(Closed) Custom rings – how many revisions did it take before it was what you wanted?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
460 posts
Helper bee

I know exactly what you mean. It’s so hard to explain a vision in your head to someone else.

just remind yourself that you’re paying for this service, he isn’t doing you a favour. Plus thats the whole point of going the custom route – to get the ring of your dreams.

Post # 3
6605 posts
Bee Keeper

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carinnamc:  I’m sure you’re not being annoying or nitpicky. From what I’ve heard, DK is super super patient and really wants you to be one hundred percent happy with the finished item. I’m sure there are customers out there who have gone through way more than 5 sets of CADs. 

I bet your finished ring is going to be amazing!!!

Post # 5
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I made about three revisions for my custom ering. It’s totally understandable and I think any good jeweler will want to make their customers happy. Don’t feel bad about wanting what you want! You’ll be wearing your ring and it should be perfect 🙂 

Post # 6
951 posts
Busy bee

We also had three revisions – but I was lucky in the sence that I was styling it based off of an existing image. The major changes were to the cathedral setting and the scale of the side stones. 

I agree with PP – it’s not a favor, it’s a service. As long as you’re being polite I don’t see any reason why you should limit yourself in how many times you go back and forth. Go back as many as needed. 

Post # 7
10570 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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carinnamc:  my ring was made by David klass. It took 2 rounds of CAD’S before it was perfect. However, my ring is somewhat simple. Trust me, he doesn’t mind! He really wants to make sure it’s perfect, that’s what is so great about him! In between my first set of CAD’S and second set, he cast my ring with rose gold accents like I had wanted. But he told me that the rose gold was causing my amora gem to cast a slight pinkish hue and recommended that he recast it entirely in white gold. I went ahead and changed the shank from tapered to straight and added milgrain. He was awesome throughout the entire process. 

Post # 8
132 posts
Blushing bee

I took an already made ring and wrote on it via paint to get my point across. That could be an idea if you’re going off an already made ring. It also made it easier for my SO to remember what I wanted. 

Post # 9
558 posts
Busy bee

I took 3 set of CADs, and my ring was elaborate to my point of view, I was very picky and highlighted the same stuff over and over again, bombarded my jeweler’s inbox all day every day.. And I realized that if I wouldn’t have done that, I wouldn’t have my dream ring right now. So don’t worry about it, the only thing I’d advice is to make sure you put your thoughts together, and have a checklist to make sure you got everything you wanted when making corrections to your CAD.

Post # 10
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I Know what you mean I lost my wedding set a year ago and I could have gotten a new one a long time ago but I just can’t seem to find exactly what I’m looking for but now I finally have buy it’s way too expensive but at least I know it exists lol I think your should doore research at first I thought I wanted a plain solitare and mixed match bands but then after I saw a ring on here it was an diamond with baguettes I knew I had to have it so I looked for one in my price range but still wasn’t exactly what I wanted so then I looked around more and found am oec with baguettes and it was beautiful so now I know I definitely want an oec diamond with some type of side stones which I finally found the perfect ring after years of searching but it’s way out of my price range and when I tried to look for something similar the setting was wrong most of them look kind of square like but I want a double prong setting which is hard to find it just 2 prongs on all four side of the diamond. Anyways you should really just explore more on ebay or pinterest or Tumblr and kind of create something in your mind!

Post # 11
1599 posts
Bumble bee

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carinnamc:  My heart diamond ring was custom made and it took about the best part of 8-9 revisions. I think mine was quite hard because of me being quite particular and there isn’t really anything like it so couldn’t give a better reference to how I want it to look. Because of having quite a lot of detailing on the band I think that’s what took longer, to get it just right and when it was right it was like a light switch in the head clicked. 

Dont worry about the revisions. It’s theyre job to do this and I’m sure they’ve had to do many more for a person. The place I had mine done said ahe had one customer who had been tweaking his for over 6 months! 

Post # 12
27 posts
  • Wedding: March 2016

We took about 3 revisions and another 1 with the wedder and are about to go through the same process for my FI’s wedding band. It was a great experience though and made the rings more personal to us. Better to fix the niggly bits and get it exactly how you imagine than wish you’d bugged him a little more! =)

Post # 13
9076 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

None. I made the rings I wanted in photoshop. It was exactly what I wanted with excruciating detail, closeup of the tiniest designs, even with measurements. They did exactly what I wanted.

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