Designing a custom engagement ring can be a wonderful way to create a unique and meaningful jewellery piece that reflects your unique style and personal love story. A bespoke engagement ring, the embodiment of passion and commitment, stands as a testament to your devotion, waiting to become an heirloom of cherished memories and eternal love.
A bespoke ring does not need to be just an aspiration. Our in-house design team at Valentina Fine Diamonds are here to help you turn your creative ideas into the ring of your dreams. Best of all, our ring CAD design service is completely free.
Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through our engagement ring design process:
Research and Inspiration
Start by gathering ideas and inspiration for your engagement ring design. Look for images of rings you like, whether it’s on websites, social media, or in magazines. Consider the style, gemstone preferences, whether you would like a platinum or gold engagement ring, and any other details you find appealing. Put thought into the look you would like to achieve and the design details you would like to include.
Take time with your research. Follow your favourite jewellery brands and designers on Instagram. A picture paints a thousand words, so ideally save images of engagement rings you love. The more detail you can reference, the easier it is for us to realise your creation.
Schedule a Consultation
We would recommend that you take some time to meet with our jewellery designers to discuss your ideas. This is a great way to start the process. Our jewellers will guide you through the design process, provide advice, and offer expertise on materials, gemstones, and practical considerations regarding both design and budget. This is also a good opportunity to look at and try on different rings. By trying on rings, you can see in a practical sense, what design elements look good on your finger.
Based on your discussions, our jeweler will create a design concept for your engagement ring, taking into consideration your preferences and budget. If you are happy with our initial presentation and price, we would agree to CAD up the design. CAD design only takes a few days and is a free service. At this stage, we would also present diamond and gemstone options for you to choose. Normally, we would follow up the initial meeting by WhatsApp or email. We will send you the CAD image of the ring for your approval. This is a consultative process, so at this stage, you can also make revisions and amendments to the ring design.
If you have vintage diamond ring you are lucky enough to inherit, or you have a gemstone you would like to use. we can incorporate these gemstones into your design. A sentimental homage to the past reimagined for a future of love and commitment. Repurposing a family heirloom is a great way to combine both sentiment and style. Meghan Markle’s engagement ring features two diamonds from Diana’s collection.
Finalise Design and Production
If you are happy with the final CAD design, gemstone selection and price, then we would request a deposit payment and we would go ahead with the casting. The casting process takes about three weeks, during which time we would select the diamonds or coloured gemstones for setting.
Completion and Presentation
Once your engagement ring is ready we will let you know to arrange collection. Since the ring is cast to size, there is no fitting or adjustment required.
After months of searching for a aquamarine ring, I walked into Valentina fine diamonds store, the style I particularly liked was out of stock at the time, so it had to be made for me. Stephanie and John had been so helpful and they kept me updated throughout the process. I was amazed how beautiful the ring was when I picked it up from the store . It's absolutely gorgeous!
Such a great experience shopping here! My partner and I traveled from Florida to shop for wedding bands. We researched for months on shops to visit while in Dublin. After visiting multiple jewelers, we had one final appointment with Stephanie. She was AMAZING! Not only was she patient, she was very knowledgeable and answered every single question we had. The selection of rings she had available matched every detail we were looking for, (something flashy and something Celtic). After a quick lunch break, we knew we HAD to go with Valentina because of Stephanie and the selection she offered. I highly recommend Valentina Fine Diamonds and especially recommend Stephanie!! I cannot wait for our rings to arrive.
I got my ring from Valentina Fine Diamonds and I couldn’t be happier! Stephanie was absolutely lovely and really helped me figure out what I wanted… which wasn’t as first expected! I went in with a very clear idea of what I wanted and ended up with an absolute dream ring that wasn’t what I expected at all! I thought I wanted to design my ring originally so Stephanie was brilliant at sending me pictures of diamonds as they came in. I don’t think I could have got my dream ring without Stephanie’s help - I couldn’t recommend them more if you’re looking for your dream engagement ring!
Had a great experience and am besotted and in love with my beautiful ruby engagement ring.I spotted one of their beautiful diamond twist rings in their window and asked if I could have it made with a nice ruby instead of a diamond, it's my dream ring and the most precious thing we own.It was really reasonable too.
Had the pleasure of working with Holly on my bespoke ring, couldn’t be more happy with it. We discussed what I liked at our appointment in the shop. After coming home and thinking about it I decided I wanted to add some detail to the ring which was done with no issues. A CAD design was sent to me and the best diamond they could find for me within the budget. The ring was then put into production and made in under 4 weeks. I would highly recommend Valentina fine diamonds.
Myself and my Fiance recently visited Valentina at their Powerscourt Centre boutique for an appointment to view engagement rings. From the minute we arrived in we couldn't have had a better experience. Holly was ready with a range of selections based on our criteria and had many insightful and helpful suggestions. It wasn't rushed or hurried and it was a very comfortable setting.We found our ring and was able to collect it four days and we are delighted with the experience and will be going back in the future for wedding rings.
From the outset my experience with Valentina was brilliant. John sat with myself and my partner for an appointment in their Powerscourt centre boutique and we eventually found the perfect ring for her finger. Quality of diamonds and the range as well as the personal touch and expertise really meant a lot to my partner and I. We will be back for the wedding rings soon!
Professional, Helpful and gorgeous rings. Absolutely delighted with my engagement ring! John was so helpful. We had loads of time to choose the perfect ring. We went back for our wedding rings and found exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend!