Creating your own jewelry is an exciting process. You can take an idea and translate that dream into a real, unique piece of jewelry! If you want to create that perfect piece of jewelry or are interested in redesigning an older piece, creating a custom design is a great option to consider.
Start with an initial concept
Sketch out your idea if you have something in mind. Or save photos of the jewelry that inspires you on your phone or print them out to bring with you. This will give the jeweler an idea of what you are looking for. We can bring practically any jewelry design you can imagine to life.
CAD software is used to create your design
We will provide a CAD (computer-aided design) rendering of the custom design so that the jewelry appears as a 3 dimensional digital image. In this visual, we will include the type of metal being used and any colored gemstones that you may have on the piece. The final image can be rotated around so that you can see if from multiple angles. This CAD visual can be shown to you in person or even emailed to you so that you can view it on your own computer. This is the time where you should make any last minute changes that you would need to before the jeweler starts creating the final product.
A wax or resin model of the jewelry is created
After you approve the CAD rendering of your custom jewelry, we then begin the CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) portion of the process. Using the latest technology, we generate a wax or resin model of the piece. This model is cast and stones are set wherever necessary. Using this near-final version of your custom design, we will then work to bring the design to life.
Your custom piece is built and hand-finished
Finally, after a period that typically takes just a few weeks after the model has been approved, you will be presented with your custom piece of jewelry. You might have a good sense of what it will look, but nothing compares to seeing your dream brought to life for the first time. Then you get to enjoy your uniquely built piece for a lifetime!