May 31st 2010 Posted at Jewelry Keepsakes
Diamond right hand rings were originally thought of by the diamond mining company De Beers. De Beers is one of the main promoters of diamond jewelry since they control approximately 60% of the world diamond production. When right-hand rings were first introduced in 2003, the designs were based on a concept framed by this company.
The rings were meant to be fashionable diamond pieces to suit a woman’s sense of style instead of serving as a symbolic reminder of her marital status. So right-hand ring design started out looking like high-quality diamond rings oriented in a north-south format with a lot of negative space and bigger and better quality diamonds than you would find in the standard diamond cocktail and cluster rings that were popular during the 1990s.
Prices for custom designed right hand diamond rings would really depend on the caliber of the designer, the raw materials used and the type of design required by the customer. Many women like to have their right-hand rings custom designed because they can be assured that no one else will have that exact ring. There are many elements that can cause the price of a custom designed piece to go up. One of the most frequent causes is when the customer changes their mind often about how the ring should look during the design process.
Designing jewelry takes time and customizing it to the customer’s finger takes a great deal of effort. Some designs look great on paper but when the product reaches the silver casting stage and the customer tries on the raw design, for one reason or another it does not work out. So what happens is that the jeweler has to go back to the drawing board and the customer has to pay for all that design work and fabricating the silver casting that went into the original design. Unlike a fashion necklace manufacturer who produces thousands of pieces at a time, this is a very complex process that takes time and expertise.