(Closed) Custom redesign anyone?! Need price range!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

All of this really depends on where you go. I would go to a private or smaller jeweler because large retailers usually charge a lot more. I designed my band from scratch and the price was very reasonable. We used a private jeweler. I just showed a photo of how I want it to look and explained the changes I wanted that weren’t on the ring in the photo. It came out perfect and exactly how I wanted.

Post # 4
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2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine was  custom made. The designer didnt use rose gold so we had it replicated. It was actusly cheaper thab if we had ordered it in white gold from the designer. About $2000. if you uee some of your stones it will help lower the cost. Go meet with a local jeweler to see what they have to say. Look for one with good reviews or that has a long history of being in business.

Post # 5
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56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

Hi! I recently went from solitaire to halo through a commercial jeweler, Jared’s.  They redesigned the head of the ring and used existing stones from an old ring and the shank from my existing ring.  I was charged a little over $800, (829?) and then paid about 90 for the extended service plan. Here are some pics so you can see what was done.  Oh! And I asked him about how much we saved by using our own stones, (which they later upgraded from .015 rounds to .02 rounds for free because they fit the halo better) and they said about $275.  I got quotes from other local jewelers, and they were all between 900 and 1200 which included the drawings, cad drawings, wax version, metal version, and all the work/materials needed for the work to be done. As you can see, I had minimal gold reconstruction, but new prongs/structure for the whole setting part.  I felt very good about paying that price.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mgkush:  Firstly, the stones in your current ring don’t look like they will accomodate a 2mm width e-ring, so be aware of this. You will be cloer to 2.5-3mm if my eye serves me correctly.

Cost varies quite widely from vendor to vendor (and even within vendors, since you sometimes have the option to pay more for their most experiences gold smith etc..) For the engagement ring redesign I’d expect it to cost between $1,000-$2,000.

The wedding band I’m unsure about because I’m unclear about whether your already own the stones for that ring.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Email or call Schubach’s and ask them. They seem to have really reasonable prices, and don’t be afraid to offer them a little less than they quote you at. I’ve done it. I talked them down to $1200 from $1300 and it was very easy. Maybe I should have gone for more, lol. (That was for a completely custom ring, btw)

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