Be inspired by an existing design or create something entirely unique. Many customers look to custom engagement rings as a way to be involved in a special experience that will provide you with a piece you can take home to wear for the rest of your life. As a designer, It is very special to connect with a couple, or someone who wants to surprise a partner, to create a beautiful ring to signify commitment to their journey together. The studio made jewellery experience is like no other. Coming to the place where your jewellery is made is exciting, educational, and promotes involvement in community and local business. I love what I do, and I'll try to make you love what I do too, so you can tell your friends about your wonderful experience.
When we first meet, I may show you samples of jewellery you have seen online, or chat about your needs. It is not uncommon for serious purchasing of diamonds to happen during a first meeting if I have been able to communicate with you about your price range and specifics of what you are looking for. Some clients need help to visualize their ring with drawings, and a digital image (computer aided design) of their ring prior to casting into gold, other clients are happy to order a ring similar to a design on my website or in my current inventory. I also have certain rings available for purchase which can be sized, free of charge the first time. All custom work requires a deposit of 50% of the pre-tax cost of the ring, however certain expensive stones must to be paid in full if they amount to more of half of the project's estimated cost. Custom work is of course unique and cannot be returned.
Symmetrical and highly detailed work is typically rendered on the computer, as are designs that require micro-setting and small diamond accents. If you are looking for an organic or rustic looking design, I can create that look by carving a hand made model. You might be inspired now to look at my organic designsection. Sometimes it is possible to combine both digital techniques and handmade processes to achieve the best look. I am happy to offer advice and expertise to help you achieve the look and style you want.
Computerized or handmade models generated for your custom ring are included in the final price of a ring, however, if you prefer to take it one step at a time, a $500 fee will include 3 hand drawings and a couple of meetings (to see stones and design, take measurements, etc), and one computer generated rendering or model of your ring.
Diamonds, coloured sapphires, moissanite, and some other gemstones are recommended for engagement rings. I am also an authorized retailer of Sorbet Sapphire™, purveyors of exceptional quality unheated natural sapphires that come in every colour of the rainbow.
Please ask what I can help you find from my network of reputable gemologists and diamond merchants. Where possible, I try to sell only Canadian diamond centre stones, though all diamonds I use are 100% conflict-free and have been imported in accordance to the Kimberley process. Happy browsing.