Custom Diamond Engagement Rings
If you’re planning to pop the question, our custom diamond engagement rings can make your proposal blissfully unforgettable. Led by our very own Graduate Gemologist, our team of expert jewelers has the tools and expertise to guide you through the fun and exciting design process. We’re here to help you create the ring of your dreams at a price you can afford.
Meet our Graduate Gemologist
With over 20 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Greg Glemser is a co-owner of our company with his brother-in-law Kyle Goodman. They are fortunate to have Sabrina Goodman, Kyle’s sister, and Kristy McMahon, a close family friend to be part of the Doylestown Gold Exchange team. Greg is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the gem- and jewelry-buying public through research and education in gemology and jewelry arts. Greg earned his degree through rigorous coursework and laboratory instruction involving grading and testing gems and stones. GIA is at the forefront of the industry for diamond grading, giving you access to Greg’s advanced knowledge, expertise, and passion for creating custom diamond engagement rings that dazzle.
“I love designing custom diamond engagement rings that make dreams come true. From the moment a customer walks through the door to seeing the unique showpiece come to life, I thoroughly enjoy guiding the way as the magical design process unfolds.”
– Greg Glemser, Graduate Gemologist (GG)
Choosing a Diamond
Like snowflakes, every diamond is unique. That’s why our diamond selection process centers on openness and transparency. We share our specialized diamond knowledge and tools of the trade to ensure you know precisely the quality of each diamond. Our goal is to help you find that perfect dazzler for a custom diamond engagement ring that fits your budget.
Before we look at diamonds, we’ll educate you on the universal diamond grading system called the 4Cs of diamond quality.
- Color– Diamonds that appear colorless are valued higher than those with light yellow or brown shades.
- Clarity – Diamonds with fewer inclusions or blemishes are valued higher than those with more birthmark-like imperfections.
- Cut – Diamonds with cut grades that expose more fire and sparkle are valued higher than those with less brilliance.
- Carat weight – Diamonds with larger carat weight are valued higher than those with less carat weight.
Armed with this foundational knowledge about diamonds for custom diamond engagement rings, we’ll help you decide between a lab-grown and an earth-mined diamond.
Lab-Grown vs. Earth-Mined Diamonds
Thanks to advanced technology, our custom diamond engagement rings can include either a lab-grown diamond or a traditional earth-mined diamond. They share the same chemical, physical, and optical properties with equal durability, beauty, and brilliance. Only a laboratory-trained gemologist can distinguish between them.
- Real diamonds
- Often better quality than earth-mined diamonds
- Cost up to 30% less than earth-mined diamonds
- Get a larger diamond at a comparable price
- Environmentally sustainable
- The most sought-after gemstones for centuries
- Often contains more natural imperfections than lab-grown diamonds
- Usually cost more than lab-grown diamonds
- Originally formed deep in the earth and are mined from global reserves
Learn more about lab-grown diamonds for custom diamond engagement rings.
The Custom Diamond Engagement Ring Process
We make designing custom diamond engagement rings fun and exciting! We guide you through the entire process, at your side every step of the way. In the end, you’ll have a cherished treasure that reflects your unique vision.
Here’s how it works:
Diamond and Metal Selection Phase
Designing custom diamond engagement rings starts with the prized jewel at the center of it all: the diamond. Whether lab-grown (“above ground”) or earth-mind (“below-ground”), we’ll help you apply the tools of the trade to select the best quality diamond for your budget. Next, you’ll choose the type of metal you prefer, such as 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, or platinum.
The fun and interactive process of designing custom diamond engagement rings continues with a meeting to determine the ring concept. Feel free to bring in photos or other examples of ring styles you or your partner likes, or you’re welcome to browse our samples for inspiration. We’ll work together to tease out the diamond cut, mounting, and other stylistic elements that make you smile. Even if it’s a new style or a unique concept, we’ll bring your ideas to life.
Once the diamond is chosen and the vision for your custom diamond engagement ring is set, we’ll take the concept to our shop and create a computer-aided design (CAD) file. We’ll email you the design file as an image, or you’re welcome to come in to view what your custom diamond engagement ring will look like. This phase allows plenty of room for tweaks or revisions before moving on to the next step in the design process.
Wax Replica Phase
After you’ve approved the CAD drawing, we’ll take that digital image and create an exact 3D printed wax replica of your custom diamond engagement ring that you can hold and even try on. While it won’t contain any metals or stone, the wax replica gives you a sense of the size, thickness, proportions, and overall style. We can even drop the lab-grown or earth-mined diamond you chose to help you imagine how the ring will look once completed. Now is the time to make any final changes before the casting phase begins.
One of the last steps of designing custom diamond engagement rings is the casting phase, where we’ll cast the ring using your chosen metal. At this stage, you can review it again to ensure the width and other elements are correct before we move on to the final setting phase.
Set and Finish Phase
The final stage of designing custom diamond engagement rings is to set the stones, finish, and polish to dazzle and sparkle. This part of the design process usually takes about 3 to 6 weeks. We guarantee that your custom diamond engagement ring will be a piece you’ll be proud to slip on your fiancée’s finger.
Are you ready to begin the design process? Contact or visit us to meet our experienced staff and learn more about designing custom diamond engagement rings. We love to make couples happy, and together, we can make your dream ring come true.
5 Reasons to Design a Custom Diamond Engagement Ring
While there are many beautiful diamond engagement rings in stock to choose from, there’s something extraordinary about designing your own. The following are a few reasons to consider creating a showpiece as unique as your love together.
- Custom rings are exceptionally thoughtful
- No one else in the world will have the same ring
- You’ll get exactly what you’re dreaming of
- You don’t need to be an artist or designer to bring your vision to life
- The experience is fun and easy!
Are you looking for more reasons to design a custom diamond engagement ring? Contact or visit us to learn more.
Why choose us
We’re an experienced family-owned business built on relationships.
As a family-owned business for over 20 years, we live locally and are invested in Doylestown and the surrounding communities. We love meeting new people and developing relationships with our fellow neighbors that last for many years. We are committed to building a jewelry store centered on family-oriented values that you won’t find anywhere else.
We’re trustworthy, honest, and reputable.
When you’re looking for a custom diamond engagement ring jeweler, you want to trust where you’re going. To earn your trust, we’re open and transparent. With our Graduate Gemologist’s help, we provide valuable diamond education for free to help you make the best decision for your situation. Our goal is to help you design the custom diamond engagement ring you want at the price you can afford.
We’ve mastered the art of customer service.
We’re different than many of the jewelers, gold buyers, or diamond wholesalers in the area. Once you walk through our doors or reach out to us over the phone, we’ll show you how important customer service is to us. We treat all our guests with respect and work hard to make you feel comfortable and welcomed here.
We offer fair pricing.
We offer custom diamond engagement rings at prices far below what you would pay in a traditional retail setting. With low overhead and access to the competitive diamond district in New York City, we can extend exceptional quality at fair pricing that’s unbeatable in today’s market.
If you’re ready to design the custom diamond engagement ring of your dreams, contact us or visit our store to begin this exciting journey alongside reputable industry experts you can trust.