(Closed) Anyone else having a ring replicated or custom designed?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hey everyone – friendly reminder that talking about CUSTOM projects on weddingbee is okay.  Talking about replicas or knockoffs and naming the brands that you’re replicating is not.  So far this thread looks okay but I just wanted to remind everyone of the rules so we can keep this open!

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Mine was custom, great experience!  

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We actually had my original engagement ring remade by a local jeweler that does custom rings.  The original was made by Jared and I ended up not being able to deal with the poor quality (crappy pavé diamonds, smushed miligrain, hollowed-out gallery).  We brought the original to the jeweler, they put together a CAD drawing for my approval, then 3D printed a wax mold for my approval, and finally cast the ring itself.  It turned out perfect and I am SO much happier with my new ring.  I always loved the way it looked, just couldn’t stand Jared’s poor workmanship!

Post # 19
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Newbee

Going custom was actually a disaster for me. It’s a long story, but it can be summed up by saying this–avoid using Enchanted Diamonds for a custom setting. We bought a diamond I absolutely love from them, but the custom ring was a straight disaster.

It took nearly 6 months, two awful rings, a crooked diamond and whole lot of grief before we asked for our money back and went to David Klass. David produced exactly what we wanted in two-ish weeks at a much higher quality AND for less money.

 

This was the first attempt. It took 4 months. You can see the trellis vines are too big and “kiss” underneath. I never saw it in person, but it was apparently pretty bad.unnamed

 

This was the second attempt, after we reset the diamond and sent the ring back. It’s tough to see, but the trellis vines are supposed to cross over each other and hold the diamond, but instead mush into a sad little spork. David also informed us that the diamond was set completely crooked and was not sufficiently supported by the prongs.IMG_0519

 

And this is David’s work. He was super quick and everything about the construction significantly better. IMG_0817

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I created a frankenring, taking elements I liked from rings way out of my budget and created my own photoshop image with sizes and specifications that I wanted.

The entire process took about 4 weeks including my own design time. Three weeks to actually be made (I saw no CADs or molds since they were making the ring I specifically wanted) and it couldn’t have gone better. It was beautifully done, I was wildly happy and I have something that’s 100% unique.

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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Post # 23
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Newbee

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2017bride2be:  Thanks! I love it too. It took a lot of time but it was worth it. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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annd2015:  Your ring is a work of art!!! It’s breathtaking!

Post # 25
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I have a custom ering and band. 

Picture of ring I found online

sketch from my jeweler 

 

Final Product 

With custom made wedding band 

I love the fact that i was able to participate on the process. I did not see the mold not final product until my fiancé proposed to me. I loved the process of a custom made piece of jewelr. 

 

Post # 26
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Worker bee

Progress so far 😀

 

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper

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2017bride2be:  sniping personal commentary in public when it has nothing to do with the OP’s post won’t get you very far dear.  Feel free to send me a PM if you want to discuss your dislike of my belt lol.

/thread on

 

Post # 28
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Helper bee

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marriedalready69:  I wouldnt worry about her comment.  She has a snide remark on almost every post.  She describes herself everytime as that “brutal honest friend” 

Post # 29
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Helper bee

I had my ering custom made.  I gave 3 pictures for references and my center stone.  After an hour consult in person he made a computer rending rather then 3d molding.  Then about 1 month later the ring was ready for pick up.  Below are the renderings and then a couple pictures so show the finished ring.  

   

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