Post # 1
My SO and I are in the process of customizing an engagement ring. We’re going with my family jeweler, so I know he does great work… but I’m so picky(I hate it) and I’m nervous how the wax will come out. Has anyone had their ring made custom, and how was the outcome?
Post # 3
I had my engagement ring and wedding ring custom made by a local jewler. I designed the ring in photoshop, I gave it to the jeweler and I had both rings in about four weeks. I didn’t get a wax replica, they just powered through and created both rings.
I designed the ring by frankenstining three rings together and editing out the parts I didn’t like. They came out a million times more beautiful than I ever imagined they would.
Post # 4
I have no idea how to even use photoshop, but we’re choosing all the stones before we make the wax, so we’re building the ring around the stones. Hopefully all works out well. Its good to know that yours turned out perfect, even without the wax mold!
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
My wedding ring was custom made, it is not really a very original design – half channel set eternity band but I wanted it to fit with my e-ring and for the stones and sizes to be the specs I wanted. The whole thing was done in a month, I never got a wax model just the CAD images and then the final ring. It turned out great though and I am very happy with it.
Post # 6
I had mine done by a reputable, local jeweler. It look probably 3 months for us because the shop specializes in custom designs.It was based off a stock ring. When the wax came, I had a couple changes and they nailed it when she was cast. I love my custom ring! No one has one like it! My band was also done custom to compliment and fit under the ring. I’m not as crazy about it but the thing that drives me nuts, no one else notices (the heights don’t match). It doesn’t bother me as much, anymore. I just remind myself that if it were higher, I wouldn’t be able to look at the gallery of the ring.
Post # 7
@Katie918: We had mine custom made. I never realized how picky I was until this whole process! I felt like a major pain in the ass haha! The ring came out beautifully, but I sent it back last week because I didn’t like the prongs. They had no problem with it and I feel pretty confident that when I get it back, I’ll be 100% happy. I never got a wax mold either, just a bunch of CADs, and I feel like they were a pretty good representation of what the final product was. I think start to finish was about a month.
Post # 8
We designed it around my stone (I had an existing engagement ring, the TL;DR story is that my husband hated the ring he proposed with) as well, and the good thing about wax molds is that you can always alter something if you don’t like it.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the input! We’re going later this week to check out the stones, and from there the wax will be made. I dont think i’ll be getting any CAD images, at least they didn’t mention anything about it. I’ll update on the process!
Post # 10
My SO is designing the ring and having it 3D printed.
He got the stone, did a ton of measurements of the stone & a ring I already have that fits well, then designed the band & setting himself. He looked at rings online & on pinterest but ended up pretty much coming up with the design on his own. It’s super neat; it’s a half-bezel setting with a spiral around the base of the stone to the cutlet, so the bezel acts as a spring to hold the stone in place; the band has a subtle twist. I can’t wait to share it when he’s done!
He printed a plastic “test run” that I tried on last week – it came out a little on the too-small size for the band, so he’s making edits and maybe doing another prototype before printing it in palladium.
If you’re super concerned about the wax/things turning out OK, would the jeweler be willing to make the same design as your e-ring in silver and set a same-size CZ? Also, be warned the casting wax/plastic is a forest green/yellow and is not a color that ANY stone looks attractive in 🙂
Post # 11
I had a heirloom marquise stone reset in a custom setting. The jeweler sent me pictures through the process to make sure I was pleased with the result. It came out better then I could have imagined. Everyone gives me compliments and its super unique.