What to Know Before Ordering Bespoke Jewelry

If you're looking for a special gift for someone you love for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, b-day, wedding anniversary or high school graduation then consider ordering custom designed jewelry. Who wouldn't love a special, unique, one-of-a-kind gift designed with them in mind?

1. DO YOUR RESEARCH

Not every jewelry store has designers who have the right experience to create custom jewelry. Some stores are more retail-oriented and have preordered pieces that you can choose from. Not all jewelry stores will be able to translate your vision into a design that you hope for.

2. THINK ABOUT YOUR TIMELINE

Obviously, bespoke jewelry takes some time to complete. You won't have the option to place an order and pick it up the following day at the jewelry shop. Personalized jewelry takes more time to complete. While it varies between custom jewelers, an average timeline might take two to three weeks for completion. It depends on the level of personalization. More complex projects might take up to six weeks to finish at the jewelry store. Because of this, definitely give yourself a buffer period of a couple of months between when you order personalized jewelry and when you need the jewelry, just on the off-chance things move on the slower end. As long as you take your time and carefully plan ahead then there will be not be any major issues or surprises.

Why not say something sweet? Custom engravings are endearing and worth the wait, but note that the jewelry shop may require more time to complete your order and add a tiny additional fee. A custom engraving on the band may add a day to your estimated delivery time for the added service, but it is well worth the wait.

2. THINK ABOUT YOUR TIMELINE

Obviously, bespoke jewelry takes some time to complete. You won't have the option to place an order and pick it up the following day at the jewelry shop. Personalized jewelry takes more time to complete. While it varies between custom jewelers, an average timeline might take two to three weeks for completion. It depends on the level of personalization. More complex projects might take up to six weeks to finish at the jewelry store. Because of this, definitely give yourself a buffer period of a couple of months between when you order personalized jewelry and when you need the jewelry, just on the off-chance things move on the slower end. As long as you take your time and carefully plan ahead then there will be not be any major issues or surprises.

Why not say something sweet? Custom engravings are endearing and worth the wait, but note that the jewelry shop may require more time to complete your order and a tiny additional fee. A custom engraving on the band may add a day to your estimated delivery time for the added service, but it is well worth the wait.

2. THINK ABOUT YOUR TIMELINE

Obviously, bespoke jewelry takes some time to complete. You won't have the option to place an order and pick it up the following day at the jewelry shop. Personalized jewelry takes more time to complete. While it varies between custom jewelers, an average timeline might take two to three weeks for completion. It depends on the level of personalization. More complex projects might take up to six weeks to finish at the jewelry store. Because of this, definitely give yourself a buffer period of a couple of months between when you order personalized jewelry and when you need the jewelry, just on the off-chance things move on the slower end. As long as you take your time and carefully plan ahead then there will be not be any major issues or surprises.

Why not say something sweet? Custom engravings are endearing and worth the wait, but note that the jewelry shop may require more time to complete your order and a tiny additional fee. A custom engraving on the band may add a day to your estimated delivery time for the added service, but it is well worth the wait.

3. PLAN ON MULTIPLE MEETINGS

 Be prepared, custom jewelers requires greater contribution (various touch-point meetings and a decent amount of cooperation) on your part. 

4.YOUR BUDGET

Contingent upon what amount customizations you need, bespoke jewelry can get exceptionally expensive. Although it is an exciting endeavor, it is best to practice a bit of self-constraint and to have a budget.

Truth be told, some pieces are up to multiple times more costly than a ring off the rack. This is on the grounds that they need additional time and more labor to complete.

Before letting your heart run wild with lavish design ideas, let your brain hold you back. You need a budget so your expenses to get out of control. Most reputable jewelers can give you an estimate based on a design sketch, so that you can have a better idea of what you can expect to spend.

5.TRUST

Trust is crucial. Keep in mind, you're not going to see, feel or check out the jewelry till it's done.

Woo Hoo

 Woo hoo! Your one-of-a-kind, custom jewelry piece is ready for pick up. Guaranteed to delight on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, a b-day, a wedding anniversary, a high school graduation or any other day.

We hope you've enjoyed our simple-to-use custom jewelry guide. Let's hope you use this super simple-to-use guide when making your next purchase. Until our next jewelry adventure...