Design Your Own Ring

Design Your Own Ring

Design Your Own Bracelet

Design Your Own Bracelet

Design Your Own Necklace

Design Your Own Necklace

Design Your Wedding Rings

Design Your Wedding Rings

Design Your Own Engagement Ring

Design Your Own Engagement Ring

Custom Jewelry

By Robert Underhill

Most people believe that designing custom jewelry is more difficult than it truly is. You do not have to be an artist or an extreme jewelry enthusiast to design jewelry. It is much easier than it sounds. Like everything else worth doing in life, designing jewelry requires some basic planning and strategy. When you work with a trained jewelry designer they will help you to organize your thoughts and help you to follow a few basic procedures to help you design jewelry. Thousands of people just like you have been designing personalized jewelry for decades at Jewelry Designs.

We are so confident in our process of designing custom jewelry that we create each custom jewelry item on approval. If you are not 100% satisfied after we design your ring, custom necklaces, or personalized bracelets you have no obligation. You must be completely satisfied with your customized jewelry before you can have it as your own. We are able to offer this guarantee because our jewelry designers have been custom designing and making jewelry along with our original founders since 1980. Each jewelry designer on our staff is able to interpret your personal style and help you to design your own ring, custom necklaces, or personalized jewelry.

How to Design Jewelry

The first step when you design jewelry is to find and develop confidence in your own sense of style. The easiest way to do that is to view a wide variety of designer jewelry similar to what you are looking for. So if you want to design your own rings— look at rings; or if you want a custom necklace— look at necklaces. As you are doing this your jewelry designer may explain various gemstones, methods of stone setting, and elements of design to help you identify gems, patterns, and features that appeal to you. Through looking at and handling the many examples of jewelry design we have on hand you will soon realize the design elements that you dislike and can focus on a jewelry design that motivates you. It will not be long before you are able to categorize designer jewelry and understand the characteristics that you most desire.

Through the process of elimination, a jewelry designer will help you to organize your thoughts and reduce most of the confusion of designing your own necklace, ring, or bracelet. While reviewing models of custom jewelry and looking at loose gems you will gain an understanding of the things you like most in your custom made jewelry design.


Custom Earring Design

Custom Earring Design

Making Your Jewelry Design

Making Your Jewelry Design

Your Custom Earrings

Your Custom Earrings

Design Your Own Jewelry

You will be fascinated as you learn how to design your own jewelry how quickly you establish strong opinions about styling. Repetitive viewing of similar jewelry design with an experienced jewelry designer will reinforce your convictions and give you confidence in your choices. In the end, you will find out that you were aware of what you liked all along. The process of organizing your thoughts with valid examples will instill confidence in your ability to design your own jewelry.

After you have become a novice jewelry designer you will have a hard time settling for the everyday jewelry that the masses wear. When people marvel at your custom jewelry, they will be fascinated to find out that you design your own jewelry. You can tell them all about your jewelry making experience.

Once you design jewelry for yourself and experience the joy of having custom jewelry you be inspired to custom design jewelry for every occasion. By going through the jewelry designing steps you will realize how easy jewelry making is. When you buy fine designer jewelry you can be the jewelry designer.


Sketch of Custom Jewelry

Sketch of Custom Jewelry

Jewelry Making Platinum Wings

Jewelry Making
Platinum Wings

Setting Sapphires

Setting Sapphires

Customized Jewelry

Customized Jewelry

Jewelry Making

After you design jewelry, the next step is jewelry making. Jewelry Designs team of master jewelers are up to the task. First our gem sorters will select and grade gemstones and diamonds to be set in your custom jewelry. All of the gemstones, gold, and platinum will be carefully chosen by our project specialists to ensure that your new designer jewelry meets the highest standards.

A team of jewelry artisans will be assigned to creating your jewelry design. The master jewelers on the team will be selected by their specific talents at jewelry designing, model making, diamond setting, and finishing.

Once the jewelry design has been established, the first stage in making jewelry is to create a model. In some cases handmade models are crafted strictly by hand. These models are made from gold or platinum using tools that are manually controlled. Jewelry Models that are made in this way qualify as handmade jewelry.

