Custom Wedding Bands


We love working with couples to design and create one-of-a-kind engagement, wedding and anniversary bands that capture the uniqueness of your relationship and celebrate your lasting commitment to each other.  Over the last twenty-five years, Kristin has had the honor of making hundreds of commitment bands, and no two are exactly alike.  Using recycled 14K & 18K yellow, palladium white and rose gold along with ethically-sourced diamonds and other gemstones, the design possibilities are endless!

How it works:

  1. Set an appointment for a free custom jewelry consultation to discuss your project.  These initial appointments usually take between 30 and 60 minutes.  Appointments are available on site (at our studio in Kealakekua, HI), or by phone/videoconference.
  2. Meet with Kristin to discuss details (see * below). 
  3. Kristin will design and render 1-4 options with prices for you to choose from.  Once you choose, a 50% deposit is required.
  4. Your rings will be carefully crafted in our Island studio. For more complex designs or tricky sizing, you may be asked to try on the ring(s) in progress.
  5. You will be contacted to set up a pick up (or shipping) date. Kristin will use this time to check your fit and make any last-minute adjustments.
  6. You exchange your vows – and your rings – and live happily ever after!

*Please come to your consultation prepared to discuss:

  • Design considerations- Do you want your rings to match or relate in some way?  Is there another ring they will be worn with?  Will you wear your rings all the time, and if so, what is your lifestyle?  Feel free to bring images of jewelry or other things that inspire or represent you.
  • Materials- what metal do you want your rings to be? What color and karat?  Do you want to include diamonds?  What color and carat?  Are there other gemstones you would like to incorporate?
  • Size- we will measure your ring size during our visit.  If you are unable to come to the studio for sizing, we will discuss other sizing options.
  • Budget- what is your budget for this project?  Simple custom silver bands can start as low as $150. Typical gold designs range from about $600 - $3,500, depending on their size, materials and complexity.
  • Timeline- by when do you need your ring(s)?  Please keep in mind that we are a one-woman shop and while we do our best to accommodate custom orders, everything is painstakingly made by hand and we reserve the right to decline jobs without enough lead time (ideal lead time for custom wedding rings is 6 to 12 months).

Want something unique, but not sure if custom rings are for you? ‘Okina Jewelry also stocks several lines of handmade, limited-production rings for you to choose from – just stop in during regular business hours!

Would you like to make the experience even more personal, and make your rings yourself?  Learn more about our make-your-own-wedding-rings workshops!