You’re married to the man of your dreams but every time you look at your engagement ring you wish you’d been there to pick it.
Maybe your style has changed and a flower shaped cluster no longer does it for you. A classic round brilliant cut diamond with side diamonds suits who you are now.
Remodelling your engagement ring is easier and more affordable than you think. Need an excuse to remodel your engagement ring? Let's help you out, here are 5 of the best!
1. Play a role in designing your ring to be truly yours
You were swept off your feet with a truly romantic proposal. But, you didn’t have much of a say in choosing your ring and it’s not really your cup of tea? Remodelling the stones into a new setting means capturing your unique style and personality, whilst at the same time preserving its precious sentimental value. Invite your husband to play a part in remodelling your engagement ring. Decide on the final design together, then it’s truly a celebration of your marriage.
2. Improve the design of your ring to make the most of your diamond
Your diamond’s true value and potential can be unlocked in the right setting. Bezel set diamond rings were everywhere in the early 2000's and are unfortunately known for not showing a diamond at its best. Exceptional remodelling can bring out the exquisite beauty of the cut, carat and clarity, as well as adding significant value to the piece. The right jeweller will help you turn your precious stone into a masterpiece.
3. Repair any damage
If it’s been a while since you've had your setting checked, now could be the time. Maybe your ring is already quite bent or worn in one section. Poorly made engagement rings often result in a loss, highly valuable stone and we can't have that. Worse still you may have already lost a stone. An expert jeweller can bring your engagement ring back to its original sparkling glory.
4. Add more sentiment - if that's possible
Did your mother or grandmother gift you a family heirloom or diamonds from another ring? Remodelling your ring provides an opportunity to incorporate beloved family jewels which will result in a truly spectacular and hugely sentimental piece of jewellery, which will last more than your lifetime. Imagine passing your ring onto your daughter, son or grandchildren one day?
5. Celebrating milestones in your relationship
Life’s journey is marked by milestones. If you’re celebrating a special anniversary or renewing your vows, it’s a perfect time to bring up the topic of remodelling your engagement ring. Creating a new design is the perfect way to celebrate your commitment to each other.
How can I remodel my ring?
Here's a few popular options when it comes to remodelling your engagement ring.
Re-design your setting
The best bang for your buck and most straight forward way to remodel your ring is by changing the setting.
Add side stones
If you have a solitaire a popular choice is to add the side stones, turning your solitaire into a three-stone ring.
Create a Halo
Halo rings are hugely popular at the moment. And their traditional look means they'll stand the test of time. Consider adding a circle of diamonds around your current stone, it'll look stunning.
Design a new band
Changing the metal, size, or design of the band will breathe a new lease of life into your ring. The addition of diamonds on the shoulders of your band (either side of your centre diamond/s) will lift your ring's look to an entirely new level.
The fastest way to remodel your engagement ring is to not touch the ring itself but to add an enhancer. Ring enhancer's add to your ring's appearance and size while keeping your original ring intact.
Remodelling your engagement ring ensures you'll have a unique piece you can be assured nobody else has. It is a beautiful way to breathe life and lustre into the piece of jewellery you’ll wear everyday of your life. As a bonus, you could increase its value and give it a timelessness you never thought was possible.
Bringing your vision to life
Once you have decided how you would like to upgrade your ring, find a knowledgeable jeweller you can trust to bring your vision to life. Look for the right jeweller through word of mouth, or read through online reviews to ensure a jeweller’s credibility.
Find a jeweller with computer-aided design (CAD) software, they'll bring your vision to life before you hand over your well-earned cash.
When it comes to jewellery you wear every day, value is everything, not price. Don’t opt for a chain store jeweller just because they’re cheaper. This is your engagement ring!
Thanks to Ashley Portas from Diamondport for sharing his insights into remodelling engagement rings. Diamondport are specialists in remodelling engagement rings for Brisbane women.