Getting a bespoke ring made can be daunting, especially if you haven't had much experience with fine jewellery. We've worked with so many people across a range of knowledge, understanding and input into their designs, so this is a post that outlines the general process of getting a bespoke ring made by Geneine Honey Bespoke Jewellery. We mostly make bespoke rings, but can also create necklaces, earrings and other pieces.
Step 1: Your bespoke consultation.
You can email or call us to make an appointment or book online to discuss your bespoke piece. During your appointment it's a good idea to show us any example pictures or inspiration that might help us get an idea of what you see in your mind. If you don't have this, don't stress! I can show you examples of different designs and help you find a design you will love. We will chat about gemstones, their different properties, setting types and gold carat. We can only give you a rough estimate of your quote during the consultation as there are many factors to be accounted for, which is hard to do on the spot. At the end of the session, we will have agreed upon a design (perhaps with a few options) and know what we are quoting on. We will also need to know of any time constraints or the date you need the ring by. Keep in mind a bespoke piece can take up to 10 weeks to finish under normal circumstances and longer if Covid issues or other delays occur.
Step 2: You receive your quote.
I'll go away and do the maths to figure out how much your piece will cost. This can take a few days to a week, as I sometimes will need to find a specific stone for your piece, which can be a little time consuming. We will email or call you with the quote once it's ready.
Step 3: You accept your quote.
If you are happy with your quote and want to move forward with your bespoke piece, let us know and we will get the next steps moving. You don't need to tell us right away, but within a week or two is preferable, as the price of gold changes and if you leave it too long we may need to quote again.
Step 4: You pay your deposit.
We will send you an invoice via email which shows all the details of your piece and the total amount that you have accepted. We require a 50% deposit upfront, which allows us then to start work sourcing gems and buying the right kind of gold. You can pay us via credit card on the phone, or by the bank details on the invoice. When you pay your deposit, you will agree to the terms and conditions which can be read here and will be linked again on the invoice for you to read.
Step 5: We make your piece.
We will source the stones and gold and get to work. Usually for rings the process goes a little something like, make the ring band, make the setting, attach the setting, set the gem then polish. Each step can take a few weeks depending on how many pieces we are making at the time and a myriad of other things. Most rings are finished within 8-10 weeks, but if there are any delays we will keep you in the loop.
Step 6: We finish making your piece.
Once your piece is ready, sparkling and looking divine, we will give you a call or email to let you know it is ready! You are welcome to pre-pay your balance via bank transfer, but can also pay in store when you come to collect. We will keep your piece safe and sound until you are able to collect.
Step 7: You collect your bespoke ring!
The final and most exciting step is when you come in to collect your brand new bespoke piece. You drop into the shop at a time that suits you and we'll show you the finished product. When you come in, we will finalise your balance and send you an updated invoice for your records.
If you have any questions at all about the process, or anything else jewellery related drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org