Hand Carving PRICE BREAKDOWN

Hand carving is a two step process. First you will carve your rings from a hard wax and then they will be sent out to be cast in the metal of your choice. Then you will file and polish your bands. Carving is ideal for rings with an irregular shape or unique surface texture or shadow rings.

Please note that casting can take up to 4 weeks between sessions. 

HOW IT BREAKS DOWN

WORKSHOP FEE + COST OF METAL + ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS  = TOTAL PRICE FOR YOUR SET OF BANDS

CARVING AND CASTING:            

WAX CARVING SESSION:                                  $590*

CASTING FEE                                                   $75*

 

ONCE YOUR RINGS RETURN FROM THE REFINER THE FINAL WORK IN THE METAL WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED

YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS FOR THIS STEP:

ADDITONAL POLISHING WORKSHOP:                 $350*

POLISHING BY ME (PER RING):                          $100

Safety Mold (optional):                               $45 per ring

*PER COUPLE

 

THE COST OF METAL:

METAL OPTIONS FOR CASTING                         AVERAGE PRICE RANGE PER BAND   

PALLADIUM STERLING SILVER                             $50-$120*

14K GOLD IN YELLOW, WHITE, ROSE, PEACH         $130-$600*

18K GOLD IN YELLOW, WHITE, ROSE, PEACH         $180-$800*

14K PALLADIUM WHITE GOLD                              $160-$700*

18K PALLADIUM WHITE GOLD                              $230-$900*

PALLADIUM                                                       $160-$700* 

PLATINUM                                                    $350-$1,500*

*YOUR FINAL COST OF METAL IS DETERMINED BY HOW MUCH IS USED IN YOUR RING. ONCE YOUR RINGS ARE CARVED IN WAX AND THEN WEIGHED BY THE CASTER WE WILL HAVE THE FINAL PRICE OF YOUR METAL.

 

ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS: 

PLEASE NOTE THAT STONE SETTING, ENGRAVING, & CUSTOM WORK CAN TAKE UP TO 3-4 WEEKS AFTER YOUR WORKSHOP

 

STONE SETTINGS:

FLUSH SETTING                                              $75 PER SETTING*

FLUSH SETTING ON THE INSIDE OF BAND          $85 PER SETTING*

CUSTOM SETTING (BEZEL, PRONG, ETC)             WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE DESIGN

*STONES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

 

ENGRAVING:

BLOCK LETTERING                                           $60 FOR UP TO 20 CHARACTERS PER RING, $1 PER EACH ADDITIONAL LETTER   

HAND ENGRAVING                                           WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE DESIGN. LEARN MORE

 

CUSTOM DESIGN & CREATION:                         Cost will vary depending on Design**

**RINGS THAT GO BEYOND A CLASSIC STYLE WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL WORK BY ME USING A COMBINATION OF SKILL, PUZZLE SOLVING, ALCHEMY, & DESIGN. THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT I SPEND ON EACH RING WILL DEPEND ON YOUR IDEAS AND FINAL DESIGN.