Customize the Engagement Ring of Your Dreams
Custom Jewelry Design - Custom Engagement Rings - Custom Wedding Bands
“At Wedding Bands & Co., we believe that marriage is too important for ordinary jewelry” [Koorosh Daneshgar (CEO/Chief Designer)]
You have always known you would recognize your dream engagement ring, You’ve shopped, surfed, read, and searched. You’ve looked at a thousand engagement rings. You’ve even slipped some on your finger. Many have been lovely, but, none have been perfect. You haven’t found the dream ring, the ring that speaks to you. You want the engagement ring you will wear for the rest of your life. You want the ring that you can pass on for generations.
Wedding Bands & Company by Koorosh is here to create the engagement ring of your dreams, with you. We will help commemorate the most important moments of your life using jewelry creation methods that combine the methods of old world artistry (inspiration, heart, talent, and taste) and 21st century technology (flexibility, precision, quality and speed). We understand the commitment you are making, and we strive to seek the best value for your ring. You can expect a top of the line experience with a relationship to our family that lasts even after your ring is complete.
How It Works
Step 1- Make an appointment to visit us! Get to know CEO/Chief Designer, Koorosh Daneshgar and assist him in sketching/designing your perfect ring.
Maybe you've already sketched your dream engagement ring? Maybe you've clicked, saved, bookmarked, pinned, or taken pictures of rings that you like? If so, bring them along. You'll talk over your tastes in gemstones and precious metals. [If you already own your gemstone(s), bring them, so that Koorosh's design can showcase your stone(s) to their best advantages. If you do not, you will explore the world of diamonds and gemstones. We are happy to guide you through the specifics of finding the perfect stones.] You'll discuss budgets, schedules, lifestyles, your ideas for other jewelry pieces, the kinds of work you do with your hands, and other personal details that all factor into the perfect ring.
Koorosh (Wedding Bands & Co. CEO/ Chief Designer) is imaginative, intuitive, and inspired. He's passionate about perfection and shares your goal: creating a unique, one-of-a-kind engagement ring. To begin the creative process, tell him your thoughts, goals, tastes, and dreams, and he will ask you some follow up questions. Then (as artists have done for centuries), Koorosh will pick up a pencil and begin to translate your dreams into his preliminary sketch of your unique engagement ring. As with any collaboration, you’ll talk about the design: things that you love, things you would change, and ideas you have. He will translate these into updated sketches, each design moving closer to the perfect engagement ring. This process is exciting and fun, so relax and enjoy. Through his 30 years of experience, Koorosh has honed his talents, proving capable of deriving inspiration almost immediately. Most rings can be designed quickly while some require more time (up to a few days) to ensure all desired details are maintained. You will eventually have a wonderful moment of clarity when you know that, together, you’ve nailed it. You’re looking at a hand-drawn sketch of your dream-ring-come-true. It’s perfect, it’s a work of art, and it’s yours alone.
Step 2- Selecting your perfect diamond
Your perfect ring deserves the perfect center stone. From diamonds to sapphires (and every stone in between), we have thousands of stones at our disposal. We will ensure that we use our vast resources to source a stone that makes your eyes go wide, your heart sing and your friends say “wow!” We will happily sit with you and discuss the various aspects of selecting the perfect stone for you and order in a selection of stones from the world’s most sought after sources. You will sit down and view a selection of diamonds that are all reputably sourced and conflict-free, until you find the one stone that you can’t live without. We specialize in diamonds that are graded by GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world’s foremost diamond grading laboratory. They established the 4 C’s of diamonds and have subsequently remained at the forefront of diamond grading technology. Together, we will find a stone as unique as the ring it is destined for.
