Below are a list of frequently asked questions and Master Jeweler Jesh’s answers. To see an answer, click on the question. To ask Jesh a specific question you don’t see on the list, click on his picture on the right.
Because you are getting a custom piece we are able to craft a personal meaning for you specific to this jewelry piece. After we discuss the meaning of your piece we will talk about materials ( white, yellow, or rose gold, or maybe platinum) and gems (what types, how many, and how large?). Then I will draw something for you and we’ll talk about the sketch. Most of my clients find the process to be really fun. To see a detailed explanation of the creation process with pictures, click here.
Otherwise, the initial sketch may be finished in a single meeting or may involve a back and forth over many months depending on the client’s creative process. Once you have approved the design, most projects take about 6 weeks to complete.
In 2011 TheKnot.com released a report with these averages for the American engagement ring:
- Cost- $5200
- Carat- 1ct center .40ct sides stones
- Stone Shape- 53% round 30% princess
- White gold 73%
- 12% of couples bought in the luxury (8k+) market where the average engagement ring price was $13,500
50% payment is due up front to secure materials and time with the balance to be paid on completion of the project.