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The Custom Jewelry Design Process

The Custom Difference

Designing a piece of jewelry or an engagement ring can be the most personal expression of your individuality.  It not only tells your story, it shows your passion.  Creating a unique piece of Robert’s Fine Jewelry can combine vintage and contemporary elements with sentimental value and fashion-forward style.  We can craft one-of-a-kind custom jewelry by restyling a piece you already own and may not wear or create original designs based on your imagination and our creativity.

Many people feel creating a custom piece is far more expensive than purchasing jewelry that’s ready-made. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Custom can reflect your unique style in a wearable piece of art made specifically for you. And that is truly special.

The Custom Jewelry Design Process

The Beginning

From the first time you meet with us to discuss your jewelry ideas until the moment you hold your finished piece in your hand, we’re here to listen and guide your custom design experience. The first step is our initial consultation to share ideas, identify your style, and determine the kind of jewelry you’ll love wearing. Very often, we’ll sketch some of those ideas right along with you. Once you’re confident we understand your mindset, we will move on to the next phase.

The CAD

The second part of the custom design experience involves using our CAD system; a state-of-the-art computer-aided design software that brings your jewelry design to life on our computer, detailing its form, shape, gemstone position, and texture. You’ll have the opportunity to view several perspectives of your custom piece, and adjustments can easily be made at this stage of development.

The Model

Once your CAD rendering is approved, we will produce a resin or wax model of your jewelry.  Your model features nearly the exact structural dimensions of your piece. You’ll be able to see the model and if you love it (and hopefully you do) it’s on to the next phase…casting.

The Big Finish

After you approve the model, your custom piece is now ready to be cast in the precious metal of your choice.  Once cast, one of our professional stone setters carefully assembles and sets each stone. Your jewelry is then inspected and prepared with your desired finish. It can be high polish, brushed, satin or one of the varieties of finishes available. And then, of course, your piece is inspected, to ensure that every detail will exceed your expectations.

The Reveal

The reveal is our favorite step. Your smile and your satisfaction is the reason we do what we do. The custom design process may follow a similar path for every project, but it is never the same. Every piece has a story, a history, a future. And every single piece is worth the time, worth the effort, and worth the attention to detail to make it absolutely perfect. The moment has come. This moment is yours.