Bespoke Jewellery

About our custom jewellery service

We understand jewellery is incredibly personal. Our bespoke jewellery is created from scratch for each customer to embody your individuality, capture your essence, and align with your budget. Whether it’s an engagement ring, bridal jewellery, or a special occasion piece, we collaborate with you to create stunning pieces that reflect your unique style.

A platinum engagement ring featuring a central oval-cut diamond surrounded by sapphires, with an outer halo of old European-cut diamonds set in a yellow gold shared claw setting. A luxurious and striking design for an engagement ring.

How long does it take for bespoke jewellery to be made?

With many steps in the creation process, bespoke jewellery takes four to six weeks to create once designs have been agreed. The initial design phase can go as quickly or as slowly as you like, depending on how ready you are to make decisions! We always ask for any specific dates you need your piece by however it’s always best to leave as much time as possible. We’re happy to hold your piece securely if it needs to be kept secret until a certain date.

Platinum Engagement ring set with a round brilliant cut diamond and 4 marquise cut diamonds in a flower design

Bespoke jewellery cost

One benefit of creating bespoke jewellery is that it can be tailored to your budget. We work with you to achieve the look you are after within your financial allowance. Rather than ‘cutting costs’ we focus on achieving the maximum for your budget. We can talk though considerations that impact price; such as, accent stones, ‘round number’ carat weights, different shapes and cuts, and working with gemstones as well as diamonds.

Our guide Buying Fine Jewellery explores this further.

Bespoke Ring Cost

If you’re after a figure (we know you want the nitty gritty!) then generally the price of a diamond set ring starts from £1,500 and goes up from here – anything up to £10,000 and above!

Ladies wedding and eternity rings generally fall between £600 – £1,500, with design and material choices pushing this figure up. 9-carat gold men’s wedding rings start from £400 and 18-carat gold options start from around £875, increasing for wider bands and additional design features.

For earrings, necklaces, bracelets and men’s jewellery it may be helpful to view our collection pieces to get an idea of cost. Alternatively, if you have a design or a budget in mind (whichever way you want to start), please do get in touch to discuss what’s possible in terms of a bespoke creation!

Yellow gold and platinum necklace adorned with graduating marquise-cut diamonds, culminating in a central octagonal-set exquisite ruby and topped with a pear cut diamond

Bespoke jewellery aftercare

We are here to help you keep your jewellery at its best – forever holding its ‘brand new’ sparkle.

All our customers can expect:

  • Complimentary cleaning services
  • Complimentary claw inspection services
  • Complimentary ring re-sizing (x1)
  • Complimentary insurance certificate and advice on specialist jewellery insurance
  • Repairs, re-polishing and re-rhodium plating where appropriate

In addition, our How to clean and care for your jewellery guide offers practical tips about how to look after your jewellery at home.

CAD Design

(Computer Aided Design)

Finished Ring

(Photograph)

Bespoke Jewellery FAQs

Can you take diamonds out of a ring to make a new one?

Yes, absolutely. With care diamonds can be taken out of an existing ring and set into new metal work. For most diamonds we will also be able to source matching stones if you’d like to add in any more.

Are your diamonds certificated? 

All diamonds over 0.5ct are GIA certificated. Smaller stones are not individually certificated but all comply with the Kimberley Process.

I’m worried the metal looks chunky on the CAD design…

CAD designs always look chunkier than they do in reality. This is due to the rendering software used. The metal work in the final piece will be hand finished and look less dominant than in the CAD design.

I’m buying a gift. I don’t know the person’s ring size…

To get closer to the right size one idea is to find an existing ring that the person wears and compare to our printable ring sizing tool (or press into a bar of soap!). We can use this to gauge the size of the ring finger. In addition, we know that the average woman’s ring finger is an M on her left hand. The right hand is usually slightly larger. In the absence of any information we can make the ring to the average size (or slightly smaller / larger depending on your thoughts) and re-size it later (except for full eternity rings where re-sizing is more difficult).

If you are able to disclose to the other person that you require their ring size, we work to UK industry standard ring sizes. We can provide access to a ring sizer or see our online advice for measuring ring sizes and our printable ring sizer.

How do I convert my ring size?

Please see our ring conversion chart.

I’ve changed my mind, can I alter my design? 

Once a design has been agreed we require a 50% deposit to start creating your piece. Once started it will be a lot harder to make changes to the design. We cannot guarantee that all changes will be possible although we will endeavour to accommodate them. There may be an additional charge for such changes to reflect the cost of the materials and re-design.

Choosing The Perfect Diamond

The alluring sparkle of a diamond is hard to resist. When looking to choose a diamond yourself, how do you know which diamond to buy?

I recently asked James to redesign and renew my Grandmother’s engagement ring which had lost its luster and needed a revamp. The ring has been in the family for more than 70 years and holds immense sentimental value so at first I was apprehensive…

Absolute pleasure to deal with James from start to finish. I felt at ease through the whole process and delighted with the end result. Would 100% recommend!

I couldn’t be more delighted with the necklace and earrings we commissioned James Veale to make: they are exquisite. He is a talented designer, a skilled craftsman and a very nice person!

My fiancé designed my engagement ring with James and I couldn’t have been happier with it. It was a no brainer that we would then use James to design our wedding bands

I had James design some earrings for my wife inspired by some ancient Mesopotamian earrings. This involved some very intricate and detailed work. James absolutely smashed it out of the park, and my wife couldn’t be happier…

Contact us

Contact us via the button below, give us a ring on 01462 526446 or email us to discuss your jewellery requirements.