A process of creating bespoke jewellery is truly fascinating. The way the idea gets transmitted into a wearable piece of art makes jewellery so much more than just an accessory. Bespoke jewellery holds an authentic feeling of preciousness. Precious memories and objects, such as inherited gems or family heirlooms, can be reborn by being made into beautiful jewels. Bespoke jewellery also speaks about the individuality. It is a one-of-a-kind creation that tells a story about you, your style and personality. So what exactly does it take to create a breathtaking bespoke jewellery and what to look out for when commissioning one?
The first and the most important factor of enjoyable bespoke jewellery experience is finding the jeweller whose style and work matches yours. It might be overwhelming at first with so many designers out there, but the key is to stay true to yourself and choose the person or a brand that matches your style and values. Great communication is extremely important, so don’t hesitate to approach multiple designers to see which one you can rely on the most and find the communication that is easiest and most beneficial for you. A good jewellery designer will spend plenty of time communicating with you, trying to get the most valuable information needed. Trust and open mind is the key. On multiple occasions, you will get surprised how your original idea gets shifted in some unexpected ways, but remember you and the designer work together as a team to create the jewellery you will be proud of.
The material is the second aspect that should matter when requesting a bespoke jewellery. Have a look around what fascinates you. What materials and colour palette you aspire to? Is there any specific colour you love the most? Are you looking for more traditional and classic jewellery made of precious metals or more contemporary jewellery that can include wood, plastic and fabric? Your jewellery designer will be able to suggest a multiple different type of materials to suit your taste and budget, so don’t be put off by the expensive inventory some jewellers have. If you have a gemstone or any other family heirloom, including precious metal that you wish to be used, feel free to express that to your jeweller also. Not only it is a more personal touch to the jewellery but also a more sustainable and ethical way of making one too. On the other hand, having your own materials might reduce the cost quite significantly, which as a result, definitely works in a favour.
The time frame needed for a bespoke jewellery is another important factor to consider. Commission pieces always take longer to make, so allow plenty of time for the communication with the designer, design development and the actual process of making. Depending on the complexity of the work, some bespoke jewels might take up to 6-8 weeks to complete. To enjoy the process to the fullest, be reasonable with your time frame and discuss your deadlines with the jeweller beforehand. In that case you will know whether or not your expectations can be met and it will help to avoid any unpleasant experiences.
Creating a bespoke piece of jewellery is hugely satisfying and enjoyable. For anyone that haven’t had the pleasure of being involved in making one, ZYDRUNE highly recommends doing it. Just start with an idea first, find the perfect designer and communicate your needs with that person. You will be surprised how pleasant and personal the whole experience is.