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Over three quarters of all would-be brides want some form of personalized customization when shopping for their engagement ring. More than ever, uniqueness, classic and timeless beauty, and personalization are the order of the day to create the “perfect” engagement ring and everlasting symbol of your lives and love together. In support of this, many people collect pins, google images, and spend endless hours online searching for the perfect design. Often, the ultimate ring design becomes a combination of elements and details from a variety of different rings, creatively combined together to create the perfect design. Leading luxury bridal brands such as Tacori or Verragio specialize in personalization and will modify, most often without extra charges, or combine different styles together to address individualized intentions and preferences.
One-of-a-kind designs often start with a blank canvas and a collaborative effort with a qualified custom jeweller to achieve something absolutely unique and absolutely you. Rodan Jewellers is a leading design and custom specialist, working closely with you every step of the way, from concept to creation, to create the ring of your dreams. With master goldsmiths and CAD designers on staff and in-house in our own state-of-the-art workshop, we take your ideas, images or old jewellery to create something completely new, just for you. Our design team work closely with you to design literally anything you can imagine. Our designers are always ready to sit down with you to sketch your ideas and provide suggestions or advice to help you through the design journey. If you are uncertain about your design aspirations and intentions and don’t know where to start, don’t worry. As Vancouver’s leading bridal specialist, we bring a wealth of experience. We are happy to start from scratch with you and provide advice, guidance and listen to your wants, ideas and thoughts. You are always welcome and encouraged to remain involved every step of the way.
At this stage, we can bring out an endless variety of ring designs, stone types, shapes, and sizes for you to gain a sense of the perfect balance and overall effect. We also have several rings in stock already set with stones for you to try on before your design. This will give you an even more accurate “real life” impression of any potential ring style on your finger. We also keep a library of a multitude of previous wax models for you to gain a greater understanding of the process and to review elements of unique design we have created for others.
Custom designs from our in-store workshop allow you the unique opportunity to collaborate and work first-hand with experts in all areas; CAD designers, master goldsmiths, and master setters. In most typical jewellery stores, you are generally not working directly with the people who create your ring and most often, the work is done entirely or partially by a third-party. At Rodan Jewellers, you are always welcome, and encouraged to remain involved every step of the way. Most jewellers work behind the scenes or off-site and deliver your finished ring without any further involvement with you after you order. Our unique interactive ongoing approach allows you to literally watch elements of your ring being created right before your eyes, helping to remove uncertainty, providing peace of mind and assurance that your completed ring truly becomes your design, not someone’s interpretation.
Our services include 3D renderings presented to you in person and available for you to take away and study. We pride ourselves on working with you and your ideas to provide multiple opportunities to alter and adjust the design to your exact specifications. They say patience is a virtue and we understand that this is one of the most important and emotional investments you will ever make so we are patiently there for you as your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal. This is your ring for life, and we want to make sure that it becomes part of you.
Once you’re satisfied with your design on paper, we typically proceed to print a wax model of your ring. This way, you are able to actually try on and “wear” your ring, helping to eliminate uncertainty because many people are not comfortable visualizing from a sketch or photo. At this point, we are uniquely positioned to be able to continue to modify and customize your design because none of this work is done by others. Upon request, we can even temporarily set your choice of stone size and type into your wax model, so you gain a greater perspective, a more full effect, and real experience.
In most typical custom design situations, an outside CAD designer is engaged to produce one design with usually one modification opportunity at the most, along with only one wax model. Many jewellers unfortunately don’t even offer wax model samples. Alternatively, we fully appreciate that, for such an important lifetime investment, sometimes it is impossible to know what is best until you not only see it, but experience your ring multiple times with multiple alterations. At Rodan Jewellers, it is not uncommon for us to produce many different CAD renderings and wax models, providing you the advantage of hindsight to know that you’ve made the most informed choices and decisions, without pressure and with as much time as needed.
Once you are absolutely in love with your wax model, we finally produce your ring in your choice of material, whether it be white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum. We also work in any karatage you prefer, 10k, 14k, 18k, or 19k. We work closely with you to educate about the various advantages and differences so you can make the most informed metal choice decision. You are also always welcome to come in and try on your actual ring before we set your chosen stone so that you can be more comfortable and confident that we are achieving your perfect design.
A custom designed engagement ring is, by far, one of life’s greatest opportunities to symbolize your individual uniqueness and your love for each other. We listen during every design aspect and we ensure your ring is a true expression and celebration of your love together. Every Rodan design is created with heartfelt passion by our experts, working side-by-side with you to create your perfect engagement ring to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments together.