When you want to make a personal statement, mass-produced jewelry just won’t cut it. Instead, you need a one-of-a-kind custom piece that reflects your style, personality and interests. There’s no better way to showcase your signature style than by rocking an iced-out gold chain with a custom diamond pendant. A pair of hoops with your name is a solid option, too. And if you think designing your own jewelry is difficult or takes too much time, think again! We make dope custom jewelry here at Frost NYC and we’re here to help you turn your vision into a reality. 

Not sure where to start? We are here to help! Keep reading to learn how to design your own jewelry.

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1. Come Up with a Rough Initial Concept

You don’t need to know exactly what you want when you start designing your piece, but you do need to have some idea of what you want the finished product to look like. The options are pretty much endless, so you’ll need to determine some basic design elements you like — and identify ones you’re not so fond of. 

Do you prefer the shine of plain gold or are you looking for a piece that’s dripping with diamonds? Or, do you prefer a gemstone other than diamonds? Do you like yellow, white or rose gold? Do you want 10K or 14K? Think about the desired size, too. If possible, find pictures of jewelry that’s similar to what you’re looking for or has specific design elements you love. The more info you can provide, the better we can turn your rough idea into a design. 

2. Discuss Your Idea with Our Team

Once you’ve come up with a rough idea of what you’re looking for, reach out to us to share your vision. Our jewelers will help you work out the details and create a sketch of your custom piece. From there, you can request changes, note the features you love (and those you don’t) and work with our team to finalize the design. 

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Using the finalized sketch, we’ll create a digital rendering of your design and share it with you in person or via email. This three-dimensional image shows the metal type, gemstones, etc. And you can rotate the image to examine your new piece from all angles. At this point, you can either approve the design or request last-minute alterations to better capture your vision. 

3. Let Us Handle the Rest

Yes, it’s really that simple! After approving the digital rendering of your design, the rest of the creation process is in our jewelers’ hands. If you’re having a custom pendant made, the only thing left for you to do is pick out the perfect 14K gold chain to go with your new piece. And whether you’re shopping for women’s gold chains or men’s, you are sure to find one you love when you browse our complete collection. 

We’ll create a wax or resin model based on the digital rendering. A jeweler will craft the final piece based on this model upon approval. Over the next couple of weeks, we will carefully build and hand-finish your custom piece. 

4. Receive Your New Jewelry

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Within a few weeks, your new jewelry will be ready for pickup or shipment. While you will already have a good idea of what your piece will look like, there is nothing quite like getting to see your vision brought to life in person. Once you have your new piece in hand, you will get to enjoy it for years. Thanks to our exceptional quality and attention to detail, you could even pass it down as a family heirloom

5. Keep It Looking Great

After investing in a custom jewelry piece, knowing how to care for it is crucial. Taking care of your jewelry and keeping it clean extends its life and ensures that it will provide you with decades of use. Wipe your jewelry down with a soft cloth often to remove dirt, fingerprints, oil, etc. Avoid wearing it in the shower or while swimming. And don’t expose it to harsh cleaning chemicals, lotions or perfumes. 


Find the Perfect Gold Chain for a Custom Piece

With Frost NYC, designing a dope piece of custom jewelry is easy. Check out our custom diamond pendants for inspiration and to see some of our most popular custom designs. Contact us today to find out more or get started on your piece!

May 23, 2022

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