ENGAGEMENT RING STARTING PRICES

There is no set pricing for custom designed engagement rings but we have put together the following table of starting prices. These prices include the design, metal and labour required to make a simple, solitaire engagement ring. The cost of the stone/s is additional. We have a selection of stones available for purchase here or we can have stones brought in for an obligation free viewing.

 

METAL  STARTING PRICE
RECYCLED 14K GOLD (YELLOW & ROSE) $3,000
RECYCLED 14K GOLD (WHITE) $3,200
RECYCLED 18K GOLD (YELLOW & ROSE) $3,400
RECYCLED 18K GOLD (WHITE) $3,700
RECYCLED PLATINUM $3,700

 

 

WHAT ARE THE COSTS INVOLVED?

 

METAL:

We work with recycled gold (14K, 18K, yellow, rose and white) and platinum. The price of precious metals is constantly changing and generally trending upwards. The chosen design will determine the weight required and the global market will determine the price per gram for the selected precious metal.

 

DIAMONDS/GEMS:

Diamond prices are largely dictated by the 4C's; Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat. Each 'C' influences the price along with fluorescence and the origin of the stone. 

Precious gems also vary greatly in price depending on size, colour, clarity, quality of cut and/or treatment (heat, irradiation etc) applied.

Because there is such vast difference in pricing for diamonds and gems we can use your preferences to offer a selection of stones to choose from within your budget.

 

LABOUR:

Aside from time spent consulting with you on design and the sourcing of materials there is the physical labour required to bring the piece to life! The most simple solitaire engagement ring requires roughly eight hours of physical labour. The more intricate the design, the more stones included and the more features such as texture and/or engraving, the more labour involved. 

 

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

 

9K GOLD AND STERLING SILVER:

Due to the characteristics of these metals we don't recommend them for engagement rings. This is to ensure longevity of the piece as engagement rings are intended to be worn every day.