Post # 1
So I’ve recently started looking for a wedding ring and after many hours of research and looking at styles available, I’ve decided I don’t want to go the traditional route. The problem is I have this picture of “the perfect ring” in my head and nothing I’ve found comes even close to matching. I’m on a limited budget- $500- but still want to be able to get the ring of my dreams. I was wondering is it even thinkable to have a custom ring made for $500 or less? I have another ring I could use the stones out of which would hopefully cut down on price. How much did you ladies pay for your custom engagement rings? Any examples would be awesome. Thanks!
Post # 3
It think it really depends on the design of the ring.
Post # 4
our custom designer told us he would MAKE the ring we wanted and MAKE it work in our budget. he said he may have to change metals or remove diamonds and just do engraving instead but that’s the beauty of custom! you get a ring you love and can design it with them. Then later the custom designer can add in diamonds as you save money.
Post # 5
Can you describe what type of setting you would want and your metal of choice? I have a great NYC contact that has very reasonable prices
Post # 6
I had a custom ring made for $800. It is my wedding band and consisted of 7 .1 ct round diamonds on a thin white gold band. So very simple straight forward design. I think the price was pretty good considering the Tiffany version of the same ring is over $2K and my diamonds are extremely sparkly and white.
Post # 7
The ring I’m picturing has leaves with diamonds in them and between each leaf is a simple flower with a small ruby. Maybe millgrain edging on the leaves? I have the diamonds and rubies so I’d just need someone to make the ring and set them in it. Oh and either 14k white gold (which I’m leaning towards) or possibly rose gold but I’m not sure if it’d look too pink with the rubies. My ering is a simple princess cut diamond solitaire on a plain wg band.
Post # 9
@jewel_go: It is possible to get a piece made for that. It’s better to check with a smaller local jeweler because they are usually willing to do anything to help out (in this economy at least) they usually have the designers on site too instead of some guy in another state. Mine is different than yours and I didn’t have the stones so the price comparison wouldn’t make sense.
Post # 10
I don’t know if it’s possible but my wedding band is semi custom made. My engagement ring was custom made but the price wouldn’t really be relevant here because I didn’t have the side stones or pave diamonds. But my band I bought a half eternity diamond white gold band for a little over $300. I wanted to get it custom engraved to match my engagement ring. So the engraving and sizing was $285. Total $585 for my whtie gold band, including the pave stones. The jeweler did tell me it was cheaper to go that way then get a complete custom band.
Post # 11
We had my wedding band custom made and it didn’t cost any more than if we bought a similar and (of comparable carat weight) straight out of the case. I think you just need to find a jeweler that’s willing to work with you.
Post # 12
hey! yes! it can be done but you may have to sacrifice quality of materials or the extent of the design. im currently having this done… long story but here goes… I have an antique ring and just got out of a bad relationship so decided to use the money i had saved for an anniversary trip to create a promise ring for myself (a promise to be true to myself and not let anyone try and change me) buuuuuut said ring is too tall for my work gloves and in the dental field this could be bad bad bad plus i also do some restaurant work. took ring to a local jewler with amazing reviews and she is recreating the ring (albiet only 1/3 the hight) in sterling (original white gold) for less than 200 US dollars. we are also excluding the miniscule diamonds that i didnt even know were in the ring until she put it under a magnafier. yes it can be done, but you will have to sacrifice in some areas and possibly lose a lot of bling factor.