She said, “Daniel, I think I'm going to get Sarah to make my ring!”
So, off to the Post Office she went, to ship her special rings to me. Ondrea trusted that I would care for them, as if they were my own, while I created a new chapter for them. Over the next several months, Ondrea and I developed a long-distance relationship, with her new ring as the object of our affection! We spent time video conferencing, texting, emailing and calling. All of which is a necessary part of the design experience, as my clients put their trust in me to bring their vision to life.
The Custom Jewelry Design Experience
This is truly where I strive to make the experience special. The custom jewelry design process is not only about getting to the finish line and the completed piece, but it’s also about sharing stories, intentions and wishes as we journey together to create a personal modern heirloom.
It begins with many questions, and actively listening to the answers. It’s crucial to hear what my clients are saying and sometimes what they’re not saying. Each response guides me to the next right question. I want to know what colors appeal to them, which shapes resonate, what style they associate with most. Equally important, I want to know what elements don’t speak to them. We then dive deeper into what really brings my clients joy and happiness every day. For Ondrea, living by the ocean, the waves and their bubbles represent the ebb and flow of life. This is embedded deep within her. I made a mental note that her new ring would incorporate this symbolism in some way.
Ondrea was clear, she wanted me to incorporate everything, including the gold and jade, into something different, unique and one-of-a-kind, and something that was “comfy enough to wear everyday, even in jeans and a t-shirt.” No small task! I understand how important it is to infuse your new jewelry with joy and thoughtful design, not just for the present, but for future generations. Ondrea understood this right from the start. She knew she was getting more than “just” a piece of jewelry.
It’s part of my mission to provide a custom jewelry experience, not just the finished piece. This takes time and a sensitivity to my client’s desires, thoughts and emotions. Combined with my twenty-five years of expertise in the field, I’m confident I can create a meaningful experience, and a personal bespoke piece of jewelry for each of my clients. Ondrea agreed, “The whole experience was great! The way it turned out, it's exactly what I wanted! That's the best part about it, the end when you get to wear it.”
Are you ready to take the next step to create your very own new custom heirloom?
Or, give Sarah a call at 540-524 2764 to discuss your project.
I want to learn more about the Custom Jewelry Design Experience.
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