Custom Design

 

"Looking for a one-of-a-kind custom creation that exceeds your expectations? You've come to the right place!

Whether you would like to transform an existing heirloom or create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, our professional certified jewelers have the experience to bring your dreams to life. We welcome the opportunity to sit down and help bring turn your concept into reality.

A precious piece of jewelry is often one of the most treasured items passed down for generations. The setting may be worn or outdated, but the gemstones hold a special sentimental value. Remounting them into a new pendant, bracelet or ring will revitalize their brilliance and enhance their value.

With state-of-the-art technology, the members of the Harris Jeweler custom design team will guide you through the exciting process of custom designing a new piece of jewelry especially suited for you! Our specialized computer software will allow you to see the various options right before your eyes. You can bring your ideas to us, and our talented craftsmen will transform your dreams into reality!

Once you approve the design, your creation will be created in wax form using our state-of-the-art Revo wax mill. Come in and watch as the mill creates a life-size wax model for your preview. Only after you have given your full stamp of approval will we begin the detailed process of bringing the design to life.

At Harris Jeweler, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind engagement rings. For the woman who doesn't want the same engagement ring as everyone else, we have the answer. Or if you want combinations of several styles, our custom design team can marry the styles seamlessly. We also specialize in creating hard-to-fit wedding bands. If your engagement ring did not come with a band, or if you would prefer a different style, our custom designers can create a unique look that is truly your own.

Years of jewelry experience will be poured into your custom design at Harris Jeweler. Our onsite jewelry design studio is staffed with trained and experienced jewelers using the finest tools and technology. Meticulous care is taken to ensure that your custom design is just the way you envisioned it to be.

We want your face to glow with excitement when you see your new custom designed jewelry creation. We want you to be proud to show off what you have designed with the help of the Harris design team. Come with your dreams in hand and live the Harris Jeweler Experience.

These designs are for inspiration only and to showcase the quality of our craftsmanship.  Harris Jeweler will not replicate any of our one-of- a-kind creations, that is our promise to our clients.

Using the lost wax method preferred by quality jewelers, our design team will create a life-size wax model for your preview. Only after you have given your full stamp of approval will we begin the detailed process of bringing the design to life.

At Harris Jeweler, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind and hard-to-fit wedding bands. If your engagement ring did not come with a band, or if you would prefer a different style, our custom designers can create a unique look that is truly your own.

Years of jewelry experience will be poured into your custom design at Harris Jeweler. Our onsite jewelry design studio is staffed with trained and experienced jewelers using the finest tools and technology. Meticulous care is taken to ensure that your custom design is just the way you anticipate it to be.

We want your face to glow with excitement when you see your new custom designed jewelry creation. We want you to be proud to show off what you have designed with the help of the Harris design team. Come with your dreams in hand and live the Harris Jeweler Experience.

These designs are for inspiration only and to showcase the quality of our craftsmanship. Harris Jeweler will not replicate any of our one-of- a-kind creations, that is our promise to our clients.

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Steps in Custom Design

  1. We visit with you to get to know you and determine your jewelry tastes and desires. We recommend you come to us with an vision of what you want to create and with any gemstones or metal you would like to incorporate (we are all about recycling your family heirlooms!). Visit our Pinterest page for inspiration. (have trouble finding your vision? Don't worry, we can help with that too!)
  2. Once we help you realize your vision, we take your ideas and bring them to life using a 3D computer aided design (CAD) system. We will alter the design until it meets your exact expectations.
  3. Upon your approval of the design, we will bring your design to life using our state-of-the-art Revo wax mill. We can even schedule an appointment for you to come in and watch the mill work its magic as it artfully carves out your design in 3D wax.
  4. Next, you will meet with one of our design consultants for review and approval of the wax model. Necessary adjustments to the wax model are made so we can ensure you will receive a finished piece of custom jewelry that is exactly what you have in mind.
  5. Now our master craftsmen are ready to go to work! The wax is prepared for casting by mixing a plaster substance and pouring it around the wax in a specially designed container that holds the wax in the center of the plaster.
  6. Once the plaster dries, it’s placed in a kiln and heated to 1350 degrees so the wax is completely melted out of the plaster.
  7. After the wax is melted out of the plaster, the predetermined type of metal (we almost always use recycled gold, platinum, and silver) is prepared and melted anywhere from 1750 to 3500 degrees.
  8. When the metal is at the appropriate temperature, the plaster mold is removed from the kiln and placed in a machine that will help pull the molten metal into the cavity where the wax model once was.
  9. The metal is poured, or cast, totally filling the cavity in the plaster.
  10. When the plaster cools, it’s broken apart, exposing the custom piece of jewelry in a rough state.
  11. Using a series of files and emery papers, the casting is prepared to accept any diamonds or gemstones you have selected for your custom design. Our gem setters are experts at all setting techniques including prong, micro-pave, pave, bead, channel, bezel and gypsy and each stone is set by hand.
  12. Now that all of the diamonds and/or gemstones are placed in the custom piece of jewelry, we use various cotton and felt wheels, prepared with a fine polishing abrasive to reveal a mirror finish on the metal's surface.
  13. After the polishing is complete, the custom jewelry item is put into an ultrasonic cleaning machine that gently removes the polishing compound. Once the polishing compound is removed, the jewelry is further cleaned and dried using high-pressure steam.
  14. The finished piece of custom designed jewelry goes through a series of quality control checks to ensure you receive the best possible, hand-made, custom designed jewelry that is truly one-of-a-kind.
 

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