London Jewellery Designers
There are many London jewellery designers to choose from, but how do you find the jeweller that is right for you.
Your have scoured the high street and looked on line and have come to the conclusion that the jewellery you have seen is all too similar in design and is not quiet what you have been looking for.
So you have decided that to get the exact piece of jewellery that you are looking for you are going to have to get it made, but where?
What term should you search for ?
From my extensive research with my own clients I know that each struggled with term online they should be searching for, is it bespoke jewellers, jewellery designers, handmade jewellery the list goes on and is endless.
Most end up asking friends for a recommendation or searching for Hatton Garden Jewellers if they live in London or the south of the country or the Jewellery quarter in Birmingham for the rest of the UK.
How do I find the right jeweller ?
The task then is to find the right one that you feel can inspire you and you comfortable to work with , of course you could go back to a retail environment and look for a shop that offers a bespoke service an many do or decide on an independent jewellery designer like myself that is studio and workshop based.
Today most will display how many years they have been in the jewellery trade to try and draw you in, but I would say that in itself is not enough, my advice would be to delve deeper and discover what their expertise is, have they ever made jewellery at the workbench or have they only worked on mass produced items, many who won jewellery establishment have never made jewellery in their lives.
Modern and traditional manufacturing techniques
If they advertised that they work using 3D CAD software and printing, that again does not guarantee that they can make what you are looking to achieve, modern technology is fantastic and I have been using for over 12 years and I can tell you with great authority that you only get the best from it if you combine it with traditional manufacturing techniques.
How many design will I get?
Like any businessman I am always looking to see what others are offering so that I can stay ahead of the field. Most jewellers who offer a bespoke service will take your ideas create sketches or a 3D cad design and possible a 3D print of it and once you approve it and chosen your stones they will make it for you.
All about choice
I have always taken the view that although you might have a clear idea on the type of jewellery you wish to make you cant be 100% sure that it will work and be compatible with your life style this I why with all my clients respective of budget I expand upon their original ideas and create a series of designs for them to see and amend on screen ant then print them from the printer for them to try on, this way they have complete confidence that final design will be perfect.
So many companies expect you to become a diamond or gemstone expert by reading about it on line and then choosing from a list, for some this works but call me old fashioned and I prefer to work the old fashioned way of using my expertise in helping clients choose their perfect stone that fit with in budget by using their eyes
If you have a jewellery project you would like to talk to me about please give me a call