(Closed) Custom ring bees… how much did it cost?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@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
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

My custom setting was not cheap, but cost less than comparative (and uglier) existing settings, by about $800.

Post # 5
4281 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

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
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
1031 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine was $2500 (platinum) the white gold version would’ve been $2,150.

Post # 8
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Post # 9
246 posts
Helper bee

That is pretty darn good for MS Paint!

Post # 10
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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 # 13
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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:

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