custom ring advice?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Bumping for you!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I had a ring custom-made. It was a bit hard to visualize what the end product would look like, as the CAD pics are quite underwhelming. But when I saw the ring for the first time, I was gobsmacked at how beautiful it was!  

I was satified that their design images were accurately converted to the shape and design of the final ring.  I went back and forth a few times with minor tweaks, and found it very helpful to send the designer pictures of what you are aiming for, not just “a bit more curved around the shank”.  I printed out the first round of CAD pics, drew on the changes I wanted and scanned them back, included two photos of rings that I liked the shape of, and also one that I didn’t want it to look like!  It all turned out well in the end.

I think it’s important to try on as many rings as you can that are similar to the one you are going to have designed, as even a tiny difference can change the look of the ring. I originally designed 0.1ct diamonds in the halo and band, but after trying on a few rings I changed to 0.15ct and felt it added a lot to the look of the ring. Who would have thought 0.5mm would make such a difference?

Here’s some pics:

 

Now I just have to wait for my wonderful man to finish paying it off so I can wear it! Can’t wait!  Good luck with your designing and don’t be afraid to keep pushing the designer to get what you want. You’re going to be wearing this for a long time 🙂

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My CAD images for my custom ring looked a lot more… manufactured than the actual ring IMO. The prongs and metal colour were slightly different but not by much. Remember you can always ask them to tweak CADs. The first one isn’t going to be the final one. 

CAD:

The ring:

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

sanchezdee:  I am 🙂 I’m just going to change the rose gold into yellow gold by having it dipped every once in a while. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I was going to say I agree with AussieEncore that it can be diffcult to imagine the finished ring.  Trying on many rings keeping in mind the style and size of the stones is very helpful.  I knew the size of my stone but it still looked different on my finger.  And I didn’t feel a connection between the CAD drawing and the finished product.  I also agree with AussieEncore that you should send actual images of what you want.  Its better for them to see something finished than have someone try to explain it to them.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

sanchezdee:  My ring was made high bench, so my CADs looked VERY different than my actual ring. I was very nervous and underwhelmed by the CADs, to be honest. However, I was blown away when I saw my ring in person. 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

sanchezdee:  yeah, they made me extremely nervous lol. I was expecting CADs like what akirasan posted. However, I had a lot of faith and trust in my jeweler, which is what I think is the most important thing with custom jewelry. Not to mention, I sent them A LOT of pictures and drawings and I talked to her via phone and email almost everyday. 

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