CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGN

Make your vision a Reality

The creation of jewelry is an art form, and the science is revolutionary at Medlars.

The Process of Custom Design

STEP 1

At our first custom design consultation, we’ll pay careful attention to your ideas and goals and draw a rough sketch of your piece. Then let the magic begin. Using virtual reality software, we’ll convert the sketch to a three-dimensional, full-color image. This experience is one of the many reasons why we’re among the top Texas jewelry designers.

STEP 2

The second consultation enables you to see a virtual representation of your custom jewelry. You will see your design in color from multiple angles, study the style and metal work, and have a chance to make any necessary adjustments. When you are satisfied that the design is right, we’ll begin crafting your dream into reality. No other process can assure your design will be perfect.

STEP 3

Once your design is created in wax to your precise specifications (using a 3D printer or milling machine), we’ll have you view it in person. This will allow you to see your design in it’s exact scale and is a true “Aha” moment.  Then we’ll pour investment (similar to plaster of Paris) around the wax in a metal cylinder, and when dry, place it in a special oven.  

As it heats, the wax will melt away, leaving an exact reproduction of your piece inside the plaster. Afterwards, we’ll use a centrifuge to force super-heated, liquid precious metals into the plaster cavity. Once everything cools, we’ll break open the plaster, exposing the raw casting. It’s now ready to finish, polish, and set the gems using a machine called the Graver-Max.

This technology allows us to do very complicated settings with unparalleled accuracy.

The Final Product

When the process is finished, we’ll present you with a one-of-a-kind piece of heirloom quality jewelry that meets your exact specifications. As an added bonus, we’ll also give you an appraisal of the piece for your insurance company.

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