If you’re on the hunt for an engagement ring (or wedding band, anniversary ring, etc.), you’re likely scoping out jewelry stores and online retailers seeing the same thing over and over and over. Maybe none of them feel like you? That’s where our partners at Joseph Jewelry come in. Have an idea of what you’d really love in a ring? They can custom make it for you from start to finish.
Working with them to custom create a ring is like getting to design it yourself… but with a ton of help, advice, and the knowledge that the final product is going to BLOW YOUR MIND. Bonus? It’s so so so fun. Here’s the scoop on how Joseph Jewelry is changing the game in ring shopping…
Your own private project board
The entire focus of the custom design process is to have a relaxed and fun experience without pressure or feeling like you’re settling for a design you’re not in love with.
First, you’ll talk with a designer online in a private project board, or in person at Joseph Jewelry’s showrooms (Seattle or Bellevue, WA!). You can share any inspiration photos or learn about customizing an existing piece. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t have a ton of fleshed-out ideas. They’ll help you figure it out.
Next, a CAD designer will create your design in accurate proportions. Your designer will also help you select a center stone that fits the specs that you’re looking for, or they will find the best options that respect your budget. They’ll work with lab diamonds, natural diamonds, sapphires, moissanite, and many other gemstones.
Custom design allows for freedom in all elements when creating a piece. This means you can choose any precious metal, any diamond quality (or non-diamond!), and any other design elements you may want to add. You’re also not limited to only choosing a metal and center stone as your customizations. EVERYTHING is customizable. The shape, additional bands, cool designs, engraving… it’s all available to you. They can literally design anything.
Trying on a wax model
When you receive your first round of designs, you can also request a wax model. That model will help you see the dimensions of the ring in real life. You can make unlimited (yes, unlimited!) modification requests with your designer. Not feeling what you tried on? No worries! Just tell your designer what is and isn’t working and they’ll make it happen.
By the way, the coolest part is there’s no extra charge for a custom piece. The price you’re quoted in the beginning is what you’ll pay, with zero upcharges (unless you decide to upgrade any parts along the way!).
Every piece Joseph Jewelry makes is created individually to ensure the best quality, so you may as well customize it. Even if you’d just rather swap a stone or a type of metal, there’s no reason to settle. They build to specific structural standards so that your ring will last for generations, too.
Making the piece a reality
Once you’re 100% happy with the design in the digital and wax models, your piece will be moved on to the next phase. Joseph Jewelry’s jewelers will cast the ring using a computerized argon gas casting machine (so cool!), and then set the gemstones by hand and polish it. If requested, they will also add hand engraving and/or laser engraving.
Finally, the ring will be quality checked and appraised for your insurance.
Most importantly: Joseph Jewelry’s number one priority is your satisfaction with the ring. So be in touch with any concerns or questions along the way.
Make it a set!
If you create an engagement and wedding ring together at the same time, you will receive 15% off the wedding ring. That’s a pretty sweet deal. So get ahead of the game and save money at the same time. Score.