Creating a unique piece to match your vision is a fun, exciting journey of discovery for both of us.
Initial design consultations are complementary and begin with an in-store visit, Zoom or Facetime meeting so we can get to know one other. In store you can view my designs and browse through portfolios. Online I can send videos and photos of all my designs. I ask that you please fill out this Custom Design Form.
In this form I have a series of questions asking about design preferences, inspirational pieces or drawings, gemstones, budget and timelines.
After our first meeting I draft several sketches. Together we’ll review and revise these drawings until we have your perfect dream design. This can be done through email or text. Moving forward a non-refundable $800-1200 design fee is required.This depends on the complexity of the design. At this time, once all variables are known I will give you a quote for your finished piece of jewellery.
I will then source a variety of gemstones that fall within your vision and budget, all ethically sourced and conflict free. Once the gemstone is selected 100% payment for the gemstone is required.
The sketches will now be revised into the final design. Together we’ll determine whether it’s a hand carving or using CAD, a computer assisted carving to create a wax model. This model is an exact prototype of your piece showing scale, size, and all design elements. This will be emailed to you. At this point a deposit of 80% is required to move forward to casting! Once you approve the design and your payment is received your wax is cast in the gold colour of your choice, or platinum.
Once cast your ring goes into the finishing stages, polishing and stone setting. If you live outside of Vancouver I’ll send photos and videos of your dream piece! The final 20% payment is due upon pick up OR previous to shipping. You are now ready to be united with your dream jewellery!!!
Time estimates depend on the complexity of the piece and generally range from five to eight weeks.
I take immense pleasure in hearing the stories of your heirloom pieces, passed from grandmother to mother to daughter, worn and loved for generations. So often, these treasures remain locked away because of their fragility, purpose, size, or simply just because they no longer reflect the style of the heir.Transforming these symbolic reminders of people who have touched your life is a way to honour them.
Together we can create a beautiful new piece that encompasses the past and brings it forward into your present and your future. From statement pendants to re-crafted wedding and engagement rings, there are no limitations to what you and I can dream up!
The starting price of Heirloom Redesigns is $3500
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