A ring I gave to my girlfriend got lost when we spent a day at the park about a month ago. I've looked for it, I can't buy another one, and she unfairly blames it on herself. Now I'd like to get another ring made for our one year anniversary. Long story short, I originally bought two rings--they're actually small inexpensive charms meant to be put on a necklace--because I didn't get the right color, so I still have one. I don't want to give this one to her; it feels wrong to replace something with sentimental value just like that.
is a picture of the ring. It's part of a matching set (the heart on the ring fits into the heart on the plate), and the plate on the right is for my necklace. Yes, it's extremely cheesy. We have a thing for Mickey and Minnie Mouse though.
My question is threefold:
1. Is this project plausible, and with a low budget? What kind of price range can I expect?
2. Where can I go in Orlando, Florida for this kind of service?
3. What kind of materials should I request to maintain said low budget? Namely, what should I use for the ring itself and for the fake jewels?
I'm also considering replacing the "I NEED YOU" text with something else, ie. our names or anniversary date. Suggestions would be nice.
Bonus: I need a way to keep the ring from falling off the necklace chain, like how the plate has a small ring to keep it from sliding past the clasp. Perhaps I should just make it big enough to wear, for when she takes the necklace off?
**For clarity, I have both an extra ring and plate for the jeweler to base the new ones off of.