Using our Build an Engagement Ring tool, you can design your own engagement ring, choosing the exact diamond you want, selecting the style of your ring, and choosing the precious metal you like best. Want to set that oval diamond east-west instead of north- south or substitute an emerald cut for a round brilliant? No problem! At Rockher, we’ll make your ring just for you from scratch so we can easily customize your engagement ring and make it just the way you want it.
If you’re not sure exactly what you want yet, we can help with that too. Here’s how to build an engagement ring that you’ll love forever, step-by-step.
Starting with the Diamond
The perfect ring starts with the perfect diamond. At Rockher, we created the world’s first digital gemologist, ROSI, powered by IBM’s Watson, to help you find it. ROSI will recommend the best value of a diamond, weighing dozens of quality factors. And you can tailor your recommendations by asking for the best quality, the biggest size, or the best balance between the two.
ROSI can help you focus on the quality factors that matter the most to make sure that your diamond will be the most beautiful gem for your budget. For a one-step shortcut to the best diamonds, check out ROSI’s picks for the Best Diamonds under $1000, Best Diamonds under $3000, Best Diamonds under $5000, and Best Diamonds under $7000. These picks will help you get an instant overview of the best diamond values in every shape at every price point. You can also easily compare different shapes and find out the differences in price between them.
We know when your ROSI-recommended diamond arrives, it will be love at first sight. And ROSI’s guidance is particularly helpful for fancy shape diamonds, evaluating the combinations of angles, symmetry, and proportions that bring you maximum brightness and fire. You can feel comfortable that your diamond will be beautifully cut even without a cut grade from the GIA, who doesn’t yet grade fancy shapes. Rockher is a leader in diamond supply chain transparency, ensuring all our diamonds are conflict-free diamonds. We go beyond conflict free, carrying traceable diamonds that can be tracked with blockchain through every step of the supply chain, from mine to cutter to our store.
Because we source all our diamonds directly and make all our jewelry ourselves in our own workshop in Los Angeles, we can give you the complete story of your diamond. Unlike most retailers, we also work to responsibly source the small diamonds in each piece of jewelry we make too. (That’s not possible for retailers who import mass- manufactured settings from countries with low labor costs.) We source small diamonds directly from our sister company, Lipari Mineraçao, the operator of the biggest diamond mine in South America, the Braúna mine in Brazil . We support the benefits that the mine provides it the community and its work to reclaim land after mining.
Starting with the Ring
When The Knot asked women what aspect of an engagement ring was most important in a 2020 survey, most picked the engagement ring style and setting, even more than diamond shape. If setting is the most important to you, we suggest you start with the ring when you’re building your engagement ring.
Looking for inspiration? Be sure to check out these recently designed rings to see how other couples have built engagement rings. And ROSI can help you find the perfect engagement ring style too, doing all the math and calculations to find a beautiful diamond that will fit your preferred style and your budget.
In fact, ROSI can show you completed combinations of beautiful diamonds and settings at every price point. Shop Engagement Rings under $3,000, Engagement Rings under $5,000, Engagement Rings under $7,000 and Engagement Rings under $12,000 to see complete rings in your budget in every diamond shape and ring metal. Unlike complete engagement rings you’ll see at other retailers, these combinations of ring and diamond are calculated in real time using ROSI’s artificial intelligence.
That means you get all the benefits of buying an individual loose diamond: flexibility in selecting the exact quality you want, precise carat weight instead of estimates, the ability to see the diamond’s exact grading report, and unbeatable value with no extra markups. And, of course, you can always select a different diamond because all Rockher engagement rings are made to order just for you.
How Your Ring Is Made
Once you select your diamond and engagement ring setting, add them to your cart and check out, we make your ring to order from scratch in our Los Angeles workshop. That’s how we can make sure that our craftspeople work in safe and healthy conditions and all of materials are responsibly sourced. We use recycled precious metals for all our engagement rings.
Unlike mass-market retailers, we don’t just weld together a stock ring and stone setting, then cut and bend them to adjust the size. Rockher uses a combination of old-world craftsmanship and state-of-the-art CAD-CAM to design your ring to fit you and your stone exactly.
We first measure the precise dimensions of your diamond and adjust the setting design in the computer to fit it. Then we scale the design to complement your finger size and stone size perfectly. We adjust the position of pave diamonds to follow the curve of the band around your finger, not some mass-produced sample size. Every detail is considered to make sure your ring looks custom made for you (because it is!) Once we are happy with the design, we’ll print a one-of-a-kind model and cast your unique engagement ring in one piece. Why do we go to the trouble to make each ring one at a time? Simply because it’s the only way to ensure the highest possible craftsmanship. A ring made in one piece with no weld or sizing cuts will be stronger and won’t have any visible joins or seams. It is a singular vision from the designer.
Create a Custom Engagement Ring
And if you don’t find the perfect style on our website, our designers can create a completely custom engagement ring just for you. At Rockher, the design fee is separate from the crafting of custom designed engagement rings, instead of hiding it in markups on the workmanship and gems. The $350 design fee includes three virtual meetings with your designer, three drafts of your design, a final rendered design, and even a resin version of your ring printed from the CAD/CAM design file so you can see your actual custom ring design in three dimensions. Other than the design fee, your custom design will be priced the same as all of our engagement rings.