Jewelry is an intimate gift that you give the ones you love. Because of the connection that jewelry can create, it is important to choose pieces that fully represent the connection that you have with your loved one. The most frequent problem customers find when shopping for jewelry is that the pieces are necessarily unique. In fact, many jewelers stock plenty of rings, necklaces and bracelets that are easy to sell but are alike in many ways. To truly find a piece that speaks to your relationship, whether that’s a familial relationship, a spouse or someone you want to be your spouse, customization of a jewelry piece is often the best way to go.
How do you get started on the process of getting that one-of-a-kind jewelry piece? The first step is to find a designer to work with.
Choosing a Designer
A jewelry designer is a professional that can help you create a unique piece of jewelry. This person should have plenty of expertise in their field and understand the complexities of different materials. The best designers have at least fifteen years of experience with jewelry and will often create the jewelry on-site, rather than sending the piece to a third party to be assembled.
If you are not sure where to start, you can always get referrals or recommendations from friends and family who have had their own custom pieces made to see which designer would be best for your needs.
Many shoppers wonder why customization is so important. First, customization of jewelry helps to create a piece that reflects your personal choices. It’s one thing to buy a ruby ring for someone who loves rubies, but often choosing the cut and style of the stone along with the setting makes it seem much more personal to both the buyer and the recipient.
Along with creating a design that best fits someone’s personality, customizing a piece of jewelry also allows you to pick out every material used to make the piece, the size, the cut and clarity of the stone and the fit.
Lastly, the choice of customization helps you truly be you–the person you gift this piece to will have a completely unique piece of jewelry to treasure for a lifetime.
The Customization Process
When you are ready to build your custom piece of jewelry, you will first sit down with the designer to figure out what you want. They will ask about the types of materials you are considering, the type of jewelry piece and your overall budget. With that information, they can help guide you to the right materials, setting and size to best meet your needs.
Once the initial design is agreed upon, the designer will get to work finding the right materials and putting it together inside your unique design. Once the material is set, the designer will reveal your unique piece of jewelry. The customization process is quick and easy, taking only a few weeks from beginning to end.
Value of Each Piece
When you customize a piece of jewelry, you are in control when it comes to price and quality. Because you are choosing the materials that go into the piece, you can choose to have the best quality precious metal setting and the best looking stones available. If you are on a budget, you may be able to find materials that still look amazing without having to bust your budget.
Even the custom design can be affordable. Some designers do not charge extra for creating an original design, while others charge only a nominal fee for the service.
Are you ready to design your own custom piece of jewelry? You can find many Calgary jewellers that are experienced in the design process and can work with you to create the custom piece of your dreams. Once you have it in your hands, you will be able to see the quality and the unique design that best represents your special recipient.