(Closed) Skull E-Ring Settings

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 77
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

coiledrose: Aw, you sweet thing you

 

Post # 78
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733 posts
Busy bee

I did give you real advice. Buy the ring you want and then have the quality issues sorted out with a local jeweler. There’s no reason to attack me.

You get what you pay for with jewelry. The ring is 700 because there are quality issues. If you love it, have it fixed.

 

Post # 80
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458 posts
Helper bee

coiledrose:  Actually, the rings you showed in your initial post are *much* closer to $1,000 than they are $500…not sure why you keep insisting all this stuff you found is “in budget”, but just not good enough quality for you. The prices on those aren’t really as outlandish as you think they are, either. It might be disappointing for you to hear that, but telling you the realistic truth about the situation isn’t snark or bitchiness, it actually *is* just trying to be helpful. As people have repeatedly pointed out to you, the price of gold is very high right now. It’s very unlikely that you will find a highly talented, top tier jeweler to craft you a ring like you’re envisioning at the price point you’re insisting upon. You get what you pay for. Truly. A good jeweler usually charges around 50 bucks just to set a center stone, and that’s 10% of your allotted budget right there. 

And your responses have been pretty rude. I even bothered to search around Google yesterday to see if I could help you out. I did find an interesting, talented jeweler who has a relatively classy collection of skull engagement rings, but not surprisingly, they were not in your desired price range, so I didn’t post them. 

Regarding the Hot Topic comment, I just meant that not needing a skull in the ring would open up more options for you. You also said plated silver was ok, and well, Hot Topic sells that kind of stuff. 

Post # 82
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

punkybrewster:  girlseeksring:  +1000

In my humble opinion, anyone who takes time out of their own day to do even a quick 1 page Google search is extending an act of generosity towards OP. Whether she finds it helpful or not, it is still a kind gesture I think. It’s just too bad it isn’t appreciated.

Post # 85
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458 posts
Helper bee

coiledrose:  well, you failed to mention you’d be supplying your own gold until your long diatribe one page ago, so no one was privy to that information when they commented.

I don’t even understand what you want or expect, to be honest. You keep changing the story. If you don’t want to order online, you should probably be out speaking to local jewelers in person instead of asking people online for suggestions.

And I did find a jeweler, as I said, but they are not in your price range. Name is Adam Foster.

Post # 86
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3229 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

coiledrose:  Sorry, I just now read the rest of the thread beyond the first post.  I know you don’t think DK does that type of work, but he can customize anything.  Someone on here has a disney Ariel themed engagement ring and her Darling Husband has a cartoonish Dragon ring that DK did.  The detail is amazeballs!  I think he can do this type of engagement ring for you with skulls and still keep it dainty and classic like you seem to like.  He also seems to be the most affordable custom designer who lets you use your own stones or will help you source them for cheap.  Give him a try.  Just be patient since he seems uber busy all the time.

Post # 88
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

kidseahawk:  I actually second Adam Foster because I live close to his shop (St. Louis) I have met him (he didn’t make my ring,but he did some repair work to it), and he has lots of skull rings. I saw them in person in his studio, they are really amazing! David Klass is also awesome, but I know Adam seems to have a penchant for making skull rings specifically.

 

As far as sticking to a budget, using a spinel instead of a diamond definitely saves money! But melting down scrap gold isn’t something many jewlers do. I have looked into this. Apparently recycled gold is softer and can be more fragile. Plus, most of the cost of the setting comes from the actual design work and labor itself rather than the material. Just some food for thought!

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