Custom jewellery is a unique, one-of-a-kind item made just for you. If that isn’t enough reason for you, then keep on reading as we explain some more!
Walking into a high street store to buy jewellery may not be for you for any number of reasons, and shoppers are increasingly looking for custom-made engagement rings and bespoke jewellery as alternatives.
Grace Diamonds is among the best diamond jewellery designers in Ireland. Grainne Seoige, the founder, is an Irish style icon and jewellery designer and will help you design your engagement ring in Ireland. We are the go-to for making custom gemstone jewellery and bespoke diamond jewellery in a consultative and personalised experience.
Here are the five reasons for you to design your own jewellery
1. Greener and more environmentally friendly
Modern shoppers are becoming more environmentally sensitive in their decisions, even when it comes to buying jewellery.
Custom jewellery supports nearby establishments, which typically have an asset-light and low carbon footprint without needing high street retail stores and international operations. Custom jewellery isn’t mass produced, and industrial machinery is usually not needed in the post-production process.
Aside from the above, if you don’t require a custom-made item, there is usually no harm in buying jewellery from reputable international jewellers, who also strictly control their purchasing from conflict-free regions.
Our clients often choose to upcycle components from their jewellery collection, giving fresh life to unwanted jewellery and family heirlooms. If you want an all-new and original bespoke piece, then hopefully, there will be a long line of beneficiaries who can forever hold onto a unique piece of you long into the future.
A summary of the environmental benefits:
- Obtain metals and gemstones from ethical, conflict-free and ecological sources
- Designed by a low-impact, asset-light jeweller rather than a company with international retail operations
- Upcycle and transform unused jewellery and family heirlooms
In a free consultation with Grace Diamonds, you get access to Ireland’s best custom jewellery designer, where we will detail the low-impact production process used by our diamond partners and us in South Africa.
2. An emotional bond customised for you.
The emotional connection and sentimental value of customised jewellery cannot be underestimated. You are wearing a gift from a loved one that was meticulously and carefully prepared just for you. The design is frequently built on the ideas, feelings and memories that are an extension of you and your one-of-a-kind relationship.
You can forever talk about why certain materials were chosen and what inspiration influenced the design process. The final piece will be a tale that can be passed down to future generations.
3. Control and direction by skilled craftsmen
A jeweller is a skilled profession. It takes many years to acquire the knowledge and skill necessary to make a unique and timeless piece.
When you custom designs a piece of jewellery, you are included in the process every step of the way. Your ideas are immediately conceptualised, and you make decisions in real-time. You do not need to know everything there is to know about jewellery in the first place, and this is our job.
All you need is a vague preference of style and budget, and your jeweller will guide you along and simplify the important decisions along the way with visual mock-ups and 3D designs.
A jeweller will then work for the ensuing days to craft your one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery made with the best metals and gems. A high degree of attention to detail and care goes into creating your unique design, often lacking in mass-produced jewellery. Every item resembles a piece of art and reflects artistry.
4. Uncompromising quality and value for money
When it comes to design and aesthetic selections, most jewellery retailers are restricted. Custom-designed jewellery gives you more flexibility and influence over the production process.
When you buy from high street retail stores, you usually pay a significant premium for the brick-and-mortar rental, marketing and labour cost, which is built into their prices.
While a degree of imagination is required for custom jewellery, you will have the creative freedom and opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind item made to your preferences. You don’t need to compromise on any design elements to achieve your goals.
When jewellery is mass-produced, essential components and shortcuts can be taken along the way that isn’t always perceptible to the untrained eye. Since you deal directly with the jeweller when creating personalised jewellery, we help you maximise your budget in line with your vision without compromising on quality.
One of our core brand values at Grace Diamonds is that we create affordable luxury without compromise.
5. Excellent client service
As a custom jeweller, we are driven to make the experience as service-oriented as possible. Accommodating your individual preferences is what drives our personalised service offering.
To begin your journey is as simple as getting in touch with us.
In a one-on-one consultation, we’ll sit down to discuss the vision, budget and all other relevant information.
You will stay involved in the design every step of the way as we develop the design in real-time (sometimes in a matter of hours!). We provide a free round of revisions, and you tell us whatever you want to retain or modify.
In this article, we have discussed the main reasons you should choose custom-designed jewellery. For more information, you can contact me, Gráinne Seoige, and we can take you through your custom jewellery experience. Visit us at https://gracediamonds.ie/ if you are looking for designer diamond jewellery near you.
Best wishes on your journey ahead, Grainne Seoige