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How to Create Custom Jewelry

Posted by Grogan Jewelers By Lon on Feb 19, 2020 3:15:48 PM

In Jewelry, custom jewelry

You don't have to be a jewelry designer to create beautiful custom jewelry. Chances are that you have a good idea of what you're looking for but haven't been able to find it anywhere. The beauty of creating custom jewelry is that you can share your vision with a jewelry designer, talking through your preferences and ideal design, and they can make it happen. There's no point in spending hours searching for something that you may never find; custom jewelry is a great option if you have an idea of what you want.

Things to Know About Custom Jewelry and Design

Jewelry is a powerful way to express your individuality, especially custom jewelry. When you design a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, you're making a real statement. As you consider designing custom jewelry, we encourage you to think about the following.

Be Direct with Your Preferences

There is a wide array of options available out there, so you'll want to narrow down what you're looking for. We suggest making a Pinterest board or physical vision board of your ideas and then narrowing it down from there. If you already have a piece of jewelry that you want to customize (such as a family heirloom), then you're already a step ahead in direction. You'll want to nail down your preference for metals, hues, gemstones, unique design features, and gemstone placement. Maybe you're hoping to incorporate an engraving, and if that's the case, you'll want to nail down the specifics of that as well.

Maybe you're looking to add a flair of your culture. We've seen people from a Greek heritage opt for interwoven rings for weddings because their culture has historically had a preference for such. Or Scottish customers look to incorporate a Celtic knot. Little bits of the cultural character is a sweet way to acknowledge your family history.

Whether you know exactly what you want your custom jewelry to look like or not, our jewelers can help you through the process. We can take your preferences and vision and make it a reality!

Let Your Creative Juices Flow

One example of where we see the creative juices flow the most is when it comes to heirloom jewelry. Maybe your grandmother passed a ring down to you that is beautiful, but it is too outdated for you to wear as it is. These are pieces that you want to redesign with timelessness in mind. Modernize it however you'd like!

We've seen people take elements of rings and repurpose them as stunning bracelets, earrings, or necklaces. We've seen people utilize the gemstones but replace the metal and overall design to be more modern and timeless, as well as fitting for their style. The possibilities are endless, which is why we encourage you to do some research and let those creative juices flow.

The Possibilities are Endless with Custom Jewelry

We encourage you to dream big when designing your custom jewelry. Worst case scenario, your design may need to be adapted by a jeweler depending on what is physically possible to do. Best case scenario, you get a beautiful custom piece of jewelry that you can treasure forever and pass down through the generations.

If you have an idea of a custom piece of jewelry you'd like to create, send it our way and we'll get the process started!