Once we have your inquiry our team can get to work - first point of call is to work out a price for the piece. This could be an accurate quote or a selection of different options making sure the piece is affordable.
The current rate for custom work is £50 UK pounds or approx $80 USA dollars plus materials.
All work is done at the BMG workshops in the UK, occasionally we may need to use a casting house - for example this 18ct screw in ball ring set with blue diamonds and a sapphire was made using the casting method.
Our in-house team of designers, goldsmiths and gem setters pride themselves on their craft and will work with you to create a beautiful, unique pieces to your specification or designed by us from scratch.
People often assume that the custom made option is just too expensive, and they don’t realise that it doesn’t need to cost the earth. Others simply just don’t know where to begin. All it takes is an idea, and it can evolve into something beautiful.
All you need is the initial idea. This can be based on a similar item of jewellery, or come from something that has inspired you or just a great idea that you have had. Once you have the idea we will discuss this with you, and go through all of the possibilities with you.
The next step is the design. We will come up with some great design ideas with you, and refine these until you are completely happy. You will then be given preliminary quotes for your jewellery. Once a design is decided upon, a final quote will be issued.
A 50% deposit will be taken before work starts, and the remaining 50% will be taken on completion.
We then move on to making your jewellery. All of the raw materials needed will be either ordered in or manufactured on site. The designing and making takes on average 2-3 weeks from start to finish.
If you want to take advantage of this service there are a few things you need to know.
We are goldsmiths, this means we make custom made body jewelry and normal jewellery for an international market using Gold, palladium and platinum. We can use silver but this is not used to go through a piercing.
These are the metals we prefer to use for body jewellery.
9ct Nickel free yellow or white gold - purity 37.5% gold
(not recommended to go through a piercing)
14ct Nickel free yellow or white gold - purity 58.5% gold
18ct Nickel free yellow or white gold - purity 75% gold
22ct nickel free yellow gold - purity 91.6% gold
Palladium - purity 95%
Platinum - purity 95%
Once the jewellery is finished it can either be picked up from our shop, or sent out via insured post. Some customers like to come to us to have their jewellery fitted. The great thing about this option is that Barney, our goldsmith, will be here to make any last minute adjustments or alterations required. This will ensure an accurate and comfortable fit.
The work is done in-house which means your piece will be secure in our workshop at all times. The exception to this is hallmarking, as this needs to be done by the Assay Office. We will, of course, consult you before sending your piece to be hallmarked.
If you would like to discuss an idea with us, contact us here