Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
I need your help. I am having my weddign band custom made, and while I was realyl confident when I booked the jewler, now that they have provided me with the design it is just not what I wanted. I am super concerned now, because I am not sure if they are going to be able to make the ring the way I asked for.
I;ve included the picture of the ring I am looking to have as close to as possible. This was done by another jewler, but the price they wanted for it was crazy and the jewler I went with said she could do almost the exact design for half the price! However, the design given is not even close.
I don’t know what to do. How to I explain to them to make it closer to my design? Anyone know about this 3D model making? Will it look identical to the picture? Or will it end up coming out more like I wanted once it’s cast? Or should I cancel the whole thign and go back to the origial jewler?
I feel like crying.
This is the original design I wanted:
This is the 3D image they provided me with:
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
There’s often a bit of back and forth during the design process. Just let them know what you want changed.
Post # 3
gunnabamissus : I don’t think the finished ring will look any closer to the inspiration one. Is the original hand-crafted maybe and that’s why it’s so expensive? One change that is probably possible is to ask them to sink the beading/milgrain down so it’s lower than the main part of the ring rather than higher. That will make it a little closer, but it’s not going to refine the carving, which is the bigger issue imo.
Post # 4
I agreee the CAD looks very different than the original, much more rounded than flat. And the engraving is so different.
I bought almost that exact ring 3mm from RareEarth on Etsy and it was maaaaaaybe $300. Are you looking for a wider band than 3mm? Have you looked at RareEarth? Here’s a reference photo.
Post # 5
Definitely have the miligrain smaller, but it looks to me like they are being made differently. The first one looks like the design is carved into the gold, but the second looks like its tacked onto the gold. I know nothing about jewelry making, so take this with a grain of salt! Give them some feedback and see if they can do it differently. If not, you’ll just have to go with the orignial if that’s the design you want.
Post # 6
These both look like ‘cast’ rings to me and not hand engraved rings. It is not how they are doing it but what they are doing. The design and miligrain beading work is just not the same. The ring posted by desertgypsy looks really similar and seems like a good deal. If not, David Klass does exactly this type of pattern all the time and I would get a quote from him. Don’t throw more money at something you don’t like because you will not end up with them first picture based on their CAD.
Post # 7
If I were you I’d just buy the original ring if you love it. The fact that they sent that cad to you and thought it was anywhere close to acceptable makes me doubt they’re capable of living up to your expectations. The saying is true: you get what you pay for.
Post # 8
I think you need more inspirational pics for flower detail. The size of the bezel is not concerning, the actual pattern is. Not a bad first attempt though for something that intricate. It’s not exactly a cookie cutter design.
Post # 9
Who are you using? That doesn’t even remotely look like what you wanted. This jeweler might not be experienced in this area. What you want is engraved into the ring plus the milgrain. Like other PP’s have said this jeweler looks like he’s adding them on and not engarving it in. I would just explain to him what you want done and see if he misunderstood
Post # 10
I think the main difference is the original ring is finer, and the details in indented into the rest of the ring, but in the deisgn sent to you the pattern is ontop of the ring, so “outdented” and it gives it a less refined look.
Personally, i think this is one of those situations where you get what you pay for.
Post # 11
You get what you pay for. If you want the original ring, you should buy it – not pay someone else to make a knockoff.
Post # 12
Agree with everyone else about the engraving, but I’d also tell them to make the milgrain finer and on the side of the ring instead of on top of the band.