Custom Jewelry Design
Let’s create some magic
So you’ve looked at custom jewelry and want your engagement ring to be amazing. We get that. Build a one-of-a-kind custom engagement ring from the ground up with Gittelson Jewelers.
Custom Jewelry. Start with a specific idea or let us offer suggestions
Whether you are unsure of how to bring her (or your own!) custom engagement ring design to life, or you have a specific vision for how you want your future engagement ring to look – we want to work with you! There is nothing more crucial to the custom engagement ring experience than the advice and guidance of a professional who knows what looks good and what doesn’t when it comes to custom jewelry design. With custom jewelry design, you are able to capture even the tiniest of details. That’s what makes an engagement ring special! Sometimes it isn’t always clear how to incorporate everything you are thinking about into the best, most beautiful design that does the most justice for your center diamond or gemstone. That’s where we come in.
Finding the right diamonds, gemstones, and estimates
Your initial consultation is where you’ll discuss your ideas and maybe even sketch out a custom jewelry design with one of our team members. Oftentimes this is where diamonds or gemstones are sourced and a rough estimate can often be determined. The engagement ring design need not be set in stone, but at this point, we at least want to have a rough idea of the style, shape, and type of center stone. And at a minimum, a range of budget constraints so that we can optimize the budget to make the most beautiful ring possible! Depending on specific needs, this is where an estimate can be discussed and if favorable for the client, this is where we would move into a computer rendering of the design.
Computer rendering shows digital version of custom jewelry design
When the design has progressed far enough to allow for a CAD/CAM or computerized rendering, this is often when deposits to begin production are discussed. As technology has progressed, so has the custom design process. CAD/CAM models will allow for a custom designed piece of jewelry to be examined from all angles before we move to casting and production. Edits can be made at this stage and this also allows for a person’s custom design to come to life. It incorporates all the details and other special features that make each piece unique. Oftentimes once we have reached this stage, the design is very near perfection. It is proofed by our team members prior to showing the client to ensure all of the aspects discussed are there, saving a person time and any uncertainty. Once approved, the production process begins and takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the scope of the project. It is possible to speed up production but we recommend leaving yourself at least a month between approval and production for the average custom designed engagement ring or jewelry item.
Finishing touches and completion
After the custom designed item leaves casting it is set with the appropriate gemstones or diamonds and sent to polishing for the finishing touches. This is all handled by us to ensure it is done right and within the specified timeline. The completed piece is looked over thoroughly by us before notifying the client to make sure everything is just perfect. The moment when a client sees the custom designed piece for the first time is a magical moment as all their hard work and planning was building to that moment. Every custom designed piece is accompanied by a lifetime warranty against normal wear-and-tear and an appraisal for insurance purposes.