How to Design Your Own Engagement Ring

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Perhaps you're picky about your jewelry. Or maybe you and your other half want a one-of-a-kind engagement ring that's as unique as your love. Whatever the reason, don't be intimidated by the idea of designing your own ring.

You don't have to bring home a six-figure salary or hold an advanced degree in metalworking. All you need is a budget and a little knowledge of jewelry design.

Consider this your crash course in engagement ring design, and you'll be custom-crafting your ring before you can say "I do."