The holidays are a perfect time to ask the love of your life to spend forever together. At Your Day by Nicole, we are proud to be part of your story from the very beginning and love to work with customers looking for that perfect engagement ring.
We offer a collection of special order rings that fit any style and budget. Make an appointment to speak with one of our trained specialists who can walk you through the entire process. Whether you know you’re looking for a classic solitaire, wish to recreate a favorite style, or are interested in something custom, YDBN is able to help you find that perfect ring.
Here is our helpful guide to starting the design process!
It starts with the stone.
Unlike a traditional jeweler we special order in diamonds and gemstones unique for every client. Without the overhead we can offer you competitive pricing. YDBN offers natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, moissonites, and colored gemstones.
A great place to start when shopping for a ring is to decide which stone shape you like best. Most diamonds can be cut into the following shapes:
When comparing stones we’ll order a handful of your desired shapes/sizes to compare and determine which is best suited for you and the future wearer.
Consider this, there’s 100 points in 1 full carat. Similar to pennies on the dollar. We’ll want to show you comparison pricing on your target size to others just shy of your desired size as this can play a large factor in the price tag.
After you pick the stone’s shape, we move to the setting…
Setting the stage.
The setting defines the engagement ring’s style and showcases the stone. When shopping for an engagement ring, keep an open mind when it comes to the setting. Think about your budget, the wearer’s lifestyle, as well as personal style when determining which setting is best.
Some of the most popular options include:
Solitaire: free from side accent stones with a timeless look. A wonderful way to put a majority of your budget into the center stone. Here you can expect to add $400-800, depending on the metal type and purity in addition to your center stone.
Halo: enhance your center stone by surrounding it with sparkling frame. In addition, you’ll see halo styles with and without diamonds set down the shank (band portion) of the ring. You can expect to add $800+ depending on metal type and purity as well as carat weight.
TIP: be cautious of how many design elements you add to the engagement ring such as ‘halo’ or an ‘infinity/twist’ or even large side accent or profile diamonds. These elements all play a large factor in finding the perfect mate for a wedding band down the road. If the wearer decides to go with that second traditional band come the big day it can be difficult to match a particular profile.
Beyond the look of the ring, it is important to consider the personal preferences and lifestyle of the person who will be wearing the ring for the rest of their life. Does your future fiancé enjoy hands-on activities like gardening, baking, sports or lifting weights? Consider a ring that has a minimal design with smooth details that can be easily be cleaned (and fit under gloves if necessary) possibly flush or bezel-set stones that provide more metal securing the stones in place.
The perfect ring for every bride.
During a ring appointment at Your Day, we encourage you to bring pictures and inspiration with you to help us create the perfect ring. Your future fiancé might have a secret Pinterest board or may have dropped hints to their friends and family. Asking for ideas and inspiration can be an exciting way to include your loved ones in the process!
We have a variety of sample rings in the store for you to look at to get an idea of what each setting looks like, as well as a visual aid for what different stone shape and carat weights can be. We can customize the rings in store to feature a specific stone, metal color, or use these as starting points to craft something completely custom to you.
Not seeing anything in town that is “the” ring? Nicole has years of experience crafting completely custom rings. From drawings to computer models, we can walk you through the process every step of the way to recreate a specific ring or help you design that one of a kind ring they’ve always been dreaming of and will love for many years to come.
Make an appointment today! Online @yourdaybynicole.com or by phone 701-478-1970