Online Jewellery Design Consultations By prudenandsmith on 4th November 2020 in Bespoke, Bespoke jewellery, Bespoke Services, Jewellery Redesign Our online jewellery design consultations are the perfect way to plan a new bespoke jewellery commission or redesign your old jewellery, all from the comfort of your own home. Our virtual design consultations are also useful if you have seen something on our website you would like to order but have questions and details you would like to finalise before placing your order. During these difficult times, virtual jewellery design offers all benefits of speaking to an experienced designer whilst reducing the risks we are currently facing. Commissioning Bespoke Jewellery During Lockdown Commissioning a piece of unusual bespoke jewellery is an exciting and rewarding process. When you commission something new, you get to be a part of the creative process and can order exactly what you envision. Not only is this a fun, personalised process, but it also means that the outcome will be totally unique. Furthermore, our expert designers can help you select the perfect gemstones to make your new jewellery stand out. All of our unusual, contemporary jewellery is handmade in platinum, 18ct gold or silver in our Workshop in Ditchling, near Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Brighton. Whether it is for yourself or a special gift for a loved one, Pruden and Smith can create the right piece of jewellery tailor-made just for you. We are finding that more and more people are using lockdown as an opportunity pick up the projects that we often do not find time for. Whatever your project, be it a set of bespoke stacking rings with your children’s birthstones, or a unique platinum and diamond engagement ring for your special someone, our bespoke new jewellery service is the perfect way to commemorate or celebrate a significant occasion in your life. Bring your ideas to us and see them transformed into unique handmade jewellery. Online Jewellery Design Consultations: Redesign Your Old Jewellery Why redesign your old jewellery? If you look in your jewellery box or safe, they are likely to contain many treasured pieces of jewellery that hold special significance. Perhaps they remind you of a special memory so you wouldn’t dream of parting with them, but they are broken, don’t fit or are not your taste so they remain unworn. If this sounds familiar, redesigning your old jewellery is a fun and creative process that could be perfect for you. Recycling your old gemstones or precious metals can also be more economical and ethical because we don’t have to source new materials. In a process we’ve named “A precious legacy”, we offer you the opportunity to review your entire jewellery collection. Firstly, we offer a free overview of all your items where we discuss each item’s sentimental value, financial value and whether you like to wear it as it is. Next, we assess the items that you do not wear by testing the metal they are made from, then we catalogue the sizes and shapes of any stones you may want to reuse. Once this inventory is complete, we can begin to discuss what you would like to achieve from the process. If you have a number of items, we may present you with a series of designs that we can make in one go or over a longer period of time to help spread the cost (and the excitement!). Any precious metals (but not stones) that are leftover, can’t be used or hold no sentimental value can be scrapped with us and offset against the cost of the new item. How Online Jewellery Design Consultations Work We offer both online and phone consultations. Our online design consultations are held via video chat where you have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and requirements. Your design appointment will be with Rebecca Smith our Creative Director. She will produce sketches and costings after the appointment. If you are providing some of your own materials to be incorporated, an inventory along with an estimated value will be worked out – subject to future testing. Once this information has been compiled you will be provided with a Quote containing your designs, inventory, and pricing options. When you are ready to proceed with your chosen design(s), your bespoke jewellery will be handmade in-house by our skilled team in our Ditchling Workshops. Book your online design appointment here.