Sorry, no. Much like when a new car leaves a parking lot, gold and gemstones cannot be returned for a full refund. Should the unlikely situation arise, we can discuss all your options together.
YOUR GUIDE TO COMMISSIONING YOUR BESPOKE OR CUSTOM-DESIGNED JEWELRY WITH ME.
A TRULY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
FOR A TRULY PERSONAL JEWEL
BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL BOX
The JEWEL BOX is more than a gift of beautiful jewelry. It is also an experience. Your special someone joins me in the design and creative process. Using the gemstone(s) you choose, we bring to life an exclusive piece of jewelry that they will treasure forever – that truly represents who they are.
Thoughtful. Exclusive. Personalized.
The time and contemplation that go into creating a custom-designed piece of jewelry are the very definition of luxury. Every detail is carefully thought through – and is inspired by the essence of the person I am designing for. Exclusively designed. Exquisitely crafted.
"Luxury is in each detail."
- Hubert de Givenchy
Your special person will discover the stunning gemstone(s) you chose, original design ideas I sketch based on what I you tell me about them, a ring-sizer, personalized card, return shipping materials – and the experience of designing their exclusive creation.
LET'S BRING YOUR DESIGN TO LIFE... TOGETHER
PRIVATE COMMISSION FORM
To get started on the exciting journey of creating your custom piece, kindly fill out the form below and expect a reply from me in less than one business day. You can also download the form here and send it back via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (514.554.3290).
THE FINE PRINT
Once the estimate of the cost for the custom piece is agreed upon by you and me, we make it official by signing some paperwork with all the terms and design details clearly specified.
I require a 35% non-refundable deposit to commence designing. A second 35% deposit is required upon approval of the selected design, as well as 100% of the cost of any gemstones or diamonds that need to be purchased for the creation of your piece. The balance is due prior to delivery of your finished bespoke or custom piece. On pieces over $5000, partial deposit may be refunded, depending on the stage of completion of the jewelry. Sale of diamonds and gemstones is final and these beauties belong to you.
Should the final design stray from the initial cost breakdown I provided in the original estimate, I will adjust the estimate accordingly if needed (up or down, depending on your design decisions) and ask you to sign the updated agreement before proceeding.
Delivery will depend on the complexity of the design. It can take anywhere from 4-16 weeks. Simple bespoke pieces can take as few as 7 days.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I CHANGED MY MIND. WHAT ABOUT REFUNDS & EXCHANGES?
OOPS, THE RING DOESN'T FIT. DO YOU DO RING SIZING?
Ring size is always a bit tricky if you are commissioning a piece of jewelry for someone other than yourself. Therefore, I will be pleased to resize up to one ring size if the fit is not right. A greater jump in size may require the ring to be remade, the price for which will be determined should the case arise. Some designs such as eternity bands or rings with intricate details or certain gemstones cannot be resized. Please allow 1-2 weeks for resizing.
DO YOU DO GOLD EXCHANGE?
Yes. You can use the "scrap" value of your gold and platinum towards the final price of your piece.
I'M JUST SHOPPING AROUND FOR NOW. CAN YOU GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE?
Absolutely. I am more than please to give you a non-committal ballpark estimate, but please remember that all estimates are subject to change based on market fluctuations, availability of gemstones and final design details.
There is a $150 fee to research and price high-end gemstones, luxury watches or estate, antique and rare jewelry pieces. This fee is subtracted from your final invoice when you commission me to design and create your jewelry, or hire me to source other jewelry requests.
I KNOW I WANT TO OFFER A GIFT OF CUSTOM JEWELRY, BUT I AM NOT SURE IF I CAN MAKE ALL THE DESIGN DECISIONS. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
YES! Wht about a gift card? It's the gift of CREATIVITY and it is always the perfect size! In fact, it is a way to offer a personalized experience, as well as a stunning piece of jewelry.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?
YES. I work with Flexiti, a reputable Canadian company that lets Canadian bank account holders obtain INTEREST-FREE financing. Subject to credit approval. I expect to offer my USA clients a similar service in 2021.
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Do have other questions about wedding rings? Let's talk live with a Zoom consultation. It is a wonderful way to connect, get to know each other, and explore your jewelry needs – no matter the distance.
CLIENT LOVE - TESTIMONIALS
It’s nothing short of magnificent. Brava.
Thank you for all your glorious talents.
B. Guzik, Oklahoma, USA
I am fortunate to know a fabulous jewellery designer Kate Hubley (K8jewelry) and I asked Kate to redesign a ring with the tanzanites my husband bought me to commemorate the passing of my parent . Kate was amazing to work with, I absolutely love my ring and I know that my mom would love this ring and every time I wear it I will think of her.