The Custom Jewelry Process
Jewelry is one of your most personal belongings. Just at a glance, it tells a story about you – a story about your style, your loves and experiences, and maybe (especially in the case of heirloom jewelry) even a story about your family.
You can make jewelry even more personal – even more precious – by having it custom made. The artisans at Glitters Fine Jewelry specialize in custom jewelry. We can take your ideas and craft them into the perfect piece, something that is uniquely yours.
What is the most important element in custom-designed jewelry? It’s not the gems or the metal or even the jewelry artist. It’s you – your dreams, your ideas, and your style.
The first step in every custom design is to just sit down with our jewelry artists and talk. We’ll discuss what you want, what you need, and what you love. We listen to your likes and dislikes and offer suggestions to ensure each piece is as beautiful as what you’ve envisioned.
From there, we sketch different designs, incorporating your favorite stones, type of setting, and other design elements. And we’ll talk about metal, the foundation of your custom piece. Not all metals are created equal; price and durability are key factors in your creation. Our jewelry artists will discuss the pros and cons of various metals to help you make your decision.
At this point, you can relax while we get to work. We’ll take that sketch and create a hand cut wax model of the piece for you to preview and make any necessary changes. When you’re completely satisfied, we’ll cast the finished piece. But before it leaves our studio, we examine every part of it, add the stones, and give it a final polish. Only when it’s absolutely perfect – when it’s a custom design to be proud of – will we pass that piece on to you. After all, we want it to be something that will be treasured for generations to come.