Our custom design process if perfect for those who have an idea of what they want, buy cannot find that dream piece already completed. We can custom design and cast bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, and more! If you like aspects of 3 different rings and want to combine them all, we can do that. If you find the perfect piece that doesn't fit within your budget, we can adjust the design to fit within your budget. Custom jewelry can be for everyone. In-person or online we can work with your vision and use our expertise to bring your idea to life.
CAD and wax print
Once the idea for your jewelry is settled on, we move forward to CAD (3D modeling software). When the design is complete it can then be rendered for you to have an accurate idea of what the final product will look like. This is done using our in-store 3D printer, printed using a castable resin. This way, you can come in and try on the piece to see it's sizing and width before we make it metal. Once you approve the wax of your design, then we move forward to casting your piece.
Cast and finish
We do all our metal casting here in store to ensure the best quality. The wax is placed into a plaster and then we heat the plaster and burn out the wax leaving a perfect cavity to be filled with metal. Once the plaster reaches the perfect temperature the plaster is removed from the oven and molten metal is vacuumed into the cavity. The final result is exact replica of the wax in metal, but it's not quite done yet. The piece comes out dirty and still requires a lot of work to make it perfect. This is when the ring really comes to life. The metal is polished to a shine, the stones are set, details are added, and then the ring is cleaned and packed ready for you.
Most customs take around 3-6 weeks from consultation to finish. Verbal estimates are approximations only. All firm estimates will be given in writing. Estimates are valid for 30 days, after 30 days we reserve the right to accommodate for changes in metal cost. For a piece to be started we ask for 50% payment on the price agreed upon and a full payment of the major gemstones. Once a job is started the price will not change without prior notification and approval. We accept any amount of payment with a credit card if presented in person When purchasing online we may limit the amount we will place on a credit card over the phone. We reserve the right to hold orders while payments clear. Payments over $2000 paid by wire transfer or cash may be eligible for a 1% discount.