What to expect during the custom jewelry design and creation process.
Your first meeting with Courtney will entail a discussion of your custom jewelry needs and any specifics you feel are necessary. Together, you will look over any pictures or other jewelry examples you may like to get a feel for your custom piece. We will also gather any other needed information before completing the initial meeting.
Then Courtney will spend time sketching and creating design ideas before your follow-up meeting. This second meeting can be held in person or via email, phone, or Skype. Once the sketches and proposed design ideas have been presented, you will be encouraged to elaborate which design elements you prefer and consider at least three different possibilities.
The next step will be to decide which type of stone, diamond or other gemstone, would best for your design. After choosing the appropriate design direction and negotiating the price, you will need to put down a deposit. This amount will be determined as a percentage on the commission. At that point, Courtney will begin the production process by carving a model of the piece into jeweler's wax.
Once the wax model of your custom jewelry piece is complete, you will review it for approval. Once the model has passed your approval, it will then be cast into the metal of your choice and the finish will be applied. Then the stones will be set, and your custom ring or jewelry piece will be complete!
You will receive your custom jewelry piece after payment has been received.
There is a wide range of metals to choose from including but not limited to:
14K White Gold
14K Yellow Gold
18K White Gold
18K Yellow Gold
Rose Gold and other special alloys are available