Custom Jewelry made in San Francisco - Sharon Z Jewelry
Bespoke Jewelry made in San Francisco by Sharon Zimmerman | Sharon Z Jewelry | Shop Handmade Eco-Conscious Jewelry San Francisco
I welcome custom and bespoke orders. Take a look at the jewelry on my site to get an idea of what my work looks like. Many of my existing pieces can be customized in different metals or with different stones and this makes a great jumping-off point for custom orders. You can also scroll through the pictures above to see what I've created for clients in the past.
Creating New Jewelry With Your Own Stones
I enjoy taking your heirloom stones and reworking them into something new. I consider this to be the ultimate way to craft an environmentally conscious and ethical piece of jewelry. Here is a great example of a before and after engagement ring that used a customer's own engagement ring and recreated it into a piece that better suited her active lifestyle. Are you curious how the process works? To start, your jewelry and stones will need to be evaluated to ensure that they can still be used. In order to do this, your stone will need to be removed from its existing setting and checked for chips, cracks and inclusions. It's not always easy to hear, but be aware that not all stones (even diamonds and sapphires) are appropriate for resetting. If your stone is not going to work for your jewelry idea, I will work with you to find a replacement. If the stone is being pulled from a ring, the metal from the ring may be applied as partial credit towards your order.
Policies - aka the Nitty Gritty
An initial consultation fee of $125 (non-taxed) covers you for one round of design ideas, edits, and price quotes. This fee is non-refundable and will be applied towards the cost of the final project. Custom work is not returnable. The lead time for custom projects is 4-10 weeks depending on my schedule. Custom work is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. As of December 1st, lead-time for custom work is 6-8 weeks. I will update these lead-times as things change. I will not be taking on custom projects in December. Please keep this in mind when thinking about your deadline.
Ready to get started, but you don't know if your idea is doable? Fill out this form and provide a general idea of what you are looking for. I do my best to reply within 2 business days.
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