There is a range of factors we take into consideration when pricing up custom wedding and engagement rings.

Firstly, we look at the amount of metal that the ring will use.  Below you can see the current prices for a standard man’s wedding ring (size S, 5mm x 2mm, oval shaped) and woman’s wedding ring (size J, 3mm x 1.5mm, oval shaped) in the different precious metals.  If a ring is more chunky, or a different shape (eg a rectangular profile has around a third more metal than oval), or a much larger size, you could be looking at least 1.5-2 times the price below.  These prices are as of July 2016 and are subject to change.

Man’s  (£) Woman’s (£)
9ct yellow/red 230 140
9ct white 335 160
Palladium 420 170
14ct yellow/red 490 185
14ct white 585 220
18ct yellow/red 660 245
18ct pale yellow 690 255
18ct white 715 265
22ct yellow 1070 400
24ct yellow 1135 420
Platinum 955 355

Secondly, we look at the amount of time Richard will spend designing and sculpting the ring, and sometimes add a fee for that.  This tends to be a lot higher for engagement rings, often around £500 for something very ornate, as carving elaborate settings for gemstones is a complicated and time consuming process.

Finally, any further additions like gemstones and engravings will be included. Gemstones can range from as little as £15-50 for small stones (1-2mm) up to a number of thousands of pounds for large, high quality diamonds, sapphires, rubies or emeralds.

The costs for mokume gane can be considerably higher than this, due to how labour intensive and time consuming the process is and how much metal is required to make a ring.