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Custom Jewelry Design

Custom Jewelry Design
at Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash

Looking to create your own custom jewelry? In the market for something a bit more special with your own personal touches? Design a one-of-a-kind pendant or ring with Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash Diamond Jewelers. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a loved one or an engagement ring that will sweep her off her feet, our in-house designer will work with you to achieve the look you want.

An Overview
of the Design Process

The design process generally takes four to six weeks, depending on the intricacy of the piece. We recommend starting well in advance (especially if designing around the holidays) so that we can guarantee it will be done when you need it. Here is a step-by-step overview of how our process works.

Step 1

Develop
Your Vision

You have a vision, we have the means to bring it to life. Come visit our store or browse our website and get inspired for your own design. Then, when you’re ready to begin, schedule a consultation.

During the consultation, you will meet with our designer and explain what you want the finished design to look like. We can create detailed sketches of your design to flesh it out. You can also show us pictures of other pieces that have inspired you.

Not sure exactly what you want, but still want to design something special? We will work with you to determine the style and look of the piece. Our experienced jewelers can help you develop something truly remarkable for yourself or a loved one. You can complete a consultation in-store or over the phone. We work to make the consultation as easy and convenient for you as possible!

Step 2

Model Your
Design

Once you have a design in mind, we will use our Computer-aided Design (CAD) software to create a detailed 3D rendering of the piece. We use CounterSketch, a cutting-edge software that allows you to easily tweak the design and see exactly what it will look like when finished.

CounterSketch has thousands of designs built into the software, plus a library of components. Choose a design and tweak it to your tastes, or build something entirely new from different components.

For your convenience, we email you the 3D renderings so you can review them and make changes. These lifelike images make it easy to see how the finished piece will look. CounterSketch provides pricing information, so you’ll know exactly how much the design costs before you order it.

Step 3

Cast It in
Precious Metal

After you’ve finalized a 3D rendering, our designer uses a wax mold to cast the jewelry in the metal you’ve selected: platinum, gold in any shade, sterling silver, and more.

Step 4

Set the Stones
& Polish

The jewelry goes through a polishing process before the stones are set, and then once more after they are set. We inspect the piece carefully to make sure it lives up to your vision and our high-quality standards. Then the finished piece is delivered to you!

Why Choose Custom?

There are many benefits to a custom piece of jewelry. You have complete control over the design. Create something entirely from scratch to express your own unique style, or repurpose an existing piece. If you have a family heirloom that you wish to update, you can transfer elements of that piece, such as the stones, to a new custom piece. Here are some other reasons to choose a custom design.

Our Process is Streamlined for Convenience

You tell us your vision, and then we take care of the rest! Unlike other jewelers, we send 3D renderings straight to your inbox to make it easy to review and update your design without visiting the store. Or, if you prefer, we can design the piece while you’re in the store and make changes on the spot.

Custom Doesn’t Always Mean More Expensive

It may seem like a custom piece would cost more than something available in-store. In reality, cost is dependent on many different factors, including time and labor, the overall design, metals and stones used, and more. There are many ways you can modify the design to lower the cost. At Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash Diamond Jewelers, our custom pieces start at $850, excluding the cost of the stone. You get to choose a hand-selected diamond or other gem, or use a stone you already own that has a special significance. Custom can cost less than a designer piece in many cases. Let us know what your budget is, and we can make design recommendations to stay within that budget while still producing the look you want.

Express Your Love with a Unique Gift

Our custom design process is especially popular for couples looking to get engaged, planning a wedding, or celebrating an anniversary. You can create the perfect engagement ring, wedding band, or other piece to honor your love and commitment to each other.

Get Started Designing
Your Custom Jewelry

If you’re ready to begin the custom jewelry design process, contact us to make an appointmentor let us know what you're looking for. You can also visit us in store on Plaza Blvd. in Lancaster. Appointments are not required. Start designing your own unique piece of jewelry today!

Get Started