Custom Design & Commissions

My specialties include heirloom redesign, engagement rings, wedding bands and one-of-a-kind pieces made to celebrate special occasions or to honor and preserve cherished memories. The transformation of the old and new reflects the emotional connection we have with heirlooms and the desire to create something that is timeless and meaningful to you. No project is too small.If it’s important to you, it’s important to me to help you create something that symbolizes these memories,be it a person or an occasion.

Getting Started

I recognize the significance of preserving sentimental value while aligning the newly designed piece with the wearer's personal style.

To begin, please complete the custom jewelry form with detailed information. This will provide insight into the treasure we'll be transforming.


Step 1: Consultation - Discuss your Dream Piece

Once you've completed the form, we'll arrange your consultation, which can be in person, by phone, or via Zoom if you're not local. During our discussion, we'll delve into your ideas, grasping your vision and personal style. A closer examination of the pieces allows me to assess the stones and their usability for the transformation. Over time, wear can lead to stones becoming chipped, and occasionally, they may not withstand the setting process for a new piece.

Step 2: Design Stage

Once we've established the design direction, (including budget and usable materials from your heirloom) our journey begins. Together, we'll craft a new piece, incorporating your stones and metal. Visual images, presented through either CAD designs or hand sketches, will be shared for your review. Your feedback is crucial, and our number one priority is that you like the design before we move to the next step. That may require changes of the original design sketch or rendering. We will refine the design until it aligns perfectly with your vision. I want you to feel 100% comfortable, confident and most importantly, excited when you say yes to the final design!

Step 3: Production Stage

Once we've arrived at the final design, your unique piece begins its journey to life!The method selected, whether using the lost wax casting process or hand-fabricating in your chosen metal, will then be determined by the design. A timeline will then be established to guide the transformation process.

Step 4: Pick up your Finished Piece!

Get ready for the big reveal! I'll reach out to coordinate a meeting time for the reveal of your one-of-a-kind custom jewelry. Your piece will be beautifully packaged, ready to be presented to the lucky recipient of this special gift.

I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to work on this project with you. I hope you find as much joy as I do in every step of the process. It's not every day you get to be involved in the design journey from start to finish. A beautiful, sentimental piece of jewelry deserves a story as splendid as the piece itself and the lucky one wearing it.