Gold Rings – main categories
Any of these variations can be made in any of the gold varieties. Yellow, green, rose and white golds are available in 10k, 14k, 18k and 22k.
The best stock ( in my eyes ) is the 14 or 18k. They have substantial gold content but are still ‘ sturdy ‘ enough to withstand the abuse of what a ring may face on an active person’s hand. 22k and 24k is possible although I would suggest using that for pendants and earring rather than rings.
The 10k is very much strong of course but has only 42% gold content. The others all have at least half gold content ( 14k has 58% )
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Gold Rings – costs
BASIC RING COSTS - in the info below.... 1. Find the type of ring you would like - (Engraved, Appliquéd, Wrap-around, Cast, Mountain,) 2. ...find the width , (Thin, Wide, Wider ) .... 3. ....then metal content...( gold, silver, gold on silver., gold on gold ...etc) 4. Platinum depends on finger size , width and are generally 3-5 times gold 5. Rough costs are listed below due to finger size , design complexity and gold market. ENGRAVED RINGS - Thin bands -1/4"(6-7mm) - Silver - $100 - $120 - Gold - $630 - Wide Bands- 3/8"(9.5mm) - Silver engraved - $110 - $130 - 14k gold engraved - $660 APPLIQUED THIN BANDS (metal soldered on metal ) - Silver on silver- $290 - $420 - Gold on Silver- $450 - $700 - Gold on Gold- $500 - $750 APPLIQUED WIDE BANDS ( metal soldered on metal ) - Silver on silver $250 - $500 - 14k gold Disc on silver $250 - $500 - 14k gold (large /complicated) on silver $490 - $700 - Gold on Gold $700 - $990 APPLIQUED WIDER BANDS - 7/16 to 1/2"(11mm -12.7mm) - Silver engraved - $120 - $150 - Gold engraved - $740- $800 - Appliqued wider - Silver on silver $350 - $550 - 14k gold Disc rings - on silver $280 - $570 - 14k gold ( large-complicated ) on silver $600 -$800 - Gold on Gold $800 - $1100 WRAP-AROUND BANDS - 1/4"(6mm) - Silver engraved- $100 - $120 - Gold engraved- $470 - $670 - Appliqued wrap-around bands - Silver on silver- $280 - $400 - Gold on Silver- $280 - $500 - Gold on Gold- $490 - $900 Email for prices
DIAMOND INFO - .01 to .05ct ( 1 to 5 points) are $32 a point - .06 to .08ct ( 6 to 8 points) are $32 a point - .09 ct - .15CT ( 9 to 15 points) are $28 a point - larger.... email for prices FIGURING COST - ex: for a .02ct diamond - add $64 - .02 ct = 2 points total - 2 times $32 = $64 total STONE INFO - roughly ...semi precious are in $20 to $45 range - precious, Ruby, Sapphire and Emeralds from $20- up depending on size and quality. CHIP INLAY - add $50 to $200 depending on stone chip used. Email for prices
Casting Fees for original designs... We will Custom design and cast your vision Depending on the quantity you would like we can cast and mass produce several of the same design. The original's cost would be: - to make the initial wax model is $50 to $100 - the cost for the rubber mold and secondary waxes (if needed) is $60 - each cast / flask needed is $60 - then silver is $14 per gram - or 14k is $55 per gram - or 18k is $70 per gram Pricing is bound by the current costs of our casting partner, ( a major player in Western Canada and the US ) Email for an estimate for your work.