the process: from engagement rings to remodelled jewellery
So you've decided you want to have an original piece of handmade jewellery especially created for you?
Are you after engagement rings or wedding rings? An antique piece remodelled? Something a little bit more unusual to celebrate an occasion? Or simply a piece to spoil yourself?
Having a piece of handmade jewellery created especially for you is an exciting and special experience. Commissioning one-off jewellery is a great way to interact with the maker of your special piece. There is no extra design fee and all quotes and jewellery design sessions are obligation free.
When attending an appointment, you are encouraged to contribute your own ideas and inspirations as a starting point. Kate will spend time working with you one on one to plan a piece specifically to your taste. You are encouraged to bring photographs and pictures of jewellery that you like but it must be stressed that Kate will not copy any items of another jewellery designer.
Kate will share and explain to you about the stones and metals available and come up with a creation that is tailored to your taste and your budget. Any stones that you may desire can be sourced for you to approve, and in particular Kate encourages the use of local or Australian gemstones, and conflict-free diamonds.
Reusing your existing stones and silver and gold jewellery is a great way to combine sentiment and style. Remodelling old jewellery allows you to bring to life old pieces of jewellery you may no longer wear such as heirlooms and antique engagement rings.
Orders will generally take four weeks from confirmation of design and receiving a deposit, however allowances can often be made to accommodate earlier timeframes and meet your requests.