Wouldn’t you love to design your own ring?
One unique, stand out, signature ring beats lots of cheap trendy ones that quickly go out of fashion.
Skilled workmanship, quality and careful attention to detail are seriously noticeable. To be a classy dresser, I think there are three things you just can’t scrimp on – shoes, coats and statement jewellery.
If you’re like me, it’s important to have something that’s not mass produced. I would hate to pass someone on the street wearing the same thing. You want to know that what you’ve got is one of a kind.
If you’re thinking of getting a ring made, you don’t want to get it wrong. You want that something special that excites you to wear. An exquisite ring that showcases your individual style.
Here are some tips to help you avoid getting something ordinary and disappointing.
How to design your own ring:
Make sure your new ring suits your hand.
Get feedback on the right colours for you. My skin is pale and has a pink tinge. My friend told me straight out that Rose Gold doesn’t do me any favours. It’s true, I look much better in yellow gold or silver.
It’s the same with stones. Some colours just brighten you up and make you look great, others don’t.
Does a smaller or larger ring look better on your finger? Petite hands quite often suit smaller more delicate rings.
Choose a design that compliments the rings you already wear.
Nothing worse than having a hand decorated with mismatched rings of different styles. (Nana’s old engagement ring mixed with…..) It’s messy and confusing. (None of them stand out.)
Be inspired by the best jewellery designers.
The best way to narrow down your design is to draw inspiration from top range makers (such as George Jenson or Bvlgari) and classy magazines. Notice rings on stylish people whose taste you admire.
Did you see the Bvlgari exhibition at the NGV? Stunning jewellery from the from the fifties, sixties and seventies. I went twice. Elizabeth Taylor’s emerald ring was breathtaking!
Try on LOTS of rings.
The more rings you try, the clearer you will be about the colours, shapes and sizes that suit you. Try on as many as you can. I’ve seen rings that I’ve loved. When I tried them on, they looked awful!