(Closed) Custom Ring Price Question

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

Welcome to the bee! I have had similar thoughts while I’m custom designing my ring. I am using SO much less metal than I was originally quoted and my side stones are smaller so it bugs me that I’m not paying less. But the small diamonds don’t cost very much so I think that makes a difference…I’m interested to see what other bees say.

Post # 4
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5400 posts
Bee Keeper

I would probably just ask if the reduction in diamonds decreases the price and if not, why? If they are very small and the metal work is intricate, the cost for labor could be the same. 

Post # 5
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2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@nimiel:  I think that’s something that varies from place to place, my e-ring was custom made, my shank is engraved with no diamonds, I had considered diamonds down the shank and was quoted $350 extra for .33 tcw of G VS diamonds. 

There is nothing wrong with asking the jeweler if the price can be adjested to reflect the cost of the diamonds you are not using. 

Post # 7
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2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmmm, the custom-ring quotes…I just inquired about custom-made wedding bands and was surprised at how the price didn’t change much with smaller diamonds. And then if I said something about comparing the different quotes with the diamond size and amount of metal, the salesperson would go see the jeweler and drop the price $100 to make me happy. (I was negotiating in person at the store) So in a way I think there is a basic price for custom-making a ring and then other costs can vary quite a lot. It doesn’t seem like a precise science to me…even a little random! 

What metal are you using btw? Platinum will cost quite a lot compared to gold. 

Post # 9
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4654 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

you are the customer and it is your ring – you shouldn’t feel bad about asking lots of questions!

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