Your dream ring, made real: Our step-by-step approach to custom engagement rings

Your dream ring, made real: Our step-by-step approach to custom engagement rings

Our designers will guide you from concept to creation. Helping you select the best stones, perfect the details and bring your vision to life – all at no extra cost.

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Two ways to craft a custom ring

Creating a custom engagement ring might seem overwhelming. With countless choices and endless possibilities, it's easy to feel lost. Trust us, we've been in your shoes.

To simplify the process, we've mapped out the two paths you can take.

Path 1

Start from scratch


Whether you have a clear vision or need help getting started, our expert design team will collaborate with you to create a one-of-a-kind piece that is both tasteful & timeless.

We’ll provide practical guidance at every step of the way, ensuring that what we create together will be a cherished treasure for years to come.

Path 2

Recreate a design


Send us your dream design, either as an existing photo or design.

Whether it is from our collection or your own inspiration. Our designers will recreate it with precision and care, ensuring every detail is perfect.

If you’d like to modify or add your own personal touch, we’ll work with you to ensure it’s the perfect reflection of your style & taste.

Design Process overview

Relaxed & straightforward from start to finish

Step 1
Speak to your designer

Book a 45-minute session with your design consultant – either online or in person.

We'll get to know you and your partner, answer questions, and understand your vision & budget to draft a design brief. This brief, including price estimates and a process overview, will also be sent after your consultation.

We'll cover topics like lab grown vs natural gemstones, budgeting, finance, and timelines.

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Step 2
Concept Designs

After confirming your initial brief and pathway, we'll start developing concept designs for you.

Each design will highlight various elements and features. We’ll then work together on any feedback and revisions until we narrow down to concept to take to the next phase.

This process can take up to 1-4 weeks depending on the number of revisions you make.

Princess Three Stone Sketch Variations
An example of our initial concept designs, featuring 3 variations of a three-stone princess engagement ring


We can modify/add/remove different elements as you like, even do a fresh set of designs if you're not resonating with any of them. We try to make each design different from the other so feel free to mix and match elements from different designs! 

You can also request as many revisions as you like - the only limit is if you have a deadline.

Design Deposit

If you decide to start from scratch (Path 1), we'll also ask for a $350 deposit. This is to allocate time to develop your unique designs.

This deposit is fully refundable if you're not 100% happy, and is rebated against the final cost, so you're not paying anything extra. A risk-free process.

Step 3
Final Designs & Sourcing

Once we have agreed on the design, we'll request an 80% deposit to source the main diamonds and gemstones.

If you choose to Recreate a design (Path 2), we'll start here.

This phase takes approximately 3 - 7 days.

Diamond & Gemstone Sourcing

All our stones are 100% ethical and conflict-free. You can read more about our quality standard here.

When selecting diamonds we physically inspect and quality-check them before sending for your approval.

If we are not happy with the quality, we may also upgrade you for free or custom-cut the stone for you.

Diamond Sourcing
An example of the different cuts and shapes available

3D Modelling

After confirming your stone, we’ll create a photorealistic 3D model, showing the ring from multiple angles and how it looks on the hand.

This exact 3D model is used as the mould when we create your ring, so what you see is what you get.

Oval Engagement Ring Render
An example of the 3D render you'll receive with annotations

3D Prints

As an option, we can also 3D print a resin replica of your design to test on hand before the final confirmation. It takes an additional 5 - 7 days to print and send a 3D replica to you.

Note: we don't recommend using 3D prints for ring sizing – just to see how it will look on the finger.

3D Print Example
An example of a 3D printed resin replica, allowing you to test your design

Step 4
Crafting & Delivery

It takes 6-8 weeks for us to craft your custom piece.

Need it sooner than this? Let us know and we’ll likely be able to accommodate.

When your ring is ready you can either collect it from our studio or opt for discreet, secure delivery to a designated address.

If you’re travelling overseas, we offer GST-free purchases. Talk with your design consultant about this option.

Four Words Packaging
A pair of platinum wedding rings crafted and ready for final delivery

Common Questions

Get started

Diamond Illustration

Whether you’re just starting out or have done all your research, we are here to help.

Have a question? Contact us

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