There are some things you just don’t get to do very often, as is the case with this 14k Yellow Gold Elks Tooth Bracelet. Bracelets are one of the more difficult projects for a goldsmith, so naturally with craved the opportunity to make one here at Custom jewelry. This customers husband is an avid hunter. She wanted to incorporate 2 pieces of elk ivory into hinged 14k yellow gold bracelet. The ivory is accented with pear shaped smokey quartz. The settings holding the ivory and
One of our favorite types of jobs is when a customer brings in their own gems to have a piece of Custom jewelry created, as is the case with this Hand Fabricated Tsoavorite Garnet and Sapphire Ring. We used the customer’s gold, and a photograph to guide us on this hand fabrication job. With the gems being such fine specimens, it was imperative to showcase them, and not attract too much attention away with the mounting itself. Very light and airy bezels accomplish that goal. H
This Custom Fabricated Titanium Engagement Ring ring represents another example of what sets Custom apart from our competition. Our willingness and ability to work with materials that other stores won’t touch, make us the exception in Charlotte, NC. The customer for this project has a materials and design background, and came to us with what he wanted very clearly laid out. Titanium is a purposeful material. It’s light, strong, and non allergenic. Working with it requires a
Labradorite jewelry is quickly becoming one of our favorites here at Custom, and this Custom Collection Rectangle Labradorite Ring is a one of the reasons why. Labradorite is a feldspar mineral and depending on its characteristics, is often referred to Moonstone or Sunstone. The piece in our new ring is particularly impressive. It has a slightly trapezoidal shape, and dances with color. The bezel the stone is held in was hand fabricated then soldered into one of our Custom Co
If this Black Onyx Yellow Gold and Silver Ring with Diamond Accents rings a bell, you may be remembering a very unique Custom jewelry project we did a while back. A pair of Onyx and Diamond Gauged Earrings, for a very special customer.
This ring was commissioned to match those plugs.
The ring was hand-fabricated from 14 karat yellow gold and sterling silver, set with a cushion cut onyx center stone and diamond accents.
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When it comes to materials we use in Custom jewelry, titanium isn’t one that regularly crosses the workbench. But when a customer wants to commission a piece incorporating titanium, silver, gold, and diamonds, then it is our job and pleasure to make it happen. Based on pictures the customer brought into the store, this is what we came up with. The ring is centered around a titanium wedding band that we ordered from our titanium supplier. It was then drilled with varying sized
These are gauged ear plugs that were entirely hand fabricated out of 14k yellow gold and sterling silver. They were then set with cushion cut, checkerboard top black onyx and diamonds. This job exemplifies the purpose of opening our own store. This is the type of custom jewelry that simply would not be taken on in a traditional jewelry store, and is what sets us apart. Unique pieces of jewelry from a unique store. [portfolio_slideshow] #Diamond #Fabrication
This piece is comprised of a fold formed sterling silver sheet, framed and then accented with a spessartine garnet. The fold formed area is antiqued to bring out the color in the beautiful garnet. The chain is a 3mm cable link with a heavy infinity clasp. This is just one more example of the handcrafted jewelry we make here daily at Custom. #Fabrication
This project represents easily one of the most labor intensive we have taken on here at Custom. It was a true team effort; a wonderful one, but will not be repeated any time soon. One reason being a promise we made to the customers that their pieces will remain 100% unique. Another being that it’s going to take a very persuasive pitch to get us to put this much effort into another project. We welcome all comers, but it better be a passionate plea. Take a look at the video bel
This is a commissioned piece created using a strand of amber the customer already owned. Double strands of amber are accented by sterling silver fold formed disks. The disks were fabricated for this piece, using the fold forming process, here at Custom. Fold forming is equivalent to Origami, with metal. The technique was developed by Charles Lewton Brain, around 1985. It is the only truly new form of metalsmithing created in centuries. So take a look at your old, unused, and
This project was a commission for a pair of matching, sterling silver rings. We were given carte blanche on the design. Our relationship with the customer let us know that these should be contemporary, if not downright strange. Both rings were made entirely from 1mm thick sterling silver sheet metal over the course of 3 days. The final look was achieved by sandblasting, then polishing certain parts to create contrast.
Have a look. #Fabrication