Designing a custom piece of jewellery is so much more than just the finished product – the experience is a big part of what makes it so special. Let us walk you through what this process looks like.
Creating Your Own One-Of-A-Kind Masterpiece…
1 First things first – what are you looking for? Are you searching for the perfect engagement ring? A unique dress ring or a special anniversary gift? A custom design can be as simple as modifying one of our existing designs with a different gemstone or type of metal. Or maybe you want to create something completely unique and different from scratch. We can even redesign and remodel your existing jewellery to create a beautiful new design out of your original metal and/or gemstones. If you’re not entirely sure what you want, we are happy to guide you through the best options to fit your proposed budget.
2 In the next step we talk design – what you like, what you don’t, styles (vintage, contemporary, classic?), metal, gemstones, etc. If you have images of designs you like (or even your own sketches!), feel free to bring them in or send them to us. The sky is the limit when it comes to custom, so it helps to have a starting point. We can take elements from several existing designs and marry them together to create your dream piece. If you’re a bit stumped on where to start, that’s ok too! We are happy to chat with you, show you ideas and examples, and ultimately help you come up with your very own perfect design.
3 From here, we will draw up a design sketch or two to nail down the exact design. A custom design might go through several revisions until we land on something you are 100% happy with. Once we’ve worked this out, the process can vary depending on the type of design and piece. Sometimes we use CAD to create a computer rendered drawing and 3D print, sometimes we employ handmade techniques such as wax carving or go directly into metalwork.
4 And finally, we turn your dream design into a real-life creation! We try to involve you as much as possible throughout this process – it is YOUR ring after all. We might have you come in once or twice throughout the making process to check the fit or get your input on something before we add the final touches. Designing a custom piece is about more than just the finished product – it is an experience! An experience that we love and want you to enjoy too. And as you’ll soon see, getting to be a part of the process and seeing all of the hard work and steps involved in creating your beautiful piece of jewellery, will make it that much more special and valuable.
A real-life handmake, from start to finish…
Are you ready to start designing your dream piece of jewellery?
Contact us to to schedule a free, no-obligation design consultation or drop in and see us during normal business hours. If you are unable to visit us in person, we are happy to work with you over video conference/phone/email to create your dream design.