Creating and designing your own jewelry can be a simple process, whether you design in your head, or in person. Our West York jewelry store can guide you through the process. We want your experience to be easy. You’ll work directly with Jamie, our designer and owner of Oletowne Jewelers. Our personal touch at its best. Here’s our process:
1. Designing Your Own Jewelry
We listen to your needs and specifications, and if provided, we will view your images for inspiration in order to sketch an original design. Choose from our selection of examples or browse our site. You can add styles you like, or create something that is unique to you. You can email us images or drawings and Jamie will follow up with an original design based on your detailed instruction…free of charge.
2. Generating a 3D Model of Your Design
Jamie will create a 3D computer model of your design. You can make as many changes as needed until your design is perfect for you. Upon request, rendered images of your 3D model can be viewed in person by visiting the store. When placing your order, you can request to view a full-size wax version of your design.* This prototype is full-scale and will show you the exact detail and dimensions of your piece.
3. Production Time
Upon approval of your 3D design, we will begin creating your piece. We will be using either hand fabrication or metal casting whichever yields the highest quality to complement the complexity of your design. Finally, your gemstones will be set into the polished piece perfected by our goldsmith, John. This ensures you receive a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of heirloom-quality jewelry that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
If you have a creative streak and designing your own piece of jewelry is an option, stop in to get the process started. We would love to guide you through the process. BUT, if you simply want a unique piece and you don’t have a creative bone in your body, don’t worry we can design it for you.
*A full size wax version of your design is optional at $180, non-refundable.