Life’s most precious moments deserve a design just as special.
We design and make engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary jewelry, and more in our Portland studio. We focus on really listening to your story & style and allowing that to guide a uniquely personalized design process. We can often incorporate stones & metal from jewelry you already own but no longer wear; we use as much recycled gold as possible, and we only work with vendors who guarantee their stones are conflict free.
A free one-on-one where Betsy and her design assistant listen to your story, ask questions about your style, and guide you through the nuances of materials and budget.
If you'd like to move forward, we collect a $500 design deposit* and Betsy prepares & delivers 3 sketches, informed by your story. We listen to your feedback and do a round of revisions if needed.
Once you've signed off on the final design, we'll source materials from our ethical vendors & build your piece from the ground up in our Portland, OR production studio.
If you're ready to learn more, let's meet to answer your questions & discuss your ideas.
Please note: during COVID, all meetings will occur by video or phone.
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Lindsey, 10 year anniversary
I just wanted to thank you both and say I love my ring (and husband) so much. The thought that was put into this beautiful piece of art is tear-inducing and heartwarming. I feel so special and awestruck and grateful that all of you were creating this memory for many months for me. Thank you, thank you.
Lily F., Anniversary client
Working with Betsy and Barrie was a truly wonderful experience! Betsy created several awesome design options based on the ideas we gave her and the three of us had a lot of fun fine tuning the final piece. It's absolutely perfect!! I could not have imagined such a stunningly gorgeous yet subtle ring I can wear all the time, which is exactly what I wanted. Thanks Betsy and Barrie! I haven't taken it off since I got it :)
Teresa H., Bride
I can't tell you how delighted we are with our ring and how it turned out. It checked all the boxes! We really enjoyed designing it with you and learning about the process as we went along. Thank you for your candid and open methods. You really helped put us at ease. This ring means so much to us on so many levels. Our deepest gratitude to you and your staff!
Agustin R., Groom
I want to thank you for the amazing ring you created for us. I was raised believing that marriage was a once in a lifetime event and that it would be forever. This ring represents these beliefs and it makes this special event in my life even more meaningful. We are extremely happy with the ring and what it symbolizes and that you could make this idea a reality!
Natasha L., Bride
Thank you guys so, so much for the beautiful rings that we will happily wear for the rest of our lives. Even if they weren't wedding rings, we would still probably never take them off because they are so damned good looking.
Betsy, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Our rings mean so much more knowing that they came from such an awesome human.
I had a great experience from start to finish having a ring made by Betsy & Iya. They know their stuff and are super fun to work with! They were very patient with me as I waffled over which of their beautiful designs to go with, and my fiancé loved the ring they produced!
Creating a custom piece with Betsy and Barrie was magical! It wasn't just the piece that was custom, it was the whole experience! They let me take as much time as I needed and answered countless questions to gently guide our vision. Creating a custom piece should be fun and special, and working with B&I was all of that and more. Plus...I have the most perfect, unique wedding ring made just for me!
Kira, Anniversary Client
We love our rings. After almost 30 years of marriage tastes change but is hard to articulate what one wants in a new old wedding set. Working with you was so fun and the result is totally me and totally one of a kind. Windol loves his new band and really loves mine as well. It is a special representation of a special relationship. Thank you for hearing our little story and blowing it up into a beautiful headline of a ring!
The ring is so amazingly beautiful! Thank you so much for all the hard work and making a piece more beautiful than I could have imagined!
Love you guys and thank you for being a part of our magic!
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Prices for custom fine jewelry can vary widely depending on materials, design, and complexity. Our minimum charge for custom projects that include stones is $2,000 and our minimum for projects without stones is $1,500. Your design deposit is applied to the final price. We can guide the process of selecting materials and design elements and fit within your budget. This is something we do on almost every project, and we strive to make this process transparent and game-free. We only begin production after you've approved a final quote based on the exact piece we will be making for you.
To get a sense for our pricing, you might find it helpful to peruse our production line of fine jewelry. Please note that custom work is a time- and labor-intensive process, and the pricing will include a reasonable premium for this hands-on, individualized attention.
We can source any material or stone needed for your project. We work with only reputable and ethical suppliers, will opt to use recycled metals instead of newly-mined whenever viable, and all our diamonds adhere to the Kimberly Process. We are often able to reuse metal you bring to us or work with stones you already own, as long as they pass our quality check. If we aren't able to work with your materials, we will explain why and show you any quality concerns under a microscope.
We stand behind our jewelry and expect that with proper care, your betsy & iya Fine Jewelry will last for years to come. We offer a non-transferable one-year warranty on workmanship defects in our fine jewelry. Normal wear and tear (micro-abrasions, cleaning, polishing, stone tightening, etc.) is covered by this warranty, but repairs of heavy wear and tear (marring, deep scuffs or scratches, bent metal, etc.) are not covered by this warranty, and a fee may be assessed for this type of repair work. We cannot warrant work performed by other jewelers (including resizing), and any such work will void our warranty. Jewelry is not indestructible, and will stay beautiful longer by adhering to our General Care tips here.
Your $500 deposit is non-refundable, and covers the first round of sketches and a round of revisions based on your feedback. Additional rounds of revisions may require additional payment. In the unlikely event that you are not interested in continuing at any point during the sketching/design process, the sketches and any revisions we have prepared up to that point are yours to keep.
Once a design is finalized, we will prepare a final fixed-price quote for you, and may collect a partial payment payment at that point for materials. Full payment will be due upon completion.
Depending on our current workload and your decisiveness, we can occasionally accelerate our custom process faster than our typical 8-12 weeks. If you are interested in working with us, but tight on time, it's still worth reaching out to let us know your timelines and ideas, and we will let you know if we can satisfy them before we begin working together.