The most common method of creating a model for your custom jewelry is to design it from jewelers wax. Using jewelers wax, custom necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets can be sculpted to the jewelry design you have chosen. Wax Carving is easier than forming solid metal providing the jewelry artisan more flexibility while making your custom jewelry model. After the wax model has been created, your customized jewelry is completed and inspected for accuracy, and it will be encased in a plaster mold. The wax model of your customized jewelry will then be burned from the mold at high temperatures overnight. In the morning the mold will have a hollow of your personalized jewelry. Molten gold or platinum will be forced into the mold using a centrifuge. The mold is then broken away leaving behind the rough, unfinished, platinum or gold model of your cast jewelry design.

The casting of the customized jewelry will be filed, finished, and polished before it is given to a skilled jewelry artisan who will shape and form it at a jewelers’ bench. Using gravers, files, a rotary, and jewelers’ tools detail and design will be added to your custom jewelry design. Prongs closures and ornamental details will be added with torches and lasers on your new jewelry design.


Jewelry Design

Jewelry Design

Jewelry Designers- Wax

Jewelry Designers- Wax

Wax Casting

Wax Casting

Jewelry Making

Jewelry Making

Diamond Setting

Diamond Setting

Jewelry Designers and Jewelers

Our jewelry designers will work with a staff of expert jewelers to create an original custom jewelry item. These master jewelers are experts whose combined experience making jewelry totals over three hundred years. They specialize in the following talents:

Wax carving: Our wax model makers create your custom
     jewelry design by hand carving it in wax

CAD jewelry Design: Jewelry Artisans design your customized
     jewelry through CAD (computer automated design) and then
     mill the design in wax

Gold & Platinum Casting: Once the wax model is invested in
     plaster, a jewelry casting technician will burn out the wax and
     cast it in platinum or gold through the lost wax process

Jewelry Finishing: A jewelry finishing specialist in will
     prepare your custom jewelry for goldsmiths and model makers
     to work on

Bench Jewelers: Bench jewelers will add prongs, loops, hooks,
     and detail using torches and lasers

Jewelry model making: Jewelry model makers are elite group
     of metal smiths who hand craft settings clusters and movable
     parts to strict tolerances using jewelers hand tools, torches and
     lasers

Jewelry Polishing: Expert Jewelry polishers will brighten the
     your custom ring, necklace, bracelet, or earrings to prepare
     them for setting

Setting: Diamond setters will set the diamonds and other
     gemstones in your custom jewelry using various modern and
     various old world jewelry setting techniques

This elite team of master jewelers will design custom jewelry for you on approval. When you are 100% satisfied with your custom jewelry design it is yours to wear as your very own. This same team of jewelers will provide you with a lifetime of service including free polishing and jewelry cleaning and inspection when you visit our jewelry store in Danbury.


Gem Grade Precious Stones

Gem Grade Precious Stones

Rare Semi Precious

Rare Semi Precious

Loose Diamonds

Loose Diamonds

Rare Gems

Rare Gems

Selecting Gemstones and Diamonds

As you design your own jewelry you can see the areas largest selection of loose gemstones and diamonds. We have thousands of carats of loose gem material in over 100 varieties. We have premiere examples of precious stones in the expected varieties such as Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Tanzanite, and familiar birthstones. You will also see rare gem and one of a kind gem material; these stones are unusual in cut or have gemstone characteristics so distinct that they will never be seen again. These stones can only be used in one of a kind custom jewelry.

At jewelry designs we have been buying rare and unusual gemstones for over 30 years. We have extraordinary sources throughout the world to find any exotic gems that you may be searching for.

Our loose diamonds selection is the most extensive in the region. We have our own off shore diamond office where we select diamonds daily and import them to our jewelry shop in Danbury Ct. Jewelry Designs pride is the cut grade of all of our diamonds. Our buyers maintain strict standards for color, cut, and clarity on even the smallest of diamonds used in our jewelry. Our diamond selection and prices are outstanding. Most of all you will like the way our gemstones look like your custom jewelry designs!