Commissioning a piece of bespoke jewellery gives you the opportunity to own a unique piece of jewellery that perfectly reflects your individual style and personality. There’s also something thrilling about knowing that what you own is unlike anything else.
While it might seem like a bit of a daunting task, commissioning your own bespoke jewellery can be an extremely enjoyable and rewarding experience if you approach it in the right manner.
We have years of experience working with clients to commission spectacular work of the highest quality, so if you’re considering going down this route then make sure you check out our expert guide to the process below.
Set Your Budget
Establishing your budget is the vital first step in commissioning bespoke jewellery. It will define what’s possible and what designs and materials you’ll be able to work with.
Discussing this with your jeweller upfront will help to set your expectations and give you an idea of what to expect. Bespoke jewellery tends to be more expensive than mass-produced designs, but many people often see this as a worthwhile investment to obtain something truly unique and special.
Find Some Inspiration
As part of the process of commissioning bespoke jewellery, it’s helpful to draw inspiration from a range of sources to come up with a unique and personal design.
Do some research, find some images of pieces that you like and bring them in to show your jeweller when you’re discussing your design.
Choose Your Gemstones
Gemstones come in a wide variety of colours, sizes, shapes and quality, so if you’re thinking of including them in your design, then you should consider your options carefully.
If you don’t have much of an idea then your jeweller should be able to provide some options and possibly some examples of what would work best for the look you’re trying to achieve.
Not all stones are created equal, so budgetary considerations also often come into play here.
Choose Your Metals
The sort of precious metal you choose will have a big effect on how your bespoke piece comes together. It also has an impact on the durability and feel of it as well.
As with choosing your gemstones, it’s well worth doing your research and learning as much as you can about what would work best for the look you’re hoping to achieve and the budget you have to work with.
It’s also important to remember that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. New interpretations of classic designs can make for gorgeous, unique pieces of bespoke jewellery that you’ll treasure for years to come. Want to learn more about commissioning your own piece with us? Get in touch to find out more.