We have customers that create custom jewelry designs for many reasons, but we commonly meet people 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 The jewelry is important to them since it was inherited, but maybe isn’t their style – it’s outdated or in a metal that isn’t their favorite.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 remanufactured. You can really make it your own, while still honoring the gemstone.
How do I get started to create custom jewelry?
At our first meeting, we simply talk. I 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. I just need information from you so that I know a direction, and then I get to work creating some concepts.
How long does custom jewelry design take?
I always tell people ‘this is a process, not an event.” I will show you design concepts at our second meeting, and then see what we need to tweak. 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! My job is to get to know who you are, what you like, and even how you want your jewelry to function. I can use reference books to get ideas of what you like and don’t like. I’ve found the books help when you don’t have a specific idea, but once you have the “ah-ha” moment, that’s when I start working.
How much does it 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, 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.