Design Your Own Ring

Start With A Designer or Start On Your Own.

Sketch image with pencil.

Why to start with a designer.

Getting a custom design right the first time can be tricky.

We create new, original designs every day for people all over the U.S. and beyond. Our designers specialize in knowing what's possible and suggesting innovative customization options.

We can help you design to fit your budget.

We do a LOT of custom... It's our focus and our passion. To do this, we have learned ways to make each design fit the proposed budget. Check our reviews, we are very proud that over 85% of our clients are referrals.

start designing options- Start with a Designer, a New Design, a Green Lake Design, or a Gem

Start from home with a Design Builder.

Already know exactly what you want? Start with one of our Design Builder tools.

These take you step by step through the key options and Design Elements. In each, we focus on the Top, Front and Side views as well as any gemstones in the design.

  • Start a new custom design.
    The New Design Builder is for creating a new design to your specifications, in small focused steps.
  • Start with a Green Lake design.
    The Design Customizer helps you personalize one of our deep portfolio of designs and customizable stock items in a shorter, simpler format.
  • Start with a gemstone.
    To Start With a Gem, add a gem to your favorites, then Ask Your Designer, Customize a Green Lake design or choose 'Select Gem' on any gemstone to go to the Design Builder with your gem pre-selected.

Whichever path you choose, you will end up with a well defined project, and we promise to help you get an original custom piece for your iconic moment in life at a budget that works.


Two ways to find the perfect design.

Save Your Fav's!

Use your favorites list like a pro.

  • Save items with Design Elements you like.
  • Save gems that you like, to buy, compare or use in a stone search.
Once you favorite a few designs with elements you absolutely love you have three choices:
  • Customize an in-stock ring.
    Fastest delivery | Best price.
  • Have a design custom made.
    Unlimited options | Personalized | Great Value.
  • Design your own from scratch.
    Work with the best designers in the business.
Even if designing from scratch, Fav's help you show us details you like for your piece.

Where to begin | Start a Design Page

Your Design Page is the easiest place to organize your ideas, save designs, gemstones and notes, and consult with our designers to create your perfect ring.

There’s no obligation, it's free, and you can talk to a designer anytime you’re ready!

Explore our original custom designs

See examples that show how original custom designs are created.

Every year at Green Lake Jewelry Works brings new milestones, new stories, and new artistic achievements. Here are a few of our most memorable designs from client inspirations.

We want to thank the owners of these rings for encouraging us to share these to help you see what is possible.

Custom Options


The Finer Points

Custom options depend on whether you start from scratch or Customize a Green Lake design.

Learn about the key
Design Elements that drive our design process.

Save notes with your Favorites - what you like from each angle or even elements you don't like.

Tip: View Galleries by view - Try it: Top View | Front View | Side View

Find the perfect starting point?
Click 'Customize This' and one of our designers will help you create an original.

Call Chat Ask a Designer

Spectacular Filigree Halo Ring

Take no Shortcuts | Above and Beyond® custom jewelry

As the saying goes...'If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself'.

Compare the details; Many stores don't actually make their own jewelry. We believe designers, websites and stores that don't do their own work let their clients down.

Our designers, CAD modelers, wax carvers & bench artists collaborate, trouble shoot and do great work because we all work within feet of each other. Now you can work with world class jewelry artists directly!

From Design to Creation

Jewelers Tools
Great design without great execution is pointless. We manufacture all Green Lake custom items with care and attention to detail to make certain your piece is a timeless heirloom and we invite close inspection and comparison.

Working under microscopes, with the best tools & techniques is the only way to make each new piece come to life as you envision it. From high tech 3D Growing machines, to time tested hand engraving and hand fabrication, we do each step right.