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Hva er spesiallagde smykker? Hva innebærer det?
Custom designed jewelry is made to be a reflection of you, your passions, and experiences.
Unlike most jewelry found in retail stores or online, custom jewelry is totally unique and is developed just for you to meet your specific preferences.
When people come to us looking for custom jewelry, they’re usually either clients looking to craft a unique piece, or designers looking to launch a new collection.
If you would like something made especially for you, we begin with a conversation to discuss your design ideas, time frame and budget. During this process we answer any questions or concerns that you might have. When appropriate, design drawings are provided to you. Distance is never a problem, as we can easily ship or email the drawings to you.
When a design agreement is reached, we usually request a 50% deposit to begin the next stage of work on your special piece of jewelry. We will proceed to make the model in wax, casting, setting and finishing.
The balance of the payment will be due upon completion.
Kan jeg bruke familie-/arvesteiner for å lage et nytt smykke?
Family heirlooms are priceless treasures that are passed down from generation to generation and are full of meaning, stories and memories.
Some classic heirlooms are getting old and might be losing stones or suffering other damages. You can bring your antiques to us for repairs and they’ll be good as new. We can help you restore family heirlooms to their original shine!
However, it’s also a good idea to create new traditions. We can help you design and create a unique piece of jewelry to remember you and make te next generations feel connected to your place in history.
Kan jeg få mitt eget metall smeltet ned og gjenbrukt i et tilpasset smykke?
Vi har evnen til å foredle og resirkulere gamle smykker, for å gjøre gullet brukbart igjen. Dette oppnås ved å separere det rene gullet fra legeringsmaterialene og re-legere det rene gullet med de riktige metallene for å lage 14-Kt eller 18-Kt støpekorn. Så hvis du har et gammelt smykke som du ønsker skal brukes til å lage ditt nye design, vennligst gi oss beskjed. Det kan vi absolutt få til.
Er ikke spesiallagde smykker mye dyrere?
People who make custom jewelry are artisans. They are craftsmen who work with their materials to create pieces of art. Expertise and quality do come with a price but Custom Designed Jewelry can cost less than you might expect.
We will happily work with you on creating a design and material plan that will suit your budget. We have been designing and crafting custom piece from as little as 1500 nok ( around 140 euros / 165 USD ).
Things like the complexity of the piece, the amount of work to do, and the materials you want to be used in your jewelry will contribute to the cost but you will always get a free quote from us before anything.
One thing that many people are doing instead of having an entirely new piece made is to bring an older piece and have it reworked and modernized. Things like a grandmother’s ring or an antique necklace can be deconstructed and updated to fit a modern taste while still utilizing much of the original materials.
This cuts down on the cost, as well, since there is already a good amount of available materials within the piece to be reworked.
We have a transparent bespoke process, where there are no hidden costs or middlemen to hike up the prices.
Jewelry that is made from high-quality materials can last a lifetime if cared for properly and dramatically increase in value. This is why purchasing a piece of custom fine jewelry is an investment worth making.
Kan jeg kopiere et smykke?
Yes and no.
Yes, we can copy universal styles like a vintage halo setting with a split shank in white gold.
No, we cannot make an exact copy of a specific Tiffany & Co. ring that you saw last week. Our designer can look at a few of your favorite designers and create something new that ties into your personal story.
Hvor lang tid tar det?
Når vi har godtatt et design / tegning, tar det vanligvis mellom 4 til 6 uker å lage ditt unike smykke avhengig av kompleksiteten til stykket vi lager.
Hva betyr "CAD/CAM", "3D-modellering"? Hva er 3D-utskrift? og hvordan er det relatert til smykker?
CAD stands for “Computer Aided Design” and CAM stands for “Computer Aided Model.” Using specialized software, we can create 3D digital models of your jewelry, which allows you to see what it will look like before you even commit to production. This process makes communication between both parties easier, and speeds up the production process.
3D printing has helped launched a new era in jewelry design in the past decade. After a 3d designer creates a digital model, a 3D printer produces the wax model. This wax model is the basis for the physical piece of jewelry.
Although it’s melted away during the production process, 3D printed waxes have revolutionized the speed and efficiency of the jewelry industry.
Hvor er det spesiallagde smykket mitt laget?
Alle smykkene våre er designet i vårt studio i Oslo og håndverket er utført i vårt verksted i Paris. Edelstenene er nøye håndvalgt av vår egen gemolog. Alle våre håndverkere er høyt kvalifiserte og har mange års erfaring i bransjen. Vårt håndverk utføres ved hjelp av innovativ teknologi og tradisjonell teknikk.