Redesigning the Jewelry You Already Own
Jewelry is a gift of love used to mark a special occasion in our life. It is passes on from one generation to the next. Jewelry left by your Aunt Nancy or Uncle Bernie may not be your idea of jewelry. Not every item of jewelry can be worn by the recipient. Jewelry is an art form that has its own individual personality.
Redesigning of an old design that has been passed down is one of my passions. I enjoy the challenge of creating something unique for my client’s personality, using the material that was passed on to them.
This work requires an appointment where I can inspect the material and talk with the client about their likes and dislikes. Jewelry they now own and what they someday wish to own. I look at the size and shape of the jewelry and what they have to work with. Everything is done as a team effort, we will talk and I will do a few sketches. If there are diamonds involved, I will bring in the diamond setter for his view.
Once we have a drawing to work with, a wax model will be carved. In some cases, I will use a CAD designer that will do a CAD drawing that will be emailed to the client for approval before a wax model is carved. If there are small stone to be used, they will be waxed into the model along with the center stone. An appointment will be setup to view the wax model and review a cost estimate. Unlike most jewelers, I will use the client’s small size stone and even the gold. The goal is to create a design that fit the clients personality, using their jewelry and keeping the cost as low as possible.
Please view some of the custom design work in this website and in my Facebook account.
Phone 708-246-8100 to setup a redesign appointment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org