All of Ada’s bridal pieces are fully custom, made-to-order, and are never, ever mass-produced. To start, most clients take inspiration from one of our existing Collection pieces, modifying the design to meet their vision. Want to increase or decrease the width of the band? Lower or raise the diamond? Integrate the basket or add a cathedral? Add or remove diamond elements such as a halo, diamond collar, or add a special element to the band? The possibilities are endless. Your Concierge is with you every step of the way to ensure a gorgeous, timeless ring.
If you’d prefer to design from a photograph or verbal instruction, we can start with a blank canvas. All of our jewelry is designed in computer aided design (CAD).
For engagement rings, a 20% transferable deposit is required to reserve a diamond and proceed to custom design. For wedding bands and fashion pieces, a 20% deposit on the cost of the entire piece is required to begin design. You will receive an estimate for your custom piece before placing a deposit.
How It Works
Custom design follows two basic steps: computer aided design (CAD) and photorealistic renderings.
CAD will show overly thick metal and extra long prongs (the prongs do not stay that long; they are eventually cut and hand-bent over the diamond). This 3D print file is used to create a mold and casting for your ring and must start heavy to ensure a smooth finish on your ring during hand polish. You may make as many modifications to the design as you’d like. Most clients are in and out of CAD in 3-7 days; however some clients choose to make several iterations.
Once we begin to finalize the design, the next step is photorealistic renderings. Photorealistic renderings are 2D representations of your ring, like the kind you see all over our web site. These renderings take several hours or even days to produce, so are utilized at the end of the process. Your renderings are of your diamond in your ring in your size. They are not “sample” images.
Not sure what your sweetheart desires? Set your diamond in a simple solitaire, propose, then return with your loved one to design her dream ring forever. You will receive full credit from the original setting toward a new setting without a re-setting fee.
Diamond Concierge Process
How Does Ada Diamonds Compare?
“We created Ada Diamonds as the company we wish had existed when we designed an engagement ring years ago. From the start we wanted to focus on quality client experiences rooted in a commitment to excellence. As the leader in luxury lab diamond bridal, we know that a purchase this important deserves an impeccable buying experience. That’s why at Ada we follow the golden rule: if we wouldn’t wear it, then neither should you.”
-Ada Diamonds Director of Sales Lindsay Reinsmith
Our Core Values
Simply put, we’re snobs. We’re here to help you find a diamond you can be proud of.
Your love is one-of-a-kind and your ring should be, too. Always custom, always conscious.
We’re committed to providing a five start experience, every single time.