(Closed) Where to go for an ornate custom ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Rubies:

Hi – saw your post… my ring is custom-made. I initially had a non-custom ring, looked so wrong on me we had to do it another way. Fiance and I found a small store, independent jeweler who is used to creating custom designs. These days, with CADCAM (computer programming) you can get a digital image of the ring and go back and forth on design until you get exactly what you want.

My ring is loosely based on one I found in the store, but there are designs on the sides and small stones around a large central one. Shouldn’t be too hard for you to have all the changes made to the ring you’re looking at, if you find the right jeweler for the job.

Post # 4
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d definitely recommend the custom route (you’ve seen my jeweller’s work, very ornate and unique). I second karenski’s advice: find a smallish, independent place with good computer software so that you end up with exactly what you want.

It’s going to cost you more than getting a cookie cutter ring from a regular store, but my reasoning was that this thing’s is going to be on my finger forever, so it’s a worthwhile investment!

(Also, Fiance tells me our jeweller has actually done long distance/out-of-country work before, so you could still try contacting him if you can’t find anyone local that you like.)

Post # 6
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525 posts
Busy bee

DEFINITELY go online, you will get a much much better deal and if you research properly then you will have no probles what so ever. I would recommend posting what you’ve told us in the Rocky Talk forum of pricescope.com along with your budget and they will be more than happy to help you find someone! That’s a beautiful design by the way, can’t wait to see what changes you would make to it!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We went with an independant designer that was just starting out so for a detailed white gold ring it was around 2k. Plus the cost of the stones (he went to a trade show so it was well below retail) it was <8k for a completely custom ring.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

What kind of price range are you thinking? My e-ring ran about 3k, but that was only because there’s a ton of platinum in it. 5k definitely sounds extreme for what you’re looking for.

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