Custom design jewelry allows you to create exactly what you want. We listen carefully to your ideas, thoughts, and opinions and create perfect one-of-a-kind ring or other piece of jewelry. Whether its an engagement ring or right hand fashion ring, the expertise of our designers allows us to maximize design while maintaining the integrity and wear-ability of the piece of jewelry. We also create one of kind pendants, earring, and necklaces. We can use stones from your own jewelry or you can allow us to provide the stones. We are here to help guide you on the journey.
1. Free Consultation
The process begins with sitting down with you (and possibly your loved one) and learning about your style, ideas, and inspiration for the ring or other jewelry. This usually begins with an idea, a picture or a concept of what you envision the piece of jewelry to be. Then, one step at a time, we begin to refine your idea into a spectacular piece of wearable art.
2. Agree upon a design
At this point, anything requiring approval for the final design will be ordered, such as gemstones. If need be, a hand carved wax or CAD will be started. This is a version of your final design, carved in wax or created in a CAD, showing you the proportions and stone settings. The wax can be green or purple, and are very delicate. A design fee of $350 will be required to begin the wax or CAD creation.
3. Wax and gemstone approval
Here's where the real fun begins! We create a wax (either hand carved or printed with CAD depending on the item.) Your design has become a 3-D reality, and you can start to see how the final piece will look. Small changes can be made at this point. When everything is just right and upon your approval, the finished piece gets started. Your wax is cast in your chosen metal, and the stones you approved will be set. Payment in full is required.
4. Final approval of the ring
Your custom design is now ready for you! Come in and make sure everything is just right. We always provide a full written appraisal of the item at no charge so you can properly insure it.