Where to Have Custom Rings Made

Q: Hi I am trying to find a place that can design my ring from a photo. I don’t want just any old place to do it. I would like the diamonds to be good quality. Please could you recommend someone who has experience with this sort of thing? I do a search but all I find is websites where it says you can design your ring, but they all are the same: choose a diamond, choose a setting. that’s not what I am after. I would like the ring designed from scratch. Monica

A: Hi Monica, thanks for sending in your question. You are in luck because we have just the right place for you. Diamonds-USA offer Custom Engagement Rings from a photo!

Crating a custom design ring from a drawing.
Crating a custom design ring from a drawing. Scroll down for a better look at this example of the process.
Diamonds-USA offer custom ring design.

Diamonds-USA are one of the best places to buy diamonds online. They might occasionally get overlooked by some who get bedazzled by companies with flashier and dazzling websites. However there are a number of compelling reasons to use Diamonds USA’s service not only for the design of the ring but for selecting your diamond.

  1. They have been in business since 1997 – That is a long time for any online business. When you see a company that has been around that long, it shows they have withstood the test of time, which in the age of the internet is as good as several generations in previous times. In the brave new world that includes the brutal honesty of online customer reviews a business dealing in high end jewelry can’t last long if they don’t deliver at the level expected in this day and age. Which brings us to the next point why Diamonds-USA keeps wowing their customers.
  2. Top quality customer service – Many online jewelers show you what they have to offer and that’s about it. If you like what you see, you can place your order, and there is little assistance. It’s quite different with Diamonds USA. Their customer service is there for you from start to finish. You can contact them via online chat, email, or telephone them directly. You also can call them if you have any questions about diamond engagement rings or anything related to their jewelry.
  3. Real customer testimonials – Many online businesses feature testimonials from people like “John S”. However, there is no way to tell who “John S” is and if this person really exists. Diamonds USA provides contact info from actual customers. This gives you the chance to get real information that you can count on.
  4. No blood diamonds – Your purchase is not supporting conflict. Some diamonds are mined in very harsh conditions and the proceeds go to terrorists. You will not find any conflict or blood stones at Diamonds USA. They do not support any kind of illegal diamonds in the world.
  5. Return Policy – There is no “fine print” in the guarantee from Diamonds USA. This shows they stand behind their product 100%: If you are not fully satisfied you receive a refund with no questions asked, and you have ten days to notify them after receiving your order.
  6. Shipping – They ship internationally. And their shipping is fully insured and free of charge.
  7. Values CustomersWhether you are purchasing a diamond ring, diamond engagement ring a pair of diamond earrings or a loose diamond, Diamonds-USA.com values all its customers and brings you top quality service and diamonds.
  8. Lifetime upgrades – This is what keeps many customers customers for life. Having the option to upgrade the stone at a later date. Maybe you would like to have a large stone in the ring that you purchased a few years ago. In many cases, you can trade it in for something of greater value, and this can be done at any time.
  9. Lifetime warranty on clarity enhanced stones – Their clarity enhanced diamond selections are designed to last forever. You read that right. Diamonds-USA has a very strong guarantee in place: should anything happen, they will be more than happy to make repairs for no charge. To date, there have been absolutely no problems with these stones. This guarantee is in place because many people aren’t aware of the advancements in the field of clarity enhancements. The results of clarity enhancement techniques employed on Diamonds-USA’s stones are excellent and permanent.
  10. Custom jewelry – Diamonds-USA gives you many options for customizing your jewelry. For example, you can shop loose diamonds for sale and have them set into jewelry. You also can choose from a wide variety of cuts and settings for many selections.
    A sketch from which Diamonds USA created an engagement ring.
    A sketch from which Diamonds USA created an engagement ring.

    We mentioned that you can send in a photo but as shown in the example here your design can also be made from a drawing. Submit your plans or drawing for your dream ring, and with the help of modern technology, they will bring those plans into reality for you.

    The experts at Diamonds-USA use computer aided design software to bring the sketch into reality.
    The experts at Diamonds-USA use computer aided design software to bring the sketch into reality.

    custom design of engagemnt ring based on a sketch
    The rendered product: From imagination into reality. Custom design of engagement ring based on the above sketch sent in by customer.

Go here to have Diamonds-USA create a ring from your design.


Diamonds-USA Custom Engagement Rings


I’ll take that diamond necklace, thank you.

I picked up a book recently called The Necklace, by Cheryl Jarvis. It is an account of when thirteen women decided to each buy a time share in a $37,000 diamond necklace.

What seemed to be the most enjoyable part of this crazy idea was the way it brought this particular group of women together and actually ended up changed their lives. With vastly dissimilar histories and lives, they transcended their individual personalities and politics through this idea of sharing this luxury item.

It took some convincing by the originator of the idea, Jonell McLain, before anyone agreed to join in. Some obviously thought that it would not work, that it would take an inordinate amount of trust for this to work. But surprisingly it worked.

I wondered though, as you’d expect me to, where would a person look if they also wanted a nice necklace.

Not everyone who sells diamonds necessarily deals with necklaces. Some really deal mostly with rings.

To be honest this can hardly classify as a

Catch of the day

as I feel that I failed in finding a place that sells a diamond necklace like the one described in the book by Cheryl Jarvis.

I would recommend getting in touch with a place that has their own jewelers like Diamonds-USA.

Also Union Diamond is going to be able to help you.

As is Brian Gavin Diamonds.


In the mean time I will keep looking and update you when I come across the diamond necklace I wish I could have found for you today.

Kanye West rumoured to be designing ring for Kim Kardashian

Kanye West, like many courting suitors, is designing a ring.

Let’s hope he gets it right, as there seem to be many, too many, guys designing rings according to what they like rather than trying to figure out what their girlfriend likes.

I have said it many times and I’ll say it again.

Its not that hard to figure out what she likes. She is wearing the kind of stuff she likes.

If she is wearing big chunky bling, then she’s be more likely to appreciate that big chunky ring. But if she always goes for dainty, intricate designs then try to come up with something similar.

The places I highly recommend from my list of top diamond sellers that have their own in house designers are:

Brian Gavin Diamonds


Union Diamond



These are not drop shippers. They can make custom designs, and will help you get what you want. And hopefully that will be what the girlfriend wants.

Did you know that Brian Gavin Diamonds once had one of their people fly interstate to personally deliver a custom designed ring because it was the holidays and the courier would have taken an extra 2 days? Do you think you can beat that for customer service?

Get a Ring Like Peaches Geldof’s ring

I set my self a challenge today. I wanted to see if I could find a ring similar to the ring Peaches Geldof posted on twitter earlier.

Since it was a custom design I soon realised that the best option is to design your own engagement ring. A little searching and, Voila!

So here is our

Catch of the day!

UnionDiamond.com can make one just like it! As you can see from their site (link goes direct to their custom engagement rings when clicking on image) they are quite capable of creating that ring as there is a near match right on the first page displaying their custom engagement rings.