Custom Design Process — Emily Chelsea Jewelry
A hand holds up a ring


Can’t Find Exactly What You’re Looking For? Let’s Make It!

Initial Contact

To start the custom design process you can reach out via phone, video consultation, email form, or an in-person appointment. We will gather information throughout conversations about the inspirations you bring to us for the piece, this will support us in providing a rough quote for the project.

Blue stones sit atop a tattooed hand to demsonstrate the small size
Blue stones sit atop a tattooed hand to demsonstrate the small size
Blue stones sit atop a tattooed hand to demsonstrate the small size

Center Stone Search

Once we have a general idea of the design, we usually search for your center stone, as the design often hinges on the center. We will talk about important considerations to have while looking for your center stone, and once you feel confident in what you are looking for, we will present 2-3 options to you that align with your tastes and budget during an in-person or digital review.


Tweezes hold up a blue stone

Design Talk

After finding the perfect center stone we will finalize the design details with the center stone in mind. we will share our cad screen and collaborate with you to realize your dreams for your custom piece with you at our desks or via video consultation. Once the design is finalized around the center stone you have chosen, we require a 50% deposit to begin production.

After The Deposit

The first 1-2 weeks of production are spent fine-tuning the design, at the end, you will be provided fully realized digital renderings to approve or make slight adjustments before it is crafted. Once approved, we create a wax model which we offer the opportunity to review via photographs or an in-person appointment. This is where you can see your center stone in the semi-translucent wax version of your piece, which is then sent into physical production for 4-6 weeks.

Silver ring with blue stones
A newlywed couple embrace in front of a forest & lake backdrop

After Production

We will reach out to you once your piece is complete to schedule you for an in-person pickup or confirm your shipping address and clear your remaining balance before we ship out. We provide custom wooden boxes for all our engagement rings, as we as complimentary jewelry cleaner to keep your ECJ piece looking like the first day you received it!

A couple embrace happily at a beach

My spouse proposed to me two years ago and I still get goosebumps every time I look at my ring. All I said when my spouse asked what I wanted in a ring was that I wanted something unique and special to me. Jay went to Emily Chelsea Jewelry because they were highly recommended as a LGBTQIA+ friendly business and we are a queer couple. Emily Chelsea Jewelry worked with my spouse to truly cultivate and come up with the wedding ring of my dreams. Thank you for guiding my spouse to create something I will cherish for the rest of my life.”


Custom Inquiry Form

Still Can’t Decide?

Visit our custom gallery for more inspiration.