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Custom Jewelry

Custom Jewelry

Create a one-of-a-kind piece that's uniquely meaningful to you. Our Jewelry Experts will help you every step of the way

Your Full Service Jeweler

For over 100 years, KAY has helped millions celebrate their most meaningful moments. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or the ring their dreams, we'll help you create the perfect piece and ensure it shines for years to come.

Explore the Possibilities 

If you can dream it, we can design it. Create your own engagement ring and wedding band. Customize, necklaces, sure to become a future heirlooms. The options are endless.

Start from Scratch

Custom design a one-of-a-kind piece from start to finish with our Jewelry Experts. Here's how it works.

Custom design engagement ring sketch

Step 1: Design

Share a sketch, snapshot or family heirloom with a Jewelry Expert, who will work closely with you to perfect your design and fine-tune the details. Inspiration can come from anywhere! We'll help bring your vision to life.

Custom engagement ring mold

Step 2: Wax Model

Once you've met with a Jewelry Expert in your local store and finalized your design, our experts will create an exact wax model replica for you to examine and approve.

Diamond being set in custom engagement ring

Step 3: Cast & Set

After you've approved the wax model of your ring, we'll cast it in the metal of your choice and set your selected diamonds or gemstones.

Custom diamond engagement ring

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Your ring will be polished to perfection and finished by hand before being presented to you. On average, it's about three weeks from approval until you're holding your unique design in your hands.

More Ways To Make It Yours

Heirlooms Made New

Restore a treasured heirloom to its original beauty or have it reimagined into something new.

Add an engraving

Engrave any piece with a meaningful sentiment that unique to you.

Chat with a KAY Jewelry Expert by booking an appointment online or at your local store.

We’re here for you—and probably closer than you think!

Custom FAQ

Yes, many custom jewelers offer services for repurposing or incorporating heirloom or existing jewelry into new custom pieces. This allows customers to preserve sentimental value and create something new and meaningful from cherished family heirlooms or pieces with sentimental significance.

Virtually any type of jewelry can be customized, including engagement rings, wedding bands, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, brooches, and cufflinks. Customization options may include design elements, metal types, gemstone choices, and engraving details.

Yes, the custom jewelry design process typically involves collaboration between the customer and the designer, allowing for adjustments and refinements to the design as needed. Communication and feedback are key to ensuring that the final piece meets the customer's expectations.

The cost of custom jewelry depends on various factors, including the design complexity, materials used, craftsmanship involved, and size of the piece. While custom jewelry may incur higher costs due to its personalized nature, it offers the opportunity to create a unique and meaningful piece that cannot be replicated.

The custom jewelry design process typically begins with a consultation between the customer and the jewelry designer or artisan. During the consultation, the customer discusses their ideas, preferences, and budget, and the designer provides guidance and recommendations. The design is then conceptualized, refined, and finalized before production begins.

Reputable custom jewelry designers and artisans can be found through various channels, including local jewelry stores, artisan markets, online platforms, and recommendations from friends or family. It's essential to research the designer's portfolio, reviews, and credentials before commissioning a custom piece.

The timeline for creating custom jewelry varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the design, availability of materials, and the workload of the jeweler or artisan. The process may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, so it's advisable to plan ahead for custom projects.

Custom jewelry is jewelry that is designed and created according to the specific preferences, requirements, and specifications of the customer. It involves the customization of various elements such as design, materials, gemstones, and engravings to create a unique and personalized piece.

Custom jewelry allows customers to create one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect their individual style, personality, and preferences. It offers the opportunity for creative expression, sentimental value, and the ability to tailor jewelry to specific occasions or meanings.

When designing custom jewelry, consider factors such as your personal style, lifestyle, budget, desired materials, gemstone preferences, and the occasion or meaning behind the piece. Be open to the designer's suggestions and expertise while staying true to your vision.

Online Design Tools

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