Our Design Process
How Does Custom Jewelry Design Really Work?
Looking to create a brand new custom one-of-a-kind piece? Or maybe revamping some jewelry that's been sitting in a box for years? We're here to help. Caleesi Designs Jewelers can help you design and create your perfect jewelry piece. But how does this process actually work?
1. Design Brainstorming
Every good idea starts with, well, an idea! Most of you will have a general idea of what you want. We're here to interpret your ideas into an actual piece. It's okay if you have no idea what you want to create, but just have the urge to create something unique. We'll show you some examples of pieces we've made or even browse the internet for ideas.
2. Picking Stones & Metals
Once we have an idea of what kind of piece we're going to create for you, we can then decide on the details. This includes picking out stones and metals. Most pieces will be created in sterling silver, platinum, or yellow, rose, or white gold.
We can also use stones that are in good condition from pieces you might have sitting around in your jewelry box. As a bonus, we'll buy your unwanted metal from you as credit for your new piece! Talk about an upgrade! Ready to redesign your rings?
3. CAD Design
After we figure out all the details, we will then proceed in creating your piece in our CAD (computer aided design) program. Usually something like this will take about a week for us to create for you, depending on how complex the design is. Once we finish, we can create an image for you to see what your future piece will look like.
We will send you a few angles of your piece via email for you to approve. If any changes need to be made, it is at this time that we can address these. Once you approve the design, we send the file off for casting.
The casting typically comes back to us within 10 business days. We examine and quality check the casting then begin the clean up of the raw casting.
6. Stone Setting
Last but not least we set any stones that need to be set. Then, voila, you have a beautiful new piece!
7. Final Piece
We do our best to take pictures of every piece we create so when future customers like you want to see examples of pieces we've created, we have something special to show them.
Work with us to create a piece of jewelry you'll love wearing for years to come!