Finding the perfect piece of jewelry for a loved one can be difficult. You want to find something that’s beautiful, unique, and meaningful. While there are hundreds of options to choose from – whether for an engagement, a wedding or just because – sometimes the best choice is to look for a custom piece. At Stephen Allen Jewelers, we help you design and create a custom piece of jewelry. Here are the steps to create custom jewelry when you work with our team.


Design Consultation


The first step to creating a piece of personalized jewelry is the fun part – design. Design is the cornerstone of the process, and there are many ways to approach it. First, find inspiration from other jewelry pieces to think of your ideal design. Are you looking for a vintage vibe, or do you prefer a more modern look? Do you want to upgrade an heirloom or something completely new? Whatever your design preferences, you can work with us to let us know what you want. Our consultation will jumpstart the process. 


Computer Generated Sketch


After the design consultation, our team will create a computer-generated sketch. Using high-quality technology, this sketch will give you an idea of the design to expect. This happens before a sample is created. With this sketch, the overall desired features are presented. If you have any questions during the process, this is a great time to ask them before we move on to the next step.


Sample Creation


Once the sketch for your jewelry design is approved, we will create a sample for you. Generally, this is a fast process, so you don’t have to wait too long. Once the sample is developed, you can see and feel the physical item for yourself to determine whether it fits your needs and preferences. If you are shopping for an engagement ring, this process is essential. Sometimes, a design looks and feels different in person than it does on paper. Before we move on to the last step, we carefully review the sample to ensure it is what you want. Our goal is to collaborate with you to make sure you have a piece of jewelry that fits perfectly with what you had in mind. Pending the approval of the sample, it’s time to create the final, one-of-a-kind custom jewelry item.


Custom Jewelry Build


It’s time for the best part – when you get to see the finished product! Our team produces the jewelry according to the information provided in the consultation, sketch, and sample creation steps. By working together throughout each of the steps, we can help make you feel a part of the process. Our technology ensures a beautiful and seamless product from start to finish. Once your piece is built, it’s all yours! With this experience, you can have something unique that stands apart from anything else on the market.


Ready to create a one-of-a-kind item for a proposal, wedding, or just because? Call Stephen Allen Jewelers at (413) 525 – 9090 or stop by our storefront at 35 Maple Street in East Longmeadow. 


35 Maple Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028


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Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday & Monday Closed