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!

Alissa T.Alissa T.

We went in here to get my ring size, and I fell in love with this ring and the shop. This shop is quite the hidden gem. Not only do they have a great... Read More

Marnie W.Marnie W.

I've been in twice for jewelry repairs and the customer service was topnotch! They don't overcharge(to say the least), are pleasant, quick and friendly.... Read More

Kesha H.Kesha H.

Staff are amazing. I came here to get a chain fixed and they were very quick and on time with the repair. Definitely recommend and will come here for any... Read More

Thomas OhanesianThomas Ohanesian

I HIGHLY recommend Gems of La Costa. The owner Chad is a great, trustworthy guy and is a true craftsman. He does beautiful, quality custom work and is affordable for the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that his team provides to his loyal clients. I had my custom engagement ring built from scratch there and it turned out amazing. We also bought and had our wedding bands engraved there as well, and we couldn't be happier!

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Miguel B. HartMiguel B. Hart

Chad and the team at Gems of La Costa are world-class artisans, and all around nice folks. Easy to talk to, and masters at what they do (a rare combo).

If you are looking for that special something, for that special someone (aka an engagement ring for all you guys that can't read between the lines!), then look no further, because Gems of La Costa is among the best in San Diego County.

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Phil gianniniPhil giannini

I had Gems of La Costa design a setting for my Tourmaline. They created a perfect piece of jewelry that reflected my wish to showcase the stone. The cost was truly competitive. The diamonds they used were beautiful. They had a vast inventory of gems to augment the Tourmaline. The staff was extremely helpful without being pushy. They sought my approval on every step of the project. I will definitely go back to them to design and set other pieces. I was also impressed with their selection of finished jewelry.

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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.