Custom Designed Jewelry
If you have not found quite what you're looking
for I will work with you to create a piece of custom designed
jewelry in my signature style. If you haven't yet seen
the section with some of my example jewelry
designs, you might find some ideas for unique
rings there to inspire you.
Please, do not ask me
to copy a piece of jewelry or follow your design as I work
only with my own original designs (see
All my work is hand fabricated, so there will
be minor variations. Note that handcrafted jewelry will include
subtle differences, even when a design is reproduced. Please
allow for these slight variations, as no two pieces of handmade
jewelry can be identical. Please do not hesitate to call or
if you want more information about what these slight differences
If I cannot recreate the piece with a similar
stone due to unavailability, I will contact you by email
or phone to discuss alternatives. You may cancel your order
at that time if my suggestions for alternatives are not acceptable!
Most of my work is one of a kind; however, if
you found your way to this page because you really want a
piece of my work that has already sold, I can usually
customize a similar piece on request. I do not duplicate jewelry
that was previously created as a private commission, but you
may inquire about a piece and we can work on a similar, but
You may place a custom order for any "sold"
or "design idea" piece that has a
button by returning to that page and clicking the button to
place the order on my secure server. A custom order button
indicates that although the original piece has sold, I can
recreate a similar piece.
To discuss a variation of any piece, call or
send an email
with the inventory number of the piece. Include your phone
number in the email
and a convenient time for me to call if you would like to
discuss this in detail instead of through emails.
I can also work with you to create
a new unique jewelry design using stones, metals or components
of your choice.
Note: Due to the volatility in
the recent gold and silver markets there may be a price
increase on a sold piece (more information
about price increases due to market changes).
I am a custom jewelry designer. I
only make jewelry based on my own original designs.
Please do not ask me to copy or reproduce
another jeweler's design, to make jewelry from a design created
by you or someone else, or to work from a picture.
I am very pleased to work with you to create
a new unique design in my signature style that will incorporate
gemstones, metals and components of your choice, but for many
business and legal reasons I do not make jewelry from design's
created by others.
So, if you already have a design, it is best
that you contact a local jewelry shop that employs a bench
jeweler where you can discuss your design with them.
The Custom Order Process - Phase I and Phase II
There are two phases to ordering a custom designed piece
I starts with a discussion about the piece, its size,
stones and metals to be used.
II is complete after you give your approval
of the design - based on the model(s) / image(s) I send. Custom
orders normally require three to six weeks after the design
has been approved.
Phase I of the Custom Jewelry Order
The custom order process for a new jewelry design starts
with your email
or phone call. During this first phase I ask you to tell me
something about the jewelry you want (the type, stones, metal
or anything else important to you).
I will help you during the design phase by asking questions
and making suggestions so the final design is what you have
This usually involves several phone conversations or emails
to ensure I understand what you want your jewelry to look
I will make sure we cover the stones, size, metals, finish,
weight and an estimated price and delivery schedule.
I see part of my responsibility as your custom jeweler to
offer guidance about design, size, weight, stones and metals.
This is to make sure that the piece is not only comfortable
to wear, but one that receives compliments every time you
wear it. I want this to become one of your favorite pieces
of jewelry - an heirloom you want to pass on.
Part of this responsibility is offering alternative
suggestions, to ensure that your custom piece is one you will
hand down from one generation to the next. This is something
I believe is missing in today's mass-produced jewelry market.
For instance, if you have asked for a pair of earrings with
specific stones in a certain size, I would warn you if that
would result in very heavy earrings. I would suggest an alternative
for the stone or its size.
I might also suggest using a drusy in earrings or in a pendant
instead of in a ring or bracelet because drusies are very
Phase II of the Custom Jewelry Order
The second phase of the process begins after
I have a clear understanding of your desires obtained from
our phone conversations or email
In this phase, I create a design(s) using a
graphics program and digital images of the actual (or sample)
When the design(s) are ready, I will send you
with a link to a private page on my website so you can see
pictures of the design(s) and approve it -or- request modifications.
Some examples of previous pendant
and ring designs and what you can expect to see on "your"
return policy and fees for custom orders
comments and feedback from my customers
to place orders immediately - or
- to discuss custom orders
I guarantee the craftsmanship and materials
used in my jewelry and that all characterizations and descriptions
offered by email
and on these web pages is accurate.
Return Policy for Custom Orders:
Jewelry that is created as a custom design on a commission
basis is not returnable unless the piece arrives damaged.
My guarantee is that the piece will match the final design
you approved including the dimensions of the piece, the stones
and metals used. Full
return policy for custom/commission/special orders.
Regular return policy applies to all non commissioned
If you have any questions about ordering
a custom designed piece, please send us an email or
I will be happy to answer your questions and discuss any concerns