Custom Cad Jewelry


Inspiration

The first step to creating your very own piece of jewelry is to know what you like. If you’re not sure, take a look at some jewelry online (Pinterest and Google searches are great resources, as is our online inventory) or in person to get a feel for what you are looking for. It is especially helpful to bring in photos or drawings to show our designers. While we are unable to replicate copyrighted designs, we can use them as a starting point for your own custom design.

Often, our customers turn to custom designs as a way to reset family diamonds and other stones. Custom pieces are a great way to reuse older stones. We can create a design that will fit a particular stone's dimensions, ensuring a complementary look.


Computer Aided Design (typically 7-10 days) Computer Aided Design

After your ideas are organized into one piece of jewelry, our CAD specialist will create a virtual 3-D model. Want to see our designer in action?  Click here to watch Alyssa build a ring.

From the model we will generate realistic images of the finished piece that can be emailed or shown to you in-store. These images are similar to actual photos, and provide a great representation of what the final piece will look like. If you have any questions about your design, please ask. This is the perfect time to make any changes.

At this point, we can also provide a specific price for your piece. The 3-D model allows us to calculate metal weights, which we can use along with metal type and overall complexity to give you an accurate quote.



Wax PrototypeComputer Aided Manufacturing (typically 7-10 days)

Upon approval of the photos, we carve a wax prototype of the design on our mill or print a model in our 3D printer. If you would like to see the model for final approval, feel free to ask!


Casting and Final Assembly (typically 2-3 weeks)

The wax prototype will be used to cast your piece in the metal of your choice. Any additional stones required are then hand-selected by our gemologists, and set by one of our in-house jewelers.


Pick-up and Enjoy

With custom work, you receive a unique piece of jewelry to call your own—and the design process is half the fun!  If you should ever need to replace this piece of jewelry, we can create an exact replica from your CAD file.

For your peace of mind, we offer a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects, including the loss of stones. Regular cleaning and stone checking, provided free of charge, will keep your piece in great shape for years to come!



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