(Closed) So I got my first quote sorta…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have no idea if that’s a high estimate, I just wanted to say that both your sapphire and inspiration ring are gorgeous 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee

We looked at getting a setting for the Maevona Cava with a plain 18kt band and we were quoted $1450 by Maevona (not an authorized retailer) so I think they’re spot on. http://www.maevona.com//bridal/2/cava

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hey, gold is expensive, and the price just keeps going up. And custom designs are always pricy, even if it’s supposed to be similar to an existing design.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Gold is super expensive right now and is expected to go up even higher. I think that sounds pretty reasonable.

Have you considered palladium? It’s a lot less expensive and it doesn’t ever yellow.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

It doesn’t sound too off. I’d definitely let them know what you want for now for the shank and let him know the quality of stones you want for the sake of the quote. Stones that small shouldn’t add a huge amount of money to the ring. But getting a tacori replica, which, as you know, is very detailed, and given the amount of gold needed to accomodate a 5ct stone, the quote doesn’t sound too terrible. It’s the cost I would expect to hear…to an extent. Definitely ask what the diamonds will add to it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@GelaMac:  

That bezel is gorgeous! I have a special place in my heart for bezels 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

The sapphire is gorgeous! You are going to have 2 very pretty rings! The quote for the plain band sounds a bit pricey, but the Tacori inspired design does sound right. Tacori itself is so expensive because of the intricate designs (and even more so if you customize one of them, as we did for my ring). The amount of detail+the number of stones in most designs =more expense. At $1400, you would be getting off pretty easily and saving $3k (thus likely getting both your rings for less an the price of just the Tacori setting).

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

custom jewellery can be very expensive especially for intricate detailing.

most of the time an already made semi mount is the least expensive way to go.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I like the Tacori setting a lot more than the bezel but then I’m not a fan of bezel rings.

I would just bit the bullet and get the Tacori – or save up for it.  You might not like the custom as much and it doesn’t sound like a bargain…

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