(Closed) Got my first ring creation estimate

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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 # 7
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

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