue gemstone so we worked with a few sapphires. But, unsure of the durability of a sapphire in a tension setting, we switched to a blue diamond.

The result was an amazing ring that surpassed his expectations.

Engagement Ring Blue Diamond Tension Set

Engagement Ring Blue Diamond Tension Set

 

He said: "It turned out perfect, and above all she loved it! I'm very thankful for your help and service in making this a very special time for both of us." This is exactly the result we want, a really happy couple.

 

 
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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Take a Look at the Rings Unique Factory

Take a look at the Rings Unique Factory

Diligent Craftsman at his workbench

Diligent Craftsman at his workbench


Meet Fred Pearce of Pearce Design in New Hampshire. Fred and Kate, a husband/wife team that represents the best of American craft jewelers, have been part of the Rings Unique network of independent professionals for over 20 years. These lovely people are the "Go-To" artisans for superior quality, innovative designs and fast turn around. Many of their seasoned peers regard Fred and Kate as pioneers in the USA's handcrafted jewelry design network, helping young aspiring professionals following the path they have blazed.
Fred Pearce taking a break for a smile, loves his work.

Fred Pearce taking a break for a smile, loves his work.

Don't see a factory?
Well, that's because there really isn't one, just a small solo studio that is virtually identical to many others across the country. This is how our designers work each day, one by one, to assist Rings Unique clients with the designs they have selected. In many respects, we are very old-fashioned, replicating a decades-old cottage industry when all things were handmade one-at-a-time, each one perfect, and signed by the craftsman as a product of their skill and imagination. This is a work ethic often lost in today's fast paced and rushed world. Rings Unique believes a ring, be it engagement or wedding, should be the result of creativity, experience and devotion to making each customer happy...one ring at a time.

See What makes Rings Unique Different Here

 

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Unique Wedding Ring for a Man

Unique wedding ring for a man blends old with new.

Rings Unique specializes in custom wedding rings for women and men, usually crafting a totally new ring exactly to customer wishes. Recently, however, we were excited to use a man's vintage ring from his Grandfather to set in a new contemporary metal. In this project, we were able to use the entire donor ring as the centerpiece in a Damascus stainless steel wedding band. With two different finger sizes to accommodate, the old and the new ring, this was a complex project. But with some careful work, we were able to complete the new ring perfectly. This may be one of the most memorable man's wedding rings ever.

What qualifies as a vintage wedding ring for a man? Does it have to be a certain age? How about design? What about the maker? Well, all of these factors as well as many more would come into play when deciding on using a vintage wedding ring for a man.  Most of all, however, it is the history of the ring and the sentiment of the man wishing to use it.

In our case, the gentleman's Grandfather was deceased and his own Father could not wear the ring, it was too small. But, by itself, it was too big for our customer. Then the idea developed to use it for the centerpiece of a new "Alternative" metal ring. Alternative metal means non-precious, usually Damascus steel, Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Tungsten, Black Zirconium and a few others. But, only one of these has the innate mixed metal folds evident in Damascus steel. It was the perfect answer.

With some imagination and hard work, we were able to create the Damascus with a grooved center into which we snugged the vintage ring. No adjustments were ever made to the vintage ring. It was magical.

Vintage Engraved Ring

Vintage Engraved Ring

 

 

Damascus steel derives from centuries old metalsmithing techniques believed to have originated in the Middle East. Two types of Stainless Steel are twisted and folded by hand to produce vivid patterns making each Damascus Steel ring a unique masterpiece.

Let us make your unique man's ring ring.

