You can never have too many pieces of jewelry in your collection, especially considering that many pieces may have meaning behind them. You can never go wrong gifting jewelry to someone important in your life, whether it’s their birthday, the celebration of a big accomplishment, or even an anniversary. However, instead of giving them yet another piece that you picked up at your local jewelry store, why not give them something truly unique — completely customized jewelry.
At Cassandra Marie Jewelry, we take pride in offering an extensive collection of unique fine jewelry. Whether you’re looking for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or even engagement rings, you are sure to find a piece you’ll love. That being said, when an ordinary piece of jewelry just isn’t enough for that special person in your life, we also give you the option of completely customizing your jewelry! Interested in showing someone you with a one-of-a-kind piece? Contact Cassandra Marie Jewelry to get started with our process!
Our Process: How It Works
When you decide to create a customized piece of jewelry, either for yourself or for a loved one, there are a few steps you need to take before you can view the final product. We’ve outlined each step of our custom jewelry building process below. Get a better understanding of what to expect when you work with our fine jewelry designers. Let’s get started!
Every beautiful piece of jewelry starts with an idea, and that’s the first thing you’ll need when you start working with our fine jewelry designers to customize your jewelry. Once you have an idea of what unique piece of jewelry you want to design, that’s when the real fun begins!
We recommend first picturing the type of jewelry you want to make. Do you picture a necklace? Bracelet? Ring? When you decide what kind of piece you want to make, consider looking up images online to get some inspiration. You may see a certain pattern or the type of stones that you want to use for your piece. However, there are some people who come to us and already have a complete idea of what they want!
At Cassandra Marie Jewelry, our fine jewelry designers are dedicated to taking your ideas and creating a beautiful custom piece that meets all of your expectations. If you find pictures or make a sketch of the kind of design that you want, make sure you share your inspiration with us so that we can better assist you with the creation of your piece.
As soon as the general design of your piece is complete, then comes the fun part! The next step in the process is to pick out the types of metals and gemstones you want to use in your piece. Up until this point, it may not seem like your piece is coming together, but once you choose the metal and gemstones, everything will begin to fit into place.
At Cassandra Marie Jewelry, we have a variety of certified diamond and gemstone resources, including GIA certified stones. You will have your pick of gemstones to help your piece come to life. Perhaps you model your piece off of a family heirloom that you want to replicate exactly, or maybe your plan is to tweak one of your favorite designs and make it your own with your birthstones or a brilliant set of diamonds!
Once you’ve picked out the stones you want to include in your design, our fine jewelry designers will then help you pick the type of metal you want to use for the entire piece. White gold is always a popular choice among jewelry lovers, and yellow gold is a classic metal that many people fall in love with. However, if you want to create a piece that is unique on all levels, then you may decide to choose rose gold to really make your piece stand out.
Keep in mind, if you have any personal items that can help make your piece even more special, such as a broken piece of jewelry, a gemstone that was left to you from a relative, or more, we always welcome anything that will make your custom jewelry more personal to you.
Step Three: Quote and Approval
After designing your jewelry and choosing the metal and gemstones, the next step is to wait for a quote on what your finished piece will cost. Our fine jewelry designers care about making your dream come to life, which is why we never start processing your piece before you approve of the quote.
The quote we give you for your piece is based on the price of the gemstones, the metal, and the work it takes to complete your jewelry. When we have a quote prepared, we will send it to you right away before we start working. If you have questions about the cost, our fine jewelry designers are more than happy to discuss it with you. If you approve the quote for your customized jewelry, then we will begin the process of making it come to life!
When we make jewelry at Cassandra Marie Jewelry, we start by creating a 3D model, or a 3D CAD (computer-aided design) model, of your piece. Our fine jewelry designers have specialized software that makes it easy to input the specifications of your customized piece and create a digital 3D model that will allow you to see what your piece will look like when it is complete.
The 3D CAD will also provide our our jewelry designers with all the information they need to create your piece, such as dimensions, stone placement, and more! Using the digital file created for your custom jewelry design, we will create a mold that will be used to cast your piece.
Casting is the process where we liquify the metal of your choice and pour it into the mold created from our 3D CAD file. Once the metal hardens, we will add the gemstones, finish it, and make it look like the beautiful piece you designed!
Note: Any adjustments made to the 3D CAD file may result in additional charges.
Step Five: The Finished Piece
When your customized jewelry is finally complete, our fine jewelry designers will finish and polish the piece before presenting it to you! The timeline from your approval of the CAD file of your design to when your piece is finished usually takes anywhere between four and six weeks. While this may seem like a long time, it’s important to remember that amazing details take time and that your piece will be worth it when it’s in your hands.
Get Started at Cassandra Marie Jewelry!
At Cassandra Marie Jewelry, we take pride in not only offering an extensive collection of exquisite jewelry, but also the option to customize a piece and make it your own. Our fine jewelry designers are here to guide you through the entire process, helping you make your dream piece a reality. Explore our website to view other pieces in our collection, and when you’re ready to start creating your custom piece, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
We look forward to working with you!