A lot of people look to custom jewelry for special occasions like engagements, anniversaries or holidays. A custom piece of jewelry is often a surprise for the person receiving it, this along with traditional work hours can make it hard to get into a custom jewelry studio to start the design process.
Fortunately, a lot of jewelry stores offer an online portal so that people can design a custom piece of jewelry on their own time and from the comfort of their own home.
Each custom jeweler has their own process of using an online custom design portal. Some sites have you pick from specific mountings, diamond shape and so on. Here at Les Olson Jewelers, we truly believe that designing your own custom piece of jewelry is limitless, which is why we urge clients to leave us as much information as possible about their design idea.
For some people, investing in something that you don’t get to see first can be scary. Les Olson Jewelers custom design process has steps along the way so that our customers can be sure they’re getting exactly what they want. First, we design the piece of jewelry on a 3D CAD design program, which creates a rendered (or virtual) image of your design. The next step is to print a 3D model out of wax which is to scale for the appropriate finger size. This allow people to not only see but feel how big the design is going to be and try it on if they wish. For online customers, we have no problem sending our 3D wax model out in the mail.
Once the 3D model is approved, we move on to casting the piece of jewelry. Casting is the process of melting down the metal into the piece of jewelry. Once the casting is finished, its polished and any diamonds or gemstones are set. The newly designed piece goes through a thorough cleaning and is ready to be picked up or shipped.
It’s important to go to a reputable jeweler that will listen to your needs and include you in the design process, this is your special creation after all, and the jeweler is there to help bring it to life. Some people wish to design a custom piece of jewelry using their own gold or gems. Repurposing old jewelry can sometimes save money on the design process and breathe new life into sentimental family pieces.
Whether you’re looking to redesign an old piece of jewelry or design a brand-new custom engagement ring, check out our custom design portal and get started on designing your very own piece today. If you’re local, feel free to stop in to talk about starting a custom design project or call us during our store hours at (727)785-9624