How Much Does Custom Jewelry Cost?
We hear this question all the time. In many cases you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that quality custom jewelry can be had for less than the price of a name brand designer ring, and the quality exceeds that of mass produced items.
Let’s talk about price. Custom jewelry, by it’s definition, is unique and each piece is handcrafted to your exact desires and expectations. But, we can generalize to give you an idea how much you can expect to spend for similar items. Take this simple, yet elegant, three stone ring. Each of these rings is made to exactly fit the diamonds that are being used so each one is truly unique. A ring similar to this one would cost approximately $1575.00 in 14k white gold and $2500.00 in platinum, without the diamonds.
More detail means more effort and skill. Take this beautiful three stone pave ring with hand engraving on the sides. While very similar to the first ring, it is a more complex project. In 14k gold this ring is approximately $2100.00 and in platinum it is approximately $3100.00, again without any diamonds.
Rings are not the only jewelry that can be custom made. We also create a lot of pendants, earrings, and other items. Let’s take a look at some simple pendants. This simple tennis racket made in silver would be approximately $775.00, in gold approximately $1500.00 and in platinum it would be approximately $2100.00, again without the diamond.
Taking custom jewelry to an extreme, we have also created jewelry sets for clients in platinum, diamond and Tanzanite that run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. While we understand that not everyone can purchase such works of art, we do believe that everyone deserves the best quality and value for their purchase, regardless of price.
Mass production of jewelry allows large designers to bring pricing down considerably. When much of the work from major designers is done in places like Bali, Mexico, and others, the labor cost can be all but removed. While we won’t send our jobs overseas, we can take advantage of the same principles that are used in mass production to create a series of pieces.
When we create a series of jewelry pieces for corporate clients, whether they are pendants, rings, or some other jewelry item, the initial master model is created by closely following our standard pricing. But each subsequent piece of jewelry allows us to create a production line system for your individual piece. This sometimes allows us to dramatically reduce the price while still maintaining our level of quality. Using the silver keychain as an example, the initial model was about $650 and each subsequent key chain is less than $150.00.
Hand made, finely crafted jewelry is still a unique and individual art form. At Images Jewelers we strive to give you the absolute best quality jewelry at a fair price. If you would like us to estimate the price for your unique custom jewelry design, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way that we can.