The VSDJ custom jewelry process
When you come into Vees Star Diamonds and Jewelry, you’re not just ordering a piece of jewelry. You’re commissioning a master craftsman to create a singular work of art.
Because our customers are buying directly from the people who make the jewelry, prices are about half of what you’d pay in traditional jewelry stores. And the cost of each piece is comparable to what you’d pay for off-the-rack, mass-produced jewelry.
Designed by us. Inspired by you.
Our craftsmen bring your custom jewelry dreams to life.
At Vees Star Diamonds and Jewelry, each piece is handmade, and artisan-specific. This creates an effect you won’t get from a mass-produced piece, since extremely detailed work can’t be captured by a computer.
From the actual structure and framework of the piece to touches like mill graining and finishing, the entire process is handled by the craftsman, and inspired by the customer.
Share your jewelry dream with us.
The first step of the process is having an idea, whether it’s something inspired by existing designs or a piece that you’ve always had floating around in your mind. On your first visit to Vees Star Diamonds and Jewelry, you’ll meet with our team, who will get an idea of what you’re envisioning.
You’ll review the type of stones you’re looking for, how you want the piece to feel, what metals you prefer and the overall style of the jewelry. A preliminary sketch will be developed, taking into account the general features and some possibilities on fine details.
We use the best technology to design your custom jewelry piece.
From there, the sketch you approve is translated into a CAD image. Using this system, the designer can make alterations in terms of details, settings, and placement.
The design can be adjusted digitally until it reaches a point where we feel that it is ready to start physical production. Once the computer-assisted design has been finalized, a model will be created to give you an idea of how the finished piece will look.
Your dream becomes an everlasting reality.
The wax model will then lead the creation of the piece using actual metal. Depending on the metals used, the intricacy of the piece, and any additional gems that might be needed to fill the settings, this step in the process will likely be the longest, taking at least two to three weeks on average. The piece will ultimately be cleaned up, polished, and presented to you for a final inspection.