People create custom jewelry designs for many reasons, but we commonly meet individuals that have inherited family jewelry that needs an update. The jewelry is important to them since it was inherited, but maybe isn’t their style – it’s outdated or in a metal that isn’t their favorite. That’s a great opportunity to create a custom design. At Quenton Elliott Jewelry, we love to handle your important or special jewelry that simply needs to be re-manufactured. You can really make it your own, while still honoring the gemstone.
What is the process to create custom jewelry?
At the first meeting, we simply talk. Quenton will find out where you want to go and get an idea for what you like. We’ll talk about what’s on your mind and what you like such as colors, aesthetics, and how you want to wear the jewelry. He simply needs information from you to in order to understand more about you, get an idea of a direction, and then get to work creating some concepts.
How long does custom jewelry design take?
Custom jewelry design “is a process, not an event.” At your second meeting, Quenton will show design concepts, and then we talk to see what we need to tweak so it meets your needs and is something you are excited about. It might take 2-3 weeks to finalize your design concept. But from first meeting to end product, it could be as little as 4 weeks depending on the complexity of the design. From concept to completed product, we aim for less than 6 weeks.
What if I don’t know what I want?
That’s ok! Quenton works hard to get to know who you are, what you like, and even how you want your jewelry to function. He can use reference books to get ideas of what you like and don’t like. The jewelry reference books are helpful when you don’t have a specific idea, but once you have the “ah-ha” moment, that’s when Quenton starts working.
How much does custom made jewelry cost?
Of course that depends on lots of variables, but ultimately, custom design can be more affordable than you might think. We try to respect your budget. At the second meeting, when we talk through some of the design concepts, that’s when we can start to narrow down a price range. For instance, if you choose silver instead of gold or two stones instead of one, that will impact the price. Once we agree on a design, you leave a deposit and pay the rest at delivery.
Ultimately, we want you to feel comfortable with the process, and we want you to love what you approve. We work hard to listen, determine your needs, and translate that into a design idea you’ll love.
To get started with your custom jewelry design, contact Quenton Elliott to schedule an appointment.