designer contract stating he/she will not make your er again?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

For me, it’s more about what i think of a person who would insist on this contract and what an exaggerated sense of self-importance they must have. I wouldn’t give a second’s thought to the designer.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Maybe it meant that the designer would destroy the mold that made that particular ring? So if another customer came along, they could choose to pick the same design elements, though that would be rare to want the exact same details, unless they had a picture of the original ring, so  it would not be EXACTLY the same? 

Maybe she didn’t want to see her ring on the designer’s etsy page to be sold to others, as a stock ring, for example. (I’m throwing out all kinds of hypotheticals here . . . ) 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

I had a custom ring created.  My jeweler explained to me that some people do like the idea of having a unique piece.  Some even get angry when they see a piece that looks like theirs.  I think the real idea behind this is the jeweler is saying that they do not cast the actual mold.  When a custom piece is created, it is first a wax mold.  There is then a process that involves the metal and sand (I am not sure of the exact process.) The wax is melted away, leaving no actual cast of the custom piece.  So, someone could design a ring that looks exactly like mine, let’s say.  It could come out seemingly identical after the wax process.  But, it would not be an exact replica because there is really no way of 100% duplicating a handmade item.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah I remember that post. Her problem with the jewler was that one of her best friends, if not her best friend was getting engaged and wanted her exact same ring. She was pissy because the ring had a fleur de lis on the inside and that represented blah blah blah. Yeah. 

If you create a custom piece, I don’t think there is a way to recreate it 100% again, at least not with your same mold. They use wax molds that melt once they get the metal shaped. 

But you never know, someone may walk into the store and design a ring that is identical. Then there is nothing you can do about it. 

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