Looking for the perfect engagement ring that fits your style and budget? Look no further than Joseph Nelson Jewelry, your best source for custom engagement rings in Orange County, CA. With a commitment to world-class craftsmanship and personalized service, Joseph Nelson Jewelry is dedicated to helping you find the perfect ring that meets your standards while respecting your budget, and still will deliver the most beautiful, best in class craftsmanship for your desired budget. Whether you are looking for a $200,000 natural D Flawless diamond, an exquisite Sapphire, emerald or ruby, or an engagement ring under $5,000, Joseph Nelson can meet or exceed all of your expectations.

Our passion… for yours – Profess Your Love with a Joseph Nelson Engagement Ring

An engagement ring is more than a piece of fine jewelry. Our passion for crafting the perfect representation of love and commitment is at the heart of every Joseph Nelson custom engagement ring. We are dedicated to providing unique and customizable designs that tell the story of each individual relationship. Our commitment to creating one-of-a-kind pieces is reflected in the range of options available, from single diamond rings to those adorned with sparkling diamonds and side stones, as well as specialized designs like three-stone rings and split-shank rings.

At Joseph Nelson, we understand the importance of ethical sourcing, which is why we exclusively use conflict-free diamonds in our rings. We also offer free sizing to ensure the perfect fit, and a 30-day return policy for peace of mind. With a Joseph Nelson Engagement Ring, you can profess your love with a symbol as unique as your relationship. Experience the passion and dedication behind each design and discover the perfect representation of your love story.

We help you create the perfect engagement ring

We specialize in helping you create the ideal engagement ring that captures the essence of your relationship. From the initial design to the selection of the finest diamonds and gemstones, we are here to guide you through the process and ensure that you end up with a stunning and unique ring that will be cherished for a lifetime. With our expertise and personalized attention, we can help you bring your vision to life and create a symbol of your love that is truly one-of-a-kind.

1. Make sure you want to marry her/him!

This is probably an obvious one prior to engagement ring shopping 🙂 Before making the decision to marry your partner, it is crucial to reflect on the dynamics of your relationship, core values, and long-term compatibility. Communication, trust, and shared goals are key factors to consider when evaluating the strength of your relationship. Open and effective communication lays the foundation for a healthy marriage, while trust is essential for a lasting bond. Furthermore, shared values and goals create a sense of unity and direction for the future.

2. Schedule your free consultation

Simply call us at +1 (949) 571-0564 or click on the link to schedule a convenient virtual video or in-person consultation. You will have the opportunity to sit down with Mark Crawford, owner of Joseph Nelson Jewelry. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the jewelry industry, and his extensive knowledge and expertise will be at your disposal to guide you through the intricacies of the retail jewelry market, provide insightful diamond education and if time allows, explain the different types of jewelers and the tricks that each type might use to lure customers in.

On your end, be sure to mention specific preferences and wishes for your custom design. Our professionals will work with you to understand your style, budget, and any other important details to assist you in making the best decision for your needs. We are 100% bespoke and dedicated to providing personalized and tailored service to ensure you find the perfect piece of jewelry that exceeds your expectations.

3. Select the gemstone and its shape

When it comes to selecting gemstones for your engagement ring, popular choices include diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies. 

  • Diamonds are an enduring favorite due to their brilliance and versatility. They are often fashioned into classic cuts such as round, Cushion, radiant and oval, among others, allowing for a diverse range of design options. 

  • Rubies, with their deep red hue, symbolize passion and commitment, making them a striking choice for engagement rings. The oval and cushion cuts are particularly popular for showcasing the intense color of rubies. 

  • Sapphires, available in various colors though most commonly associated with blue, offer a unique touch and are often cut in elegant shapes like oval, emerald, or round. 

  • Emeralds, prized for their lush green color, are also gaining popularity and are often seen in step cuts such as emerald or radiant cuts, adding a distinctive and regal touch to engagement ring designs. 

Each gemstone and cut provide a unique opportunity to create an engagement ring that truly reflects individual style and sentiment. 

4. Select the ring setting material, design and size

When selecting an engagement ring setting, it’s important to consider the material, design, and size to ensure it perfectly reflects the recipient’s style and preferences. First, consider the material of the setting, such as platinum, white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold. Each material has its own unique qualities and durability, so choose one that best suits the recipient’s lifestyle and aesthetic. Next, carefully consider the design of the setting, whether it’s a classic solitaire, a sparkling halo, or a unique vintage-inspired design with or without pavé set diamonds along the band. Take into account the recipient’s personal style and any specific design elements they may prefer. Last and certainly not least, you must consider the recipient’s finger size to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. 

5. Determine your budget

The average budget range for a natural engagement ring in Orange County would be around $15,000 to $60,000. That budget can be reduced quite drastically, if you are open to the option of lab-created diamonds as they are much more affordable, ethical, and have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds. In general, cut quality, carat weight, color and quality of the gemstones are what will eat up the bulk of your budget. 

Engagement Ring Styles To Match Your Style

There are three major engagement ring styles that are popular choices for couples: solitaire, halo, and three stone rings.

  • Solitaire rings are a classic and traditional choice, featuring a single diamond or gemstone set on a simple band. This timeless design symbolizes the unity and commitment between two individuals and allows the center stone to take center stage, drawing attention to its brilliance and sparkle.

  • Halo rings and hidden halo rings, on the other hand, feature a center stone surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds or gemstones, creating a halo effect that enhances the sparkle and creates a dazzling, eye-catching look. These styles are perfect for those who want extra sparkle and a touch of vintage glamor.

  • Three stone rings, also known as trinity or trilogy rings, feature three stones set side by side on the band. Each stone represents the past, present, and future of a relationship, symbolizing memories, the present moment, and the promise of a future together. This style is rich in symbolism and holds deep sentimental meaning for couples.  Also this style is the feature design for the biggest and best jewelry brands in the world.

Whether it’s the classic simplicity of a solitaire ring, the extra sparkle of a halo ring, or the meaningful symbolism of a three stone ring, each style offers its own unique charm and beauty for couples to cherish.

Your Best Source for Custom Engagement Rings in Orange County

When it comes to the finest custom engagement rings in Orange County, Joseph Nelson Jewelry is the ideal jeweler to suit your preference and budget.  Conveniently located in Irvine, CA Joseph Nelson Jewelry is within comfortable driving distances from Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Tustin, Laguna Beach, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Yorba Linda and surrounding areas. Give us a call today for your complimentary consulting session at +1 (949) 571-0564 


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Orders are typically finished in 10-20 business days. We can rush if requested. Diamonds are all colorless and VS minimum.

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