Thinking About Getting Custom Jewelry? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Teresa's Jewelers - Custom Jewelry

Thinking About Getting Custom Jewelry? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Here’s nothing more exclusive than having a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece custom-made just for you. Luckily, though, getting that level of exclusivity is easier than you think.

With the help of expert jewelers, you can create the perfect jewelry piece for you. From custom earrings and unique bracelets to one-of-a-kind wedding bands and bespoke necklaces, the sky’s the limit with custom jewelry design.


How is custom jewelry made?

Getting custom jewelry made is actually a lot simpler than you might think. And, the best part is that you’re involved in the entire design process - from start to finish.
For you to get a better understanding of how it works, here’s a quick step-by-step breakdown of the custom design process.
  • Step 1 - The first thing to do is to come in for a consultation, where you tell us everything about the piece you’re looking to get. You can bring pictures, drawings, or anything else that inspired you to create the jewelry piece of your dreams, so you can better illustrate your ideas. 
  • Step 2 - Then, we’ll work together on a design draft. After that’s done, you’ll receive a quote based on the intricacy of the piece, as well as what precious metals, diamonds, and gemstones you’d like to use.
  • Step 3 - Once you’ve approved the quote, our jewelry designers will work with you to develop the design concept so that it perfectly illustrates your ideas, down to the tiniest details.
  • Step 4 - The next step is the creation of a wax or computerized model of your jewelry piece, which will help you have a better idea of what the piece will look like once it’s done. 
  • Step 5 - Upon your final approval, your bespoke jewelry piece is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail by our expert jewelers. All diamonds and gemstones are meticulously set, and the completed piece is hand-polished to perfection.
  • Step 6 - Lastly, your precious jewelry piece is thoroughly inspected to make sure it’s completely spotless. Once it passes our strict quality control, your one-of-a-kind jewelry piece is ready to be brought home with you. 

How long does it take to make a custom jewelry piece?

Creating an entirely custom-designed jewelry piece is an exciting process for you, and while we know that you can barely wait to wear your unique piece, making one-of-a-kind jewelry from scratch requires some time.

Our jewelers take the entire jewelry-making process incredibly seriously because they know how special a custom piece is, and how you’ll treasure it. That’s why they don’t rush anything and instead, focus on creating a bespoke piece of unmatched quality and exquisite craftsmanship. 

While there’s no way of giving you a definitive answer without knowing the complexity of the piece you’re looking to get, you can expect the entire custom design process to take anywhere between four and ten weeks from start to finish.

What types of custom jewelry can I get?

Essentially, if you can dream it, we can create it. So, when getting a piece custom-made, don’t be afraid to let your creativity run wild!

Here are some of the options you have with custom jewelry design:

Create a one-of-a-kind engagement ring to propose to your soulmate.
  • Upgrade the diamonds on your favorite ring or bracelet.
  • Design wedding bands which are as unique as the love you and your partner share.
  • Engrave a special message on your favorite jewelry piece.
  • Turn an old family heirloom into a brand-new (and meaningful) piece which perfectly reflects your personal style.
  • Make a pair of gemstone earrings super personal by replacing their gemstones for your birthstone.

Who makes custom jewelry in Orange County?

At Teresa's Jewelers, you can see the jewelry piece of your dreams come to life before your eyes with the help of our expert jewelers and graduate gemologists. 

With 30 years of experience, it's our goal to create your unique design for that very momentous occasion. Whether the jewelry piece of your dreams is a custom ring, a unique necklace, a one-of-a-kind bracelet, or a bespoke pair of earrings, you can have complete confidence when you bring your ideas to us. 

Visit us today at 223 W 4th St., Santa Ana, CA. And, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with our latest news and get some stunning jewelry inspiration!

Book an Appointment