Where do we begin?
Some of the most inspired artwork began on a cocktail napkin or the margin of a notebook page. What have you seen that you like? What are your ideas? What are your preferences? What's your lifestyle? What's your budget? This is an interactive process. We'll walk you through it. Wait til you see what fun it is to design your own jewelry!
Technology meets craftsmanship
Lots of people want to be designers. There are bench jewelers in every city in the US. But to be successful, you've got to have it ALL.
Dedicated customer service and listening skills coupled with the knowledge to help you think about all of your options so that you have the ability to express what you want. Artistic talent, superior hand skills, years of practical expertise, ridiculous levels of attention to detail. Add to that the most up-to-date technology and tools, and you've got a level of production perfection that is unmatched!
The Process - What to expect
Our design process typically takes 6-8 weeks at a leisurely pace. We can expedite the process if necessary. We begin with an assessment of the materials you'll be using. We're happy to use your metals and gems where possible, or we can source new metal and gems. Then we begin asking questions...LOTS of questions! Each answer brings us closer to a preliminary design concept. At that point we shift to Computer Assisted Design (CAD) to create renders of your jewelry. We require a $400 nonrefundable design fee. You'll get to see photographic renders and engineering/shaded drawings. Most people think that the renders are so realistic they wonder if we already made the piece! The CAD file will be used to create a lost-wax casting, so there is no artistic liberty - what you see in the image is what you get. Once we pin down every single detail to the point that it's exactly what you want, we'll have an estimate for you. We require one-half deposit, and the balance upon completion. Can't wait to finally get started?? Click to engage us!