Post # 1
My Fiance has recently decided he wants a custom ring, and luckily his parents have given him an array of old gold to use towards his ring. Has anyone had any experiences with custom work?? Issues using your own gold etc??
Also, if you could post pics and approximate prices ( own gold vs buying gold) that would be great
Post # 3
We got my engagement ring custom made. We cashed in a bunch of old gold and the store we went through gave us store credit toward the ring. We had diamonds from my grandmother and great-grandmothers rings that I wanted in my e-ring. The actual metal in my ring is new because they said is we went with the combined gold it had a possibility of bubbaling. Here is my ring. I am in love with it. It is two designs combined. It was a very nerve racking process but once I saw the drawing come to life in the CAD program I knew it was the right decision. It is also something that we did together and it makes the ring much more meaningful to me! (I apologize for the gigantic pictures) The total ring cost was 4,500 before the gold credit.
Post # 4
We’re in the process of getting my upgrade set custom made. We’re getting this ring, but with orange sapphires/citrines and milgrain:
We didn’t have any trade in gold, but we found that it was way cheaper for us to go the custom route than to try to buy it from the original designer(plus they ouldn’t make the changes I wanted)
In fact, I’m super excited because we go to look at the stones troday!!
Good luck on your ring hunt!!
Post # 5
My Fiance used his mothers diamonds and had a custom setting made for me which I love. Here it is.
Post # 6
@NVMox2480: what a unique setting. beautiful.
Post # 7
My fiance custom made my ring at the same jeweler that designed his mother’s ring for his father. He picked the setting and the stone. He got a great discount because of his relationship with the jeweler.
Post # 8
my wedding bands are custom, all new metal and diamonds, the jeweler is my best freinds father so he didnt charge me labour and did exactly what i imagined, the two bands were 700CAD at cost of the materials. waaay more expensive in the stores, i was looking at 1200+ in the stores for one band. plus because he has an excellent reputation i know i got quality too.
Post # 9
My ering is custom by a local jeweler that I know. After discounts it was still around 7-8K…that’s what I get for wanting alexandrite!