I am happy to offer a range of custom jewelry design services to bring your ideas to life.  From paper to model to finished jewelry, each unique piece is created with passion and heart, a true marriage between your ideas and an artisan’s vision. 

All fees outlined below are non refundable, but are applied toward the final purchase price of your custom, one of a kind piece of jewelry.

Custom projects tend to cost more than purchasing an item that has already been designed. This is due to the amount of time required to conceptualize, create and carry out a brand new idea. The end result though is an entirely unique piece sure to be treasured for years to come. 

A free consultation kicks off the design process! This is typically held via email. Here we will discuss your design ideas. Based on the information you share, we can determine if your project is possible within my aesthetic, and whether it can be achieved within your desired budget & timeline. When emailing be as detailed as possible, image idea & examples are more than welcome! 

Based on the details from our consultation, we will begin to nail down the design of your jewelry. During this time we will hash out all the details (timeline, materials and prices). 
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Most jewelry designs will require a round of sketches to envision the final piece. You will receive 3 sketches giving you a few different options for your design. One round of revisions is included based on your favorite design. Typically we use the revision period to make small modifications to your favorite sketch, providing clarity and the addition of personal details. 

The fee for sketches is $250 and is credited towards the purchase price of your jewelry.

An estimated project quote and completion timeline is set based on the details from our consultation, the selected sketch and your stone (if applicable). 
After the quote is set, a 50% deposit is required to begin work on your custom design. The final 50% will be due upon completion. The promised completion timeline begins on the date the deposit is paid.

one of a kind wax carving


This is where the fun really begins and you start to see your project come to life!
Your wax carving will begin when the final sketch has been approved and initial deposit received. You can view & try on the wax model prior to casting if you wish. If you can not view the model in person, I will send photos & video for approval. One round of edits is included during this step, free of charge. 

Your one of a kind piece is now in full creation mode! From here your original wax model is cast in your desired metal, stones are set and finishing touches are applied! Your final deposit is due upon completion of the project.  


The Fine Print:  
•All deposits & fees associated with custom design are non-refundable, but can be applied towards the purchase price of your finished jewelry.
•I retain the rights to all sketches & designs proposed during the custom process. These items may not be used to sell or produce this jewelry elsewhere. 
•In some circumstances, you may be required to pay for the gemstone in full before the creation process begins. I will notify you before beginning to source the gemstone if this is the case. 
•Finished custom designs are created specially for you, therefore these pieces are unable to be returned or exchanged. 
•If a ring is a surprise and you are unable to find out the correct sizing, we will be sure to take this in to account when working on the project. Most rings can be sized up and down within reason. One free sizing is available within 60 days of completion on all custom work.

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