Step 3- Bringing Your Dream Ring to Life
After you approve the sketch, it’s time for 21st century technology to step in. Our talented computer artists take over, inputting every graceful feature, delicate detail, and subtle nuance of your custom ring into our state-of-the-art CAD (computer-aided design) jewelry designing software. Once your custom design is perfect, this astonishing software generates a photo-realistic rendering. Your design, your choice of precious metals, and your gemstones appear looking exactly like a real-life photograph of your finished ring. Koorosh will then e-mail that render to you. If you have changes, it’s simple to make them at this point. We will repeat this process until you are thrilled with the look. Once you approve the design, we will continue on the journey to creating your ring.
Your ring’s design is then sent to our HR Envision 3D Printer, which generates (“grows”) an exact 3D model of your engagement ring – perfect in every detail – using a photopolymer resin. This process replaces the tedious hand-carved waxes that were required for centuries in fine jewelry’s “lost wax” casting process. Once 21st century technology has completed it essential contribution, creation of your ring returns to human hands. At this time, we will invite you into the store to touch and feel the ”wax” and ensure that your ring is perfect before we proceed. We will not continue with the process until we get the express approval that we are on track to create the perfect ring.
Step 4- Creating your dream ring from the ground up (The “lost wax” process”)
Your photopolymer ”wax” is placed in a metal cylinder (called a "flask"), then encased in the finest grade plaster (called “investment”). When heated, the “wax” melts, leaving a perfect negative “mold” allowing the metal of your choice to be poured in. The metal of your choice is then melted in a crucible, reaching temperatures up to 1900° Fahrenheit, before being poured into the mold filling up the negative space creating positive replication of the ring. The plaster investment is cracked open, revealing the “rough cast” of the ring. Due to the investment mold being broken, that mold can never be used again, ensuring that you have a one-of-a-kind ring. The casting is then given to a seasoned jewelry artisan for completion of the ring. Painstaking inspection, under magnification, seeks out and corrects any defects that would be invisible to the naked eye. If any defects are found, measures are taken to ensure that the ring is not at risk, assuring that the ring is perfect. All diamonds/gemstones are hand-set with care, intense focus, and exquisite attention to detail, ensuring stone security and longevity. Each piece is then polished by hand and machine, to dazzling perfection.
Step 5- The most important step
No ring is completed until the ring finds its home. The ring, made just for you, has to be tried on to ensure perfect fit and design. We want to hear your thoughts, see your reaction, and ensure that we did our job creating your perfect ring. You’ll look at your dream-ring-come-true on your hand. You’ll know that like the love it represents, it will be yours and yours alone, forever!
-First, you and Koorosh designed the engagement ring of your dreams;
-Then 21st century technology takes over, to create an exquisite model of your wonderful engagement ring design.
-Finally, our jewelry artisans finished your piece with all the heart and talent they bring to every magnificent piece of Custom Jewelry.
-Last but not least, you get to leave with a brand new, one-of-a-kind ring on your finger, for you to cherish forever.
Will You Make a Promise to Us, Too?
We’d like to see you and your ring again. We’d like to check the integrity of the setting of your stones to ensure proper stone security. While you are in, allow us to give your ring a professional cleaning to ensure that your diamond remains as beautiful and sparkling as it was the day you said, “Yes!” We ask that the ring be brought in twice per year for cleaning and inspection. [We also offer complimentary polishing (and rhodium plating for white gold rings) once per year, to ensure that the metal also looks its best.] Rings that are cleaned and inspected regularly not only look better, they have a significantly longer life with fewer complications.
More dreams come true after the engagement ring too!
WEDDING BANDS COMPANY can use this dazzling Custom Jewelry-Making method to fulfill all your Marriage-Jewelry dreams:
- Custom engagement rings & wedding bands
- Custom wedding gifts for one another
- Custom jewelry design necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair ornaments for the Bride and much more...
- Custom jewelry gifts for your bridal party (maid of honor, best man, bridesmaids, ushers)
- Custom wedding mementos for your parents, wonderful jewelry favors for your guests
- Custom designed jewelry for all occasions
Make an Appointment
Make an appointment with one of our Jewelry Experts here in our Chicago showroom. During your appointment, we will combine your vision with our expertise to take the first steps in creating the piece of your dreams.