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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou’re one of a kind, highly creative, and you enjoy the unique. So you want nothing to do with cookie cutter jewelry. Building your own engagement ring, therefore, is the perfect way to show off your creativity and flair as you enter into one of the most important moments of your life. And it’s easy. With the simple click of a mouse, you can build your own engagement ring--from the carat and the stone to the setting and the metal--right from the comfort of your own home.

When crafting your ring, every detail is up to you. Not only does this relieve your fiance-to-be from the stresses of ring shopping, but it also allows you to create a one-of-a-kind piece you’ll treasure forever.

The first thing to consider when building your own engagement ring? Your style. Do you have a modern eye? Or are you drawn to vintage pieces? From flashy and sophisticated to elegant and simple, engagement rings cover a gamut of styles. Selecting this first can help guide you as you build. Your own engagement ring is already within reach!

Once you’ve determined your style, it’s time to select a metal and setting. There are multiple colors to choose from when building your own engagement ring--14K white gold, 14K yellow gold, 18K white gold, 18K yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum. Settings also range from solitaire (a single stone setting) and channel (stones are placed into a metal channel) to pave (multiple stones set closely together) and invisible (metal cannot be seen beneath the stone).

You’re almost finished building your own engagement ring. Last decision? The stone. Diamonds are often the most popular for engagement rings, and everything from cut and size to color and clarity will determine its price. However, building your own engagement ring gives you the unique ability to create as inexpensive or expensive a ring as you desire.

For those willing to spend more, consider the color of a diamond. The more colorless it appears--D being colorless to Z being very tinted--the greater the stone’s value. A diamond’s clarity can also determine the stone’s worth--a diamond without any inclusions, or imperfections, for example, is more valuable than one with just a few inclusions. You may also want to consider the cut of the diamond--too deep or too shallow of a cut will affect how the light reflects off the stone.

As you build your own engagement ring, you’ll quickly discover what works for you and what doesn’t. Remember, you can virtually build as many rings as you’d like before selecting that perfect one--right from your own home. So don’t hesitate to try and try again!

If you’d like to start designing your perfect ring today, check out our full range of diamond engagement rings at Dara’s Diamonds. Choose your stone, setting and more, and make a proposal that your partner will remember for a lifetime.

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