The age of run-of-the-mill engagement and wedding rings has come and gone. We believe that every ring gifted to commemorate such grand life-changing love should be artfully and intimately considered in every way.
From rough sketches and ideation to gemstone selection and 3d model try-ons, you get to be apart of the ring creation process, making your rings an extraordinarily personal piece of jewelry.
Every decision will be made with tenderness, sustainability, longevity and inclusivity at top of mind. We cannot wait to get creative with you and help you design a piece that will always travel with you as your
relationship evolves and grows.
About The Profess Process >
Tell Us About You
Interested in starting a ring with us?
We'd love for you to introduce yourself with the form below and we will be in touch within 2-3 business days to chat ring design, detail the process and set us up for all that is to come.
We are always happy to answer any and all questions, so please don't be shy.
Once you feel ready to move into the design process, we will request a $100 commitment fee that will be credited toward the cost of your ring.
Select Your Stone(s)
Once we have an initial vision, we prioritize gem selection so all design decisions consider the stone.
Our favorite gems to design with include but are not limited to: lab-grown diamonds, mossanite (the best diamond alternative), montana sapphires (green to blue to lilac), emeralds and morganite.
We intentionally seek out lab-grown and/or ethically mined and polished gems.
Design & Model
From the info you provide in the form below and the initial concept we establishe, we will jump into developing sketches and orientations.
The design process details several stages of refinement, and once you feel confident, we will 3D render and/or develop a wax model of the design to give a hyperrealistic view of your ring.
Bring The Ring To Life
Once the final design is approved, we will move into production and begin the handcrafting process. And voila! Your dream ring is now your real life ring.
The entire custom ring creation process can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks depending.
Some Favorite Custom Rings
What metals do you work in?
At this time, we strictly work in 14k golds.
Are you able to incorporate family stones or jewelry?
Absolutely, though there are a couple things to note.
We can not re-incorporate stones smaller than 2mm as these are too commonly lost during the setting process (their lightness really makes them jump away at the speed of light). We would just hate to have one disappear.
Depending on the style of ring we are designing and the technical processes needed, we will either be able to melt your heirloom metal straight into your piece, or we can credit you the melt value of your recycled jewelry toward your ring.
How long does it take to create a custom ring with you?
This mostly will depend on the design process (ie, revisions needed, etc), but we usually recommend getting in touch at least 3 months before you are hoping to have your ring in hand.
On average, our custom rings take anywhere between 4-12 weeks to fully bring to life.
What are the starting price points for a custom Profess ring?
Our custom projects can range from $2000 - $20,000 depending on a myriad of details.
Throughout the custom process, we do all we can to stay as transparent as possible when it comes to cost, however, you can expect a minimum $500 - $1000 general custom service charge for any custom ring project.
How many design revisions can we go through?
Once you are confident in a concept and we have refined, detailed sketches, we then head into a 3D render stage.
We understand that adding a dimension to previously considered sketches can change things! We allot for 2 revisions at this stage, and any needed revisions or redesigns (post the 2 already alloted) will add $250 to the total design charge.
Do you ever use mined or natural diamonds?
Our lab-grown diamonds are created by mimicing (on a much smaller scale) the ecological processes that are resposible for the creation of our diamond supply billions of years ago. They are indisitinquishable from natural and mined diamonds, but create 1/20 of the carbon emissions. This element of your ring is the most critical to making a more positive impact on the planet and people.
What about alternative gemstones?
We love working with many precious and semi-precious gemstones!
We will always recommend gemstone types that are above a 7 on the Moh's hardness scale as any softer stones have a high risk of scratching or breaking during your lifetime. Alternative gems at 7 and above include emerald, morganite, sapphire, ruby, citrine, amethyst and aquamarine.
Some popular gems that we will not work with include opals, moonstone, turquoise, pearl, and onyx as these have a high likelihood of wear and tear or breakage.
Can I customize one of your designs or do we need to go through your bespoke process?
We more than welcome customizations on our current in-house designs!
Want a different stone cut or to use an alternative gemstone? Want to add a couple gems, or take some away? Want to change a width or metal finish? You name it.
Customizations of our in-house designs can run anywhere between $100-$1000 depending on what you are looking for. Feel free to get in touch below and we can answer any questions or give you a better idea of what's possible.