The best way to make sure you get a piece of jewelry that you will love and wear for a long time is to contribute to the design elements yourself. After all, if you do that, it will make it far more personal to you and you will probably enjoy wearing it a lot more as it will suit your style. While there are a lot of ideas probably bubbling through your mind as you think of all the different options you have at your disposal, it is important to remember a few basic realities that will help make your new piece of jewelry perfect for your needs.
How Does It Fit In Relation To Your Other Jewelry?
If you are getting a custom jewelry piece made, then it is quite likely you already have a few pieces you wear already, from rings to necklaces, bracelets to earrings. When designing your custom jewelry, you need to consider how your new piece will fit in with the others in your collection. If it is a special piece that you only wear once in a while, then by all means make it a statement and go for a more bold look. If it is something you intend to wear all the time, then tone it down a bit more and make it suit your day-to-day fashion.
If this is the first major piece of jewelry you are commissioning yourself and have saved up a fair bit, then it can be easy to go all out and have the entire item made from gold or silver. While that is certainly an option open to you, remember that these are quite significant pieces of precious metal that do weigh a bit. If you have a smaller frame or are choosing a larger jewelry item like a necklace or chain, then the weight will be a practical factor you should consider. The last thing you want is to not wear your item because you think it is too heavy. Sometimes spending more on the gemstones and designs and less on the precious metal can pay off.
Trust Your Jeweler
Custom jewelry is always going to be a collaborative process because your jeweler knows exactly how to shape these precious metals and stones together to get what you want, and they will alert you if something is impossible or too hard. They might suggest a slightly different design that will work better, or they may even tell you that what you are asking for won't look very good and that you should change up some features. Trust them; they have been in the industry for many years and have seen everything. They want you to love your jewelry so they always come from a positive place, listen to them and you will gain a lot!
Reach out to a jeweler to discuss your custom jewelry.