Your Ring’s Beauty and Style Depends on This – Your Homework
Your success in designing your engagement ring depends on successfully communicating your taste to your chosen jeweler.
When I’m called by a client who wants to design an engagement or wedding ring, I give them the homework of copying images on paper that show the kinds of details they love.
They’ll usually use arrows to highlight the style concepts they like.
In this post I’ll share the 10 Steps – How to Copy Pictures From Google Images.
Go Back to The Original “How to Design Homework” Post
This post with the ten steps of how to copy picture from Google Images is a follow up to my earlier post How Google Images Can Help You Design Your Wedding Ring. After sending the steps I’ll share as a word document to a number of brides to be, I decided to make it public.
Creating Your Dream Ring File
It’s great to have all your ideas printed out in a folder and organized for your visit to your jeweler. One of the ways to create a printed out file of those design details is to use Google Images.
If you bring to your jewelry design appointment a folder with pictures of details you like, you are way ahead of the average engagement ring shopper.
I’ve been asked many times how to do this homework step-by-step. In this post I’ll put in one place the steps I’ve shared many times with the brides-to-be that I work with.
If You Use Pinterest
If you are a Pinterest user, and have wedding ring images on Pinterest you can still use most of the steps below to print them out. Just create your dream ring pin board.
Then print them out and draw and write on the print outs.
Examples of Pics You Might Like
Notice that I show a lot of side-on views showing the details that are under the center diamond. I pin details to answer a question like;
- Is the diamonds culet revealed,
- Is there carved through or filigree detail,
- Are tiny diamonds worked into the basket setting,
- Is there hand engraving detailing or is the side wall modern smooth and shiny?
Ten Questions to Ask Yourself About Jewelry Design
Ask yourself each of the questions below and find example details that suggest your taste. Be sure to get at least one example image for each of these questions.
- How wide do you want your ring?
- What kind of artistic side details speak to you?
- What setting styles do you gravitate toward for your center diamond?
- What setting styles do you like for your side diamonds?
- What types of groupings of little side diamonds do you like?
Does a tapering side view of a ring grab you?
- Or do you prefer the same width all the way around?
- What kind of engraved looks do you like?
- Are there finishes like hammering, matte finish or antiquing that you really like?
- What details do you like under your main diamonds? The side-on view.
10 Steps – How to Copy Pictures From Google Images
1) go to Google.
2) Wait for the upper screen choices to load, like maps etc, then click “images.”
3) Now go to the search window and type in variations like, “diamond engagement rings”, “wedding sets”, “designer wedding rings” etc. Pinch the Google page shut for a sec into your tool bar.
4) Open a blank word doc and save as “Wedding ring pics.”
5) Pinch it shut in your toolbar, so you can toggle easily from the Google images found to your word doc.
6) Click back to your Google image search page. Pick an image you like on Google, right click on it, click “copy”
7) Go to your word doc and right click.
8) Click “paste.”
9) In a perfect world your image is pasted to this word doc now.
10) If at first you don’t succeed try again with a little tweak or pick another picture.
Make Your Folder of Images
Print out the images you saved onto your word docs or other computer file. Use a red pen to draw arrows to design elements you like and write notes.
I believe there is a jewelry designer in each one of us. Give yourself the gift of designing your own unique wedding rings!