Custom Design Jewelry & Engagement Rings

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Gems of La Costa offers custom design jewelry and manufacturing. We can make your dream come true. With over 30 years experience in custom design jewelry, our master jeweler can create your own one-of-a-kind engagement ring or any other jewelry from scratch for you.

Do you have your own idea for a custom design piece? We can do start to finish design and production of jewelry in your individual style. We’ll help you put your ideas on paper, and our craftsmen can create the piece of your dreams in the metal of your choice.

  • Start to finish design and production of jewelry in your individual style
  • One-of-a-kind creations you will cherish for years to come
  • We can create anything – no piece is too difficult
  • We can use gemstones that you already have
  • We can turn that old, unworn piece of jewelry into

 

From Idea Into Reality

Sometimes, our customers have seen a design in a magazine and would like to get a customized version or they want to use diamonds from a heirloom jewelry piece. If you came up with your own idea or you would like to recreate a lost family piece, we can take your ideas and turn them into reality.

Reputation Matters!

Savannah E.Savannah E.

I love to come in and have Rhonda clean all my jewelry. She is always the one working the room offering people water, candy and ring cleaning. She's... Read More

Annie P.Annie P.

Steve, Rhonda and Chad went above and beyond to help us design a custom engagement ring. Their artisanship is spectacular, and their customer service could... Read More

Miyako B.Miyako B.

I walked into Gems of La Costa today because I wanted to get my rings and earrings cleaned for my big wedding day on Saturday. As soon as I walked in, I was... Read More

Regina HRegina H

Rhonda and Peter are terrific. I brought a small but sentimental piece to Gems of La Costa and they were extraordinarily patient with my selectiveness. This was a very small project and yet Rhonda and Peter both treated my personal concerns about my very old religious medal as though it was just as important as any other major purchase in the store. They were extraordinarily respectful and gave me all the time I needed on a number of visits to get my project just right. Rhonda and Peter you did a great job and I look forward to working with you in the future!

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Jennifer NeelsenJennifer Neelsen

I went into Gems of La Costa to have the clasp on my bracelet repaired and to have my wedding rings cleaned. Rhonda was super helpful- she had the rings done in minutes and was professional and friendly the whole time. Peter fixed my bracelet in minutes (I thought it would take days) and they didnt charge me for any of their services. Great experience from the neighborhood jeweler.

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Dennis PennDennis Penn

Rhonda Bell is a super customer service
person with a vast knowledge of all the aspects of all kinds of diamonds as well
as jewelry in general. We are so lucky to have her and Gems of La Costa which is
an excellent neighborhood jewelry store.
Best to All
Dennis F Penn DMD

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Custom Design & Fabrication

Custom design jewelry usually starts with a good understanding of what you are looking for. Starting with a scan of your existing diamonds or gemstones, you want to integrate is the first step that allows us to create a mockup you. Sketches of designs or Photoshop mock-ups are a good start for us to find out what you are looking for and narrow down details and size considerations.

Computer Aided Jewelry Design

In recent years CAD, (Computer Aided Design) is being used to create more intricate designs than what was possible with traditional wax carving or making jewelry by hand.

After the initial consultation with one of our master jewelers, we will create a CAD design on the computer for your custom piece. One of the unique things about having a custom CAD design, is that you can view your jewelry (before we make it in metal)  from multiple directions and everything is proportional. Having everything in proportion is  sometimes lost in a hand drawing.

The computer simulation is a rendering of the CAD file that looks more like the real finished piece. This step enables you to see the piece from all sides and takes the guess work out of the custom designs. Furthermore, we can make adjustments to the design if needed. We will show all the views including side, top, end and a three dimensional view. This way you get to be part of the process to make sure you’ll be happy with your unique design.

Next, the CAD file “instructions” are sent to a 3D printer that is essentially a wax growing machine. It grows the design by building up layers of wax or resin that gives us the 3D model we use for the lost wax casting process. When the casting is finished, the gemstones/diamonds are set into the ring and the final finishing is completed.