(Closed) Custom ring questions

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2000

I have had several custom pieces made as well as reset a couple of diamonds.  I think a “hometown” jeweler is more expensive, at least in our area.  I like having that one on one experience of seeing my piece as often as I want for changes and such.  I have found that loose stones are cheaper online than local.  But, I still seem to deal with our local jeweler.

Post # 3
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10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’d definitely chose your diamond yourself even if you buy it from the same company that makes the ring. For example, jamesallen.com has tons of loose diamonds with videos, you can either buy the diamond alone or chose a setting and they will make it to accommodate your diamond. This is not considered custom made though. You will save thousands and be able to get more for your money by doing it all online instead of a local jeweler. There are several online jewelers that do custom work. David Klass is a popular choice. 

Post # 4
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3287 posts
Sugar bee

Some people will not set outside stones. Just a heads up. 

Post # 6
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324 posts
Helper bee

Go to the colored stone forum on pricescope and ask for help with the stone.  Then have your ring custom made by either a local jeweler or someone off the pricescope recommended vendor list.  They are extremely helpful over there! You have a better chance of getting a better quality stone if you get one that is precision cut. 

Post # 8
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We bought my center stone separate, and then had a jeweler create a custom setting for it. The jeweler also supplied the diamonds and did custom cutting for the ones surrounding the center stone. If you are looking for unique or interesting stones, check out gemfix.com- it’s where we purchased my Montana Sapphire. You can visit them and see the stones in person if you’re anywhere near San Diego area. Otherwise, I found the pictures of the stones on his website to be exactly what my stone looks like in person (I actually think my stone looks even better in person!). 

Post # 9
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Newbee

Just be sure one of the jewelers/companies you are buying from will set the stone. If you buy the stone first be sure to ask before buying a setting if they will set your stone. Most will. If you have a setting be sure to buy a stone that will fit. Also check if they will use your setting to set their stone.

For a little extra check out custommade.com or etsy.com to connect with jewelers that do truly custom work.

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