Custom Work

One of my favorite parts of making jewelry is creating for the special moments and people in your life.

 

 

I offer many types of custom jewelry services including: wedding & engagement rings, resetting heirloom diamonds, sentimental pieces including wedding mementos, mourning jewelry, or customizing any of my designs to fit your needs. I'm accustomed to working with unusual materials, ei: wedding flowers, old photographs, etc. I'm happy to receive these materials in the mail and prepare them for this special project.

 

Pricing: please view 'shop' section to get a feel for my prices. Custom projects will costs more than items seen there, due to extra time involved. That can be anywhere from $300 more to double the price, depending on the design & stones you choose.

Silver custom work: custom work in silver starts at $300

Timeframe: custom pieces take 4-8 weeks to build from the time the design is confirmed. The design process takes about 2 weeks, so giving yourself about 2 and a half months for ‘from-the-ground-up’ custom project (such as an engagement ring).
If you are simply wanting one of my designs with a different stone/small altered element, the timeline is much faster, as well as fees are less.

policies: custom work is non-refundable. All rings include one round of free sizing within 60 days.

 

 

The Process

Step 1: Get in touch (click here for the form)

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The design process begins with a quick 15 minute discussion to get an idea of the project. This can take place over the phone, in person, on Skype, or via email.
This discussion covers what type of jewelry you have in mind, the goal aesthetic, your budget, and when you’d like the project to be finished. If the project seems like the right fit, I will approve you to continue in the custom design process.

“My grandmother left me a beautiful diamond when she passed away, and I was interested in making a simple but artful necklace out of it for my wife. Is this something you might be up for?”

 

Step 2: Design Consultation

We will set up a 30 minute consultation in which we will discuss the foundations
of your design including, your aesthetic and inspirations, your preferred precious
metals, and all stone options and obtain ring sizes (if applicable.)

 

-Design Deposit-

At the end of the meeting, a non-refundable design deposit of $150 will be taken, which will be applied to the balance of your jewelry. The design deposit covers all items discussed in the next steps. 

 


Step 3: Design

3A.

I will provide sketches of 3+ design for you to choose from. You choose your top choice, and can request any changes/revisions to the design (such as scale, details, aesthetic, etc)

 

3B: Refined sketch

After choosing your top choice, I will refine the sketch, clarify details, make any requested revisions.* 

Once the final sketch is approved, I will provide you with a quote for the
project. 

*After the refined sketch, any requested design revisions, sketches, or samples in metal are subject to additional charges.  

 


Step 4: Production

Deposit

A Deposit of 50% will be taken to finalized the design & confirm the order. Materials will be ordered and your project will begin. Please allow 4-8 weeks from when the deposit is taken for your project to be finished.

Pick-up

You will be contacted when your jewelry is finished! Final balance is due at the time of pick-up or shipment. Jewelry is shipped via UPS with insurance and signature, unless otherwise requested. Clients are responsible for all shipping costs and insurance fees.