What to Consider When Commissioning Custom Jewellery
Are you planning to commission a piece of custom jewellery? The good news is that you don’t need to have a design in mind – that’s what your jeweller is for. However, it’s wise to spend some time browsing jewellery designs, so you have an idea of what you like. Here are a few more things to consider before your consultation.
When deciding between rose gold, yellow gold or a white metal such as silver, palladium or platinum, it’s important to choose something that will suit the skin tone of the wearer. However, strength and cost will also come into play. Soft metals such as gold have a tendency to wear, while hard metals such as platinum are more resistant.
Do you have an old ring, or family heirloom that’s not quite right? Jewellers can transfer gems from your existing jewellery into your custom piece, upcycling them into something more contemporary.
Although a commissioned piece of jewellery is likely to cost more than something that is mass-produced, the price is representative of its unique nature, and higher standard of craftsmanship. However, as a custom piece it can often be made to fit in with your budget, with certain stones and metals being more affordable than others.
In contemporary jewellery design, we’re seeing the resurgence of coloured gemstones like rubies, sapphires, emeralds, topaz and quartz, and even opals. These colourful stones can be more affordable than the classic diamond, while also producing a unique look. Consider what colour would best represent you, and your jeweller will help you find something that fits your budget.
At Freeman Jewellery, we specialise in bespoke, custom-made designs. To find out more about what we can do for you, please just book a consultation.