Damascus Steel Wedding Ring with centerpiece of Vintage Ring

Damascus Steel Wedding Ring with centerpiece of Vintage Ring

Do you have a donor ring you want to use in a new design? Let's discuss what could be done.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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Unique Anniversary Ring for a Special 25th Celebration

Unique Anniversary Ring for a Special 25th Celebration involved re-setting a treasured diamond, a specialty of Rings Unique.
The Story: Recently, a man was preparing for his 25th Anniversary two months in advance, good timetable for planning something great. We had discussions about a special ring for his wife. He mentioned that her original diamond ring was low on pedigree since he bought it while a student in college and now his wife was not even wearing it. He was contemplating a brand new ring and diamond altogether. I mentioned that quite often, a diamond's pedigree is secondary to the sentiment it embodies, that magical moment of engagement.
So, he decided to enhance the original diamond with a fresh new contemporary look. We reviewed about a dozen designs and models but he was confused, not sure if his wife would like it. Surprisingly, he asked for her input, actually a terrific idea. Seriously, after 25 years, there are no real secrets. Finally they settled on a fabulous design, truly a one-of-a-kind lavish and stunning look that beautified the original diamond and confirmed that he would say again emphatically "I would do it all again, dear."

CAD rendering of custom ring.

CAD rendering of custom ring.


Completed ring with original diamond

Completed ring with original diamond


What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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Unique Wedding Ring for a Man

Unique wedding ring for a man can take many forms from classic to contemporary. Rings Unique works in all materials including precious metals such as platinum and gold and now the new "Alternative Metals" such as Cobalt Chrome, Black Zirconium and many others. We also call these "Performance" metals because in their intended commercial use, they must perform without fail...always. Also, of interest are our offerings and innovations using Meteorite and Damascus steel.
Recently, it was such a pleasure to help a couple select his ring. A West Point graduate, he has served several tours in the Middle East and now instructs soldiers at Ft. Hood in infantry strategy and tactics. What an awesome couple. Can you imagine sitting at a table with a West Point grad, it was humbling.
He selected a classic style, a cabled and braided look in 18k yellow gold with a French Gray patina. This design complemented his West Point class
ring which was inspiring to me.

Classic design for a decorated Army Captain to match his West Point class ring.

Classic design for a decorated Army Captain to match his West Point class ring.


West Point Class Ring

West Point Class Ring


No matter what defines a man's unique, we match it by crafting a unique ring in any material. Often a soldier selects a Damascus, Meteorite or Forged ring, reflecting the warrior spirit. But, gold and platinum are historic valuable metals that also define character and integrity.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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Custom Designed Engagement Rings-Center Diamond and Alexandrites

Custom Designed Engagement Rings-Center Diamond and Alexandrites

A unique engagement ring is always best defined by the couple wishing to obtain it. For some, it is based on the size of the diamond, for others it is strictly the design, and finally there are those who want some pizzazz along with the center stone. So, a unique engagement ring comes in many forms and ideas.
Recently www.ringsunique.com was asked to design an engagement ring focusing on a round 1.00ct. center diamond but adding some colorful Alexandrites to enhance the design.
With this as the assignment, we produced five designs for the fiancee, each with different concepts and looks using the state of the art computer design capabilities of Stuller's amazing CounterSketch program. From this initial exchange, the fiancee could select her favorite and Rings Unique then follows-up to apply all additional details requested. The design pictured has an unusual non-traditional halo, very lovely, unique and stunning.

Custom Design Engagement ring 1.00ct. diamond and alexandrite halo

Custom Design Engagement ring 1.00ct. diamond and alexandrite halo

This customized service for each individual is at the very heart of our commitment to make every engagement ring truly special for the couple.
Rings Unique takes the time to create unique pieces of jewelry that leave a couple breathless and smiling.
See more inspiring designs at http://www.pinterest.com/ringsunique/
There’s no better way to express your promise of love than with a unique ring. Custom-made unique engagement rings for women along with custom wedding rings mean so much more than generic or branded rings at a standard jewelry store and often cost less than their overpriced bling.
Rings Unique works to match design, diamonds and gemstones perfectly to make spectacular unique wedding and engagement rings, custom-made perfectly for you. We work with all budgets. We promise a custom ring that is special, unique and perfect.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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