This guide has been written by James Jezusek of Hatton Jewels
If you want to give something extra special to the one you love this Christmas, there are few more thoughtful presents than bespoke jewellery. In this article, we’re going to find out 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 your special piece.
What type of jewellery can I create?
The imagination is the limit here, but popular gifts are often bespoke necklaces, bracelets and rings.
How easy is it to create bespoke jewellery?
Creating bespoke jewellery is easier than you might think, and any reputable jewellers will be able to guide you through the process. Usually, you would 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 Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, and either print off the images or save 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 in to 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 final design of the piece before it goes into manufacture. Once you’ve approved it, the jeweller will set about making your piece.
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 four weeks from starting to finishing the process and having a piece you are really excited about gifting on Christmas morning!
How much does bespoke jewellery cost?
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.
Bespoke jewellery in Hatton Garden
If you are looking for bespoke jewellery in London’s Hatton Garden, just check our listings page
and use the ‘Bespoke’ filter to find all the jewellers that offer bespoke jewellery design.