How to Buy a Shaped Wedding Ring to Fit a Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring
Buying a shaped wedding ring often leads to a dilemma. Non wedding ring friendly engagement rings can be difficult to match to a wedding ring. Few off-the-shelf styles match perfectly. Few brides compromise when it comes to a wedding ring. Diamond cluster engagement ring often feature awkward settings.
How to commission a shaped wedding ring for your cluster
The shape of your wedding ring will depend largely on the shape of your setting. For any one setting style, we can suggest slight variations. Choices include a pronounced shape or a slight curve. You can view many examples of previous commissions from past clients on our dedicated page. The following list will provide some solid advice for creating the perfect ring.
Do some research
Use Google images for inspiration, searching for “shaped wedding rings” or create a dedicated board on Pinterest. Gather ideas and consider the various options available. Do you require diamonds? How pronounced do you want the shape of the wedding ring? Do you require any additional details such as hand engraving?
Consider your budget
Remember that a custom made ring will be more expensive than an off-the-shelf design. The small, additional cost will ensure a perfect fit and is well worth the additional spend. Remember that your budget in one store will go further elsewhere. Our shaped wedding rings page (referenced in the earlier link) gives some ball park budgets alongside each ring design.
Think about precious metal
It’s best practice to match your wedding ring metal to the engagement ring. Some clients purchasing Platinum shaped wedding rings opt for Palladium. This happens occasionally, largely owing to budget constraints. Introducing a second colour can be a nice touch.
The design you choose will need to stand up to daily wear. Small claw set diamonds will add sparkle to your ring, but they will reduce durability. A simple shaped, plain band makes sense for anyone worried about durability for their shaped wedding ring.
Leave plenty of your time for a commission. Order your wedding ring, leaving enough time for adjustments if needed. Shaped wedding rings take around 4-5 weeks at our standard lead time. Remember that you will also be without your engagement ring, used to create the shaped wedding ring. Once completed, put your finished wedding rings aside and tick that one off your list.
Take advantage of added value
Few buyers consider the condition of their existing engagement ring. At Serendipity Diamonds we work with the original engagement ring to create the desired shaped wedding band. As part of our service we clean and re-finish the original engagement ring at no extra cost. This ensures both rings are glistening and as-new for your big day.
Need further help?
If you need further guidance when it comes to shaped wedding rings, look no further. Our small and very friendly team will be glad to guide you from your first steps to receipt of the final, perfect shaped wedding ring.