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How Long Does It Take to Custom-Make an Engagement Ring?

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In many relationships, there comes a time when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with your significant other. But as beautiful and grand as this realization is, it raises a few crucial questions:

When will you propose?

How will you propose?

And, of course, which engagement ring will you use?

If you have your heart set on a custom engagement ring, there’s another question to add to this collection—how long will it take to get that custom ring made?

Though this blog can’t help you with the first three questions (since those are up to you!), it can certainly answer the fourth. Keep reading, and you’ll know how long you’ll have to wait for your perfect engagement ring.


Key Takeaways

  • Custom engagement rings typically take about six weeks from consultation to delivery due to the design process and craftsmanship involved.
  • The custom ring process includes a consultation to discuss preferences, design approval, crafting, and delivery—ensuring a personalized and unique ring.
  • To ensure timely delivery, start the custom ring process at least two months before your desired proposal date, allowing ample time for design and creation.

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High Overview: What Is the Turnaround Time for a Custom Engagement Ring?

The reason why most people opt for custom engagement rings is the flexibility they offer in design and personalization. 

However, it’s precisely these characteristics that contribute to a longer turnaround time. After all, you can’t simply point at the perfect ring in a local jewelry store as you would with a ready-made engagement ring. Instead, you must factor in the design process. The more complex the design, the longer you’ll wait for the ring.

And let’s not forget other steps that can prolong this entire process, such as design reworks, the actual crafting of the engagement ring, and potentially shipping. Since there are so many moving parts, the average industry turnaround time for a custom-made engagement ring is roughly six to eight weeks. Yet, when you choose Faithful Platform, you can expect your ring to be delivered approximately four weeks from the time the order is placed.

 

To help you picture this process better, here’s how it looks when ordering custom engagement rings with us:

  1. Consultation: One week
  2. Design: One week
  3. Production: Four to five weeks
  4. Shipping: 2 business days through FedEx

Keep in mind—this timeline varies based on the client, their responsiveness, the number of design revisions, quickness to pay the invoice, and design complexity. On average, Faithful Platform custom engagement rings take a little under a month and a half. In some cases, it will take more or less time, but you’ll be able to track your order status in real time through our client portal.

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Understanding the Custom Engagement Ring Design Process

If you want to get an engagement ring custom-made, you must understand one thing—that ring will be made virtually from scratch. And that takes time.

Here’s how the process of producing a custom ring typically goes.

Step 1 – Consultation

Step 1 is where your dream ring only exists as a concept. During the consultation, you’ll discuss ideas, preferences, budget, and specific details you want to include in the design. For instance, if you want a diamond ring, this is the time to discuss the ring style, the carat weight of the diamond, and the metal for the band (e.g., yellow gold or rose gold).

Step 2 – Ring Design

After describing your perfect engagement ring to your consultant, it’s time to design it. Think of the ring design as a blueprint for your engagement ring. Only after you approve this design, typically in the form of a digital rendering, will the production process start.

Step 3 – Production

Crafting the engagement ring based on the approved design typically takes the most time. After all, the jeweler is essentially creating a piece of wearable art from scratch. This process involves sourcing the necessary materials, shaping and casting the metal, setting the stone(s), and finishing the ring. And let’s not forget about the endlessly important quality control!

Step 4 – Delivery

After your dream engagement ring is created, it’s time for it to head your way. Jewelers like Faithful Platform give you the option of picking up the ring or having it safely delivered via FedEx (which is typically preferred).

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Why Is Custom Engagement Ring the Way to Go?

There’s no doubt about it—choosing ready-made engagement rings is significantly simpler and more convenient than having one custom-made. But will you find the right engagement ring in just any jewelry store? And even if you do, how many more couples will have the exact same ring? Makes you wonder.

Sure, you’ll wait a little longer for the custom engagement ring. But none of the engagement ring options you see online and in-store can come close to the level of personalization and uniqueness a custom ring offers. 

Design your engagement ring from scratch, and you’ll know it’s truly one-of-a-kind, just like your love.

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So, How Far in Advance Should You Buy Your Engagement Ring?

Getting the perfect engagement ring doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Just plan ahead. To ensure you have plenty of time to design and create your ideal engagement ring, start the process at least two months before the desired proposal date.

 

Get Your Ring on Time and For a Price You Love with Faithful Platform

When it comes to ordering a custom engagement ring from Faithful Platform, we aren’t sure which part you’ll love more—our stunning diamond rings, affordable prices, or excellent customer service.

Reach out today to start the process and receive a meaningful piece of jewelry that you and your partner will cherish forever.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to get an engagement ring made?

From start to finish, the average custom engagement ring takes six weeks. This includes everything from the initial consultation to the actual crafting of the ring to finally getting it shipped to you. While it can obviously take longer than a store-ready ring, it’s certainly worth the wait.

 

How quickly can a jeweler make a ring?

After consulting on and designing a ring, most jewelers can make a ring in about two weeks. But, this can depend on the jeweler and the complexity of the design.

 

What is the process for buying an engagement ring?

For most men buying an engagement ring, the process can be daunting and overwhelming. Big-box jewelry stores tend to take advantage of customers by not educating them and significantly marking up their products. That’s where Faithful Platform is different—by making the process clear, personal, and affordable.

So, the process for buying an engagement ring includes consulting with a professional, designing the ring of your dreams, letting us craft it, and then safely receiving it with secure FedEx shipping and pick-up.

 

How much should an engagement ring cost?

Don’t let society and big-box retailers influence how much you should spend on a ring. It’s essential to set a budget that feels comfortable for you and your partner, and then Faithful Platform will honor your budget and craft a ring perfect for you and your needs. That’s one way how we help couples save on the ring and invest in their marriage.