Heirloom engagement rings symbolize love, commitment, and tradition. Creating an heirloom engagement ring takes some thought, but knowing your ring will be passed down for generations to come will be very rewarding and well worth the time you put into it. There is no specific age requirement as to when an heirloom piece can or should be passed down. Some are passed down after many years and some are passed down only after a few. The designs for heirloom rings are unlimited and the styles of today will vary greatly from those passed down many years ago.
Here are some tips for creating that perfect piece:
1. Choose a diamond shape that is more traditional like a Round Brilliant, an Asscher, or an Emerald or something more romantic like a Cushion or Oval. The cuts of today will differ from those of tomorrow, but that’s what makes the piece so special.
2. Choose a setting that is classic and timeless such as a simple solitaire, solitaire with side stones, or a three stone. A ring with scrollwork or detail on the band will give it that extra special touch.
3. Choose a metal that is durable and will look just as beautiful in 50 years as it does today – Platinum is our choice.
4. Have fun! Remember – you are creating something that will give a lifetime of memories.