The Design Process
Phase 1 - Introductions, Ideas & Initial Designs!
We are always interested to fully discuss & hear your ideas, provide suggestions, ideas & initial designs. From these initial discussions we can understand together the design that you are after & progress to the next phase.
We love to meet with customers and come-up with designs unique and individual to you, that really suit your own individuality & style. We can help inspire by showing you examples of previous one-off pieces we have made for our customers. We often find these sessions useful to determine what you like & what you don't!
Phase 2 - Final Designs, Options & Quotes!
The next stage involves producing designs, drawings & sketches. These have suggestions & ideas for you, used to help develop the final design and tune the final touches. When you are happy with your final designs, we then proceed to detailed quotations, based on your individual budget, with options for different precious metals, gemstones & diamonds.
We do all of this preparation, to ensure you are completely happy with all the details & final designs. Once you have received quotes for the different options of golds and gemstones you can make an informed decision on what to do next.
Phase 3 - Making Your Design!
Once you are happy to proceed with your design, quote and have decided on your gemstones or diamonds, we will then proceed to make your lovely piece for you, all in-house in our own workshop.
We can also re-model your own pieces for you, perhaps you have a piece of jewellery with lovely stones but don't like the style?
Or Granny's diamond ring that needs a completely new style, or just a re-vamp? We're always upfront with what is possible and what would be really lovely! Also we can of course use your own gold to melt & reform into a beautiful new piece.
Hand-making individual one-off pieces in our workshop
Individually hand-making each piece for individual customers. We love the good old-fashioned way using traditional goldsmith's techniques, at our benches in the workshop, to create your special piece. We can alter details along the way, at this point if you wish, to produce a beautiful unique piece, to suit just you.
Cad-Cam Design process
We can also create a unique one-off design for you using Cad-cam, so you can see what your design will look like in 3 dimensional images, before making for you, and so make any alterations, before producing the design in precious metals. We can also 'tweak' the design in cad-cam to alter dimensions/details etc, before producing the finished article.
Your Finished Piece
So if we use cad-cam to design your piece,or traditional hand-making goldsmiths techniques, we then hand-finish the piece, check detailing & then select (conflict-free & fair-trade gemstones and diamonds) which are sourced by us directly from source, and then hand-set your piece with beautiful gemstones or diamonds.