About Custom Design

About Our Custom Design Process

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The Story Of Stacey and Custom Design

Stacey’s designs are created in fine metals such as gold, platinum or palladium. Commissioned pieces are created in two different ways allowing us to work with most customer’s budget goals. Clients can choose to work with an established original fine jewelry piece or create a custom design.

Modification of an existing Collection Item

Modification fees typically range between $100-$600. This fee is added to the retail list price for the item you want and includes the consult, intake of your existing items and adaption of the design to your specifications.
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Custom Design

Full Custom Design incurs a design fee of $750-$1500 depending on the complexity and time required to design the new piece. This is paid up front and is in addition to the final cost of design. Most custom hand carved designs range anywhere from $1800-3500 depending on the complexity of the design. More detailed information about custom design is included below.
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Custom Design Process

1st Meeting: Design
We will meet to go over your project ideas and decide if we would like to go forward working together to complete the design. During this time we will decide on a general budget and time frame. I will also do any measuring or sizing I need, assess and document the condition, size and quality of existing stones to be used and/or scrap metal value. This metal can be used as credit towards your project minus $50 processing fee, however I cannot reuse the same metal in a new piece for you. If we decide to go forward with your project I will collect the estimated design fee of $750-$1500 at the end of this appointment.
2nd Meeting: Approval of Sketches or Waxes
At this meeting I will present you with digital sketches, waxes or metal molds to finalize the design. All details and final edits will be determined during the course of this meeting. After this meeting, the only adjustments should be for fit. A final budget will be established at this time and a second deposit will be due.
Third Meeting: Pick up your piece
At this last meeting we will make any final sizing adjustments and I look forward to seeing you very happy with your finished piece. It will be Photographed your we provide a value statement that can be used for insurance purposes. I will collect the final payment at this appointment.

Other FAQs about Custom Work:

How long does this take?

Most projects are completed within the 4-12 week time frame, However, I am always happy to work with my customer to meet a specific deadline whenever possible. Any time delays are usually due to high standards and the needed time to execute the design to meet them.

Can I reuse my gold or stones?

Yes, I can credit you for the raw scrap value of your precious metals. I charge a $50 processing fee. Depending on the condition of the diamonds or gemstones we can use or integrate them into a new piece.

How much will this cost?

Cost is determined by many factors including the amount of time spent in the design process, complexity and degree of difficulty in executing design, metals used, and other factors. I can work with you toward a specific budget when necessary. See above for general price ranges.

Can I still work with Stacey if I'm not local?

Absolutely! Stacey is happy to work virtually with clients wherever they are and is committed to ensuring that you are included in every step of the design and production of your piece. We can schedule virtual meetings, send photos from first sketches, to final refinements, and insure packages for safe shipping.

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