Jewelry Design Services

Jewelry Design Development For Brands

We provide complete custom jewelry design and manufacturing services. Our clientele are primarily jewelry brands and jewelry designers who are looking for faster turn around times on their orders. Our expert jewelry designers will get your products to market within 3 weeks, and production orders are usually fulfilled within the same 3 week time-frame.

It’s an exciting time for the jewelry industry. Retail stores are moving online and the ones that can’t catch up with the times are closing. Our factory has adapted to the changing needs of the industry by allowing jewelry designers to set up and practice just in time inventory systems. We support our designers in ordering according to their distribution needs, meaning that we allow our clients to put in orders of ANY size for any number of their products. Some of our larger clients will put in as many as 20 orders a day, matching the order numbers with their distributors orders. This allows them to simply unpack the boxes and send the orders on to their distributors.

CAD Jewelry Design Department

Getting started with jewelry designing:

Simply provide us with a detailed outline of your project. We have in house CAD modeling services as well as some of the most advanced 3D printers for rapid prototyping on the market. All of our jewelry design services are done under our Intellectual Property and Manufacturing Agreements so are completely confidential and will not be reproduced for anybody else EVER.

  • Price: Typically we charge between $39 & $99 per custom jewelry design as a one time fee.
  • Requirements: Specifics are important. We appreciate photos of a similar piece of jewelry with dimensions superimposed or detailed sketches which include dimensions.
  • Make one design revision for free provided it reflects the spirit of the original design.
  • No charge for file modifications to make additional ring samples in other sizes.
  • We make photo-realistic renderings on request.
  • Our entire product development process can be done remotely through our web portal.

CAD Prototyping Example

Pictures are reproduced with the permission of Clantime® Scottish Jewelry

Jewelry Design Requirements

Please try and consider the following when preparing your jewelry designs:

  • Measurements: Any measurements you care about should be provided overlaid directly on your design or picture.
  • 2 views: Please attempt to include a minimum of both front and side views
  • Settings: Specify type of setting to be used with gemstones if unclear from the design.
  • Gemstones: Type of gemstone to be used, gemstone sizes, and number of stones should be ascertainable from the design
  • Weights and Targets: It’s important to stress to us during the design stage any desired target weights or target budgets so that we can make suggestions of how to hit these if the initial design does not conform due to material use constrictions.

Ultimately a clear jewelry design will save time and money by letting us capture your concept precisely with few or no revisions. As a general rule of thumb, anything that is not clearly discernible from your jewelry design schematic will be interpreted as giving artistic freedom to our jewelry designers.

If you already make your Jewelry Designs in CAD:

We accept CAD files provided by clients with the following words of caution. We have very specific requirements that must be followed if were going to be able to use your files for production. In the long run we recommend our clients to use our CAD design team where possible. Their really some of the best in the industry and we intentionally keep our fees very low with the idea that by us subsidizing design, you will be able to move into production quicker.

Some general instructions to consider when preparing your own  CAD jewelry designs for us:

    1. All files must be a closed solid.
      • A solid has no naked edges. That’s a concise definition. Another way to understand a solid is to see it as a balloon. If there is even a pin prick size hole, it will deflate, thus it is not air/watertight, not volumetric. A solid is a volume. A solid is its outer surfaces, once they are completely joined.
      • If you are using Rhino, use the ShowEdges command with the display set to “naked edges” to find the unjoined edges.
    2. All surfaces must be 0.8mm or thicker.
    3. Engravings or cut out patterns must be >= 0.3mm wide and >= 0.5mm deep.
    4. Prongs for stone settings:
      • Prongs should be >= 0.3mm in size
      • Prongs must extend 10% past the stone so that the setter can work with them.
    5. We will scale your file for shrinkage in casting and molding so that dimensions remain accurate; however you can expect up to 0.25mm to be lost from surfaces in manufacturing processes like filing and polishing which we will NOT scale for filing. If you want a surface to end up at 1.0mm thick, it is recommended to make it at 1.2mm thick.
      • A recommended way to do this in Rhino is by using the “offset” command to extrude all surfaces by 0.1mm (this will add 0.1mm to each side) effectively thickening a piece for manufacturing loss.

Proceed with jewelry design services now:

If you’re ready to proceed, we invite you to register a user account with our website by clicking on the “Register” button on the top of the page. The process takes about 30 seconds and will allow you to confidentially send us your designs for development. From your user account you’ll also be able to receive production quotations to turn the designs into finished pieces, as well as use our “Instant Jewelry Appraiser” to instantly calculate approximate pricing based on material usage.

For a bit more information about the transition from jewelry design to final product, we invite you to read how to prepare jewelry designs for productions in our forum.