Frequently Asked Questions about
How much does it cost?
Designed Jewelry can cost less than you might expect. Of
more costly than mass produced, often poorly made jewelry,
worth it to get a quality piece, made just the way you want
it. See our
"How much does it cost?"
Q. How long does
A. Once we agree
design, and accept a deposit, it usually takes about 8-12
we are done. At this point the jewelry is ready to ship.
Before this, sometimes there will be some time of back
before we arrive at the design that is truly perfect for
you. It takes
a little longer via the internet, but that's part of the
Q. What if
know the ring size?
soon as we have started the job, we can send you a set of
to try on.
Q. Are you going
to make a
whole bunch of copies of my ring?
A. The answer is
If your piece of jewelry is unique to you, a very
design, then we will not copy those elements that make it
we retain ownership on the copyright of all works we create,
courtesy we don't exactly copy custom designs we have made
a particular customer.
If you are only making a version of one of our regular
then yes, we can still make it. If your design is generic,
that is, not
specific, then yes, we cannot allow that to be taken away
You are getting a Celtic design ring with knotwork
with a Tudor rose and a Holly leaf and the initials TRS. We
reproduce your ring.
We can still make Celtic knot rings. We can still make
jewelry. We can still use Holly leaves in designs. We can
still make a
different ring for a customer with the initials TRS.
Q. I saw a ring
designer, can you make a copy for me with my diamond?
A. We do not copy
designer's work. From a legal standpoint it is prohibited.
create unique designs ourselves, and hate it when they're
won't do it to others. Certainly, though, if you would
have a design in a certain motif, or style, or feeling,
the same essence expressed by an example you found, we can
design a new piece that meets your expectations.
Also some designs are what is termed "generic" and are
enough, and widespread enough that no one can claim
ownership of them.
These designs we can recreate.
Q. Can I have
jeweler copy the piece of jewelry I get from you?
A. No. We retain
on everything we make.
Q. I want
sterling silver pendants for my club emblem, can you help?
A. Certainly! We
to create multiple pieces for you to use for a club, a
family, in your
business as premiums or for resale. Typically we can quote
you a cost
for setup, and a cost to produce the pieces. The setup
start as low as $400, with $450-600 being more typical. Many
can be produced in Sterling silver for as little as $65
rings start at $100. Low minimum orders of 10 pieces per
style make it
easy to get started.
Q. Can I use my
these times of high precious metals costs. Some jewelers do
to recast old gold into new jewelry causes severe quality
the new piece. We know, we have seen them.
We will recycle your old
gold materials by turning them in to our refiner, and give
towards your custom job.... so in effect we are using your
Here at Foxfire Design Studio, recycling your old gold
via our refiner, and using
your stones we can make you a new piece of jewelry that new
thousands, but using your items will cost in the hundreds
and it'll be
the beautiful and the envy of your friends!
Q. Can I use my
A. Certainly! We
than happy to set your heirloom diamonds or gemstones in a
Colored Gemstones of large enough size can even be refreshed
repolished like new. Let's take those old pieces of jewelry
that are in
the bottom of your jewelry box and make them into something
Q. What Metals do
A. We work in
metals: Platinum, Palladium (a platinum group metal), 18
Gold, 14 Karat Yellow Gold, 14 Karat super White Gold
(a superior white
gold alloy, very white), 14 Karat Palladium White Gold, 14
Gold, 14 Karat Green Gold, and Sterling Silver.
These metals offer the workability, and durability
needed for the
artistic creation of fine jewelry. We work with them
fabrication, casting, reticulation, hand engraving, and
setting techniques. We often create wax models for casting
CAD/CAM (computer assisted design and manufacturing) but
and detail the pieces by hand.
Q. Do you work in
A. We do not work
industrial metals; Stainless steel, tungsten, titanium,
because they require industrial techniques and machining,
which we are,
by choice, not set up to do.
Also, we have yet to discover anyone else who offers to
custom design work in these metals. Because of the
techniques used in production, designs are limited by the
and are usually reserved to mass production.
An artist studio produces a work in precious metals, a
produces industrial metal pieces.
Q. Is Custom work
costly than ready made jewelry?
A. Sometimes yes,
sometimes no, but it represents a better value. You may
spend a little
more than you would for mass produced jewelry, but you get
more for your money.
It should be noted that with our pieces, doing custom
is original design work, individual attention, model making,
one of a kind piece, and finally a level of individual hand
craftsmanship in polishing and stone setting that are
than factory mass production. It means you end up with a
superior piece of jewelry.
Q. Where do I go
A. Get a Quote or
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