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Custom Design

We will design you a beautiful custom piece of jewelry that will last for generations.

Longevity Through Strategy

Create something stunning and long-lasting while keeping the most important factors in mind.

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STEP 1

Vision & Budgeting

We understand that thinking about jewelry pricing can be a bit intimidating. Our goal is to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process and will remember your experience for the rest of your life! Value is the most important aspect of this decision. Our goal is to create everything within your budget so that you can be confident in your custom piece at the price point you are comfortable with.

STEP 2

Concepts & Design

Once we’ve established your vision and budget, we get to work creating you a custom work of art. We start by sketching out a concept on paper, and in some cases will move to 3D digital rendering to truly showcase the design. We will communicate with you and keep you involved and informed throughout the entire process so that you can give us feedback to ensure that everyone involved will adore the final result.

STEP 3

Final Construction

After we’ve decided on the final design we will create your masterpiece from scratch – start to finish. We will use a combination of digital modeling and wax molds to form the shape of the piece. Then we will integrate purified metals that are designed to withstand the wear and tear of life that are all melted and molded in-house. Lastly we will place your gemstones and present the piece to you!

Curious About How To Plan Your Budget?

We’ve broken down how diamonds are categorized and valued into an easy to read article that may help you get a good idea of what to expect.

Custom Jewelry Creation

Our Design Process

Making The Perfect Design

How do we know what your significant other will love? We get to know them!

We ask questions and learn everything we can. From the color of their eyes, the style of clothes they wear, to the work and hobbies they have. All these go into consideration to create a piece that is crafted specifically for them and their lifestyle!

We all see beauty differently, it’s our job to find out how they see beauty so that we can design the perfect piece for them.

Do you have a design in mind? Maybe some gemstones or pieces you want to include in the final result?

Bring them in and let’s create something special!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a custom design cost?

The design itself is part of the process, and no charge is incurred until a go-ahead is given. We begin with an estimate based on your budget, and if the go ahead is given then we ask for a 30% down payment of the project total cost.

Every custom piece is designed specifically for them based on their tastes and sense of beauty. Because of this, we promise they will be floored by the design and the time you took to have it made from scratch because they are worth it.

They certainly can, but it’s not necessary! If you don’t want to spoil the secret, we will work through our process of questions with you and can determine a lot of design elements needed.

However, if you would like your partner to be present for the process, we can provide a beautiful temporary ring for the proposal, and then you come in together to have them a part of the design process. We work however you are most comfortable!

After approval to proceed is given, the time needed for creation is 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the complexity of the project.

Not at all. We understand that in many cases, people are not sure the direction they want to go. A consultation may help you decide. We are here to help you make a decision that is right for you, in your budget, and within your design tastes.

Ready To Get Started?

Visit us any time during our standard business hours and we’ll work with you to create the perfect jewelry.