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. You can find the current prices for a standard man’s and woman’s wedding rings in the different precious metals here. These prices are are subject to change and we update them regularly. 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. The costs for mokume gane are considerably higher than a plain ring, due to how labour intensive and time consuming the process is and how much extra metal is required to make a ring.
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.