Everyone wants to feel one-of-a-kind, and unlike the mass-produced pieces that everyone’s wearing, custom jewelry can mean so much more. When designing and creating custom jewelry items for yourself or a loved one, significant time, effort, and thought come into play. If you want to show someone in your life just how special they are to you, visit Vinciguerra Jewelers in St. Louis to design your very own beautiful piece of jewelry that will be treasured forever — contact us today to get started!Get in Touch
Unique Jewelry Pieces
Mothers, siblings, friends, in-laws, children, aunts, and other special people in your life will appreciate the meaningful gift of custom jewelry. At Vinciguerra Jewelers, we can custom design and create unique pieces for everyone, no matter the occasion!
Custom Engagement Rings
Many women dream of being presented with a unique engagement ring when they’re asked the big question, and our expert jewelers can make that a reality. We work with you to develop an engagement ring unlike any other. Whether you want to propose with a unique diamond engagement ring, an emerald engagement ring, or another gemstone, we can create a dazzling custom piece that will make her say “Yes!”
Bracelets are timeless pieces worn by men and women, young and old. Whether you have an idea in mind or need some assistance in creating a unique bracelet for your special someone, our team of jewelry experts is here to help! Choose from our selection of gemstones, clasps, chains, and more to create a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Necklaces have adorned the necks of wearers for generations. Custom necklaces serve as a constant reminder of the love, friendship, and affection shared between you and the receiver.
Whenever your loved one closes the clasp, they will be taken back to that particular time. Designing a custom necklace gives you the freedom to engrave messages, select the perfect chain, and create a piece that truly reflects your special someone’s personality.
A popular choice, custom pendants symbolize a variety of interests, religious beliefs, relationships, and more. Pendants allow you to choose the perfect chain and clasp, as well as the metal piece attached.
Do you have someone in your life who’s a ray of sunshine? We can create the perfect pendant in the shape of the sun to show them just how much their positivity means to you. Is your spouse honored to be called “mom”? A pendant with her children’s names engraved will make her day. The options are near endless!
Custom Wedding Bands
Your husband or wife will have no trouble saying “I do!” when presented with a custom wedding band! Whether you wish to personalize with an engraved phrase or design a never-before-seen intricate piece, we’ve got you covered. With various gemstones and metals available, it’s easy to make your future spouse’s wedding band as unique as your relationship!
If you already have a diamond, gemstone, or family heirloom that you’d like to use, we can incorporate it into a new, more modern design. Your custom jewelry can also be personalized with engraving, for example, to make the meaningful piece even more special. Whatever vision you have for the piece, we can turn your concept into reality!
Custom Jewelry Process
The Vinciguerra Jewelers team works with you to craft unique jewelry and custom rings through a leading design software called Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). It allows us to design and manufacture fine jewelry with extreme precision. Our custom jewelry process is as follows:
Step 1: Initial Consultation
When you visit our St. Louis jewelry store for an initial consultation, our jewelry specialists will listen to your vision and provide expert guidance throughout the process. Feel free to bring images or drawings as inspiration, but we’d be happy to help you develop the custom jewelry piece from scratch.
We’ll discuss the shape, carat weight, and other relevant factors if diamonds are incorporated into the design. We can also assist you in selecting a different gemstone, or include a family heirloom stone.
Step 2: Digital Rendering
Once we have all the relevant information for your custom jewelry piece, our experts will create a digital rendering using our CAD/CAM software. When you visit our store to view the accurate mock-up of your custom engagement ring or other piece, you can request any changes. It’s our goal to ensure your jewelry is exactly what you had envisioned, with all design aspects taken into account.
Step 3: Wax Model
Upon your design approval, we’ll create a wax model of the mock-up using our CAD/CAM software. Think of this step as similar to 3D printing. The wax model is then used as a mold for the metal of your choice.
Step 4: Metal Pour
Hot, melted metal is poured into the wax mold of your jewelry piece to create the desired shape. Then, the fun part begins! As the metal cools and hardens, the unfinished piece begins to form.
Step 5: Polishing
When the metal cools entirely, and the piece is removed from the wax mold, it won’t resemble the final result just yet. Our team will clean, polish, and refine to create the pristine brilliance you desire. For pieces that don’t have gemstones, the process is complete! Custom jewelry items that contain diamonds, sapphires, or other gems will require one final step.
Step 6: Stone Setting
Once polished, our stone setter places the diamond or gemstone within its setting by hand. Stone placement is an intricate process and requires the skill and expertise of a professional. After the stone is placed, your piece is finished! We’ll make the necessary sizing adjustments to your liking if modifications are needed.
St. Louis Custom Jewelry Design
At Vinciguerra Jewelers, we turn the gift of jewelry into so much more. The custom-made jewelry you help design will truly show just how important your loved one is to you. Or, if there’s a certain style you wish to create for yourself, we can help with that, too! Contact us today to begin designing your custom ring or unique piece of jewelry!Get in Touch