Our Bespoke Process
Clarice specialises in creating bespoke jewellery; whether you're celebrating an engagement, honouring marriage or marking a personal milestone, our unique bespoke offering allows you to be part of the process every step of the way. We understand the significance a ring can hold and respect this by committing to creating pieces that have been thoughtfully designed, responsibly sourced and consciously crafted.
Each bespoke piece is designed and crafted using both new and traditional methods. The process takes place in our workshop with the exception of specialist techniques where we collaborate with our local skilled craftspeople in Hatton Garden.
Commissioning a bespoke piece of jewellery, and the thoughtful and personal story of its creation, is an incredibly special experience. Working with a jeweller that you trust and feel comfortable with makes it so much more enjoyable. Our past bespoke clients have left some lovely testimonials of their experience of working with us. You can read all of our client reviews here.
It takes just three easy steps to work with Clarice to create your very own bespoke piece, find out more below.
The bespoke process begins with a complimentary consultation at our showroom, during which we will be able to discuss the finer details such as your budget and deadline, as well as the ideas you've had for your piece including the design details and material options. You'll be able to ask as many questions as you like. Lasting approximately 45 minutes long, the consultation is all about getting to know one another!
Please note, we are open by appointment only so you must book a time in order to visit us. Appointments with Clarice may be scheduled back to back so please ensure you arrive on time and do let us know if you're running late.
2. STONE SOURCING & DESIGN PRESENTATION
Tailored to your brief and budget outlined in your first consultation Clarice will source a selection of carefully considered diamond or gemstone options for your ring, as well as some hand drawn to scale designs.
These will then be presented to you in a second appointment at our showroom, or if we are working with you remotely then we will send videos and photos via email.
All stones are individually chosen by Clarice with her knowledge of diamonds and precious gemstones spanning over 12 years of working in the trade. She will take you through the stones or diamonds chosen, explaining each one in fine detail.
We work closely with our trusted diamond and precious gemstone dealers in London to source the perfect stone for your piece. In order to guarantee the integrity and quality of our pieces, it's crucial we know with certainty where our materials have come from, and therefore, we can only work with stones provided by us.
We will provide you with an estimate price for each design and stone option presented to you. Hopefully there will be a design that is perfect but if not, we will continue to revise the design for you until we reach your dream ring!
3. CREATED JUST FOR YOU
Once your design and stone has been chosen and the first payment made, we will begin crafting your piece. This is where you get to sit back, relax and let us bring your bespoke piece to life!
We pride ourselves on being London jewellers who are committed to ensuring fine craftsmanship and attention to detail on each and every piece. Not only is it our aim to craft jewellery which truly celebrates your tales of love but that will also continue to be treasured for generations to come.
The making stage can take between 6-12 weeks for engagement rings and complex wedding rings, and 4-6 weeks for wedding rings. We will keep you updated with progress along the way and arrange a collection appointment as soon as your piece is finished.
COLLECTION & AFTERCARE
The most rewarding part of the bespoke process for us is being able to hand over the finished piece to our clients and to see their reactions! You'll be invited back to the showroom or we can arrange to post your piece to you if we are working remotely.
Along with your bespoke piece, beautifully packaged for you or your loved one, we'll also prepare the necessary accompanying paperwork for you. This will include any relevant stone or diamond reports (if applicable) as well as your receipt and valuation, sent via email. We will send you a detailed care pack which will help you clean and look after your piece as well as identify when there may be issues.
If we have created an engagement ring for you then we would love to see you again to work on your wedding rings or any other bespoke jewellery pieces. If you're proposing with your ring please do let us know how it goes and send us a photo!