Your Life in Custom Jewelry
Artisan Donna Rainey writes: “Because each pendant is unique, I cannot provide a picture of what the finished pendant will look like but I can provide pictures of other pieces that will be similar. I will work with you to find out your preferences. That is the beauty of a custom made piece of my jewelry.”
Nothing custom made is waiting for you in a showroom or display case. It doesn’t exist until you commission it. However, you will find some ideas and maybe some inspiration when you browse our custom made jewelry gallery. Here are just a few examples of the custom jewelry design you will find at CustomMade. The only missing element is you.
The Tibetan approach to jewelry has much in common with the custom approach. Warren Feld of Warren Feld Jewelry has studied traditional Tibetan jewelry and has found that it displays the story of the wearer rather than a concern with fashion. “Tibetans use local materials and objects which have personal meaning to them.” What would you choose to include in your own “Tibetan Dreams” jewelry? How would you show your personal history?
If you have a gemstone with personal significance that you’d like to place in a new arrangement, Karina Mattei Jeweler Designer can help you. This custom diamond and sapphire ring was created for a customer who wanted a new setting for an old diamond. Karina Mattei and her client decided to offset the diamond with two round sapphires in a new white gold ring.
Choosing the materials and designs for your custom jewelry takes you out of the passive role of the consumer and puts you in a creative role. With the “Gentle Current” jewelry series by Julie Jerman Melka, you will also transform the piece itself. Inspired by the artisan’s youth on the shores of Lake Superior in Upper Michigan, these pieces are made from sterling silver, precious and semi-precious stones, and beach pebbles. These pebbles will darken over time as they absorb your body oils and lotions, a natural process that will personalize every piece. As Ms. Jerman-Melka writes: “Enjoy what nature has started, what I have enhanced, and what you will finish by wearing and handling.”