When you’re looking for the unique; a piece of jewelry that no one else will be wearing in Houston; then it’s time to consider creating something that is one-of-a-kind. Our custom jewelry design studio is filled with some of the most extraordinary and skilled artisans, from talented gemologists to the finest goldsmiths and designers in the state of Texas. Every one of them just waiting to turn your inspiration into reality.
The Custom Design Process
It’s time to get in touch with your inner artist. We must admit, there are few things that are as exciting as creating something that is a clear expression of who you are. What we do know: Inspiration can be derived from just about anywhere. In fact, the only limit is your imagination! Every custom design has a process we follow here at Lewis Jewelers. And, some may vary based on the complexity of the project. Hopefully, this is all pretty self-explanatory! Always feel free to stop in and we’ll happily walk you through it, We can’t wait to bring your vision to life! Generally, there’s a good chance we’ll work with these four steps:
Custom Engagement Rings
A one-of-a-kind relationship often deserves a one-of-a-kind ring. Designing a custom engagement ring couldn’t be any easier at Lewis Jewelers. If you’re interested in the custom design process, click here. A custom engagement ring can be anything from selecting something we have in our showcases and making small changes to suit your style, to creating something completely like no other. Tie-the-knot and read all about custom engagement rings. Learn more here.
Custom Jewelry Design. The Perfect Alternative.
Lewis Jewelers is home to some of today’s top designers whose designs range from contemporary and traditional to the outrageous and bold. And, chances are good, you’ll find something right in our showroom that will fit your taste and budget. But, there’s nothing like creating something uniquely you. If you’ve inherited some jewelry (or purchased jewelry long ago) that is simply not your style, or you no longer wear anymore, it’s time to consider taking those pieces and creating something you will cherish and wear for a lifetime! You may want to make some small custom design changes that will simply freshen it up. Or, you may feel it needs restyling. The point is, custom jewelry design is the perfect alternative to make something old, new again, or to start from the very beginning and let your inspiration run wild!
From Start to Finish.
Designing a piece of jewelry is an extraordinary experience. From start to finish, we’re going to make the process as easy as possible. It starts with getting to know you. Your likes and dislikes and your vision. We want to really get to know you so that the piece we create together reflects your personality and style. Every piece of custom designed jewelry at Lewis Jewelers is considered a work of art. A piece that we hope you will not only cherish, but one that might be passed down for generations.
At Lewis Jewelers, we have several private design studios where you can personally meet with a jewelry designer who will be taking your vision to completion. In the studio, we’ll be able to use special laboratory grading tools so we can view precious colored gemstone selections and diamonds. In that room, the custom jewelry design magic begins! The designer will most likely begin sketching out your thoughts and let the creative juices run wild. The look on your face will tell us when we’ve got it right! And then we take it from there. It’s important to note you will be kept up to date throughout the technical process and depending on the complexity, a custom designed piece of jewelry can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks.
Custom Design Jewelry FAQs
I love the idea of designing something one-of-a-kind, is it affordable?
Custom jewelry design does not necessarily mean it will be more expensive. It all has to do with the complexity of the design and the amount of precious metal and number of gemstones you’ll be using. If you’re restyling a piece you already own and using the existing gemstones, it can be very affordable. In that case, it’s far more prudent to restyle a treasured heirloom or jewelry you simply no longer wear. When we sit down with you, we’ll be discussing not only the design itself, but we’ll always provide an estimate of costs.
I’m really not very creative. Can I leave the design totally up to you?
Of course! But, we’ll want to get a clear vision of your likes and dislikes. An easy way to help in the process is to go through fashion magazines and tear out some looks that you love. Pinterest is also a great area for inspiration, so take some screenshots and bring them in or share pins with us.
I saw a design and want you to create it. Can that happen?
We will never copy a design. Designs from another designer are covered by copyright laws and are considered the designer’s intellectual property. Looking at the design will, however, provide us with a greater understanding of what you’re looking for and will help us provide you with something truly one-of-a-kind and special!
Is custom work refundable?
Unfortunately, no. Custom designed jewelry involves metal, gems, and labor furnished for a specific client. Custom jewelry is non-refundable and requires a 50% non-refundable deposit before the final work begins. Full payment upon receipt of custom work will happen upon your complete satisfaction.
Okay, I’m ready. What should I do next?
Let’s set an appointment! Fill out the form below and we’ll get a convenient time scheduled! Or, feel free to call our Clear Lake location at 281-332-8433 or our Uptown Park location at 281-204-0555. Whatever is best for you!