6 Benefits to Designing Your Own Custom Gold Chains & Jewelry Pieces
Posted on November 27 2019
Everybody wants the dopest gold chain on the block, but the only way to guarantee that you’ve got the best piece on the block is to create your own custom chains. Take your urban streetwear style to the next level when you craft your own design, totally unique from every gold chain you’ve ever seen.
No doubt, rockin’ a custom chain is the best way to floss on everybody you meet. You’ll have people asking how you got a chain so fly, and you’ll have to tell them it’s a one-of-a-kind. Nobody can steal your swag with a custom piece, so find out more about how to make your own.
Your Piece Will Be Completely Unique
Literally no one else in the world will ever have the exact same gold chain as you when you submit a request for a custom piece. Although it can be pricey to design your own jewelry, it’s well worth it. The piece will have all the elements you want in one chain.
Have you ever been browsing gold chains online or in the store and wished that you could find the chain style in a different length or add diamonds to your favorite style? When you purchase a custom chain, you can add all your favorite elements into one baller piece that is sure to catch everyone’s attention no matter where you go.
You Can Select the Type of Metal
When you order a custom piece from Frost NYC, you can choose to have us craft you a ring, bracelet, pendant, necklace, or chain. We do accept requests for other types of jewelry, but you must first submit an inquiry to ensure that we can create the piece you’re looking for.
Once you’ve determined the type of jewelry you want, you’ll need to consider the kind of metal you’d like it to be made from. You can opt for either yellow or white gold in a variety of purities: 10K, 14K, and 18K gold.
If you’re looking to create something truly baller, you can request to have us make a custom piece from platinum. More expensive and rarer than gold, platinum pieces are the flossiest type of chain that you can own; plus, you have the ability to completely customize how it looks.
Design a Length That Is Right for You
Although gold chains are usually available in a wide variety of lengths and sizes, when creating your own custom piece you may have some very specific requirements on length and chunkiness. No worries! We totally get it. You want your own piece to be exactly how you envision it, which is why you have the option to select the exact size of your piece.
Before submitting your request, be sure to accurately measure the area where you plan to wear your custom piece and get an accurate number to provide in your item description. Step outside of the standard necklace lengths to make your piece stand out from the rest.
Add Unusual Elements
Once you’ve selected the material that your custom jewelry will be made from, and you’ve determined the size, it’s time to get to the fun part—the design itself. There are so many potentials here, depending on the type of piece you’re getting, why you’re ordering it, and, of course, the design you have in mind.
If you’re creating a pendant, you have a lot of room for creativity. Request a design for a one-of-a-kind Jesus piece or try to craft one that features your favorite hip hop star. Many people choose to get pendants with an image of someone they love, as a way to honor and commemorate them.
If you’re designing a chain to match with a pendant, be sure to consider the size and metal type of both, as you want them to complement each other. You can also request a pendant and a chain that are meant to be matched, in which case you should be very specific about how you want them to look.
Craft a Piece to Match Another Custom Item
If you’ve already ordered a custom piece before and you love the feeling of having something completely unique, why not add to your collection? You can create a piece that is the same style or which matches your original in some way, or you can simply start from scratch and come up with a completely new custom idea.
Your designs are what sets you apart from everyone else on the block and demonstrates your innovativeness and status. In fact, you can work on slowly building up an entire collection of custom pieces to ensure that each and every one of your gold chains, bracelets, and rings have been specifically designed with you in mind.
Holds Sentimental Value
One of the greatest aspects to designing your own custom chains and jewelry pieces is the ability to incorporate important elements of your own life into the design. For example, you can have a pendant created that includes a photo of your children or significant other. You can also craft the design around an important family symbol to give the jewelry a deeper meaning and make the piece something that can be passed down within your family.
You have complete control over what this custom chain means to you and how it is designed, so be sure to put some thought into it and get something you’ll love for years to come. If you don’t want to order a sentimental piece, or you already own one, you can also incorporate other elements that are meaningful to you, such as your favorite sports team, your college mascot, or your home state.
Wearing Your Custom Chains
If you’re ordering custom gold chains, you probably already have a collection of hip hop jewelry, but donning your custom piece is a bit different than throwing on your everyday chains. Custom pieces are special, and they are typically more expensive because of the customization process, which means when you decide to break out your customs, you want to make sure you are flossing on everybody you see. To help your custom jewelry pieces stand out, follow these style tips, and you’re sure to be turning heads with your fresh-to-death custom chains.
