Post # 1
I have a bit of an unusual shaped engagement ring, and there’s no band for it. We either have to have one custom made,or have one altered to “fit” it.
Here’s my ring:
I was thinking of having one made so it’d kind of wrap/spiral around it like this (love this ring btw, but I didn’t see it before, haha):
OR we looked at some that had an interlocking band that makes it like a 3 stone engagement ring… I can’t find a picture example, but just imagine just an additional smaller diamond on each side of my ring.
I like the somewhat asymmetrical/unique look of my ring, and I think a band like that would make it into a normal looking 3 stone ring. Plus I can’t imagine wearing the band by itself ever, because it’d be like a strange two-diamond ring with a big gap between two diamonds. haha.
Anyone had anything like this done for a custom band? What did it cost?? Or has anyone looked and got ballpark figured? I’d want it white gold or platinum, whichever ends up being cheaper, as I know the price for platinum has actually dropped below gold for the moment
Post # 3
I just found a picture of the band that could be sort of altered to fit that would make it kind of a 3 stone. Any opinions??
Post # 4
It’s such an unsual shape for a ring, that I think you’ve done well to find anything that’ll fit, and they look so nice too! Personally, I like the three stone one better – I think it’s more of a traditional look for an engagement/wedding ring, whereas the other ring looks like a contemporary piece of artwork – which may look cool and different at first, but I’m not sure how it will go in the future. I’m generally not one to worry about things looking ‘dated’ but if I were going to wear it for the rest of my life, I’d prefer the more traditional route 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with Ladyelva. The 3 stone will look more classic and elegant. You might tire of the other look quickly.
ETA, forgot to mention, although im sure you can see, you wont be able to wear just the wedding band on its own with the interlocking 3 stone band. Maybe you could get a plain band if ever you needed to wear just the band.
Post # 6
I had a custom band made to match my unusually shaped e-ring. I can say that it was more expensive than we thought it would be when we bought the ering and we shopped for a jeweler to do the custom work for a few months before picking one. The estimates to create my band varried a lot between jewelers, so get several quotes. My advice would be to talk to lots of jewelers and look for one that specializes in custom work. The jeweler should give you an estimate and pictures of what they will make before they get started. You don’t really want to use the one with the lowest bid and not get a finished product that you like. Also, give him or her lots of time to create your ring. My biggest frustration with the custom jewelry process was that our jeweler almost didn’t finish and that caused a lot of stress in the week before the wedding. I hope this helps!
Post # 7
My band was customized from a standard one. We added more diamonds to make it a 2/3 eternity to match my ering, and swapped out two of the white diamonds on the side for yellow ones. It was $2400.00 but I KNOW we could have found something else that matched for a better price, we were just in a bit of a rush.