Custom Design Jewelry & Engagement Rings

custom design jewelry - custom engagement ring
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!

Ursula B.Ursula B.

I'd like to give a rave review for the customer service provided to a resident here at the SNF in Carlsbad By The Sea Care Center. Our resident wasn't able... Read More

Joan G.Joan G.

I had a strand of pearls whose clasp had broken. I remembered that this establishment did jewelry repair so I brought the necklace there. I was... Read More

J. W.J. W.

I was recommended to this establishment by my neighbor and I can't thank him enough! I'm glad we have a great Jeweler in our community!

My fiancée and I needed to get her ring sized down. We originally thought by only 1 size but found out it needed to go 1.5 down. We were hesitant as we've done research prior and thought the ring could only be sized up/down by 1 max. Steve was super helpful and knowledgable giving us confidence that by going down 1.5 will make it a perfect fit.

They have 4 goldsmiths working here, so you don't need to worry about getting your ring shipped somewhere else to get it fixed. This is what we were hoping for as well.

What supposed to have been a week to get the ring taken care of ended up just taking one day!! The ring came back flawless and fit perfectly!

Great experience during the whole process, highly recommend to everyone here in North County!

*We also were able to get the ring appraised*

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JasonJason

My fiancée and I visited Gems of La Costa while searching for an engagement ring because of the good Yelp reviews. We certainly weren't let down. We visited several local and corporate jewelers during our search. Not a single one even closely compared to the level of service Gems of La Costa provided.

Before we even declared our intent to purchase through GoLC, they went above and beyond in educating us about diamond selection, teaching us how to inspect diamonds, and then ordering several diamonds so that we could see the differences between them. It's funny looking back now on how we thought we knew all about diamonds and what we wanted because of everything we had Googled. They showed us that we were pretty mistaken and had the patience to enlighten us about diamonds in general and then hold our hand through the process of finding the one best for us.

We honestly ended up with the most stunning diamond we could possibly get for our price range. My fiancée is beyond happy. It can be a frightening experience because you're buying something that she is going to have FOREVER, so I'm just thrilled that she loves it and is proud to wear it and show it off. I really have Peter and GoLC to thank for that.

After diamond selection, we had a ring custom made at GoLC as well. After providing some ideas of what we liked from Pinterest and such, they created photoshopped images of what the diamond would look like in those settings (they actually use a lot of technology in the whole customization process, it's pretty impressive). Peter, one of the associates as GoLC, then went ahead with the design work. At this point, my fiancée was completely in the dark about how the ring would turn out, and so was I, we left it up to Peter.

The result was absolutely magnificent. Well crafted, sturdy (we got a fairly large diamond and it's seated very well) yet elegant. Peter did amazing work and we would honestly recommend him to anyone looking for a custom engagement ring.

Overall, the entire experience with Peter, and Gems of La Costa was 5 star. The customer service, the purchasing process, and the resulting product are all exceptional. We will be using GoLC for our bands and any future jewelry work. We are seriously that happy with our experience and would recommend Gems

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Lorraine MelendezLorraine Melendez

Our first purchase at Gems of La Costa was at Christmas! The service Chad gave us was exceptional with a variety of beautiful sparkling rings to choose from. The quality of gems and the personal service I received was greatly appreciated and a lot of fun. We are very fortunate to have such a quality jeweler here in Carlsbad. Thank you.

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Stephanie CaballeroStephanie Caballero

The service and attention to detail is amazing! I worked with Samantha to re-design my wedding ring for my 25th wedding anniversary and I couldn't be happier with the result. They are skilled and wonderful to work with.

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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.