3-Step Guide to Build Your Own Ring

Build Your Dream Ring with Anueva

Here at Anueva, no two rings we build are alike. We draw our inspiration from a collection of sources: nature, antiques, and most importantly you. To truly bring your vision to life, we launched our “Build Your Own” series. By offering this method, we marry our love of designing unique rings with our passion for delivering customers with their #dreamring. 

While many dreams somehow get pushed aside and mentally tagged with “someday,” we want to ensure that building the perfect ring is one dream that’s easy to bring to life. Building your own ring is simple when you follow our complete guide. There are a few different elements that compose every ring. To ensure you understand how to select each component, we’ve compiled a simple three-step process with examples to help inform your decisions. 

3-Step Guide to Build Your Own Ring

In this article, we will cover how to select your:

  1. stone,
  2. ring setting,
  3. setting customizations.

Let's get started!


number 1

Select Your Stone

While you can certainly begin by selecting your ring setting, we recommend starting with the stone selection. This initial decision may inform your remaining choices. The shape, size, and color of the stone can help set the tone of your ring. What do you want your ring to communicate? Are you looking for something classic or antique? Do you prefer a traditional cut or perhaps something more modern and organic? As far as color goes, stones come in a wide variety of hues. From crystal clear diamond to deep, color-changing sapphires, you're sure to find the color that best suits your preferences. 

Below, we've highlighted eight popular shapes to help imagine what might work best for you.

Common Stone Shapes

To browse all loose stones at Anueva, click here to visit our Loose Stones page. Shop the whole collection or use the filters to narrow down the options based on your preferences. Once you've found the perfect loose stone, it's time for the next step!

number two

Select Your Ring Setting

After you've made your stone selection, it's now time to pick the setting. There are two choices we'll make during this step. The first one is whether you want a bezel setting or a prong setting. Here's what they look like:

bezel example


Shown first is a bezel setting. As you can see, a ring of metal encompasses the entire stone; this is characteristic of a bezel. 

Bezel settings are typically more durable. If you intend to wear the ring regularly while working with your hands, this may be a good option.

prong example


The second image showcases a prong setting. The prongs are the four elegant metal points that encase the stone. We typically craft rings with either four or six prongs. 

Prong settings may be the right selection if you're hoping to get the most sparkle out of your stone. This is a very adaptable style and works well with most stones. 

After you've selected either a bezel or prong setting, it's time to decide the height. For this decision, we'll compare stackable and low-profile settings. 

stackable example


The image to the left shows a stackable ring setting. The stone is set above the ring which means it will sit flush with straight bands.

Stackable rings, sometimes referred to as high set rings, are a great choice for an engagement ring as they pair perfectly with wedding bands. If you're hoping to build a ring stack, this is the way to go!

low profile example


Alternatively, this is an example of a low profile ring setting. Low profile rings have less height and sit directly on your finger. 

Low profile rings, or low set rings, may offer more protection and are less likely to get snagged on clothes. While low profile rings don't sit flush with straight bands, they stack beautifully with curved or pointed bands. 

To learn more about stackable and low profile ring settings, be sure to watch our video.

Once you've finalized your ring setting choices, you're more than halfway finished! Let's proceed to the third and final step to learn how to customize your ring setting options.

number three

Choose & Customize Your Ring Setting Options.

 First, we'll explore metal type. Anueva Jewelry offers four options:

metal type examples


Yellow gold is a combination of pure gold and white metals to produce a bold yellow color. Available in both 14k or 18k, yellow gold is a classic option. Its color is vibrant and golden and is a great option for both bezel and prong settings. 


Pure gold is combined with copper to produce rose gold. 18k rose gold appears peachier while 14k rose gold has softer pink tones as it contains more copper. Rose gold is a soft, dreamy, elegant option. If your skin tone has pink or red undertones, rose gold jewelry would compliment it wonderfully. 


White gold is a beautiful silver color that mimics platinum. Among other metals, white gold contains higher amounts of nickel and zinc that contribute to its illustrious appearance. There is very little difference in coloration between 14k and 18k white gold. Many people with cool undertones tend to favor white gold, but it's all down to personal preference. We love all types of gold so choose the one you like best!


Platinum is a naturally occurring white metal.  While it looks similar to white gold, it is much denser which makes it a sturdy and more protective option. Partially for this reason, many people choose to set diamonds in platinum, making it a great option for engagement rings. 

Whichever color you decide, you can't go wrong! Once you've made your choice, it's time to pick your band texture. 

classic polish example


First, we have our classic or plain bandThis offers a clean, sleek and elegant look. 

If you're looking for a more traditional or elevated style, this might be what you're looking for.

evergreen example


Our second style if our Evergreen band. Our popular Evergreen band offers an organic, natural, textured look.

This is the perfect option for rings inspired by nature or for those who want a contemporary twist on a classic style.

We've made our way to the final decision! The last item we'll compare are finish options. Let's check them out.

polished example


This six-prong solitaire has a polished finish. Rings with a polished finish are shiny and smooth to the touch.

This option tends to conceal minor scratches better and is slightly easier to clean. It's a very popular choice for engagement rings, but whether you're designing an an engagement ring or a simply your dream ring, if shiny makes your heart sing, choose the polished finish. 

satin exampleSATIN

Finally, we have an example of a ring with a satin finish. The satin or brushed style provides your ring with a flat, matte look.

The satin finish is a unique and trendy option. This rustic finish is perfect for nature lovers. 

And that's it! Following these steps will help you successfully create the ring of your dreams. When you're ready to start building, navigate to our Build Your Own homepage and get started! We can't wait to see what you dream up!