We are experts in custom jewelry design; either transforming your old jewelry into new, or recreating it from your imagination.
1. Tell us what you want. Bring or email sketches or photos.
2. Let us give you some design options.
3. Wait 21 days for your new jewelry.
For nearly three decades, we have created masterpieces in 14K, 18K, platinum and silver. Although we use the latest technology to ensure quality and symmetry we also use the old-world charm of hand polishing and skillfully set each diamond by hand.
We care about your jewelry and keep you informed along the way to make sure your vision is beyond your expectations. Use your old diamonds or ours.
In the age of 3D software and unlimited imagination your jewelry dream can come true.
You may find a design on a website or in a jewelry store, but what if you want to add a few diamonds, or a swirl, or an initial that makes the piece more meaningful? What if you already have an old or worn out ring in which you want to reset the diamonds into a new design? Maybe you want to replicate a piece of jewelry for a friend. It is possible to transform any idea or design into a ring, pendant or earrings that can be worn everyday. This is custom jewelry design.
Almost everything begins as a simple idea before it becomes an object we can see and touch. Even if you are not an artist you still can present your idea in a way to make your vision understood and come alive.
Since ancient times humans have scribbled their imagination in caves and the sand. Today it is as simple as doodling on paper. Since 1991, Gallery of Diamonds has transformed thousands of these doodles into lifetime jewelry.
How to Create Your Own Custom Jewelry Design
Many jewelry ideas are sparked from other ideas. Some people may see a picture of a piece of jewelry but would prefer it was bigger, more dainty, less swirly, etc. Unfortunately, to keep production costs down, many jewelry companies make a select amount of jewelry designs and sell the same ones over and over. It is not uncommon to see the exact piece of jewelry in different jewelry stores because they many times use the same manufacturers.
If seven is your favorite number you might want seven diamonds in a ring. If blue is your favorite color you may want to add a few sapphires in your necklace. If you are celebrating a ten-year anniversary or the birth of a child you may want a piece of jewelry to symbolize these cherished milestones of life. You can even add a name or a geometric design that has special meaning to you or your loved one.
How Do I Get Started?
If you want to reset or redesign your old ring you can send it to us by registered mail. You may doodle your thoughts or email us a picture of a jewelry piece that sparks your imagination. It is helpful if we can see at least two views of the piece (like top view and side view.)
Although most rings can be sized, we like to get it right the first time. You may have to send us a ring that fits you perfectly or you can determine your finger size from a local fine jeweler. An established jeweler will cheerfully do this for you.
Chain lengths usually come in increments of two inches. The most popular lengths are 16, 18, 18, 20 and 24 inches. Remember that for every two inches of chain length will add one inch of length from your neckline.
You can circle parts of your photo to identify areas that you want to modify. We love helping customers and are always here to talk to you in person or on the phone.
Once we determine what you desire we tell you the cost to make it and the estimated time of completion. The current completion date is 21 days. We communicate with you often along the journey of your one-of-kind custom jewelry design to make sure the finished result is beyond your expectations. Depending on how you would like to communicate with us we will keep you informed along the way with illustrations or photos.
Before we begin work on your custom jewelry design, we make sure you approve and that we have a clear understanding of the finished result.
How to Mail Your Jewelry:
1. Fill out or print this form-
2. Place in a box along with your jewelry. Stuff so does not rattle.
3. Mail it by Registered Mail at the United States Post Office and declare the approximate value.
Gallery of D.
1528 Brookhollow Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705
4. Save your receipt for tracking information and insurance purposes.