(Closed) To go custom E-ring or not?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had my ring made custom because I did not find anything that I liked anywhere.  My jeweler and I spent probably 3 hours one day flipping through catalogs before he gave up and agreed that what I wanted (a bezel set cushion solitaire with no other diamonds on it at all) just did not exist.

I suggest that you look at pictures of rings online and pick out what you like and don’t like about ones that you do like.  Think about your lifestyle, the style of clothes that you wear in regards to the height of the setting, the types and number of prongs and whether or not to get other diamonds set into it.  If you’re active, outdoorsy and generally dress casually, you may not want a super fussy ring that has a high setting.  But if you enjoy more indoors types of hobbies and tend to dress more glam then you may want a setting that echoes that.  If your work or school requires that you wear lab gloves a lot–consider a bezel setting so that you don’t have prongs to catch and tear your gloves.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jgh2be:  What do you want the ring to look like? Have they made suggestions for how to make it more wearable?

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

We went the custom route and we started with pictures of a ring set we liked then had changes made to it.  Could you find something that you like and then go from there?

Post # 7
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I LOVE that inspiration ring! I may not be the best one to give you advice, because I had my cutsom ring made the way I wanted it even though everyone told me it was set too high! I just love high set rings, that’s all there is to it. And I’m in love with my ring. Sure, it gets caught on things sometimes, but not any more than my lower profile right hand ring. 

If this is the ring you love, go for it. You’ll love it even more on your hand 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have seen some settings that have that flower petal motif as part of the setting, rather than so large around the stone. Maybe that would work better with your style? If you want, I can try to find it, whereever I saw it!

Post # 9
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Here’s a rendering of my custom ring… I thought you might like to see it because it has some of the natural elements (the leaves) that you like in the other ring. Maybe do a design within a split shank, if you think the other setting is too high.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am obsessed with this ring:

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I went the custom route. I loved it because I got exactly what I wanted and it was a fun process 🙂

Post # 13
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Dell79:  Ooo, good find! I LOVE that. 

 

@hopefloats:  Have you checked out Green Lake Jewelry? They have a TON of floral/natural inspired rings… perhaps you could get some design inspiration there

Post # 14
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

http://www.moissaniteco.com/round-moissanite-antique-floral-style-solitaire-ring-p-9102.html

 

http://www.moissaniteco.com/round-moissanite-antique-tulip-engagement-ring-p-8086.html

 

Here are 2 pretty floral settings that you may like.  The one you posted is gorgeous but it’s way too much for most people.  If that were my ring, I’d be losing those little stones constantly because the pointy bits would catch on everything.  Catching = loose prongs = loss of diamonds.  I also think that your concern that you would tire of it quickly is valid–I would feel like I had to dress up to match the ring.

Brilliant Earth and Etsy are also good places.  I’d just show the things you like to your jeweler and ask him for a few sketches.  Pick and choose from those what you like and don’t like and just work at it until something you love happens.  It took nearly 6 months for my ring to be made–from inspiration to completion.  I picked apart sketches and then wax carvings and then the actual ring until I was happy. You can be nitpicky about this–you’re spending a lot of money on it and you’re going to be wearing it for the rest of your life.

Post # 15
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@jgh2be:  Oh my goodness, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT change that ring!!!! It is absolutely, positively STUNNING. WOW. I am in love!!!! lol

Post # 16
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

To the OP, I have absolutely loved custom designing my own E-Ring. You get exactly what you want. Highly recommend it.

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