Custom Jewelry FAQ

How much will my project cost?

Several factors are considered when pricing a custom project including material choice, complexity, and labor. The cost of a custom project can be more than purchasing a ready-made piece that has already been designed. This is due to the creative problem solving and engineering that often goes hand in hand with creating a brand new idea.

I will do my best to work within your budget for your custom project. Be sure to mention your budget prior to a design consultation so I can have a better idea of what is possible.

How long will it take to complete my custom piece?

Lead time can vary from 2 - 10 weeks depending on the complexity of the project and my current workload. Please get in touch with plenty of time before your desired completion date. While discussing the specs of your project over email, I will be able to give you a time estimate for your specific project.

If you find yourself in a crunch for time, it doesn’t hurt to ask if your project can be completed in a quicker turnaround. However, I cannot make any guarantees that a rush deadline is possible. Rush fees may apply.

What are your policies for custom work?
A non-refundable $100 deposit is due to initiate design sketches. Once a sketch is approved the remainder balance is due and work can begin.

All custom jewelry sales are final as these pieces are made to your specifications and cannot be exchanged or refunded.

What materials do you work with?
I work with : Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass. I also use ethically sourced gemstones whenever possible as well as lab created stones. 

 Can you cut or reshape my stone?
I only work with stones in the state they are in - I only work with precut stones (i.e. faceted, rose cut, cabochon).

I do not work with stones in their natural raw form, and do not drill, cut or reshape any stones, glass, shells, etc. This may eliminate some stones as candidates for custom work.

How do I begin the process for a custom project?
The first step, is to reach out to me via my Custom Jewelry Inquiry Form. This will allow you to share your idea with me, along with the budget and timeline you have in mind. On this form, you are able to upload photos that will help illustrate your ideas.

Once I receive your inquiry, I will get in touch with our initial feedback and start a conversation with you if it looks like a good fit. Not all projects will be a good fit so I need to be selective in the projects I am able to take on.