Custom Jewelry Design
Every custom design starts with a series of sketches. Nothing beats good old fashioned pencil and paper.
How the Process Works:
Are you interested in having a custom piece of jewelry made for you or your loved one? We will discuss your vision and work together to create your perfect design. You can customize an item from my shop or dream up something new.
I'm here to help make your vision a reality.
Is your vision not clear yet? That's okay too! We can go over options and narrow down designs together.
Consult & Design - The first step is to discuss your vision. We chat about your project -- whether it be via email, phone, virtual or in person. We discuss what you're looking for, your style, budget and timeline. The design stage is a collaboration and I encourage your ideas and input. We then work through a series of sketches to come up with your ideal design.
Fabrication - Once a design is chosen, the creation of your piece begins. All of my jewelry is handmade and each piece has a slightly different fabrication process. Most of my jewelry pieces are hand-carved out of wax and then cast into precious metal. I do also offer CAD services if you prefer the precision and look of computer-aided design.
You can view the wax model via video or in person. Once the design is approved - it is ready for casting, cleaning, gemstone setting & polishing.
The Final Product - Your dream design is finally a reality and the finished piece is ready for delivery!
Timelines can vary depending on the project, but custom pieces usually take between 4-8 weeks to complete.
Custom Jewelry FAQS
What if I'm interested in learning more about a custom piece but I'm not sure I want to commit to purchasing?
Currently, I am able to hold free consultations with zero commitment to purchase. I don’t mind taking the time to explain the process, go over options and pricing even if you’re not sure you will want to move forward.
How much does a custom piece of jewelry cost?
Due to time & creative energy involved in making a custom piece, it will cost a bit more than an already designed piece from my collection. However, every job is vastly different and it is impossible to say without knowing more about the project, materials and complexity. Some very simple projects may be within a few hundred dollars while most jobs generally start around $1000 and go up from there.
Do you offer financing?
Yes, I offer no-interest financing through my partnership with Klarna.
I am able to set up financing for custom projects.
With financing plans, production on your piece will start immediately and will ship within the normal timeline while you slowly pay it off over the course of a couple months.
What if I have a lower budget, but I still want something custom?
Any item from my online store can be customized just for you! I can set a different stone, change a setting, add more elements, change up the chain, and so much more. There are many options that will make one of my pieces special just for you and cost less than creating a new piece from scratch.
How long will it take to create my custom piece?
Each piece will have a different production time, but most custom projects take 4-8 weeks. More complex projects may take longer. Some simpler projects that don’t involve wax carving may only take a couple weeks.
How does payment for custom jewelry work?
Once a design is chosen, I require a 50% deposit before work begins. The remaining balance is then due before delivery of your finished piece.
Will you work with a client's stones?
I do work with some client stones. I would need to see the stones ahead of time before deciding whether or not they are usable.
Leah designed and created a custom ring for me with a level of detail that truly went above and beyond. I don't live in Colorado, and I found Leah's work online. I was looking for a goldsmith who carved wax molds by hand and had the artistic strength to create a new, detailed design for a unique piece including a recognizable image of a specific species of bird.
In my area all the goldsmiths I spoke to or whose websites I perused create their wax molds using a 3d printer, and their designs lacked the hand-crafted feel that I was looking for.
The final ring came out looking just like the chosen design, is absolutely gorgeous. If you are looking for a custom piece of jewelry I would highly recommend Leah Hollrock Jewelry!
Right from the start Leah was prompt, informative and very helpful. She made the entire process of designing the perfect ring stress free and she was super accommodating to all ideas and suggestions.
Needless to say she has made my fiance one happy gal and we are are so happy Leah will also be making out bands as we know they will be perfect!
If you are looking for custom work, Leah is the one to use!
Leah responds very fast and is very communicative. She is also flexible with a can-do attitude, especially in terms of budget.. I sent her images of what I had in mind and she sent me 3 options originally to choose from and she sent me one more with edits that I had requested very promptly afterwards. Turn around time was amazing, with updates the whole way.
The ring I had made is better than anything I could have dreamed of. I would wholeheartedly recommend Leah's business to anyone wanting to support a small business, needing a custom piece, or just wanting a unique lovely creation that is bound to get endless compliments. 5 stars 10/10 for sure!
I don't have enough good things to say about Leah and her jewelry. She has custom designed and made my wife's engagement ring, and my wife and I's wedding bands. I've also purchased some of her in-stock jewelry pieces.
Leah is friendly, patient, and responsive when working with her on custom pieces. During that process, I was extremely impressed with how she provided regular updates and the sheer amount of work and dedication I felt my pieces received.
From start to finish, working with Leah is an absolute pleasure; her passion for her business and craft is palpable, and her creativity and skill speak for themselves when seeing the final products. I'm beyond happy to wear her work every day.
Leah is a dream to work with. She is SO talented and really listens to what you are looking for in your jewlery. Leah started off working with my fiance in designing my dream engagement ring.
I then had the delight to work with Leah on designing my wedding bands. It was truly amazing getting the first round of sketches and then being able to make suggestions on changes to then recieve additional sketches back in a matter of days. Once we had a design nailed down she got right to work.
Everything she does is a work of art and I can't thank her enough. If you are looking for a one of a kind piece of jewlery from a talented artist, look no further. Leah is your girl!
Leah and I worked together to create and build the most absolutely perfect engagement ring. From idea to design to actual product was flawless, easy, and no detail was looked over.
If you’re looking for someone to truly take their time with you and meet your expectations, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Thank you Leah!!