Bespoke Jewellery Buckinghamshire: Your Guide

Designing your own bespoke jewellery is a creative and fulfilling process that allows you to craft a unique and personalised piece with the help of experienced industry professionals.

Dylan Platten & The Goldsmith Team

12/12/20233 min read

What is the process when designing your own bespoke jewellery?

Designing your own bespoke jewellery is a creative and fulfilling process that allows you to craft a unique and personalised piece with the help of experienced industry professionals. Without a professional touch the process can be stressful and challenging, but our team of in house jewellery designers Based in Amersham Old Town, Buckinghamshire, has been designing and creating bespoke jewellery pieces for over 20 years.

Here are the some of the steps to guide you through the jewellery design process:

Jewellery Inspiration and Concept:

  • Start by gathering inspiration. Look at existing jewellery designs, art, nature, or any elements that resonate with you.

  • Decide on the type of jewellery you want to create, whether it's a necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings.

  • Determine the overall concept and style you're aiming for, such as classic, modern, vintage, art deco, or bohemian.

  • View some of our pieces made in-house in our Jewellery workshop Amersham:

Jewellery Sketch or Plan

  • Create rough sketches or diagrams of your design ideas or collect images that inspire you. This helps visualise your concept and guides the jeweller with your vision of the end piece.

  • Decide whether you want any engravings or unique personal details incorporated into the design of your jewellery.

Think about the material of your Jewellery:

  • Choose the specific materials you'll use. Consider the metal type (gold, silver, platinum), gemstones (if applicable), and any other components (such as chain length if you are designing a pendant or preferred clasp for a bracelet).

  • Ensure that the chosen materials are suitable for the type of jewellery you're making.

Consult a Jewellery Workshop:
  • Consult with a professional jeweller to bring your conceptual design to life, with advice on feasibility, materials, and cost. As well as technical specifications, such as size, dimensions, costs and any special features, such as finishing touches such as finished texture, rhodium plating, or adding personal engravings.

  • The jeweller can also assist in getting your idea from paper and thought, into a 3D design of your jewellery before going into production, this is so you can properly visualise what the end piece will look like.

  • During this process, it is very important to be in communication with them to address any questions or concerns. This ensures that the jewellery is made to meet your expectations for quality, materials and budget.

Crafting and Assembly
  • Once the design is finalised, the jeweller will start crafting and assembling the jewellery, including any finishing touches for you, as discussed during the consultation.

  • Once your custom jewellery piece is completed, think about how you want to present it. This could involve a special box, wrapping (which your jeweller can assist with), or a personalised note.

  • Enjoy your one-of-a-kind jewellery. Remember to follow care instructions to maintain its beauty, like proper storage and cleaning of your jewellery.

  • Remember to visit your jeweller regularly for deep cleaning of your pieces, as well as polishing services to get them back to the original sparkle and shine, and advising you when pieces need maintenance to ensure the integrity of your stone settings.

Designing your own jewellery allows you to create a piece that is truly unique and reflects your personal style and sentiment. Whether it's for yourself or as a gift, custom-designed jewellery is a meaningful and cherished creation.

If you are in Amersham Old Town, Buckinghamshire, please feel free to pop in. We would love to discuss your needs in person. If you have any questions about jewellery repairs, a bespoke commission, getting a valuation or have a watch repaired please get in touch by calling: 01494 434178 or clicking here.