A diamond ring is the hallmark of a passionate romantic. And while many might prefer preset settings and designs, others might want something more original — a truly unique piece unlike anything else. For those true romantics out there, here's your answer: a beautiful, customised diamond ring that’s entirely one-of-a-kind!
Customising a diamond ring, however, can be a complex endeavour. There are many factors to consider, including your style, the setting of the ring, and, of course, the quality and the cut of the diamond. But don't worry. We’ve put together this guide based on the fundamental 4Cs of diamonds, geared toward helping you build the perfect custom-made ring for that special someone in your life.
A Guide On Customising Your Own Diamond Ring
Step 1: Choosing Your Diamond
The first step in finding your perfect ring is understanding the diamond 4Cs guide, which covers carat, cut, clarity, and colour. These four factors determine a diamond's value and quality, and are used by jewellers worldwide to grade these precious stones.
You can also adjust the Price filter to understand the different range of diamond qualities within your budget.
If your budget and time permits, head over to our stores to view physically the difference between GIA diamonds, De Beers Forevermark diamonds, and BrilliantC diamonds.
- GIA diamonds are budget-friendly commercial diamonds.
- De Beers Forevermark diamonds are beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced diamonds from De Beers, set in exclusive jewellery designs.
- BrilliantC diamonds are ideal-cut to produce ultimate light performance and have ethical, traceable origins.
Step 2: Finding The Best Ring Setting
Once you've chosen your diamond, it's time to pick the right setting. A good setting will perfectly match your stone of choice, greatly enhancing its beauty.
Whatever your imagination comes up with, DeGem can help you find the diamond ring setting of your dreams. Online at our Build Your Own Diamond Ring function, we offer over 20 signature ring settings, including traditional solitaire diamond rings, modern pavé to stunning halo rings — each crafted with meticulous attention to detail.
Should you choose to visit us in stores, you can more signature ring designs on hand in-store to make a swifter decision, especially under the guidance of our experienced sales representatives.
You can also message us to arrange for a consultation session or commission us for a one-of-a-kind design to commemorate your unique love story.
Step 3: Completing the Ring
The final step is choosing your ring size and metal choice. White gold and platinum are the timeless choice to set diamonds because the cool metal hue enhances and complements the whiteness of diamonds. Yellow or rose gold settings are making a fashionable comeback because it makes a stylish statement.
At this point, you should also decide whether you’d like to engrave a meaningful message on the ring. This can be anything from your wedding date, a personal vow, words of love — you decide. With our completely free laser engraving service, it's up to you and your imagination to customise a truly distinctive diamond ring that the two of you will cherish for years to come.
Customising the diamond ring of your dreams is truly a magical experience — there's no end to the choices of settings, metals, and gemstones. As for which diamond, there is no right or wrong answer. You may, however, be particular about which 4Cs you want to prioritise, especially if you have a budget to stick to. You might have to sacrifice clarity for a larger diamond, for instance. Or, if you want a diamond with no hue, you might have to consider cutting back on carat weight. Ultimately, it comes down to your personal preferences and how much you're willing to spend. Alternatively, simply input your ideal price range in our GIA diamond widget to determine which diamond options work best for you.
DeGem is your one-stop destination for all things diamonds and gemstones. Our experienced sales representatives will work with you to bring your vision to life, ensuring that your custom-made diamond ring is everything you've ever dreamed of. When you visit DeGem boutiques, you can also opt to view and customise your ring with premium diamonds such as:
- BrilliantC – the ultimate ideal-cut diamond with traceable origins and ultimate light performance.
- De Beers Forevermark – rare, beautiful and responsibly sourced diamonds from De Beers.