Was/is having a custom ring important to you?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Custom rings...yay or nay?
    Yes, very much so. SO & I wanted to be part of the creative process from start to finish : (30 votes)
    21 %
    Somewhat - I mentioned a few things I wanted done on my ring but nothing too customized : (9 votes)
    6 %
    Not really - I was fine with adding a few tweaks/personal touches to an existing stock model : (20 votes)
    14 %
    No, not at all. Once the ring suited my lifestyle and aesthetics, I don't care if it's a stock model : (78 votes)
    55 %
    None of the above. I have an heirloom ring so I inherited it as is : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Arshim:  I looked and looked until I found the perfect ring.  I love that it was a stock ring because I knew exactly what it would look like (both stock photo and IRL finger pics).  Having a custom ring made would have stressed me out too much.  What if it doesn’t end up looking right?!

    Post # 4
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    3955 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have an heirloom stone, and we designed a mounting for it.  It met our expectations and I am thrilled to have a one of a kind.  We kept the original mounting and one day will have another stone put in that.  

    Post # 7
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    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I didn’t need a custom one, but my ring is fairly unique. It was a one-off by a smaller jeweler that doesn’t mass produce.

    My ring is similar to others out there in some ways, but it’s different enough that I’m not likely to run into someone who has the same one.

    Post # 9
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    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Arshim:  Thank you, it sure is, good eye 😉 Lol I post it on here way too much 😛

     

    Post # 10
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    2264 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No, I didn’t mind the fact it wasn’t a custom ring. Of course, we found a stock ring that we both loved so I guess that’s why it doesn’t bother us. lol. 

    Post # 11
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    We found a stock wedding set that I absolutely loved! And I haven’t seen a single person with the same ring since! 

     

    Coming up to our five year anniversary, we’re getting my set redesigned. I wanted a different style of pave that sparkled so much more. I couldn’t find anything in the local stores, and for the online price, I was able to find a reputable jeweller to make them with a few tweaks so its exactly how I want it to look. 

     

    Hopefully I’ll have them in the next week or two.

     

    Post # 12
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    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t think that having a custom ring was important to me, it’s more that haven’t he perfect (in my eyes) ring was important.

    We couldn’t find anything I fell in love with, and so we had my engagement ring custom made. Unfortunately our overall experience was not a good one; a lot of the things I said I wanted were ignored and things I disliked were included.

    We are now looking at changing the style and setting of my ring and are using a different jeweller, one who uses wax casting moulds for you to approve before creating the ring – which something I would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend having a ring custom made, but I think finding a jeweller who is right for you and your vision is extremely important. Hopefully we’ll have a better experience this time and we’ll both love the ring once it’s complete.

    Post # 13
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    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    I currently have a stock princess cut solitare, which I love, but is not compatible with my lifestyle (I’ve managed to knock the stone loose 5 or 6 times and we have had it reset, but still I manage to break it).
    Over the weekend Fi and I went to a jeweller to look at a different style for me, and we found a different style I love, but I don’t want another diamond, so I am having the ring set with a pink sapphire instead. So semi customised I guess. Sorry that was so long!

    Post # 14
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    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Mine was custom made inspired by a Verragio ring I fell in love with. The jeweler tweaked it and made it a cushion halo instead of princess as I didn’t want any sharp edges.  I’d be fine with a stock model though.

     

    Post # 15
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I just chose a stock ring off of a website, but FI really wanted a custom piece.  We went through a bunch of $20 “practice” rings to get a sense of size, width, and thickness.  Once we made a decision, we comissioned a ring for him with an etsy seller, chose the materials, width, hammering style, and a squared-off shape so that it wouldn’t bump his other fingers on the side.  It turned out gorgeous, and he really loves it.

    Post # 16
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    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    DH ordered from a company that specializes in custom rings, using a stock setting and choosing from a variety of metals and picking out special stones (black diamond, aquamarine, and iolite) in a unique design for me. 🙂

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