~ A unique love deserves a ring just as special ~
How it Works
1) Fill out our Custom Consultation Form
Once we receive your completed form, we'll get be in touch to schedule a showroom visit or a video chat.
We source our conflict-free diamonds directly from cutters in India, Israel and Belgium, so we're able to give you the biggest diamond for the best possible price. We ethically source our gemstones from artisanal mines all over the world and we specialize in Montana Sapphires.
2) First Meeting
We'll meet with you in our showroom to discuss your custom project and talk about your ideas. And, we'll make sure that we'll be a good fit for your design project. There is no cost for this initial appointment.
What To Bring
If you have a diamond, gemstone, piece of jewelry or idea of your own that you think you'd like to use, please bring it with you so we can evaluate it for inclusion in your design. We're happy to use customer provided diamonds and gemstones for custom engagement rings and other custom jewelry.
Do you live outside the San Diego area? That's not a problem! We routinely make engagement rings for clients all over the world. Please fill out the CUSTOM CONSULTATION FORM and we'll be in touch to schedule a video chat.
3) Hire Us
Once you decide to hire us to make your one-of-a-kind ring, we'll collect a non-refundable deposit. Stone sourcing starts when we receive your deposit.
Please note that Full Custom Engagement Rings start at $4000.
Please give us a minimum of 8-10 weeks for delivery. Although we HAVE made rings sooner and it is possible, we need enough time so we can make your ring the best quality possible. Fine jewelry is an art and takes time to create. Expedited custom orders are possible but will incur an additional fee, please contact us.
4) Design Process
Once we've received your deposit we'll provide design ideas for you to review, based upon your specifications. You'll have the opportunity to make changes to a design that we've provided, if necessary.
When you've selected the design with which you would like to proceed, we'll create a resin model of your ring using a highly specialized computer program or we may use the ancient technique of hand-carving a wax.
In most cases you'll have an opportunity to preview the wax/resin model of your ring, in-person, prior to its completion in metal. Clients who preview this model in our San Diego office will have the opportunity to try on the model ring to see what it will look like on your finger before it's actually made in metal. This is a super cool feature that our clients love!
We do everything we can to make sure that your ring is exactly what you want and don't proceed to make your actual ring until you're 100% happy and you've signed off on the final design.
Again, it's very important that you give us ample time (8-10 weeks) to complete all the steps necessary to create your beautiful piece of custom jewelry.
5) Your Finished Ring
We'll schedule a time for you to come back to pick up your ring in our downtown office, and, when you do, prepare to be blown away!
For out-of-town clients we offer insured overnight delivery with signature required.
We'll also provide you with social media-worthy images so you and she can instantly send out notifications to friends and family when she SAYS YES!
6) EXTRAS: Insuring Your Ring
We recommend insuring your new engagement ring with Jewelers Mutual. This is a very quick and easy process and really sets your mind at ease. We provide an appraisal with custom-designed engagement rings which is delivered to you via hard-copy with your ring. We also provide you with an electronic copy of your appraisal, via e-mail, that can be quickly and efficiently uploaded to their website.
7) EXTRAS: Caring For Your Ring
It's very important to heed our advice for care of your ring. You should bring your engagement ring back to us AT LEAST every six months. We ALWAYS clean your ring for free at these visits and check the security of your prongs for free. Prongs can become loose and worn with wear resulting in the potential loss of stones. We DO NOT recommend cleaning your engagement ring at home. Bring it in for a professional spa treatment instead!
Should you need to restore your custom ring to it's original beauty and luster, we provide polishing, rhodium-plating and/or repair services for a reasonable fee.