Custom Design Process
Think of us as your personal, custom jeweler. As a Tuggle Designs client, you will work with owners Matt and Lauren directly - making your experience as easy, informative and enjoyable as possible.
Unlike other jewelers, we will work with you to create something truly custom - not just customized. Stories are the inspiration behind everything we create, and we will keep your story at the forefront of every step of the creation process. You have a say in every element of the design process: from the overall style and setting, to the diamonds and/or gemstones, as well as the type, color and finish of the metal of your one-of-a-kind piece. You will have the opportunity to be as hands-on or hands-off as you desire while we work directly with you to turn your custom jewelry vision into a reality.
Determine your design | Through our initial consultation and reviewing your inspiration images, we will walk you through our design process and work with you to create the design that fits your vision.
Choose your stones | We will work with you to repurpose your heirloom jewelry or source the highest quality diamonds and gemstones for your custom piece. You will have the opportunity to view and compare a unique selection of diamonds and/or gemstones curated with your needs in mind.
Review and design approval | Following your initial consultation, you will receive several unique jewelry designs (in the form of sketches) for your jewelry piece. After you have reviewed the designs for your custom piece, we will make any additional adjustments until we have captured the exact design you’re looking for! Don't worry, we'll stay in the design phase until you are completely satisfied with your one-of-a-kind design - we want you to be in love your piece before proceeding to production.
Determining production method | Once you have approved your design, your piece will move into the modeling/ fabrication process. Depending on the nature of your design, we will either hand-carve a wax model or hand-fabricate your piece. If a wax model is created, you will be able to review your model & make final adjustments.
Producing your custom creation | Following approval, your custom piece will go into production. The production process generally takes around 6-8 weeks.
Picking up your piece | Once your custom jewelry piece is completed, we will either organize a pick up time or arrange shipping to get your one-of-a-kind, handcrafted custom piece to you to enjoy for many years to come.
Interested in your very own custom piece? Please inquire by clicking below. We'll get back to you within 48 business hours.
We can't wait to hear your story and vision!
- Matt & Lauren