The Custom Jewellery Design Process
Our team of Designers and Goldsmiths guide you in transforming ideas into one-of-a-kind custom jewellery creations as unique as you. Dana’s Goldsmithing has been specializing in custom jewellery design for more than 2 decades.
Before You Begin
It is very helpful to have a good idea of what you want prior to discussing with our designers. Pictures of jewellery that you like or dislike can be extremely helpful in narrowing down design elements. The internet is a fantastic tool to search for jewellery images to get an indication of styles that you like.
ONLINE Design Consultation
Our Custom Jewellery Design Request Form will guide you through what information we will need to begin designing your custom jewellery. We ask that you download any relevant images and describe what you are wanting in as much detail as you can. By email, our designers will be in touch within 2 business days with any further questions they may have.
If you are using your own gemstone(s) we will need you to provide accurate sizes and dimensions. Once we have all the information we require we will create a prototype of the proposed design and forward you computer renderings (images) shown in different views. We will also provide you with a detailed quotation.
If you choose to move forward with the design we require a 50% deposit of the confirmed quotation. If you require changes to the design these will be made and new renderings sent to you. There are instances when you may want to see a 3-dimensional wax model of the design. We would be happy to ship you the wax model that we've created for a non-refundable fee of $200. If you choose to proceed with a custom piece this fee will be credited towards your final price. Once you have confirmed the design we will require any materials (i.e. gold, gemstones) that you are using in the new design shipped to us at your cost.
Begin the process by completing the Custom Jewellery Design Request Form.
IN STORE Design Consultation
Once you set up an appointment with one of our designers make sure to bring with you any relevant sketches, pictures or images. If you are remodelling existing jewellery also bring with you in any metal or gemstones that you are incorporating into the new design. At the design consultation we will discuss in detail all aspects of the proposed design and provide you with an approximate quotation. We will offer you suggestions and ultimately work together to ensure we have enough information to begin creating the piece of jewellery using the latest Computer Aided Design software.
Computer Rendering & Wax Model
Depending on the complexity of the design, we will email you a computer rendering of the proposed design within a few days. You will also receive a detailed quotation for your review. The rendering will provide a finished image of the piece in a 2-dimensional view. We will also provide a 3-dimensional wax model created to exact specifications which gives a better representation of the actual scale of the piece.
Once the rendering and/or the wax model have been approved we require a 50% non-refundable deposit.
Time frame for completion from this point is approximately 3 to 4 weeks depending on the complexity of the design.