Consider How to Pair with Other Gold Chains
A custom piece can stand alone or work with other gold chains; however, it’s important to make sure that your custom piece is the focal point of the entire outfit. To pull this off, it’s best to keep your outfit subtle, meaning neutral colors and minimal patterns. If you’re wearing your custom piece while getting suited up for a big event or an expensive restaurant or club, stick to the same color sports jacket and pants. Don’t wear a brightly colored button-down shirt, or it will distract from the chains on your neck. Try to stick to white, black, or gray for the shirt.
If you’re thinking of wearing other chains with your custom piece, be sure to only sport one chain with a pendant and try to vary the lengths a bit so the custom piece doesn’t get lost among other piece of the same length. For a casual, everyday look, also try to keep your streetwear simple. White, black, and gray tees paired with jeans or even sweatpants can work well. These understated colors will help your custom piece to pop and have everyone looking at your neck when you come through.
Save for Special Occasions
Although you may want to wear your fresh new custom piece everywhere you go, if you want it to really invoke that feeling of awe when people see your dope piece, you can try to save your best custom piece for special occasions only. When you wear the same piece repeatedly, it can lose some of that shock value when someone sees a dope piece gleaming from your neck. Arrange your hip hop jewelry collection into everyday chains that you don’t mind wearing all the time and special occasion pieces that you only break out when you’re really looking to flex.
Create Complementary Custom Chains
Once you’ve ordered your first custom chain, you’ll definitely want to invest in more. It’s the perfect way to get a piece of hip hop jewelry that has everything you want on it. And, the possibilities are endless. You can have a custom piece for every day of the week if you really want to. Or, you might start with a custom chain and pendant, but why not complete the outfit by also designing a matching custom bracelet and ring?
We like to think you can never have too many chains. You always have the ability to mix and match styles or just sport your custom ring or bracelet when you’re looking for a more subtle look.
Purchase Matching Chains for Your Girl or Your Homies
If you’re looking for a present for your lil’ shawty or one of your homies, and you’re ready to ball out on them, why not order a matching custom piece? Even if you don’t want the same piece as your boy, you can order him a custom piece that you know he’ll love. This is one of the most thoughtful and baller gifts you can give because you’re showing this person not only that you care, but that you can personalize the piece to be something you know that they’ll love.
Rock a matching chain with your girl to let everybody know just how fly you both are, or order a custom ring for a special surprise.
Customizing Your Jewelry Collection
Selecting Your Metal
One of the most important steps to creating your new custom chain is deciding which type of metal you’d like to use. Gold is the standard metal for chains, but you can opt to create a piece from traditional yellow gold, sleek white gold, or even rose gold. If your collection of chains already features a lot of yellow gold, you might want to try branching out and use a different metal.
You may also want to keep in mind which pieces you’ll be wearing with your new custom piece to ensure that the metals will match. White gold is always a classic look and has a more silver appearance, but this effect is achieved by using a specific mix of alloys to bleach the yellow out of the gold.
If you want a piece that has a natural silvery appearance, you can spring for a design made from platinum, which does not need to be mixed with other metals for this color effect. Platinum is a very beautiful and rare metal used to make jewelry, but it does come with a price increase, so keep this in mind when deciding on your design.
Adding Diamonds to Your Custom Jewelry
Anyone who wants a custom piece that will have them looking extra AF, select the option to add diamonds to your piece. Whether you’re ordering a chain, bracelet, or ring, iced-out jewelry is always an eye-catcher. The added diamonds will give an additional sparkle to your piece that will have people turning their heads to see who the boss with the dope iced-out chain is. Diamonds make your jewelry look that much more valuable and let people know that you’re a master of urban street style.
Create the Custom Chain of Your Dreams with Frost NYC
Frost NYC has some of the illest chains on the market, but, even if our extensive collection of men’s gold chains, pendants, bracelets, and rings doesn’t catch your eye, you can use our custom jewelry service to design the perfect piece. All you need to do is fill out our contact form and let us know exactly what type of design you have in mind, and then we’ll give you a quote and a draft of the design before our jewelers get to work on crafting your dope new piece.