Custom Design
Engagement Ring

Custom Design
Engagement Ring

How does the custom design engagement ring process work?

If you want something unique, a custom design engagement ring might be the best solution. Technology has changed considerably in the last decade and so has the way custom made rings are created. You can have a ring designed to your exact specifications in 5 easy steps!

Your Custom Design Journey

1. Find a design you love

Explore our website for inspiration and guidance on ring styles, trends and precious gemstones. Send us pictures or ideas for your custom engagement ring. 

2. Choose a gemstone

We search far and wide for your gemstone or diamond options and provide all the guidance and advice needed to choose the perfect stones.

3. Quotation

We start with your budget and work backwards from there, helping you pick out the right combination of details to get the perfect design at the right price.

4. Approve your design

Using the specific dimensions of your chosen gemstone, we will create a  3D design so you can see it from all angles and to scale. This service is complimentary with no obligation.

5. Order completion

Master craftsman will bring your creation to life. Your gemstones are meticulously set and the final piece is inspected for quality. Once it’s in your hands, we stand behind the ring for life. 

Change the way you buy a custom design engagement ring

Finding a custom engagement ring doesn’t have to be a mission

At SJ Gems, we make it easy – by making it for you. Spending hours trying to find something that suits your style might never be successful at all. If you want something that is special and unique, you don’t have any other option than to have a custom designed ring made.

Designing possibilities

There are no limits to what you can have made. Incredible advances in technology has made it possible to create a custom design ring online. CAD (Computer Aided Design) is one of the forerunners when it comes to bringing your unique design to life. You can have an exact visual presentation that is 100% accurate right up to the final product.

Many ways to create your ring

Most often, people must engage in an extended endeavor with their local jeweller. Consulting only takes place physically and you don’t always have the time to make multiple trips to discuss your engagement ring design.

New jewellery technology

 There is a special feeling about owning a custom engagement ring. It has a sense of uniqueness that we all want, but at what cost? The chances of your ring being 100% what you wanted might not be as great as you would think it should be. There are only “so much” a goldsmith can do and often requires their own initiative to match their own particular skill set. However, when you create your engagement ring with us, you are guaranteed to get exactly what you envisioned.

Bring your custom engagement ring to life

CAD (computer aided design) combined with 3d print technology has changed the entire industry. By combining these technologies, you can benefit from several advantages. Speed, time, accuracy and cost savings are the most prominent. With our custom design engagement rings, you can have a unique, quality masterpiece created to your heart’s desire.

Personal Touch

Technology can only go so far. Your engagement ring will be meticulously assembled and polished by an expert craftsman to the finest detail. This ensures that the quality of your ring surpasses any mass-produced jewellery standards. Before you receive your ring, SJ Gems will further inspect your ring to make sure that it is perfect before backing it with a lifetime guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, your custom piece will be in your hands 3-4 weeks after we’ve finalized your design. However, because each project is different, the time it takes to complete your project may vary. Here’s a rough breakdown of how long each part of our process takes:

Design: As long as it takes for you to tell us it’s perfect

When it comes to creating your design, we’ll work at your pace. Some customers only need to exchange a few messages with us – we’ll often be ready to make their piece within a few days. Others may prefer to design and iterate with us over many weeks, or even months.

Production: Approximately 3 weeks

Once you’ve approved a design, we’ll manufacture your piece, finishing all the details by hand. When it’s ready, we’ll send you photographs of your finished piece so you can give us your seal of approval before we deliver it to you.

There’s no charge to discuss your design and price options. We request a deposit prior to producing 3D renderings of your custom design engagement ring online and that deposit goes toward the final cost of producing your piece.

We stand behind our jewellery 100% and we offer a comprehensive set of warranties so that you can purchase with confidence.

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

We guarantee our workmanship and take responsibility for any structural defects.

Certificate of Authenticity

All the materials (metals, diamonds, and gemstones) we sell are authentic and properly specified in your insurance certificate.

Accent Stone Loss Warranty

If any small accent gems (<R1000 value) break or fall out of their settings in the first year after we create the ring, we’ll replace them free of charge.

Unlike other jewellery stores, each piece of jewellerry we produce starts off as a brand-new idea. Because of that, it’s difficult to know how much a piece is going to cost without knowing a bit more about the idea you have in mind. The easiest way to get an estimate on your piece is to fill in our easy form, send us some pictures and we will give you an obligation free estimation

We can make any design you have in mind. If there are technical impossibilities, we will guide you to an appropriate solution. Technology has changed considerably in the last decade. Using computer aided design, you can have an exact modal of what your masterpiece is going to look like.

Keeping our overheads low by selling online means we’re able to produce heirloom-quality jewellery for prices that are comparable to what you’d pay for similar quality pieces off the shelf. However, custom designing and making every piece one-of-a-kind at such high quality means we can’t offer jewellery at the prices of fast fashion brands like American Swiss or Galaxy.

Yes! There are many jewellery styles that are universal. Vintage looks, halo’s and solitaire settings are all universal.

We are a proud member of the Jewellery Council of South Africa