Custom Jewelry Design & Manufacturing Process

The art of making custom jewelry dates back thousands of years, to a time when ancient civilizations began crafting jewelry for personal wear. Almost all jewelry was custom jewelry as most pieces were commissioned by the well to do.  Created to display gemstones, show faith, and signify social or material status, artists made jewelry that ranged from stringed shells to tiaras and crowns worn by the ruling classes.

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Custom Butterfly Pendant

This custom jewelry creation was made for a lady who loved both skulls and butterflies, yet wanted them in the same piece.  This is what we came up with.

Throughout the ages, the continual discovery of new gems, precious metals and ornamental materials, combined with advancement of tools, metallurgy, and introduction of CAD have made it possible for almost everybody to have Jewelry Custom Made.

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Dr Who TARDIS Pendant

Show you’re in the know with this custom Dr Who Tardis Necklace.  This one is 1 inch tall and about a half inch wide, but it would benefit from being made slightly larger.  This one has been plated in Black Rhodium, but it could also be left in the color of the metal it is cast in. 

At Valeria Custom Jewelry, our designers have passionately pursued the art of custom jewelry making for many years now. Creating custom jewelry out of gold, platinum, diamonds and precious stones, our master jewelers create your piece form start to finish. While still rooted in the spirit of old world craftsmen and hand fabrication, the equipment and techniques employed for making jewelry have changed significantly since such times. In fact, jewelry making processes have advanced more in the past 20 years than in all the time preceding it.

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2 Stone Engagement Ring

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.

Before CAD, having Jewelry Custom Made was created by carving a wax. Miniature sculptures where carved by artisans in preparation for lost wax casting. Using the  lost wax process, models were sculpted and molded in investment, which is kind of like plaster. Then, the precious metal was melted by torch and thrown into the cavity with a manually wound centrifuge. The wax is burned away and the metal piece of remained.

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2 Tone Wedding Ring

This custom 2 tone diamond wedding ring was cast separately in yellow and white gold and then assembled.  Bezel set in each metal is a 4mm diamond.  Other, and smaller type of stones could be used as well.  

Now, having Jewelry Custom Made entails designing and created in using  CAD. Through CAD jewelry design, skilled designers can create original models in a 3d world. Once completed, their works are milled from wax or grown in resin with high tech equipment driven by complex software.  The casting process is still the same though

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Custom Logo Pendants

Using Cad, lost wax casting, hand engraving, and even enameling, Valeria Custom Jewelry can create almost Unique Custom Pendants you can come up with. And the best thing is that it  will cost less than you might think!  Send me your idea and let’s get started. 

In the past, Custom Jewelry designs were preserved using uncured rubber that was  vulcanized around finished pieces to form permanent molds that could be reused for an identical copy of the piece. Today, we need only save the computer file containing the design in order to regrow them in the future.

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Winged Name Necklace

Are you looking for Custom Name Pendants?  Using CAD, enamel, gemstones 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.

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Gold Initial Necklaces

Are you looking for a Gold Initial Necklace but either can’t find one with your initials, or it is a lame design?  We can create almost anything you can dream up!  We know that it can be difficult to find something other than the mass produced necklaces coming from Asia.  Unfortunately, names and initials with low demand are just left out.  We are here to stop that.  

The Custom Jewelry Process In A Nutshell

Having Jewelry Custom Made is a process that works something like this at Valeria Custom Jewelry.

  1.  Discussion of what you want:  We will discuss your idea, whether it be pictures or a drawing, and arrive at a price.
  2. Deposit: Once a deposit has been paid, which is usually 50%, the design of the piece will begin.
  3. Revisions/Approval:  Once a design is ready, it will be rendered and sent to you.  You will then have a chance to make any chances to the design that you want.  Once approval is given for the design, the piece will begin the manufacturing process.
  4. Growing/Casting:  A file will be generated from your design, which will be used to “grow” a wax of the design.  The wax is then used to cast the piece in its metal.
  5. Finishing:  After casting, the piece is then polished and any stones are set.  Then, any engraving or special finished such as platings will be done.
  6. Delivery:  Once completed, a picture of your Unique Custom Jewelry piece will be sent to you and the remainder of the cost will then be due.
  7. 7.  Shipping: I ship USPS Priority Mail unless a quicker or other service is required or requested.
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Art Deco Engagement Ring

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.

Valeria Custom Jewelry is becoming widely recognized for its distinct and Distinct Jewelry designs as well as their emphasis on personalized service & second to none craftsmanship. Our experienced team will help you through the steps of creating a Unique Custom Jewelry design that reflects your unique style and vision.  We will then turn your design into a beautiful piece of Unique Custom Jewelry that you will be able to be passed down through the generations.

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Sterling Silver Necklaces

Are you looking for Sterling Silver Necklaces, but can’t find what you want at an affordable price?  We can create almost anything you can dream up! We know that it can be difficult to find something other than the mass produced silver pendants coming from China.  Unless it has mass appeal, you won’t find it anywhere.  We are here to stop that. 

Click HERE to see our portfolio of fashion rings.  Click HERE to learn more about custom jewelry, view our portfolio, or to contact us about your custom engagement ring.  It can cost less than you think to have a special engagement ring made just for you.  Why settle for the lame and overpriced bridal jewelry from the chain stores?  We can make something showing your style and personality?

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