Does the thought of a custom engagement ring sound excitng, yet intimidating? If so, read on. Today’s guest post brought to us by Tim Andre of Emma Parker & Co. (Seattle, WA) will demystify the process and help you get the most bang for you buck! Enjoy:
When it comes to jewelry or engagement rings, the word “custom” is translated as “money, money, money, and more money”. As a result of this, the vast majority of shoppers have stayed away from the “custom made” genre of jewelry, convinced that it is out of the budget and not worth the work, time, or money to attempt the journey. Much of the cost associated with “custom jewelry” over the years was a result of the extensive physical labor involved. Concept drawings had to be sketched individually by an artist. Wax models had to be carved by hand, each change resulting in the need for a new carving to be done from scratch, and then molds had to be crafted by hand from the wax model. All of this human labor resulted in quite the investment, even before the customer was able to see any part of the design take shape.
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