(Closed) Custom Work

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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2893 posts
Sugar bee

It’s not shallow, but, you never know, your ring may have been made to fit your particular stones. I would have the same preference in design as you do but that doesn’t mean the designer did. Honestly, bombarding your jeweler with questions would be the best person to ask. If they do the work in house or have someone they partner with they’d be able to tell you their particular rates, whether or not it would be a small adjustment or require an entirely new setting be created. Don’t feel bad about asking them a ton of questions, that’s what they are there for. I’m only saying this because from my experience with custom work, cost varied GREATLY between each jeweler for the exact same work. And from talking to bees work varied from region to region in the country. 

I only bring up the new setting because, just how a larger stone won’t just fit into any setting, sometimes it can go the other way. I want to say that they’d probably have you buy 2 new smaller stones to pop in the side but if the prongs or setting aren’t designed to accomodate anything smaller they could suggest just redesigning and melting down the ring- that’s where it could get costly and impossible to predict what they would charge. Worst case scenario though and I’m not sure how likely that is. If that isn’t the case it the most expensive part will be buying your new stones. Popping stones into prongs is very quick, very cheap business. I get the feeling your jeweler will just shrug and say, no problem. 

Can I see a pic of your ring? Pretty please? 🙂

Post # 6
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2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

From what you’re saying, I don’t think a .15 diamond next to a 1 carat would make it look small.  I would love to see a picture.  My ring has two .34 diamonds next to a 1 carat stone and my center stone still stands out plenty but that could also be how it is set.   As far as custom work, you’ll have to talk to a jeweler.  My ring was custom made for the stones that is has and I believe my center stone is able to be upgraded (not go smaller) but the side stones have to stay the same.

Post # 8
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2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Fallicious1012:  I love your ring and I think your center stone stands out. I do like the idea of filing down the sides so it’s all the same width, but its a really pretty ring.

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