So there's a ring I really want to get my BF, but the problem is that it's "designer" and thus costs a butt ton. I haven't been able to find anything similar, but have heard many people mention that if you take it to a custom jeweler it can tend to be cheaper. Unfortunately, I just really don't know how to go about finding a custom jeweler, or even if it'd be tabboo to bring a picture of the ring and just say, "Make that."
So those who have had their rings custom made, how did you find them? (My searches come up with nothing) And, assuming you did so, were they OK with you asking them to sorta-kinda copy a design?