We look forward to meeting with you and working together to create a piece of jewelry that is beautiful, meaningful, and highly functional. We believe that to accomplish this, it's important we spend the time to learn a little about you and what you care about most when it comes to your piece of jewelry.
It is our goal that the custom piece we produce for you is worn and cherished for years and years. The collaborative process with you is what makes what we do everyday so worthwhile. It's truly our favorite thing to do!
Whether we're reusing materials from your existing jewelry, working from a picture you like, or creating a completely custom piece you've only ever seen in your imagination, we can help make it happen!
We usually begin the custom process with a meeting in which we will make hand sketches and establish our goals and budget.
Next, we make detailed drawings for your review and approval. These drawings allow us to give you a real sense of what the piece will look like. Here, it is very easy to amend and edit down to exactly what you want from your piece of custom jewelry.
Once the images have been approved, we make a wax model so that you can see the design in 3D. The wax model is an exact replica of the finished product, and in fact it will ultimately BE the final piece by way of the lost wax casting process (click the image to see how a ring is made by hand).
We'll have you stop by and approve the wax model in person to be sure it is exactly what you want.
Once the wax is cast into metal, we polish, set stones, and finish the piece to the high-shine jewelry you're used to seeing. Above is an example of wax "rings" ready to be cast; and below, after they are cast into metal.
Engraving can now be added, and the piece is complete.
We do our best to streamline the process and complete your custom piece within one month of final design approval.
The most exciting part of creating custom jewelry- for yourself or as a gift for someone important in your life- is being involved in the process from start to finish. We encourage you to express your ideas and opinions every step of the way. It is our goal to make sure every piece of custom jewelry is as unique and beautiful as the memories that will come from wearing it for a lifetime.