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!

Arturo D.Arturo D.

Amazing experience!

Was Iooking for a place to replace the battery on a couple of watches and this place stood out because of all the good reviews. Gave... Read More

Tammy H.Tammy H.

Gems of La Costa is amazing!
Such a kind, friendly, professional & honest group of ppl to help you with whatever you may be looking for or simply repairing... Read More

Claire D.Claire D.

I needed my ring re-sized, a small side diamond replaced and a new heading to hold the solitaire diamond as it had worn down and pitted from a secondary... Read More

Caitlin O'FarrellCaitlin O'Farrell

We had a great experience at Gems of La Costa! Rhonda helped us through the whole process of creating my engagement ring and it turned out so beautiful. She also sent us with a little bling for our puppy, Murphy. We are so glad that we found them and will go back for any adjustments, cleanings, or future purchases we might make.

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Daniel DurandDaniel Durand

Amazing experience!

Was Iooking for a place to replace the battery on a couple of watches and this place stood out because of all the good reviews. Gave them a call to get an estimate and ask if they could get it done 30 minutes before closing time. They said yes!

Got there and was very well taken care of. They have a very professional setting with a large window looking over at the service area so you can see everything they are doing with your items.

They didn't even charge me for one of the watches that unfortunately had a failed and no longer works. They also offered a complimentary ring cleaning while I was waiting.

Acurate estimate, professional service, friendly people and they have a dog. What's not to like.

Great overall, and will definitely go back to them for any future needs.

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Janene Possell ShepherdJanene Possell Shepherd

Gems of La Costa - what a fabulous experience. We took in our decades wedding rings that were now way too small, and despite an intricate weaving of three different colors of gold, they managed to fix them along with a handful of broken earrings I also had, all for reasonable cost. Their jewelry and repair work is exquisite but the staff uncomparable.

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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.