When preparing for a bespoke jewellery consultation, it is important to put some thought into the process. You’ll save a lot of time and effort if you carefully consider your needs prior to attending the meeting. Before you book a consultation with a reputable jeweller, do some research, and decide what you want the design to include. Having some groundwork in place will make the visit to the jewellers go a lot smoother.
Consider the Budget
Before you search for custom made jewellery, take some time to assess your budget. Once you know how much you are working with, the entire process will become easier. Although you may not know an exact figure, having a ballpark number in your head helps you to identify specific designs that match your budget. Once the jeweller knows how much you are willing to spend, they can identify some of your best options.
Gather Jewellery Examples
When we think about a bespoke piece of jewellery, most of us have an idea in mind. But, for the jeweller to better understand your needs, it is important to bring some examples of what you’d like. Whether you are looking for a necklace, earrings, bracelet, or unique handcrafted engagement rings by Hirsh London, you should gather some images of what you like and show them to the jeweller. The easiest way to find similar images is to search online and print out copies. If you are good at drawing, you could also present a sketch of the concept.
Forget Last Minute Projects
Designing a bespoke piece of jewellery takes time. It isn’t something you should rush as the product you are looking for is a unique item, not something you purchase in one day off the shelf. A customised piece of jewellery is a personalised item that takes time to create, it isn’t something that can be done in a few days. The design process alone can last for 3-4 weeks, depending on your requirements. Once you have finalised the design, you’ll then have to wait for a few more weeks until the jeweller can finish the item. Remember, if you plan on making a wedding proposal with a custom-made engagement ring, make sure you start the process well in advance of that date. Speak to the jeweller to find out how long it will take to complete the design, this will
give you a timescale.
There is no point of wasting your time going to multiple jewellers if they don’t have an excellent reputation. Only consider jewellers who have a name which is synonymous with quality and excellence. If possible, try to find a jeweller that creates bespoke items on their premises. This will eliminate shipping costs and reduce the chance of getting an item lost in transit.
As you can see, there are many things to consider when preparing for a consultation with a bespoke jeweller. To ensure you make the most of your visit, bring along images of something similar to the design you’d like. Carefully consider your budget, so you know exactly how much you are working with. If you need a wedding band or gift for a special event, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to organise the item.