The Custom Experience
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
We have the capability to refine and recycle old pieces, to make the gold useable again. This is achieved by separating the pure gold from the alloy materials and re-alloying the pure gold with the proper metals in order to make 14-Kt or 18-Kt casting grain. So, if you have a sentimental piece of jewelry that you would like to be used in creating your new design, please let us know. We can certainly make that happen.
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.
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.
Once we agree to a design / drawing, it usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks to craft your one-of-a-kind according to the complexity of the piece we are making.
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.
All of our jewelry is design in our Oslo studio and handcraft in our workshop in Paris. The gemstones are carefully hand selected by our in-house gemologist. All of our craftsmen are highly qualified and have years of experience in the industry. We handcraft using innovative technology and traditional technics.
I commissioned a pair of cocktail earrings. Originally I had my existing diamonds and sapphires, added was Scapolites, Amethysts, Rhodolites, Tanzanite and set in 18-Kt rose gold. I absolutely love my new earrings and I feel so unique when I wear them. I learned that it is a process to create beautiful jewelry and that it should not be rushed. It takes time to find the right gemstones in the exact correct hue. Creativity cannot be forced
Custom jewelry is very close to my heart. Its how I view the experience of buying jewelry should be. I was delighted to discover the custom jewelry experience at Pieces Uniques and the detailed involvement and indepth knowledge of Sandrine. I provided her with a photograph of the scorpion orchid and we had a few meetings where discussed the design and how we would incorporate the precious stones from a pair of earrings I had inherited from my in-laws
I never quite find exactly what I like so I had the idea to make something just for me, that reflects my personality. This is my first experience in ordering a custom piece and I am so glad that I chose this option over a piece already crafted. The ring fits perfectly the length & shape of my finger and seat just right. I have selected the color palette of the gemstones, so many amazing combination were possible! so I am ordering a matching necklace with different stones to pair with my ring. Another aspect that I appreciated was how affordable a custom piece is. I had the ( wrong ) idea that it will be more expensive than ready-to-wear jewelry. It’s too much fun to be part of the creative process! Thank you!
I brought with me home from Brazil this beautiful loose Tourmaline. Sandrine turned it into a magical pendant by using diamonds from some of my old jewelry that I never used. This masterpiece is hanging over my heart chakra every day, giving me so much love, beauty and joy. I am so thankful for everything that was made for me from Pièces Uniques.
I really liked the design of the Sostanza Earrings from Pièces Uniques’s Fine Collection but I wanted the colors of the gemstones to match a ring that I already had. The designer show me lots of gemstones with different dynamic of cut and colors that could pair well with my ring. I picked the one I love the best and 2 weeks later, this gorgeous pair of earrings was on my ears! I enjoy wearing them a lot and always get compliments!
I commissioned Pièces Uniques to hand engraved in a traditional way a few hunting knifes as Konfirmasjon’s gifts with the initials of the person I was going to give it to. It was actually quite hard to find a jeweller that could proceed to the complex design. The details are just superb and it was a big success!