This is a question from my last post -- why custom design jewelry, anyway? Especially when there is so much jewelry available? It is true that jewelry and accessories seem to be everywhere, especially on Etsy, auctions and the like, and often at seemingly good prices. At Trios we see quite a variety of our client's jewelry since it is brought to our studio from all of these sources to be cleaned and serviced. Yet, at times, these are the very clients that finally decide to have us design and create a custom piece for them.
I think there is so much value in having a piece that is created just for you, be it emotional, aesthetic, stylistic, symbolic or the expression of a legacy. It could meaningfully express your sense of personal style and make a statement about who you are. Bold or dainty, intricate or of sleek lines, colorful gems or rustic, textured metal -- all of these considerations and more go into each piece. The people we work with become excited by the process of designing something so specifically and thoughtfully produced. It is a completely different experience to be involved in the creation of an expressive piece of jewelry made only for you.
The unique wedding set in the photos above truly captured the spirit of one couple. He is a musician. They both love rural life, so her idea was to model the rings after a Fender Stratocaster guitar. His was 2/3 of the guitar and hers was 1/3. The second ring for her featured a "pick" shape that fit into the rose gold pick guard on his ring. Both rings featured 14k white gold "barbed wire" encircling the shanks. It was fun to take her very specific desires for the design and evolve and into a three functional, meaningful and aesthetically pleasing rings.
The fun, fashion jewelry definitely has a place in a woman's wardrobe, but that intriguing, meaningful little piece of wearable sculpture that you had designed for you is what you will pass down to your daughter or son. And they will remember that you loved it and enjoyed it. This is some of the most interesting work that we have the privilege to be part of and I'm seeing that more people are considering this unique form of personal expression. Will you be one of them?
See you at the studio!