Custom Design Process

This is our area of expertise because we actually create engagement rings, wedding rings and custom jewelry. From initial design concept to the expertly crafted finished piece, each piece is as unique as the story behind it. We have decades of experience and a truly talented designers and artisans that love every phase of jewelry design.

It's what we love to do...

The best part of the day is sitting down with customers and collaborating in an imaginative process to create something beautiful, meaningful and highly functional. Our years of experience enable us to bring a vast array of techniques and processes to the forefront, but it is our communication skills that are the most important. We listen, and we guide with sensitivity to each person’s style and aspirations.

  1. We usually begin the process with a meeting in which we will make hand-sketches and establish our goals and budget.
  2. Next, we will make CAD drawings and illustrations for review and approval. These illustrations allow us to show you a remarkably lifelike rendering of what the piece will ultimately look like. The beauty of this communication tool is that what you see is exactly what you get!
  3. Once the images have been approved we make a “wax” model for you to see the design in 3D. Again, the wax model is an exact replica of the finished product, and in fact will ultimately BE the final piece by way of the lost wax casting process (see How to Make a Ring.)
  4. After the project is in metal we will usually do a fitting (unless it's a surprise) as well as confirm final approval before the stones are set, engraving is (sometimes) added, and the ring is completed.
  5. We quality control every piece to be sure it is perfect and appraise all projects over $1,000 for insurance purposes. Everything we make is guaranteed to last and to bring years of delight!

At every step of the process we encourage you to express opinions and be involved in the process. We want each project to reflect your own personal style and taste and strive for each and every client to be absolutely delighted with the final product. 

Let's get started

Collaborate with our designers to create a custom jewelry design. We love making jewelry but it's our communication skills that are the most important. We listen, and guide with sensitivity to your style and personality.

Speak to a designer 847-733-0656 or schedule a consultation.