When you envision your custom piece of jewelry, what do you see? Is it a fully hammered-out idea, or a vague image living rent free in your head? Take your time with it. Remember the intimate symbolism of jewelry. This is something you’re going to wear on your body, that will last your life and many more. Unlike many jewelers, I don't see jewelry as an investment, I see it as a symbol of love or accomplishment.
If you have a design in mind, and want to share a drawing or photo, that’s a great place to start. If it’s just a concept in the right hemisphere of your brain, don't worry. That’s what I'm here for!
Often when people hear "custom jewelry" or "private jeweler", all they really hear is that Cha-Ching noise from an antique cash register. This is absolutely not the case! Being a private jeweler and working directly by appointment with the public, I don't have the over-head cost that a storefront brings. By keeping my overhead as low as possible, I can then keep my prices as low as possible! To me that means being able to make a living doing something that I love, while putting as many clients in quality jewelry as possible.
After your first appointment, even if you don't leave with new jewelry in your future, you will leave with an education on what you came for and most likely much more!
1)CONSULTATION This is when you show and tell me everything possible about what you have envisioned for your custom piece. This is the time for pictures, screenshots, drawings, favorite colors, birthstones, zodiacs, any inspiration that you have, etc. We will also discuss lifestyle, hobbies and occupation to determine the right metal material and design style for you and your life. Following this appointment, I will begin sourcing the materials needed.
2)STONE SELECTION & DESIGN REVIEW This is the part where I get to show you my designs and any stones or materials I've sourced or your piece. We will go over everything, make all needed changes, and if needed start the process over. My mission is to get you the most quality and best look for your budget. Once we have agreed on a specific design and stones, a 50% down payment is required to reserve stones and begin production.
3)PRODUCTION After you pay your down payment, your piece goes into production the very next day! The timeline of production is dependent on the size and detail of the design, I ask for 4-6 weeks from design finalization. You will receive periodic updates and will have my personal number for any question or concerns!
4)DELIVERY The day I have your piece in my hands I will contact you to set up an appointment. At your final appointment we will settle the remaining balance, go over your appraisal and discuss care and maintenance for your piece.
Engagement Consultations are essentially the same as Custom Design appointments. Consultations can be one-on-one or as a couple.
Do you have a piece of family jewelry that you love and has meaning but doesn't fit your style? Let's redesign it and make it into something that you can wear everyday in your lifestyle and eventually pass along.
Replication services are offered to create and identical looking piece of jewelry from something that you already own or have seen. The service is a great option for recreating a piece that you have lost, and also great for clients that are moving into assisted living or nursing homes who want to continue wearing their jewelry but do not want to worry about loss or theft. Replication pieces can be made from fine quality material or costume material.