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4 Common Questions About Custom Jewelry Design

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4 Common Questions About Custom Jewelry Design

Have you’ve visited every jewelry store your friends recommended and all your favorite online stores, but you still haven’t found the piece of jewelry you’re looking for?

Your grandmother and mother both have signature pieces of jewelry that they’ve had since their 20s, but you just can’t seem to find the perfect piece for yourself?  If this sounds familiar, then it’s time you consider custom jewelry design.

Here are the 4 answers to some common questions people have about custom jewelry designs and how they’re made.

How does the process work?

Once you’ve selected the company that’s going to design your ring, necklace, or earrings, you will be asked to come in for a consultation with an experienced designer. They’ll ask you what you want in terms of design, stones or metal choices, wearability factor, and comfort.

Some preliminary sketches will be drawn up to get your approval before the design is sent to be designed by CAD software. CAD stands for Computer Aided Design, and includes software that’s used to create a realistic image of the jewelry piece you have approved.

Once that’s done, the next step will be to create a wax model of the jewelry piece. This ensures that the 3D model is the right size, according to your requirements.


Casting and finishing are the finals steps, during which experts create a handcrafted metal version of the design. The gems are placed, the metal is shined till the required texture is achieved, and final inspections of quality and accuracy are carried out before the jewelry piece of your dreams is finalized.

What do you do if you don’t know what you want?

More often than not, customers find it difficult to explain the design they have in mind. In cases like this, the expert designers start by discussing smaller components of the jewelry piece to ask customers if they’d like to see them incorporated in the overall design. The designer will also show you a few design samples to help you make the decision. As a team the final decision will be make.

How much time does it take to complete the design?

The time required can vary depending on the type and complexity of the design. However, it takes about four weeks to manufacture and design the piece. If it takes longer, it’s probably because the designer is looking for a specific stone or gem you requested. Nevertheless, you will be notified of any setbacks.

Are custom designs better than mass-produced jewelry?

Generally speaking, custom designs are better because it’s pretty rare to find exactly what you’re looking for in mass-produced designs. Other than that, custom-made jewelry is unique and one of a kind because you made the unique selection of metal, stone, and style to make that special piece.

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If you’re looking for a reliable company and highly trained, expert designers to design your custom jewelry, head over to Maria Silver Butterfly and let us assist you in the process. We specialize in handmade turquoise necklaces with elaborate designs, embedded stones and textured finishes. Check out some of our gemstone necklaces and unique handmade pendants.

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