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What Everyone Should Know When Designing Custom Jewelry

If you have a unique style, or you want to design a piece of jewelry that has special meaning or can be a conversation starter for years to come, consider the benefits of designing custom jewelry at a place like AAA Jewelry in Salt Lake City. While the idea of designing that perfect piece can be exciting, it’s important to know the pros and cons, as well as understand the process before you get started so you can have a good experience before, during, and after.

Work With a Professional Designer

Not every jewelry store has designers who have the right experience to create custom jewelry. Some stores are more retail-oriented, and have the pieces pre-ordered that you can choose from, but they will not be able to translate your vision into the design you hope for. Whether this is an engagement ring or a necklace to give as a gift, chances are that person will want to wear it for years to come and you want it to be high quality. Start by researching to find a jeweler who has experience and expertise in custom designs.

Understand the Benefits

Custom-designed rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces have many benefits, including:

  • Something you can wear that is a reflection of your personal style and individuality
  • A design that focuses on your unique interests
  • Jewelry that is truly one-of-a-kind, that no one else has
  • The ability to symbolize your love and dedication to one another

Understand the Trade-Offs

While there are many advantages to getting your own jewelry design, there are some things you should know about the process before you get started.

  • Custom jewelry might be more expensive than off-the-shelf designs, depending on how elaborate the design and how different it is from other traditional pieces
  • It takes time to create and approve these designs (as long as 12 months in some cases), which means you might be waiting longer to pop the question, or you will need to start sooner on the design
  • You will need to meet with the jeweler several times to create and customize the design throughout the process
  • You will not get to see, feel, try on, or inspect the jewelry until it is made

The Process

While the design process can vary from one jeweler to another, it generally starts with sketching out the idea, finding the right jewelry store with experience to turn it into a reality, and working with the jeweler throughout the process to make changes or updates as he or she begins the design. Be sure you fully understand warranties and guarantees, as well as your obligation as the buyer before you get started on a custom piece of jewelry.

When you want to design the perfect piece of jewelry, talk to AAA Jewelers, Salt Lake’s finest custom jewelry wholesaler since 1946, to find out more.