Every single item in my shop is made to order and can be personalized to fit your style. If you're looking for something truly special, I also offer fully custom one-of-a-kind pieces made just for you!
Any collection piece can be personalized to fit your vision. I can change the stone to nearly any cut, color, size or type. Stones are the most common personalization, but I also make tweaks to the design like adding extra bud and leaf details, smoothing out wood grain, adjusting widths of rings or adding custom hand engraving.
If you’re looking for something that truly fits your unique vision, I work with couples one-on-one to create a fully custom one-of-a-kind piece from scratch. Starting with an initial design consultation, we’ll talk about your vision, design inspiration, stone choices and metal choices. From there, the design process goes through various stages of prototyping and you are highly involved with each step of the process along the way to ensure that the piece I’m creating aligns perfectly with your vision. I work with couples both in person and remotely (over email and phone).
PROVIDE YOUR OWN TWIG
Every piece in my shop begins by casting a real twig that I use to mold into my creations. I offer my couples the unique rare opportunity to cast their own twig to infuse their ring with a greater level of personalization and meaning. I've worked with twigs from so many locations- a childhood backyard, a twig from her childhood yard twisted with a twig from his childhood yard, a tree from the park the couple walked in on one of their first dates, a twig from a tree in the city they met, a tree along their favorite hike, from the backyard of their first home together, from their favorite vacation spot, from their first vacation spot... There are literally limitless possibilities of meaning you can put into a tree. It's a beautiful way to capture the memory of your relationship in something that you'll be wearing everyday for the rest of your life.
CUSTOM DESIGN FAQ
CAN I SEE THE RINGS IN PERSON?
Upon request, I do schedule appointments to view the collection and look at stones at my studio in New Jersey. I'm located about 60 miles outside both Manhattan and Philadelphia. Appointments can be made Monday-Friday 11am-4pm and some weekends. Consultations will be scheduled after the initial design inquiry is completed.
CAN I WORK ON A DESIGN REMOTELY?
Absolutely! I have worked with couples all over the world to create their custom visions. Initial discussions to talk about the design vision and expectations can be done over the phone, via FaceTime or through email. Followup communications are done via email. Each custom piece goes through several stages of prototyping and design. Through each stage, I send very detailed photos and videos to allow you to see the progress and make comments and changes every step of the way. This takes away a lot of the apprehension and guess work out that you can often feel when ordering something custom. By the time your piece is done, you know exactly how it will look and it will look exactly as you want it.
CAN I CHANGE THE STONE OR COLOR OF A STONE IN A COLLECTION PIECE?
Every piece in my collection is made to order. This means that small changes and customizations can be made to anything in the collection. If a stone exists, I can source it! So if you don't see a particular stone used elsewhere in my collection, don't worry, I can find one for you. However, certain rough stone styles can only be done with diamonds, sapphires or rubies.
CAN I CHANGE THE METAL OF A COLLECTION PIECE?
I work with all precious metals: sterling silver, 14K, 18K, 22K gold, platinum and palladium. I don't work with titanium, tungsten or wood. Because it's such a soft metal, sterling silver is not recommended for any engagement ring or pave styles.
CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN TWIGS?
Absolutely! One of the most romantic and meaningful ways to customize your engagement ring is to create an original custom style from twigs that you gather. I've worked with twigs from so many locations- her childhood backyard twisted with a twig from his childhood yard, a tree in the city where the couple met, a tree along their favorite hike, from the backyard of their first home together... There are limitless possibilities of meaning you can put into a tree. It's a beautiful way to capture the memory of your relationship in something that you'll be wearing everyday for the rest of your life.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A CUSTOM PIECE?
Depending on the complexity of the design and the degree of customization, custom orders can take anywhere from four weeks to six months or more. In general, if you are customizing a stone or the metal in an existing design, this can add about two weeks to the production time. The timeline for fully custom pieces will be discussed in the initial design consultation but generally require a minimum of eight weeks.
CAN I SEND YOU AN HEIRLOOM STONE TO SET IN MY RING?
I do work with certain heirloom stones. Please be prepared to send photos, carat weight and dimensions of your stone. All stones should have an independent evaluation and be fully insured. You assume all risk of any damage that could occur to the stone. All stones must be shipped to me fully insured and unmounted. I work with heirloom diamonds, sapphires and rubies only. I do not work with provided new stones - I use stones with sentimental value only, not independently sourced stones. Additional fees are assessed on a case-by-case basis for provided heirloom stones.
ARE CUSTOM DESIGNS EXCLUSIVE?
I own the rights to all custom designs and may replicate part or all of a custom design for any reason. Images of all custom pieces may be used on my website and social media accounts.
CAN I ORDER A SETTING WITHOUT THE CENTER STONE?
No. I do not sell unfinished work. Each setting is made to order with a specific stone in mind.
DO YOU OFFER ENGRAVING?
Yes, I offer hand engraving on all of my pieces. Please allow an additional 4 weeks production time on engraved pieces.
Hand engraving starts at $250 for the first 5 characters. Each additional character is $30. Symbols and special characters are an additional fee.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY FOR CUSTOM DESIGNS?
All pieces that have been customized in any way are final sale. Changes and size alterations may be made to custom pieces after completion. Buyer pays all resizing, alteration and shipping fees.