This week, I would like to discuss the exceptional custom design services we offer at Amidon Jewelers. With spring being the season of engagements and weddings, it's the perfect time to learn more about having a piece of jewelry designed by you, for you! While we can custom create any piece of jewelry, having an engagement ring custom made is particularly popular because it’s such a personal and important piece of jewelry.
Many customers visit our store to begin the custom process and when they do they often share inspirations sourced from platforms like Pinterest, Etsy, or general online searches. Most often they have several design ideas and have pretty much identified the design aesthetic they desire. Additionally, for those still looking for a bit more help, we have a wide selection of sample rings in stock, which can serve as a source of inspiration for creating a unique design.
Our team are experts at helping our clients craft hybrid engagement rings, incorporating elements from multiple designs to create a cohesive and personalized piece. Customers frequently have special requests, such as hidden halos or placing secret diamonds in the band, which we gladly accommodate. It is in these personal details that an engagement rings from beautiful to simply amazing!
When creating a custom engagement ring, we begin by having you choose the center stone. We have a variety of loose diamonds available for viewing in-store. Alternatively, if you have any personal stones you'd like to use, we can incorporate them into the design. After thoroughly discussing the dream design you would like to have, we proceed to create a computer-aided design (CAD) model. This allows us to visualize and refine the design according to your vision. If adjustments are needed, we work closely with you until it matches your expectations. Once the design is finalized, our artisans bring it to life using precious metals and gems.
Occasionally, to ensure your design is exactly what you’ve had in mind, prior to creating the piece of jewelry, we provide a 3D printed wax model for you to examine. This model offers a preview of the finished piece, allowing you to fully envision its final form.
The custom design process typically takes 4-6 weeks, depending on the speed of design approval. Therefore, it's essential to plan ahead if you have a specific timeframe in mind. The best part of the custom jewelry journey is the “Big Reveal!” The feeling you get when you try on your custom piece of jewelry, a piece that you designed, is unforgettable. It’s even more special when you think about how the piece will be cherished and endure for generations. So once you have your new custom piece, get ready to say … “Thank you, I designed it myself!"