5 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Custom Jewelry Design

  • By interactive
  • 05 Apr, 2016
Custom Jewelry Design - 5 Things to Consider When Buying

Contrary to what you may believe, custom designed jewelry isn’t a luxury reserved for the rich and famous. With a bit of research and preparation, anybody can commission a piece of custom jewelry to fit almost any price point! Using these tips, you can better prepare yourself for the process of designing and purchasing custom jewelry and ensure you come out on top.

Choose a Reputable Jeweler

First and foremost, it’s important to ensure that you are working with a trusted, reputable jeweler with a proven track record. In the jewelry world, the main governing body is Jewelers of America, which certifies qualified jewelers as ‘Master Jewelers’, denoting their exceptional attention to craftsmanship, detail, and dedication to their craft. Before you move forward with the commissioning of a custom jewelry piece, it is absolutely important that you find a jeweler you trust!

Give Yourself Time for the Process

When it comes to creating a piece of art such as a custom piece of jewelry, the last thing you want to do is rush through the design and decision-making phase. Ensure that you have enough time to move through the process at a comfortable rate, so that you don’t find yourself making rash decisions in the interest of time (especially if you are planning to give the piece as a gift!)

Consider Different Stones

Buyers of custom jewelry often have a specific design and material in mind for their unique piece, however an expert jeweler’s trained eye may be able to find a material and stone pairing that exceeds your wildest dreams! This is a case where working with an expert pays off, and it pays to listen to their input. Keep an open mind and you may be pleasantly surprised by the possibilities.

Explore Different Jewelry Styles

When imagining a piece of jewelry in your mind’s eye, it may be tough to accurately predict what it will look like when being worn. It can be extremely helpful to try on a variety of different styles of the piece you are looking to have created, to ensure you have an idea of what that piece may look like in real life under normal conditions. Who knows, you may spark a creative idea you never considered before!

Be Active and Collaborative with Your Jeweler

It can be easy to forget that this is a collaborative, mutual process, but always keep in mind that your jeweler is there to help take your wishes and ideas, and turn them into a tangible and beautiful work of art. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion or concerns through the design and build process – after all, this is your one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry!

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