(Closed) Waiting for custom ring…. how long??

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Custom ring time frame
    About 2-3 weeks : (10 votes)
    26 %
    About a full month : (16 votes)
    41 %
    More than a month : (11 votes)
    28 %
    super oober long time.................. =P : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Ours was a quick turn-around – only 2 weeks and it was during a high season (valentine’s day… lol)

    Post # 4
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    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Ours took 4-6 weeks. It could have been shorter but I was really critical on how the finished product should look. Here was our rough timeline: 1 week – get the cad drawings to approve, 2-3 week – get the wax molds made and ready to review. Made adjustments to design of DH’s ring, 4-5 week – review and approve the diamond melee going into my band. View and approve new wax for Darling Husband, 5 week – selected diamonds get set into band 6 week – pick up **** but this was just about an approximate. The jeweler is also about an hour away so we only visited on weekends to view the progress****

    Post # 6
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    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @ms.oregon.state:

    no worries, it goes by fast especialy when u are occupied with other planning. I know some jewelers can rush the job but I really wanted to take the time to make it perfect the first time than have to fix it later. My friend got her ring in about a week but when it came in the diamonds were the wrong size and the way they were set were all wrong despite them having her engagement ring to match it with. Now she has been waiting about 8 weeks just to argue with the jeweler and have it resolved… And still no ring…

    Post # 7
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have a handmade ering and wedding band and each one took less than three weeks to finish. That said, we didn’t need to go through the CAD process since this is one of their signature handmade designs. Once we picked out the diamond (took less than an hour as they have diamonds onsite), we submitted our order and voila. Mine is a cushion brilliant solitaire with a micropave French cut halo and a micropave french cut band. The wedding band matches the ering band.

    Post # 8
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    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We told our jeweller we weren’t in any hurry, so our custom rings took several months. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out, though, they were worth the wait πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Mine took 6 weeks, but the benchman handset 200 diamonds, so it’s hard to complain.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We had our wedding bands custom made… Mine took 4 weeks and then another 2 days to resize once we realized the rings were too tight together! FI’s only took 2 weeks, but we just picked them all up together πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    From design to finish–it’s been a few months–I was being pretty particular and we went back and forth on a lot of things so that was my fault.  We finalized the wax carving 6 weeks ago.  He ring was supposed to be ready today but the jeweler called and it is going to take longer–the bezel melted when he was putting it on.  He needs to have the carver make a new one and send it out to be cast.  He feels terrible and is probably giving us a discount but ARGH.  My birthday is next week, bf will be out of town the entire week and we’re so freaking busy we probably won’t get a chance to have a nice dinner to exchange rings until the end of the month.  I hate waiting.

    Post # 12
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    645 posts
    Busy bee

    I upgraded my e-ring and I traded in my old e-ring the day I picked it up so that I didn’t have to be without a ring. My new custom wedding set wasn’t ready untill 1 month after I orded it. The suspense was killing me! 

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I got engaged on Aug 20th, 2011. We picked out the ring on Aug 22nd. I am still waiting for my ring…..it is custom made and includes heirloom diamonds. It is being made from a drawing. I only have a picture of the sketch and a picture of the wax.

    Here’s to really hopping that it is done soon.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We went through a private jeweler/gemologist and it took just over a month from first emails/meeting to describe what we wanted, to having a wax casting made, to having a second wax being made since the first was ugly (lol), to having it made!  He does this “on the side”, though, so that may be why it took so long.  We met him once every 1.5 weeks or so and saw him 4 times in total.

    Post # 15
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Aug2011Bride: Your ring making experience sounds a bit like mine.  The first wax casting the guy brought home was awful!  I’m so glad we had the opportunity to make changes. πŸ™‚

    @CaliforniaLove: Wow, I WANNA SEE!! πŸ˜€

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