August 16, 2018 2 min read

Custom engagement rings are our specialty! We can make your dream ring come to life with a smooth and simple process. People always ask me how much a custom ring costs, and sometimes think that they just won't be able to afford one. I've got news for you, you set your own budget! I'm going to break down the process and how it all works so that you'll have a better understanding of how you can truly set the budget for your custom engagement ring. 

round solitaire diamond engagement ring with a thin yellow gold band

I've worked with budgets anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000 and beyond. I enjoy being able to work with a variety of people with so many amazing ideas! No matter what the budget we help each and every customer figure out the best choice for them.

The first step in creating the ring is determining which center stone you want to go with. Let's say for example you decide on a diamond engagement ring, based on your budget I will source diamonds that are affordable for you. Depending on whether your budget is lower or higher will determine the size and clarity of the diamond. You can tell me if you want to give on size or clarity if your budget is smaller. If your budget is larger you can go for a bigger stone with excellent clarity, and so on.

One suggestion I make to clients with a smaller budget is considering an alternative center stone such as a sapphire. Non-traditional engagement rings are so trendy these days, and so many people come to me wanting to incorporate different gemstones into their rings.

londyn ring pink morganite center stone with a white diamond halo

Once you decide on a center stone, from their we get into ring design and deciding which metal you would like to use. I will walk you through the different types, for example 14k yellow gold vs. 18k yellow gold. Based on your budget and what we have to work with after deciding on a stone we will choose the right metal for you! 

yellow gold thin band and round diamond custom engagement ring

The bottom line is, I want you to have your dream ring and one of my favorite parts of my job is working with my clients and ensuring that they get what they want. If you're ready to create a custom engagement ring sit down and figure out what you can afford. When your ready, you can make an appointment with me using this link: Whether you live in Philadelphia, or you're out of state let's work together and make the ring of your dreams!

L. Priori Jewelry is a private jeweler in Philadelphia specializing in custom engagement rings, antique jewelry, and everyday luxe fine jewels.  Located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, Lauren Priori has built her brand on timeless classics updated for the modern woman.  To schedule an appointment or discuss your custom or antique engagement ring, email


Lauren Priori
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