Bespoke jewellery is the perfect present if you’re looking to give something extra special to the one you love this Christmas. Today, we’re going to look at how easy it is to design your own bespoke jewellery, how much bespoke jewellery costs, and how to find a jeweller to help you design that special piece for your loved one.
How long does it take to make a piece of bespoke jewellery?
This very much depends on the complexity of the piece you want to design, it can be from as little as two weeks to 8 weeks if you are sourcing specialised gemstones or very specific materials. Usually, it is a good idea to allow two to four weeks from start to finish.
How much does it cost to make bespoke jewellery?
Bespoke jewellery commissions depend completely on the materials used, so the price is hard to determine. It’s normally cheaper than you might think, but it depends on the quality and size of any gemstones used. If you are after just a simple engraving, these can be done at a high standard quite cheaply, but if it is a completely bespoke design, it will be more costly. You can get a good estimate by looking at some of the loose diamonds available, and searching around for mounts or necklaces, and then expect to pay labour costs on top.
What type of jewellery can I create?
The sky’s the limit as they say, and it’s very true when it comes to bespoke jewellery. The most popular gifts are often bespoke necklaces, bracelets and rings, but the actual design possibilities are endless.
How simple is it to create bespoke jewellery?
Creating bespoke jewellery is easier than you might think, and any reputable jewellers will be able to lightly guide you through the process. Usually, you start with a few ideas about what you would like, and maybe gather some images to inspire your design. You could search popular social networks like Instagram for inspiration, and either print off the images or bookmark them online. This is a great starting point to begin to get an idea about the final piece of jewellery, and it’s the only step you really need to do on your own. You can even try to get some subtle hints from your loved ones to add into the mix!
From here you’ll want to find a jeweller you trust to take your inspiration to. They will take your inspirations and ideas and start to sketch a design to get an idea of the eventual design. You can tell them what you like about each specific piece, and you’ll come to an idea about what you want from the final piece. Specialist jewellers such as Hatton Jewels have a long history of providing this service, and years of experience helping people, so they’ll easily be able to draw out a design you’re both happy with.
From there, if needed, a jeweller will make a computer designed 3D image of your piece. This is usually done quite quickly, and it’s to get the exact measurements and complete the final design of the piece before it goes into manufacture. Once you’ve approved it, the jeweller will set about making your piece.
Bespoke Jewellery in Hatton Garden
If you are looking for bespoke jewellery in London’s Hatton Garden, just check our listings page to find all the jewellers that offer bespoke jewellery design.