So you’ve got a new style in mind that you can’t find on Austen & Parker and you’ve decided to take the next logical step – custom ordering!
Here are some things you should know before you give us the order!
Here’s what you should know
1. What Can Be Customized
Customization in the jewelry industry is defined in three tiers; full couture, custom and made-to-order.
Couture designs are one-of-a-kind, original and unique. Custom designs are added to an existing piece with changes such as added embellishments, clasp style, etc. Made-to-order are existing designs that have elemental changes (such as the metal type, gemstone or the base color), but the design of the actual piece remains the same.
Before placing an order (with us or any other service), you have to be clear what the company offers.
2. Time Duration for the Custom Piece
There’s going to be a wait period for a completely original design. It’s easier to make changes to a pre-existing piece. But with newer designs, the designer has to be sure that the jewelry satisfies the client’s specific designs, which will add to the turnaround time.
3. The Total Charge
A premium service like custom design is going to cost you a pretty penny. However, keep in mind that the cost is a total of the charge of special supplies, manpower, material and time which makes the overall price well worth it. Although this cost may increase in accordance with the size, number of gemstones, metal prices and design.
4. The Design itself
When asking for a custom design, try to explain your preferred design in as much detail as possible. Although we understand that unless you’re a designer yourself, you may not have the know-how of jewelry designing. Nevertheless, we could use all the help we can get. Ask about design and prototype, the piece production and the final delivery as well as the deadline and payment plan. Stay informed about the whole process.
What’s The Bottom Line?
If you want a custom jewelry piece made especially according to your desire, talk to us! If you’re not sure about your own custom design, check out our women’s fashion jewelry online.
Take inspiration from them and ask us questions about each piece. We’d be happy to help you come up with the affordable women’s jewelry designs that money can buy!