Custom Jewelry Design
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”–Maya Angelou
Creating custom jewelry is a form of art. Not everyone is attracted to or understands this time honored tradition, but for those who do, together we enjoy our designing adventure.
Online or in person, you’ll work directly with Paula. She will offer her intuitive and creative spirit of design to meld with your vision of the jewelry you would like to create. Be prepared for a fun and fascinating experience.
Paula will design with her state of the art 3-D computer modeling software which generates a photo realistic rendering for you to review. She can order gemstones, at no obligation, for you approval. The custom process, from design approval to delivery, will generally take 5 to 10 weeks.
The Finished Product:
We guarantee the quality of our work and strive to deliver the perfect piece of jewelry for you. We work with skill and dedication and will attempt to rectify any issues that may cause you to be less than satisfied with your finished piece.
The design fee is $100 and is paid at the beginning of the custom design process. A firm estimate or an estimate with a slight range in pricing will be agreed upon prior to the custom piece being started. A 50% deposit is required at this time. Full payment for any major gemstones is also due at this time. The design fee will be deducted from the final payment for your special piece of jewelry.
Create something new from your inherited or out-of-date jewelry. Just bring in the jewelry you just can’t part with, jewelry that has both sentimental and monetary value. Let Paula help you create something new, tailored just for you, from your family heirlooms or jewelry you no longer wear.
Fine Jewelry Repair:
We will be pleased to evaluate your broken, well-worn, vintage and heirloom jewelry to access what repairs are necessary to bring it back to wearable life. We welcome the most challenging projects; repairs other jewelers may not touch. All repairs are completed in our studio.
Pearl and Bead Stringing:
Restringing is fundamental to the preservation of pearls and gemstone beads. We suggest restringing every one to two years, depending on the frequency of wear.
Our experienced professionals advise all pearls and beads be knotted between each pearl and stone to insure safety.
We work with a trusted, highly qualified certified gemologist to provide appraisals for insurance and estate purposes. Due to the fluctuating value of metals and gemstones, we recommend having your jewelry appraised every four to five years. We offer a “Retail Replacement Statement of Value” letter for any jewelry made by Paula Dawkins Fine Jewelry.