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Handmade Engagement Rings: Made Just for You

We all want engagement rings that mean something very special. Often the thought and effort that goes into choosing just the right ring means so much, but what if you could go even further. Most people do not even realize they are available, but handmade engagement rings can be one of the most heartfelt gifts you can give. The time and patience and skill it takes to make something that beautiful by hand makes the ring original in its own right, and there are never two handmade items that are exactly the same.

What are handmade engagement rings, exactly? Most people would be surprised at the answer to that question. They can be anything. There are many more options than you might first assume. One popular style of handmade engagement rings is braided metal. To make these, the gold, silver, or platinum is heated until it is pliable and then it is custom shaped and braided into the desired design. The metal is then fused together to create a one-of-a-kind braided ring, handmade specifically for you.

But braiding is not the only style of handmade engagement rings. There is everything from simple bands with a solitaire diamond to intricately designed, engraved metal with inlaid diamonds. Each ring is made specifically for one person. They are not mass-produced.

There are a few things to look out for when shopping for handmade engagement rings. One is to thoroughly check the craftsmanship. This seems fairly obvious, but many people see a beautiful design and fall in love without looking over it carefully. Beware of flimsy settings, and rough soldering. It is helpful to know the person making the ring for you, or if that is not possible, to get good references. This is something you want to last a lifetime, and just because something is amazingly pretty does not necessarily mean it is going to last.

A handmade ring makes a powerful statement. It is saying that the love of your life deserves something truly one-of-a-kind, something made just for her. And once you have that perfect handmade ring, it will be a treasure to pass down for generations to come.

Posted on November 9, 2011 by Admin