Post # 1
More ring questions from me, go figure….
So I went to a jewelers this weekend to get my first quote on recreating my engagement ring with white gold and cubic zirconia (right now it’s SS & CZ). To match my exact ring:
If I wanted to get a simialr design (not so straight, the prongs curve to make almost a flower petal design on the side) it would be 600. It seemed a bit steep to me, but wanted to get some opinions.
Anyone know if that seems high? It was double what I was finding on the internet, but not sure if I totally trust the internet sites that I had found.
Post # 3
That seems reasonable to me, because my wedding band is plain gold (rose gold), and is $710 – since the stones are CZ, the cost is certainly going to be the gold and the labor creating the ring. Maybe the cost was more than online due to the cost of gold (??)
The only ring I’ve ever had custom work done on is my e-ring, so I’m really no expert on if that’s a reasonable figure, it just seems “reasonable” to me.
For comparison, I just had my ring reset – it was a yellow gold solitaire, and I had it reset into rose gold, with a halo (I don’t know what the c weight of the halo is), and with little diamonds ¾ of the way around the band and it was $1575 for the custom job, at a local jeweler (i.e., not a chain store) – it doesn’t seen unreasonable that a new setting without diamonds would be about half the cost.
Hope this helps!!!!
Post # 4
Well, when I bought a ring awhile ago, the solitaire setting was $150 and they charged me $40 to put a stone in it. But that was only a solitaire.
What I don’t get….why can’t they just order the 3-stone setting (why does it have to be made? that’s a very, very common style) and just pop in the CZ stones?
Post # 5
ejs4y8.. that is sort of what I was thinking too, infact they showed me the styles from a catalogue… so i assumed that they would be ordering from that book… even gave me the names of the styles.
I’m thinking I might google the styles today, see if I can get the setting cheaper somewhere, then have a jeweler add stones.
ETA: grr.. just realized that she only gave me the name of the alternate style.
Post # 6
@gabrielleelise1981: Good to know that you don’t think it’s too out of hand. I am going to go to at least one other jeweler to get a second quote. I just can’t decide if I want to spend 750 bucks on a ring right now… after we just got done with all the wedding stuff 🙂
Thanks in advance guys!
Post # 7
I’m getting a slim white gold curved wedding band with engraving and a few small gemstones made for $600, so the $750 seems a little steep to me. Maybe ask them to break down the price in terms of materials and labor? That could give you something to compare to.
Post # 8
That seems a bit high. They are probably quoting for them to make it there rather than buy a premade setting. You may want to search for a semi mount that you could just have them drop stones into.