Three steps to your custom design
The first step we take is to discover what it is you’re looking for.
Budget, timeline, design considerations, lifestyle type, and wants/needs are discussed so we can get a full scope of the project at hand.
This time will be directed by our initial consultation. It may involve inspiration photo exploration to better understand your vision, or if you have a clear idea of the project we may jump right into sketches and CAD mock-ups. Once your piece is designed the final price will be calculated.
Your design is paid for and ready to be built.
A wax model will be created and can be sent to you for approval and then the piece will be cast in metal and finished through our normal production.
Work with me to create your custom design
You’re likely on this page because you’re considering a custom piece of jewelry. I’d love to help you bring it to life. Although I am able to work in many different styles, I do have my favorites, and I find it easier to work on some designs more than others.
We’ll work best together if:
- You are looking to design in gold, silver or platinum.
- You are looking for a modern or nature inspired piece.
- You have a desire to create in earth-friendly and sustainable materials.
- You have time for a design to be made properly and are not in a rush.
- You are happy with handmade quality that may not be machine perfect.
- You want something unique and not a copy of another artist’s work.
I use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create my jewelry designs, and while I find I am able to achieve almost anything with the program, there is knowledge of how that jewelry will hold up in real life to consider as well. My goal is to make sure you have jewelry that is both beautiful and practical to wear.
If you feel I’d be a good fit to help you with your design, please use the contact form below to get in touch and we can set up a consultation to start discussing your design.
Rhino Gold Jewelry Software
8+ years experience
How Much Does It Cost?
There are many factors that go into a custom design that will determine the cost. There is no one answer for this question. It is best to have a budget of at least $1000 before considering a custom design. The complexity of the project, along with gemstones, can add significant cost. Custom design doesn’t have to be expensive, but it will likely be more expensive than something similar you can find pre-designed.
Please be honest about your budget and any monetary concerns and we can discuss if a custom design is possible before we begin your project.
How Long Does It Take?
It depends on the jewelry type and complexity of the design you are considering.
An engagement ring should be given plenty of time before your planned proposal, a minimum of eight weeks if the design is already well thought out and simple, and up to twelve weeks from our design sketch to completion if the design is complex or involves gemstones that need to be ordered.
When Can We Start?
Certain seasons are busier than others with requests, including major holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.
I only take on a few custom clients at a time so there may be a wait before we begin. If we’re already working on a project and you aren’t communicative you may have a longer wait when you get back in touch if I have started a new project.