(Closed) Using a band to make a custom e-ring? Custom experiences?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine was custom and I’m sure they will rebuild it from the ground up. Ours was done as a CAD drawing and wax mold first and then minor revisions were made.

I bet she wouldn’t say she could do something if she couldn’t ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve heard of some women doing this before (there are even previous posts on WB about it). I think the one problem you’ll run into with this is that the diamond/center stone will sit up very high and not many women like that because it gets in the way. For a truly custom ring (from a CAD drawing), you’ll be able to set the stone exactly at the height you want it as well as design every aspect of the band.

Post # 6
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am in the midst of my custom wedding band, i know your looking for an Engagement Ring. He is taking my 1/2 eternity wedding band and removing 2 stones to carve the gold to fit flush against my Engagement Ring. I trust him and i am sure its going to be lovely.

Have you searched for rings that have a similiar look to what your jewler is sugesting and see if it looks the way you invision? I would just be concerned about it sitting high up, depending on the size of stone you choose. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My jeweler offere to do the same, except with a plain band. I feel the same that he wouldn’t offer unless he knows what he’s doing. Still, I haven’t seen it so I wouldn’t be able to say.

A CAD drawing is a computer drafted drawing using AutoCAD, it’s a program used for architectural and engineering drafting and, as I’ve recently learned, jewelry design. It’s basically a program for making blue prints for whatever you want to make with 2D and 3D images and exact measurements.

Post # 8
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I honestly don’t know how they would do it without casting the ring from the start. I personally don’t think I would feel comfortable with them removing stones and soldering (did you know that’s how it’s spelled?? I’m mind blown) the prongs to it.

Post # 9
3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was not involved in the buying process of my ring at all. But from what I gather this is how my ring was designed. My DH picked a band he liked and a setting from another and had them put it together. I do believe they made it from scratch rather than take apart a band to put the setting on it. My DH worked directly with the designer. Like PP pointed out, it does becomes a high setting that way. Since my setting sits on top of the band.

Post # 10
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

A lot of bands are built so that the center prong area can be easily removed and replaces with a different shape. I too went custom from thr ground up. It look us months to decide on a design and then the jewler created a cad drawing (which I thought was totally cool) and then wax and then he had to go in and hand add all the filigree, but now I have the ring of my dreams. I just hope I am able to decide on a wedding dress and not want something crazy custom.



Post # 11
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My ring is custom.  Custom doesn’t always mean expensive (which is what I thought prior to my husband going that route!).  I don’t know how much my e ring was, but I know it was reasonable and my wedding band was 1,000 and fit perfectly with the e-ring. I was a little worried to pay for a wedding band I’d never seen, but this is their profession and they want you to be happy with the end result.  Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want and give yourself time to make sure it’s perfect before the big day.  We ordered my ring about 6 months before the wedding to be sure we had it back and had plenty of time to have something fixed if needed.  Good luck! 

Post # 13
32 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@clane616:  Your ring is beautiful! Glad to hear that custom doesn’t always mean expensive. I am set on getting a ring with 2-3 bands kind of like yours, but they are pretty uncommon so I might have to go the custom route as well.

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