If you are looking for an engagement ring but cannot seem to find the perfect one no matter how many jewelry stores you visit? If so, it might be time to stop the search and to look for a jeweler who specializes in custom engagement rings. Now you might be thinking “How Long Does a Custom Engagement Ring Take to Make?”.
The truth is, a lot shorter than most people think! So keep reading to find out exactly how long it will take you to get the ring of your dreams and the steps involved in creating it.
The Steps To Create A Custom Engagement Ring
Before we jump ahead to tell you how long it takes to make a custom ring, we first need to discuss the different steps in the process so that you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.
Designing Your Dream Ring
Here comes the fun part of the process, during the design phase of the custom ring process you will be able to discuss with your jeweler what exactly you are looking for. When doing so, we recommend that you get as specific as possible to ensure that the design they come up with is correct the first time around. With that being said, do some research before walking into the jewelry store by reading blogs online such as our site or by finding ring examples online to show the jeweler.
CAD Model Your Ring
Now that you have thoroughly discussed the ring details with your jeweler they will now start the sketching process with the use of a CAD (computer-aided design) software. These types of softwares allow jewelry designers to create three dimensional models of your ring design. This is done so that you can visualize the finished product and the jeweler can better execute complex ring designs. Your ring’s complexity and the amount of changes you require can affect the time it takes to complete this part of the process.
Engagement Ring Casting
After the CAD modeling and the ring design has been approved. The jewelry designer will now begin the work of creating a wax model of your ring design. The wax model stage of the process should take around a day to complete. Upon completion, a model of the ring will be cast and the ring poured.
Setting Your Diamond Or Gem
Once the ring has been created, a professional jeweler will set your diamonds or gems on your ring. Setting your diamond can be tricky so depending on the complexity of your custom engagement ring the time that this part of the process can take will widely vary.
Polishing Your New Custom Engagement Ring
Lastly, the completed ring will be polished to shine as bright as the stars on a clear night! This final step should only take a few minutes to an hour depending on the design.
How Long Does The Custom Engagement Ring Process Take?
Now that you know the steps for making a custom engagement ring, you now need to know how long it will take to be made.
On average, it takes about two weeks for the typical jeweler or jewelry store to complete the ring from start to finish.
But a jeweler can create a ring as quick as a single week if there are no revisions to the ring design and modeling since this is typically the longest step in the ring making process. And once the ring is approved usually only will take a skilled jeweler a few days to bring the ring to life.
Should You Purchase A Custom Engagement Ring?
So now you want to know if you should purchase a custom engagement ring. But before you jump right into making a custom engagement ring, there are a few things that you will want to consider. So in this section we will go over the advantages and disadvantages of custom rings to help you make a decision.
Advantages Of A Custom Ring
- You can design your ring exactly as you want it
- Designing the ring is fun
- Create several drafts of the ring design with the CAD software
- You can potentially return the ring
Disadvantages Of A Custom Ring
- Ring will cost more money
- It takes longer than ordering a ring
- You cannot try on the ring
- There are no returns
Having learned all you can about custom engagement rings, you must make your decision. Will you make a custom engagement ring, or not? In our opinion, it is very simple. If you can’t find the ring of your dreams and have extra cash, go for it and make that ring! Because if you are going to keep this ring forever, you might as well make it perfect.