Design Your Own Special Pieces
Jewelers love to help their clients create a unique piece of jewelry as a gift that will be loved for generations. Whether brand new, or updating pieces you already own. Here’s an overview of what to consider before you meet with a jeweler to start the custom jewelry design process.
Choosing the Right Jeweler
When considering custom jewelry as a gift, it starts with trust and expertise. You must have confidence in the skill of your jeweler. If you don’t already have a jeweler you trust near you, use our tips for choosing a trustworthy jeweler. Boggs Jewelers is a member of Jewelers Of America.
Look for jewelry stores with certified jewelers on staff. This includes certifications and education from respected institutions and associations like Jewelers of America, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), American Gem Society (AGS).
Know Your Budget
Custom jewelry design sometimes is perceived as “expensive.” However, that’s not always the case. Often, custom work can be done for a range of budgets. Jewelry design covers engravings, updating broken or outdated jewelry, or designing a piece from scratch.
Know Your Timeline
You should allow at least 2-3 weeks as a general guideline for custom jewelry work, but that can vary greatly based on the complexity of the piece.
The Custom Jewelry Design Process
- First, you’ll meet with the jeweler for a consultation to discuss your ideas so they can design a blueprint for the piece. Come to the consultation with ideas in mind for the style and design you want help a jeweler get a sense of the design direction you want to take.
- The jeweler will then design a blueprint for the piece and compile an estimate of the cost to fabricate it.
- Once you approve the design and estimate, the crafting of the pieces begins. This can involve creating a wax carving, casting the metal, setting stones and finishing work.
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