STUDIO 12 FAQ'S

Custom Designed Emerald and Gold Ring | Roanoke, VA | Emerald | Gold | Sarah EK Muse

Do you have questions about the Bespoke Jewelry Design Journey here at Studio 12?

Here are Answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)…


Do I need to be based in the Roanoke area?

Not at all. I work with clients from all over. Video call and recorded videos play a key role in the design process. I do however love to meet with my clients in person whenever possible.


What does the design process look like?

The custom design experience here at Studio 12 is truly one-of-a-kind, unique to each of my clients, just as the jewelry I design. We begin with a conversation (either in person or virtually) to get to know you and learn about your likes and dislikes, how you plan to wear your new piece(s) of jewelry and what ideas excite you. I will ask you succinct questions to help guide the direction for the artistic vision of your bespoke design.


Should I bring ideas with me for my first consultation?

Yes, please bring them. Pictures or a Pinterest board with ideas that you love or are inspired by such as colors, places, shapes and styles (fashion to interior, exterior) are great for reference.


Do I need to bring gemstones to start a new custom design?

Absolutely not. As a jewelry designer and GIA, AJP with 25 years of experience, I work with wonderful gemstone dealers and I will procure the perfect sustainably sourced diamonds or gems for your jewelry. We can also use your gemstones from a favorite trip or from unworn or broken jewelry that you've been holding onto, but are not your style.


What if I have fine metal (gold or platinum) that's hiding in my jewelry box?

We can repurpose the gold (non-structural) or refine the metals and use the value as credit towards creating your new bespoke project. If you're not sure if it’s 14k, 18k or 22k or even metal, don’t worry, I can test it for you and give you an approximate value when we meet.

 

How many designs will I see?

Based on our conversation, I'll create one to three thoughtfully designed sketches for you, and up to three revisions on the chosen design. After you approve the final design, your custom piece will go into production. I’ll keep you involved throughout the journey with photos, videos and/or in-person meetings to ensure a proper fit for the perfect bespoke piece of jewelry that you will want to wear everyday!

 

How much does it cost?

Your endeavor into the world of a personal, one-of-a-kind bespoke piece that is designed exclusively for you and created here at Studio 12 typically begins at $3500. I ask for a 30% non-refundable deposit to initiate the design process. Any metal trade-in value is subtracted from the balance which is then due upon delivery/ pick-up of your completed piece. 


How much time will my bespoke piece take?

Your personalized custom jewelry experience takes time and a sensitivity to your thoughts and emotions. Many things will influence the time frame (typically 2-5 months, varying times may apply) and I will communicate with you throughout. Every detail of your piece(s) is considered with intentional problem solving along the way, especially with more complex art jewelry pieces, so that you fall head-over-heels in love with your new modern heirloom.



If you have further questions or you are ready to start your bespoke jewelry journey, please email me, call 540.524.2764 or fill out your Bespoke Jewelry Inquiry Form to get started.



Thank you for trusting in my creative vision and letting me be a part of your story!

I look forward to going on a bespoke jewelry journey with you!

~ Sarah