WORKSHOP + COST
Your GRACE GOW VOW Workshop consists of two parts. First, you’ll carve your ring from hard jewelers wax with Cat. Then, we'll send off your prepared wax ring to the caster to be turned into metal. When the rough metal returns to Cat, she will set gemstones, file, polish and perfect your final piece of jewelry.
The GRACE GOW VOW Carving process is perfect if you want to create a dynamic and original design, whether you’re going for a smooth candle-melted organic form or something that has a bold, deep texture. This process is also great if you have an engagement ring and you want to shape a ring to fit around it.
WORKSHOP FEE + COST OF METAL + ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS = TOTAL PRICE FOR YOUR SET OF BANDS
CARVING AND CASTING:
Wax Carving Session: $750*
Casting Fee $125*
Once your wedding rings return from the caster, Cat will begin the final work that will need to be completed.
CLEAN UP & POLISHING BY CAT: $150 Per ring
SAFETY MOLD (OPTIONAL): $95 Per ring
THE METAL COST
METAL OPTIONS FOR CASTING AVERAGE PRICE RANGE PER BAND
14K GOLD IN Yellow, White, Rose, Peach $140-$700*
18K GOLD IN Yellow, White, Rose, Peach $190-$900*
14K Palladium White Gold $180-$800*
18K Palladium White Gold $280-$1000*
*Quoted metal costs are variable given the fluctuations in the metals markets. Your final cost of metal is determined how much is used in your ring. Once your rings are finished (carved) in wax, the caster will weigh them to provide the final price of your metal.
THE SPECIAL TOUCHES
PLEASE NOTE THAT STONE SETTING, ENGRAVING, & CUSTOM WORK CAN TAKE UP TO 4-7 WEEKS AFTER YOUR WORKSHOP
Flush setting $100 PER SETTING*
Flush setting on the inside of the band $130 PER SETTING*
Custom Setting (bezel, prong or other unique solution) pricing will vary depending on the design.
*Stones are not included in the price
$80 FOR UP TO 20 CHARACTERS PER RING, $2 PER EACH ADDITIONAL LETTER
Cost will vary depending upon your design
CUSTOM DESIGN & CREATION
Cost will vary depending upon your design**
**Rings that require additional work by Cat are welcomed. Because these designs go beyond a classic style, Cat will need to combine her wax sculpting skills, materials design, mystery design magic and problem solving. This quantity of time spend by Cat is considered and estimated on a case by case basis and will require your input on specific unique design ideas.
Cost will vary depending upon your design**
Yellow gold has long been a classic choice for wedding bands and in its pure form is naturally very soft. GRACE GOW VOW recommends working with 14KT or 18KT for its strength; it's a good thing to remember that all precious metals will scuff and scratch slightly with daily wear.
ROSE GOLD & PEACH GOLD
Different colors of gold result from mixing alloys and rose and red golds use higher levels of copper and less silver. They still contain the same amount of pure gold per karat as yellow gold.
Peach gold is another color option and falls in between rose gold and yellow gold. It's a great color match to vintage European rose gold engagement rings, which are less copper in color then today’s rose gold.
PALLADIUM WHITE GOLD
This white gold alloy is mixed with palladium. Palladium is a member of the platinum family and shares many of the same characteristics with its cousin platinum, including its “liquid surface” and durability. Palladium white gold is a beautiful metal to work with and does not cause the skin allergies as standard white gold.
Standard white gold is alloyed with nickel which makes it crack easily and makes it hard to work with. Nickel is also the most common metal allergy and the cause of why many people are allergic to white gold.
Silver is easy to form and polish and is known for its bright white silver color and common use in jewelry, palladium sterling silver is a great material to work with. Many of my wedding ring carvers choose to work with sterling because its price is a bit lower than other more expensive metals. However, if you'd like a ring that will hold its original finish, Cat would not recommend palladium silver.
At GRACE GOW VOW we exclusively work with 100% recycled precious metals. We receive an inquiries about recycling existing jewelry into the new wedding bands. Unfortunately, Cat is not able to use existing rings and jewelry.
The recycled metals that GRACE GOW VOW uses come from a eco-conscious green casting company that specializes in recycling precious metals like silver, gold, palladium, and platinum. We currently do not melt down or re-work existing jewelry.
If you'd like to consider recycling your piece of jewelry, you may trade it in for the value of its metal, and GRACE GOW VOW can refer you to a trusted trade-in service. Then you may use that money toward your couples carve rings!
About Your Couples Carve: