The jewelry you wear is an expression of your personality, passions, and lifestyle. While creating a custom designed piece may seem overwhelming, we are experienced at simplifying the process and making even complex designs accessible. Our designers will work together with you to develop a unique design that reflects your vision and budget. Our custom design specialists will bring your inspiration to life by combining the latest design technology with our dedication to artistry and fine craftsmanship. Note: most custom design pieces take 4-8 weeks for completion.
Learn about the rewarding process of creating a one-of-a-kind custom ring that is uniquely yours. Our expert staff is here to help your vision become reality!
Hi, welcome to Brilliant Earth. My name is Ryan, I’m Brilliant Earth’s Senior Designer, and I’m here to walk you through our custom design process.
Most people look into custom design as an option to make something new and completely different for their future fiancé or loved one. It’s a great way to make something extra special.
The custom design process is very rewarding. It leads you through several approval stages taking a span of about four to six weeks where you can fine-tune the design and make sure every detail is absolutely perfect.
Because of this turnaround time it’s also good to plan ahead for this special piece. To get started in the process, we will need to create custom pricing information for you. In order to accomplish this, we will need to know a few of the basic details about the idea. Things like what recycled metal you would like to use, are there any precious gems in the piece.
Once we have these details covered, we should be able to create accurate pricing information for you to consider.
The most important part of the custom design process is developing the concept for the piece. It’s also the most fun. Sometimes people will bring us sketches of their idea that they have created on their own, other times photographs of other jewelry that their significant other wears, or just a description of their sense of style. No matter what stage of the process you’re at in figuring out what you need for your ring or special piece of jewelry, we will be able to help you from there and give you ideas as well.
If you need help visualizing your idea, we can help with this as well, whether it’s creating sketches or digital mock-ups of your idea. There are certain tools we can use to combine different design ideas, and send you images of these either remotely or show them to you in person, to help you visualize what your ring or piece of jewelry will look like before we ever get started.
During the design process at its earlier stages, you’ll see the piece in progress. This will usually be viewing a computer generated 3D model or sometimes a hand-carved wax model. Both of these types of models will give you the opportunity to see a 360 view of what the piece is looking like and decide whether or not any changes are appropriate.
Those approval stages present you with the opportunity to make edits to the design in progress. Once we get the design perfect and the design is approved we will make the piece in your chosen recycled metal and deliver the finished product in eco-friendly packaging.
To get started just give us a call or go on our website to request your free quote.
Your completed Brilliant Earth custom design will reflect your sense of style and our shared values regarding the materials and production that has gone into the piece.
Contact us to receive a complimentary price quote based on your design concept, precious metal, gemstones, and ring size.
Our jewelry designers will take your ideas, drawings and images and work together with you to create a design concept. Our staff of GIA Graduate Gemologists can help you select the perfect conflict free diamonds and sapphires for your design.
Once your design concept has been finalized and an order placed, we will create a wax or computerized (CAD) model which displays multi-angled renderings of your piece. Images of your wax or CAD model will be sent for you to approve or request modifications to your design.
Upon your final approval, our production team will cast your design in the recycled precious metal of your choice. Your gemstones are then meticulously set by our expert craftsmen. Your beautifully finished piece is then thoroughly inspected by our Quality Assurance team and shipped in our distinctive, eco-friendly packaging.
*Terms & Conditions: Due to fluctuating market prices, quotes are valid for 5 business days only. Custom orders are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and cannot be cancelled. Resize requests for custom rings are subject to fees and do not qualify for our 30-day complimentary resize service. Brilliant Earth retains the full unrestricted rights to all jewelry designs, whether custom or standard, and may choose to market or sell jewelry based on such designs. Brilliant Earth does not set gemstones from outside sources. Custom designs begin at $2,000.
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Please use the form below or call us at 1.800.691.0952 to schedule your personalized one hour visit with a jewelry specialist in our San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Boston showroom. We recommend you make your appointment at least three business days in advance and specify the items that you would like to see during your visit. Please note that the full Brilliant Earth collection may not be available for view at each location.
Our showrooms are an elegant and serene environment to privately view our collection. Our jewelryspecialists are here to offer everything from technical gemstone expertise to explaining our ethicalpractices to full custom design.