(Closed) Custom Design E-ring Bees: How long did it take?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My ring was semi-custom made. From what I gathered through my detective skills it took about 2 months. We had my DH’s wedding band custom made from the same jeweler and it only took about 2-3 weeks though since it’s a much simpler design. Here’s a photo of both rings:

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Start to finish took 7 weeks. It would have been done sooner, but they moved to a new studio space while my rings were in process. The palladium smelter was damaged in the move, so they had to wait even longer to have it repaired before they could actually cast my rings. The wait time was torture, but so worth it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My ring was custom made by an out-of-state jeweler.  From the time they had my center stone in-hand to the time the ring arrived, it was 2 months.  It was also a very busy time for them so it took a little longer to complete. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@yellowshoe:  That is such an interesting ring! I am a big fan of unique heads, and that one fits the bill.

My husband’s semi-custom took about 3 weeks. No waxes for that one since it was mostly just enlarging the original design.

My first custom took about 4-5 weeks from order to my door (that was through a CAD/CAST designer who I imagine does fairly high volume).

My current custom is going on almost two weeks; I just got pictures of the mock ups last night (in silver, rather than CAD design). I anticipate another 1-2 weeks until I get the final rings as it is not his full-time job, from what I understand, so he works on them when he gets home from work or on his days off.

All three were in the US (I am in Canada).

It really varies on the maker, the season, and the complexity of the custom!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine took 3 weeks from concept to finished product, according to Darling Husband. I used to work at the same shop and I’ve seen ‘my’ smith crank out a simple, plain shank and stone e-ring in a weekend.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@Roe:  It was 2 weeks from the time we designed the ring until the time Mr. LK got the call to view the wax mold and select my diamonds. We kinda split the difference in that I got to design the setting and he got to select the stones. Since I insisted on Canadian diamonds, the jeweler had to special order an assortment of stones for him to choose from, which may or may not have impacted the time from design to initial viewing.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@Roe:  Just to be clear, you won’t actually be able to try on the wax mold because of the potential to damage the mold. You’ll just be looking at/inspecting it and giving feedback to the jeweler, as appropriate.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@Roe:  🙂 It’s such and exciting time. Hang in there. Waiting a few weeks is worth it for the perfect ring. I still get distracted by my shiny at least 3 times a day. It’s ridiculous! And when you get the call that it is ready, you will be on cloud 9. We were already engaged when we designed my ring. When we went to pick mine up Mr. LK got down on one knee right there in the middle of the jewelers and asked me to marry him (again). It was the cutest thing ever and a moment that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Mine (e-ring and wedding band) took 10 days after I told her exactly what I wanted, no wax model was made either. It’s not that intricate of a design, though

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My custom ring and band are being custom made right now too. I’m losing it too! I’m impatient naturally, and this is killing me. It took about a week to get the wax model, and then a little over a week to get some insurance stuff sorted out before they could start on the actual ring (I lost my original set and this is a replacement). They started on my ring a little over a week ago, and they said it would take 3-4 weeks to finish. So I’ looking at 2-3 more weeks. I was looking for a replacement for a few months before this so that makes it feel like I’ve been waiting even longer.

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