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How Much Does It Cost To Make a Custom Engagement Ring

Why Are People Choosing Custom Rings?

Custom engagement rings are increasing in popularity as general fashion trends point towards more individualised aesthetics. It was Tiffany & Co who created the cookie cutter six-prong solitaire engagement ring that we all know [if you’re confused, take a look at the engagement ring emoji]. But times have changed since then. Some women want a chunky ring, or a ring with coloured stones, or more than one center stone like the “toi et moi” style.

Custom rings are a unique and emotional process for a couple too. Traditionally, many women wouldn’t see their engagement ring before being proposed to, now the process of designing a ring is a collaborative effort between a designer and the couple, and allows them to tell their story through a piece of jewellery. This personalisation process gives couples a unique piece that really represents who they are, and whilst it may be more expensive – it’ll be well worth any cost.

An example of the plethora of available customisations.


Our custom rings are designed and crafted by our skilled Jewellers.

As with any design-heavy process, there are costs associated with creating pieces as technical as these. At Cullen Jewellery, our minor ring customisations are free because we understand that on the most important day of your life, being unique and true to who you are isn’t a big ask.

When embarking on making a custom ring, make peace with the product having a premium price tag. This is due to it having a higher level of design, perhaps using larger-than-average stones, or multiple types of gemstones in the design. The same goes for the metal used in the design, platinum is the most durable and most popular for engagement rings - but is also the rarest and so by far the most expensive.

The Process Of Designing A Custom Ring

For those interested in designing a custom ring, or enquiring about it, it’s important to work with a reputable jeweller, and one who deals in styles similar to what you already like. If you’re looking for a lab diamond, then be sure to enquire with a brand or jeweller who deals with these.

A lesser discussed detail, but one worth mentioning, is how long the brand has been around for. Some old-school brands and jewellers are stagnant in their tastes, and are at risk of pushing their custom clientele towards a design that they like, as opposed to what is right for the couple. So be sure to get a feel for the designer before making your decision to be sure they will give you the grace of choosing the best options for you as a couple.

Cullen Jewellery is Australia’s leading jewellery for custom engagement ring designs.

Customising a ring is one of the more fun parts of getting engaged, but it comes with pressure, and in some cases high costs. The most important thing is to be sure you know what you want, and who you’re working with before you start. If you have any questions about designing a custom ring, please feel free to contact us here – we’d love to hear from you!

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