What Makes Custom Jewelry a Great Gift

Posted by Grogan Jewelers By Lon on Oct 13, 2021 1:00:00 PM

There are so many beautiful occasions to look forward to every year that prompts us to go searching for that perfect gift. Whether it’s for a friend, a family member, a friend who is like a family member, your partner or anything in between, it’s just got to be right!

When you’re scrolling through items online or driving from store to store, you may or may not find just the perfect gift. But what if you aren’t looking for something that at least a million other people might already have?

What Makes Custom Jewelry Great

Whether your loved one is young, old, outdoorsy, uptown, classic, modern or somewhere in between, there is just something timeless and yet fresh about a custom piece that they know was designed with them, and them alone in mind. A monogram stamped on a bracelet or necklace is great, but there’s so much more to love about custom jewelry than a set of initials, and here’s a few to get you started.

It’s unique and one of a kind, just like they are

Designing a piece of custom jewelry for a friend, mother of the bride, uncle, son or special someone allows you to capture what it is that makes them, and your special relationship unique. Have a friend who hates gold, or is allergic to certain kinds of metal? When you design a piece for them, you can create something that honors their personal style, and what is going to look and feel amazing for a lifetime.

You’re creating an heirloom

Even the most expensive gifts can lose their meaning and importance as time goes on, because let’s face it; they aren’t personal or unique. Something that is made with someone in particular in mind, regardless of what it is (toybox, blanket, finger-painting, or a timeless piece of custom jewelry) just intrinsically has more value, especially to future generations. A custom piece of jewelry that’s well designed and made by an experienced, skilled jeweler won’t only retain its beauty, but its durability for many lifetimes to come.

Jewelry can last forever

Things wear out, things break, they go out of fashion, they fall out of style. They get too big, or too small, or just don’t fit right at all. You might not be able to take it with you when you move, or it may just become too cumbersome or peculiar to keep indefinitely. None of these things are true when it comes to a custom piece of jewelry. When you give this kind of exquisite gift, you are truly giving them something that they can enjoy their entire lifetime, wherever they go, and wherever life takes them.

A more purposeful way to honor the memories that you’ve made

Life is filled with special moments and special occasions, and while souvenirs and pictures are fantastic, there are just some experiences that deserve a little bit more. Custom jewelry shows your loved ones that you endeavored and intentionally sought out a way to commemorate and share a special memory with them. Every time they see, think of, and certainly every time they wear the custom piece you gave them, they will remember the moment you gave it to them, and its significance. This is one of the things that makes a piece of custom jewelry so versatile; its value and its significance are found in the bond between the giver, and the recipient.

Custom jewelry is perfect for literally any occasion where memories or milestones are being made, including births, adoptions, graduations, birthdays, promotions, winning an award, or achieving lifelong goals...the list is endless!

The options are almost endless

What’s your budget? What’s the occasion? Who’s the loved one, and what do they like? The options with custom-designed jewelry are above and beyond mass-produced or pre-designed options, and the craftsmanship is as well. You are free to make choices based upon what your loved one likes, and custom pieces can be more budget-friendly than you might think! When you are able to choose the materials that are used in a custom piece, you can exercise control over your budget, and get a better quality outcome too.

Jewelry That Can Be Custom-Made


These are amongst the easiest pieces of jewelry to custom-make, and they are perfect for just about any special person in your life, for special occasions, or everyday wear.


Custom bracelets are another popular choice and are a good choice for younger members of your family, to commemorate friendships, or as gifts for your wedding party.


Rings are an obvious choice when it comes to custom jewelry, and we’re not just talking about engagement rings! Women and men alike can appreciate a finely crafted custom ring, from the extravagant to the simple.


Whether you want some custom pieces to match or complement a piece of jewelry they already have, or something completely new of your own design, custom earrings can vary from the wild to the subtle.

How to Find a Reputable Custom Jeweler

When you feel inspired to have a custom piece of jewelry designed for your loved one, you may not know where to start, so here are some pointers.

  • Select a jeweler who is experienced with creating custom jewelry, and don’t be afraid to ask to see their portfolio, ask for references, and read their reviews.
  • Choose a jeweler who not only can create custom jewelry but is passionate and knowledgeable about it, and is excited to educate and guide you along the way.
  • Do a little research first; look at jewelry online or in stores to get a better idea of what’s out there and what can be done differently to make your special piece the most meaningful to your loved one.

There are tons of online options available and this is a great option for many circumstances, but in order to really experience the process of creating that piece for your loved one, face-to-face conversations and the in-person experience are often going to be more satisfying.

Here's How to Get Started With Custom Jewelry

If you are ready to begin, we’re ready to see what you have in mind! Our process at Grogan Jewelers is simple;

  1. Share your ideas and your examples with us.
  2. A representative will get back to you as soon as possible.
  3. We will create a rendering based on your ideas and examples.
  4. We will work alongside you to revise and improve on the design until it’s perfect.
  5. We will begin crafting your unique, special piece of custom jewelry.

Looking for some inspiration? Feel free to browse our extensive collection of beautiful jewelry.