Our approach to designing a One of a Kind Jewelry piece begins with intuitive inspiration and a stylized approach by blending the unique symbolism of Gems & Precious metals.
The Center stone and gem selection gives the piece a beautiful array of color with the use of Diamonds and/or Colored stones.
This is the first step in the Design process.
In the sketch we begin to capture a memento, the story of your piece.
I have stones that I would like added to my design or I have stones from existing pieces.
Can you work with my stones?
In most cases, yes, we can work with your stones. Some our most treasured pieces we choose to carry are stones that are family heirlooms, gems we picked up along the way on a trip abroad, or diamonds and gems that were in a prior jewelry piece and are ready for a new setting!
Before committing to setting the Diamond or Gemstone, we would need to take the gem under a microscope and do a quality inspection for any potential difficulties for resetting. For example, some stones are softer than others (opals); other stones have higher hardness (diamonds) but can sometimes show an inclusion towards the surface that would need certain considerations for resetting.
We can go over all of these options during the design consultation!
Can you size your design?
Custom Jewelry is made to order & in the case of a ring, we will need your size for the desired finger you would like to wear it on. If you were to need resizing in the future, we would take that in as a repair.
How long does the Custom Design Process take?
Our One-of-a-kind Custom Design pieces require more time for design concept, sketching & approval of photorealistic image renderings, and revisions if necessary, before we begin to hand finish your piece of jewelry. This process generally takes between 4-6 weeks to create.