There’s a really good reason to why I’m just now getting around to posting a review of Gemvara. Every time I’ve started it before, I’ve gotten too caught up playing with the tools on their site to create gorgeous, affordable custom jewelry and just could not pull myself away.
I finally had to shut down my web browser, and open a word document to get this post started so I can tell you all how in love I am with their website, and why – if you’re in the market for a unique, custom engagement ring or other pieces of jewelry – Gemvara is hands down the best place to go to create a meaningful heirloom-quality jewel you’ll be excited to give or get.
Gemvara is not a new company. Started in 2010, it began as a tool for independent jewelry retailers to customize their showroom pieces, but when customers reported having too much fun with it, founder Matt Lauzon realized he was onto something and re-configured his tool and business plan for a direct-to-customer operation specializing in custom engagement rings, necklaces, earrings and more.
And fun it is! With the ability to customize your gemstones and metals, shoppers can design engagement rings and other pieces at almost any price point. A $20,000 diamond halo engagement ring comes down to $3,500 with a center colorless Charles & Colvard Forever One™ moissanite. And you can see the difference before your eyes. Personalize further with a rose quartz and your price is now $1,825. The possibilities are endless with 22 gemstone options on this one setting.
Gemvara is a great place to buy Moissanite
If you’ve been toying with the idea of a moissanite ring, but you still want the build-your-own engagement ring experience then Gemvara is a great place to go. With hundreds of setting styles to choose from – all which can be customized with a Charles & Colvard Forever One™ moissanite stone, the variety is endless. Whether you’re looking for a classic platinum solitaire or a halo with colored pave stones (something you won’t find on any other build-your-own tool) or a moissanite center stone with sapphire side stones, Gemvara is your place. The hardest part will just be deciding which setting to pick.
Gemvara for Two-Tone Rings
Can’t decide on a metal for your engagement ring? Heart set on a two-tone pink and white gold style? Want to save money with a palladium engagement ring? No other build your own tool has the range of metals Gemara offers. From Palladium to platinum, 18kt yellow, white and rose gold, Gemvara offers 9 metal choices. And not only for the band, you can select a different metal for your prongs or even your halo to create any two-tone effect you like. Bring your creativity.
There are also practical reasons for creating a two-tone ring. If you love the look of a rose or yellow gold setting, but want to preserve the whiteness of your color-less stone, white gold or platinum prongs won’t bleed color into your diamond or reflect their tone onto your stone. This will help preserve the colorless look you paid for. This is why I always recommend picking platinum or white gold prongs when you are setting a colorless (grade D, E or F) or near-colorless (grades G, H, I) diamond.
Gemvara for Pave Rings
I saved the best for last. Pave rings are beautiful, sparkly and extremely popular. But have you ever wanted to create a diamond engagement ring with a colorful pave band or halo instead of sticking with traditional diamonds? Not something offered on traditional build-your-own ring websites, but at Gemvara you can do this with any of their colored gemstones and semi-precious stones. A diamond ring with sapphire pave band? An amethyst halo? It’s all possible with Gemvara’s tool. Plus, you don’t have to stick to only one stone. Your halo and shanks can be different, and you have the ability to alternate stones on many of their styles. This is where you’ll really start having fun and get sucked into the tool. The possibilities are endless.
When you’re ready for the matching wedding band, Gemvara will let you customize that too…will all the same colorful stones.
Gemvara for Resetting Stones
Have an old heirloom ring you don’t wear because it is out of style? Gemvara makes it easy to reset an old ring to a beautiful new creation which reflects your personal style. With their easy stone reset program, you can send them your old ring in a pre-paid insured shipping kit they will provide you. Then, a gem specialist will reach out to you with a variety of setting options to match your stone. Select the one you like and personalize it with your choice of metals and side stones for a new look that’s more to your liking.
When it’s complete, Gemvara will send you your new creation along with your old setting. It comes with the same 101-day guarantee so if you don’t love it, send it back.
Gemvara Engagement Ring Reviews
No write up would be complete without reviews from real customers. On Gemvara, customer reviews are easy to find. Almost every product listing has reviews and pictures from real customers where you can see how they customized their own unique heirloom jewel from Gemvara. Here are a few of my favorite.
I absolutely love my engagement ring! We have been together for 11 years and decided it was time to get married. We did not want anything traditional, as our lives together have been anything but traditional. We shopped local jewelers and many were not interested in making a ring, the ones that were had outrageous price tags. We settled on Gemvara who created an amazing ring out of yellow and white sapphires that captured our love to the tee! their customer service was amazing.
I absolutely LOVE my green amethyst Adele ring! I’m always getting compliments on how beautiful and unique it is. I got engaged two months ago and I still catch myself looking at it all the time.
My fiance recently proposed to me and I was blown away by how beautiful my Aria ring was. He knew that I loved vintage style and chose a white sapphire which fit the vintage theme perfectly as sapphire’s were the most commonly used stones for engagement rings until about 50 years ago. It’s exactly what I would have chosen myself, although I would have said yes even if he offered me a rubber band instead!
Need help picking the perfect ring from Gemvara? Reach out to me directly here and I’d love to help!