Todd specializes in the custom design process.
At The Jewelry Source, we offer a range of custom jewelry design services to help you create a truly unique and personalized piece. Whether you're looking to create a custom engagement ring, wedding band, or a one-of-a-kind statement piece, our expert designers will work with you to bring your vision to life.
Our custom jewelry design service can bring your dream design to life. Our skilled team will work closely with you every step of the way, whether you have a sketch, an idea, or simply want to brainstorm over coffee at our store. We specialize in crafting stunning pieces in 14 karat, 18 karat, silver, and platinum right in our shop. Whether you want to create a unique engagement ring or give new life to a treasured heirloom, we can make it happen. Contact us today to explore the possibilities of our custom jewelry design service.
Our custom design process begins with an initial consultation, where we'll take the time to understand your unique style, preferences, and budget. From there, we'll work with you to create a detailed design that incorporates your ideas and inspiration.
Once you've approved the design, our skilled craftsmen will begin the process of bringing your piece to life. We use only the highest quality materials, including ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones, to ensure that your custom piece is not only beautiful, but also durable and long-lasting.
Throughout the entire process, we'll keep you informed and involved, so that you can rest assured that your custom piece is turning out just as you envisioned.
Whether you're looking for a classic design or something truly unique and avant-garde, The Jewelry Source has the expertise and experience to bring your vision to life.
The process generally takes 6-8 weeks from conception to completion.The process runs as follows;
1 to 2 weeks* to complete the computer CAD,
once approved, add...1 week* to complete the wax,
once approved, add...4 weeks* to finish the piece
Come in and pickup your spiracular, one-of-a-kind, family heirloom, custom creation.*not including weekends and shop workload can also affect the process.
Design your own
If you're looking to create a unique and personalized piece of jewelry, you've come to the right place. At The Jewelry Source, we believe that designing custom jewelry starts with a dream. Whether you have a specific vision in mind or need some guidance to bring your ideas to life, we offer personalized consultations to work with you every step of the way.
During the consultation process, we encourage you to take some time to consider what you want to incorporate into your design. Perhaps you want to pay homage to a family heirloom or incorporate elements that reflect your personal style. No matter what your inspiration may be, we will help you explore your options and create a design that is truly unique to you.
To ensure that the final product meets your expectations, we go through a meticulous process of creating a wax carving model. This model allows us to settle design details and give you a clear idea of what the finished product will look like. Our skilled artisans carve the wax molds by hand, paying close attention to even the tiniest details, to achieve the level of artistic perfection that you expect from us. With this approach, we are able to create truly unique pieces that reflect your personal taste and style.
The Jewelry Source has an in-house casting facility where we use cutting-edge technology to turn your approved design into a physical piece of jewelry. Our skilled craftsmen take great care to ensure that the metals used in your jewelry are of the highest quality and are cast in a way that will result in a durable and long-lasting piece. We use a variety of casting methods, including lost-wax casting, to create intricate and delicate designs. This process involves creating a wax model of your design, which is then encased in a plaster-like material. Once the material hardens, the wax is melted out and replaced with the metal of your choice. This results in a perfect reproduction of your design in metal form.
The fabrication stage of jewelry making is where the real magic happens. It's where the vision of the jewelry design truly comes to life. Once the casting process is completed, the piece is still far from finished. It's time to add the finishing touches and really make it shine.
For designs that feature filigree or other handmade elements, our skilled artisans step in to complete the process. They work with great care and attention to detail to ensure that every element of the design is perfectly crafted. Filigree, which involves twisting and shaping thin wires of metal, requires incredible precision and skill. Our artisans take great pride in their work and their passion for jewelry making is evident in every piece they create.
During the finishing stage, our experienced craftsmen add the final touches to your custom-designed jewelry to bring out the full beauty of the piece. They start by meticulously inspecting the piece to ensure that all aspects of the design are in place and that it meets our high-quality standards.
The artisans then add intricate details and textures to the jewelry by using specialized tools and techniques. These details may include engraving, filigree work, or other handmade elements that give your jewelry a unique character.
Once the detailing is complete, the jewelry is polished to achieve a smooth and shiny finish. The polishing process involves the use of various abrasive materials to remove any scratches or imperfections from the surface of the metal. The result is a stunning piece of jewelry that is both beautiful and durable.
At this stage, the jewelry is almost ready for delivery. Our team takes great care to ensure that every piece is perfect before presenting it to the client. We understand that every piece of jewelry we create represents an important milestone or memory for our clients, and we strive to deliver the highest quality craftsmanship to make these moments truly special.
Our custom engagement ring and jewelry design service is dedicated to crafting one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that are sure to become instant heirlooms. We find the final presentation and delivery of our handcrafted creations to be one of the most rewarding aspects of the process, as it brings a smile to our customers' faces. Contact us today to learn more about our design process and how we can help you create a truly unique piece for your collection.