Let’s touch a topic most jewellers avoid: What if you don’t like the outcome of your custom-made ring? Or even worse: What if your partner doesn’t like it?
What if I said yes to a design but don’t like it in the end?
For openers: It rarely happens. First and foremost because the whole design process is conducted to get to know you, your ideas, lifestyle and your taste. That also includes helping you to figure out what your partner might like! What other rings are sitting in her jewellery box? What kind of rings can you find on her Pinterest wall? Did she show you a piece on Instagram that she particularly liked?
So we figured out what she likes and I can afford but I want to “see” it
Bill creates a sketch for every single item he creates. Sometimes even while you’re still brainstorming ideas.
But I’m not a visual person. A sketch is not the same as a three dimensional object!
If you prefer to play it super safe, we can always create a silver model for you first. It is a reasonable option to make sure you know exactly what you’ll get.
Ok, so although I love the ring she told me it’s not her cup of tea!
The big advantage of a handmade ring is that it is very robust and you can alter it. It will be altered by the same jeweller who made it and knows the ring like his back of his hand. She prefers a slimmer band or a different setting? Not a problem. Depending on the extent of the alterations we would try to use as much material from the original ring to keep the costs as low as possible.
What if she loves the ring but I didn’t get the finger size right?
A resize of a custom-made engagement ring is always free at Bill Hicks Jewellery Design.
A custom-made ring means to include the customer as much as he wants to be included in every step along the way. That means that there won’t be any surprises in the end and you are always in charge. We have been handcrafting custom-made jewellery for more than 20 years and we take pride in being a part of a couple’s individual love story.