September 20, 2015 @ 7:52 PM

Results of custom design & pricing survey I sent out last month
September 2015
 
About a month ago I sent out a 10 question survey asking you how you would price this custom made sapphire and diamond ring.
 
 
 
I know it was a lot to ask and only 72 people responded but thank you for those 72 people.
 
Some of the answers can be shown on a bar graph and many were texts that I'll compile. I already had a good guess as to what I would find and the biggest thing is this. Most all of you reading this email have my repair & design price book and chapter 1000 has a simple pricing method to make a ring.
 
A good example is ......

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September 4, 2015 @ 6:58 PM

 

On polygon.net there was a discussion today of what others charge to rodium plate a ring. In short the store owner said:

 

Is $40.00 to $50.00 per ring is too much to charge to rhodium plate a ring?  What do you charge? What’s the going rate?  I just had a lady complain about our price for rhodium 2 white gold rings. Each ring had appx 2 years of wear. We sonic the rings and do a good steaming. Then we buff them including the crown  and again sonic them with a good steam. Then we electro clean them with a good rinse. Then we rhodium them. We leave them in the bath about a minute to get a nice coating. When they are done they look like new rings. And in many cases we have to align prongs and......

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