The finest custom jewelry pieces are true works of art. Some of our most impressive rings and pendants are designed and manufactured here in Seattle, and are customized for the client. Creating custom jewelry is an artistic process that takes time, but is well worth the wait.
The first step in creating a custom piece is purchasing the center stone. Diamond engagement rings are the most common pieces we design and manufacture, but we also create extraordinary rings and pendants with sapphires, emeralds, tanzanite and other colored stones.
Once the center is selected, the client meets with our designer, and together they discuss ideas and options, and create a rough sketch with manufacturing notes. A more elaborate drawing is then provided for client to approval.
Most custom jewelry requires carving a wax mold for casting. With rings, the prongs, bezel and shank are sized exclusively for the center stone and finger size. Clients occasionally need to approve the wax mold before casting. All accompanying diamonds are hand-set in our Seattle lab where the final polish is applied.
An independent appraiser then evaluates and photographs the piece to determine replacement value for insurance purposes. Most insurance companies require an independent appraisal for coverage of expensive jewelry, not an appraisal by the retailer.
If you are interested in having a custom ring or pendant designed and manufactured, please call (206) 625-0105 to discuss the process further.