Is custom-made jewelry more expensive?
Custom jewelry can be cheaper or more expensive than jewelry you might buy at a retailer. It ultimately depends on the stones, gems and other materials and details you desire.
If you’re not sure if creating a custom piece of jewelry is cost-effective, get price quotes from several custom jewelry designers. Compare their cost estimates with the price tags for other jewelry you’re considering buying. If you have your heart set on a custom piece that's outside of your price range, chat with the designer about more affordable options that fit your budget.