Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a custom ring cost?
A custom ring can cost a lot or a little, depending on materials.
I can custom-make an engagement ring in sterling silver with a conflict-free 2 mm genuine diamond (G-I color, SI clarity) for as little as $295 plus tax. It’s called the Zen Ring and though it is minimalist and demure, it’s still a very nice diamond engagement ring with solid wedding symbolism.
This design in 14K gold is priced at $750; in 18K gold at $850, and so on.
On the upper end of things, I am making rings in the 8 to 12 thousand range, with one carat or larger stones in 18K gold original settings. But if you have the money, Ricco can make a ring in just about any price point by incorporating special diamonds.
How long does it take to make a ring?
If you need an engagement ring in a hurry, there are some designs that I can put together quickly, such as the Zen ring.
Normally I’d like 4 to 6 weeks, but on elaborate designs with special stones I would prefer 2 to 3 months.
Do you accept layaway or credit terms?
Layaway is a possibility as long as the ring is completely paid for before release. Credit is not an option.
How much do I have to pay to get started?
Once we agree on a sketch for a design, a down payment of one half the cost of the mounting is required. When the mounting is finished, the remaining half of the cost is due. The cost for the diamond (or other stone) is due just before the ring is assembled and picked up.
What's the process for custom design?
I work with the client at every step of the way. We start by talking about your vision of the ring to arrive at a concept. Then I make a sketch for your approval. The next step is creating a model of the ring so you can see how it looks and how it fits. The final step after your approval of the model is to order the stone and assemble the ring in the final materials.
Do you accept returns?
Returns are not possible with custom-made items. But this should not be necessary, since you are aware of the progress of the ring from start to finish.