When searching Google for things like “Dallas Custom Jewelry” or “Dallas, TX Custom Jewelry Stores” you will no doubt find all of the big box jewelry stores and usual suspects at the top of the list. You will also see numerous local stores that are housed in expensive malls and shops that add a ton of costs to their overhead. They are at the top of the list, because they pay to be. Not because they make beautiful custom jewelry creations. Not because they are experts. And not because they have the best reviews. It is simply because they outspend everyone else due to their deep pockets resulting from overcharging their customers.
We love this Art Deco Engagement Ring for various reasons. We have both prong and bezel set stones accenting the 6.5mm center stone. It is shown as a round, but any size or shape could be used. Adorning the accents is milgrain, giving the ring an elegant flare. As with all of our designs, they are bale to be modified or used to create a new ring.
We had a customer who loved butterflies and skulls. So, we made the abdomen of the butterfly into a skull! We can create custom pendants in single pieces up to 2.5 inches inches wide in single pieces. We can cast in Bronze, Brass, Copper, Sterling or Argentium Silver, white, yellow, or rose Gold, Palladium or Platinum. Larger pieces can be created by assembling smaller pieces though.
Never mind all of that. None of those jewelers even actually make custom jewelry. Some might offer to put a different stone in a ring. Or change a high polish to a brushed finish. But we call that customization. It isn’t custom jewelry. There are also some that DO make custom jewelry, but they are not actually designing the piece. They farm the design work out to a CAD house. We know, because we used to do it.
This is one of our Sculptural Engagement Ring designs that we love. The center stone is secured by 6 prongs that are accented with 1mm stones. If you don’t like 6 prongs, or don’t want the accents on the prongs, we can change that. The shank is an alternation of diamond accents and knife edged milgrain. If you wanted more stones, we could probably add 2-4 more. We could also remove stones if you wanted a solitaire.
While there is nothing wrong with this, we found it problematic for a couple of reasons. First, specifics and details get lost in the submission from custom to jeweler to designer. Or, just in the submission from us to the designer. We found that many times, they ignored requests or tried to change what we wanted because it was difficult. Second, it added to the cost with another hand in the pot. We like to keep costs as low as possible. Third, we would submit a revision that took 10 minutes, yet we might not get it back for a day or two. This added to much time to the entire process.
We can create Custom Diamond Hip Hop Necklace designs in a single piece up to 3 inches wide or tall in Sterling or Argentium Silver, white, yellow, or rose Gold, Palladium or Platinum. If you wanted something larger, it would have to be done in 2 pieces and soldered together. We have hundreds of fonts to use for your words, but we can always download ones that we don’t have.
This custom sunflower necklace had a 5mm Black diamond in the center and 5x3mm pear shaped Citrines. The accents were diamonds. This piece was 1.25 inches tall and wide, so at this size the only stone options besides the pear shapes are diamonds and cz, but with a larger pendant, it would open other stone options up.
After those issues burned us too many times, I decided to learn CAD myself. I had spent 4 years in fabrication classes at the Dallas Craft Guild, so I had the jewelry knowledge down. I had heard that many jewelers had attempted to learn CAD and gave it up. However, I was in IT in my previous life and am computer inclined. So..I did it and here were are now, 9 years later.
My name is Lucas Horton and I own and operate Valeria Custom Jewelry in Dallas, Texas. Having tried my hand in the corporate world and finding it not for me, I eventually found myself combining the art of jewelry fabrication, my skills as a gemologist and my unique talent of bring CAD (computer aided design) into jewelry design, which opened up a whole new realm of possibilities. Whether it’s a ring, a bracelet, a pair of earrings, or a pendant, we can create jewelry not commercially available anywhere else.
This Sapphire 3 Stone Engagement Ring is a stunning take on an old classic. There are diamond accents on both the sides and top of the ring. What we like about this one is how the prongs are formed and they you can see through the ring.
This Half Moon 3 Stone Engagement Ring is something you would never find in the mall or at a chain store. Half moons are just not popular enough for them to carry. However, we will make custom engagement rings with any shape of stone you want. This one has a 7mm round center stone. The side stones are 5×3.5mm half moons. They are set in an elegant trellis setting The band has 6, 2mm round stones in French pave settings. Of course all of these sizes can be played with.
Along with of the custom CAD work we do, we have compiled diamond and precious gem sources from around the world that significantly lower my procurement cost. As a result, we can create pieces of exceptional value and beauty, all at the highest levels of quality. Instead of purchasing a piece of jewelry that you find at dozens or thousands of locations – why not have me create a work of art and unique piece just for you.
Whether you’re spending $500 or $500K, my goal is to exceed your expectations. We make sure every one of my clients feels special. We will also do whatever it takes to make you happy. Our goal is that your experience is such that you will refer all of your friends, family and anyone you know to us for any of their jewelry needs. We are looking for lifetime relationships, not one time customers.
Using CAD, lost wax casting, and even hand engraving, we can create almost anything you can come up with. It can cost less than you might think to have your own Custom Name Pendants created just for you. Send us your idea and let’s get started.
We have no idea what this was for, but it turned out very well. The tree especially turned out well and was the product of our hand engraver. And that such delicate lettering came out at the bottom is a testament to the skills of our casting team. If you can dream it, we can artfully turn it into a stunning custom jewelry creation.
As we said previously, there are other custom jewelers. Once that do exactly what we do too. However, we are confident that if you give Valeria Custom Jewelry an opportunity. You will see that our design skill, value, quality, and knowledge make us the best choice to turn your vision and dreams into reality.
Click HERE to learn more about custom jewelry, to see our portfolio, or to contact us about having a piece of custom jewelry made. It can cost less than you think to have your very own custom Diamond Engagement Rings made just for you. Why hassle with the retail stores for boring and overpriced engagement rings?
We make the best Dallas Custom Jewelry! Hands down.