Custom Ring Design.
When choosing the ring that you’ll wear for life, there’s no reason to settle for less than perfect.
Our custom design service lets you create your dream engagement ring, personalising every
aspect while maintaining control
over your budget.
Your custom ring consultation
To begin your custom ring design journey, just book a consultation at our beautiful Ponsonby showroom. A Diamond Shop consultant will work with you and your partner to design an engagement ring that suits you in every way, taking into account your personal style inspirations and a host of factors you may never have thought of, including hand shape and skin tone.
After your consultation, we’ll create a blueprint of your ring using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, reflecting your exact measurements and the dimensions of the diamonds you select. This blueprint will let you view your design in close-up from four angles, and to adjust any final details. We’ll then produce a resin model of your ring, to try on before our jewellers craft the real thing.
Most consultations take place at our charming Jervois Road showroom, which features a comfortable lounge area, a cosy fire for chilly days, and a well-stocked wine fridge! However, if you are unable to make it to Auckland, our consultants are happy to organise an online consultation via Skype. We recommend setting aside at least one hour for your appointment.
HAND DRAWN CONCEPTS
In the first of several design stages, we'll produce drawings that capture all of the details you've discussed, and invite you to either approve them as they are or make changes. These larger-than life sized drawings will be your first glimpse at your future ring, showing you how each element fits together.
We then create a blueprint of your ring using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, reflecting your exact measurements and the dimensions of the diamonds you select. This blueprint will let you view your design in close-up from four angles, and to adjust any final details.
Next, we'll produce a model of your
ring that you can try on, to ensure that
it fits perfectly and that the design
suits your hand. This is an exciting
moment, which also gives you one
last chance to make changes.
CRAFTING YOUR CREATION
While our custom design process makes use of the latest technologies, our highly skilled jewellers turn to traditional goldsmithing techniques when creating each ring. Your band will be handcrafted from a solid bar of precious metal, with the finest details completed using a tiny
jewellers saw and files.
The jeweller also creates the setting that will hold each diamond, soldering it to the ring shank before passing your ring to a specialist stone setter.
SETTING YOUR DIAMOND
Your personally selected diamonds will
be expertly fixed in place by one of
our stone setters, who have honed
this stand-alone skill through years
of training and experience. The stone setter's role is to ensure that your
precious stones are safely fixed in
place, and looking their absolute best.
Handcrafted with pride in Auckland
Once the stone setter has finished their work, the finished ring is engraved, polished and delivered to The Diamond Shop. Rather than sending our custom orders offshore, we insist on manufacturing locally, working with trusted craftspeople and directly overseeing production. The entire custom ring design process, from consultation to delivery, takes approximately four weeks.
The Diamond Shop Difference
All Diamond Shop staff are experienced jewellers, qualified to advise you on design, diamond selection, precious metals and so much more. We offer a welcoming environment for you and your partner to explore design options and create an engagement ring with meaning to you both. When you’re completely happy, our highly skilled craftspeople will bring your ideas to life, producing a one-of-a-kind ring you’ll wear with pride.
Hand-Crafted In Store
Fully Certified by GIA
“Living in the country I searched online wanting to find a special place to buy a special ring. I found it !! What a wonderful process - I wanted a replica of my husbands wedding band for our 30 Wedding Anniversary as he had lost his original. I received fantastic service from Dan and his team. First wonderful 3D drawings so I could make changes and then the ring was created. It is more than I could have asked for a stunning piece which we will both treasure!! Very reasonable price too and delivered to my door !! Thanks so much Dan & Team I wish you well.”