Custom Process

Custom Process

 

1. Get in Touch

  • Please contact or email info@arsaeusdesigns.com to inquire about making a custom piece.
  • Some important information to keep in mind:

General style
Stone type, shape and size
Metal type
Finger size / length of chain for necklaces or bracelets
Budget and timeline

  • Reference images and finger sizes are a helpful starting place but not necessary, as we do offer complimentary sizing.
  • Custom work and engagement rings take approximately 3-8 weeks (before shipping) depending on the complexity of the piece.
  • If there is specific deadline, we will do our our best to accommodate.

Available by Appointment:

Made You Look
info@madeyoulook.ca
416-463-2136

2. Set up a Meeting

  • Schedule an appointment with designer, Heather to create your one of a kind special piece.
  • If you are in the Toronto area, we can meet at Made You Look – 1338 Queen St. W. to establish the details of the project and for stone viewing.
  • If you are unable to physically meet, we are happy to work over email or schedule a phone call.

3. Deposit / Payments

  • We will provide a quick sketch of the idea.
  • To proceed with final renderings we require a $200 deposit *this is non-refundable.
  • Once the desired stone(s) are selected and the details of the project are determined, we will give you an estimate of the total cost for the project.
  • Another payment of either 50% of the final price or full cost of the stone(s) is required to proceed in order to get the work started.
  • In cases where the stone(s) are valued at or over $3,000 +  they must be paid for in full.

4. Sketches / Rendering

  • 1-3 sketches
  • We will develop a 3D computer rendering, which can be revised with you feedback to hone in on the fine details.

5. Production / Making

  • A hand-carved wax model or 3D printed model will be made – we can still make minor adjustments at this point.
  • Once the wax models are approved, they are cast in the desired metal, cleaned up, then the stones are set and the final details are added.
  • We will be in touch throughout the process and keep you updated along the way!
  • If at any point you are curious as to what stage your piece is at in production, do not hesitate to ask.
  • The timeline is approximately 3-8 weeks, depending on complexity of project.
  • Any changes made at this time will be subject to fees to cover re-modelling, re-casting, or changing gemstones, and may delay completion of your piece.
  • Pieces over $1,000 will be appraised by a gemologist specialist and you will receive the appraisal certificate with your completed piece.

6. Pick up / Delivery & Final Balance

  • Your piece is ready!
  • The final remaining balance is required prior to or during the pick-up of the final piece (or before being shipped out).

We look forward to working with you!