1. Research the various custom designers in your area. Find a jeweler whose work you admire and whose design point of view meshes with your own. Base your decision not on the cheapest “bid” so to speak, but instead on the jeweler’s overall reputation and quality of thier finished work.
2. Original, custom designs are made from scratch, one at a time… so give yourself and your jeweler at least four weeks (6 is even better) to have a piece made.
3. It’s helpful to have a few pictures of pieces you like for inspiration and to educate your jeweler about your likes and dislikes. (understand that the pictures will be inspiration only… no copies.)
4. Custom design is most definitely a two way street. It’s beneficial for your jeweler to get constructive and pointed feedback from you on all of the initial design sketches. The more specific you can be in your feedback, the better.
5. Let your jeweler’s knowledge guide your design choices. They understand the mechanics behind keeping any piece of jewelry structurally sound and can gently steer you away from making decisions that may hurt the integrity of your design.
Our specialty is creating one-of-a-kind engagement rings specific to our clients’ tastes and respectful of thier budgets. Our design aesthetic skews more modern, and generally speaking, we shy away from specific trends that are easily imported by the thousands from overseas and found Big Box Stores.