Post # 1
I did this off of MS Paint so don’t judge me, haha, but this is what I would want. The pink stones would be sapphire and the green stones would be peridot; I would make it to fit my 1.5ct FB moissanite.
I was thinking of getting a custom design done down the road, and I wanted to know how much yours cost. And if you have a pic, could you post it too?
Post # 3
@akirasan: 1st that’s a cute idea =) I’m unsure how the stones would be held in the flower though & still be safe.
My custom is going to be MUCH different than your design, it’s very blingy. I don’t have a pic bc I don’t have it yet but it’s at $5400 right now & may be another 1 or 200. 7×9 untreated yellow sapphire with 4 other sapphires in the band, diamonds in the band, and a halo around the center stone. I don’t think mine is going to help you get an idea of price for yours though, sorry.
Post # 4
My custom setting was not cheap, but cost less than comparative (and uglier) existing settings, by about $800.
Post # 5
The cost of a solitaire, with custom fees, is going to be roughly $1200-$2000 depending on metal choice. And then setting all those stones will be $7-$20 per stone to set, depending on the skill if the setter…plus the cost of the gems. All in all, I would say you are around $2500-$4000 maybe… You could give or take a few hundred on either side though, as some benches will be more or less. But for a ballpark, I would go with that.
Post # 6
My custome ring was 5600…and I believe my setting was 1400. The setting is .22 tcw in white diamonds and .18 I believe in blue diamonds And made in 14 carat white gold.
Post # 7
Mine was $2500 (platinum) the white gold version would’ve been $2,150.
Post # 9
That is pretty darn good for MS Paint!
Post # 10
@akirasan: Pretty! My setting was custom and based on the Tiffany Soleste. Fiance says it was between 3000 and 5000, including the centre stone, but he:
1. Paid cash.
2. Knew the jeweller personally.
I’ve read a lot of posts from other bees saying their custom setting was cheaper than the ring it was based on, so it’s definitely worth pricing it out wit a local jeweller. Good luck!
Post # 11
The setting for my custom platinum ring was $3,600. The three diamonds were purchased separately and are not included in that price. I think the money was well spent because the jeweller spent so much time going back and forth with my SO’s design and the craftmanship is above and beyond what I ever imagined.
Your design is really pretty!
Post # 12
@soontobemrsm11: It’ll be done as a pave setting. My inspiration is the Monique Lhullier pave petal ring on Blue Nile 🙂
@VeggieBee: haha, thank you!
I know my previous e-ring, with 42 diamond side stones and an incredibly intricate Grecian design was $1700. When I asked a jeweler how much it would cost to custom make it, she quoted a price less than what I paid for at the retailer. Hopefully since this one doesn’t have diamonds in it (which probably would make it cost more), it will be less expensive. But I’m planning to check it out tomorrow and see what she says! Wish me luck!
Post # 13
@akirasan: I think you’d have to go full pave on the peridot and sapphires. It’s a really cute idea though.
My custom ring cost about 7k all told. Here she is:
Post # 14
Fiance and I paid $10,000 for my custom ring. I was based on a ring we saw at Birks, and ended up looking very similar. We actually went to Birks to price out rings and with the budget we gave them we could get a .75 carat stone tops. The stone we ended up getting was a smidge over 1 carat, same cut/colour/clarity as we could have bought at Birks. We decided we were getting better value for our money by going custom and getting a larger stone, plus we were supporting a small, locally owned business.
Here’s my ring: