When thinking about unique gift ideas for a loved one this holiday season, an exquisite piece of jewelry could be just the solution. A custom-designed piece can capture your heartfelt intent and provide a lasting memento for your loved one. Here are some tips for creating a memorable ring, necklace, bracelet, or earrings tailored for a special person in your life. 

How to Design a Custom Jewelry Piece for the Holidays

1. Provide a Rough Sketch

Jumping into the design process without a draft of your desired piece may leave you with a less-than-satisfactory finished product. Luckily, you don't have to be an artist, let our design team at Klass Jewelers work with you to sketch your vision of what you want the jewelry piece to look like. When sketching your idea, consider the metals, precious stones, color, and size to ensure the real piece matches your vision. If you're having trouble coming up with ideas, you can browse magazines and online sources for inspiration. You can always tweak, add, or take away as you continue sketching until you achieve the desired look.

2. Seek Feedback


If you're new to the world of custom jewelry, you may not be sure what makes for the best design. However, turning to a professional jeweler can help ensure the design is perfect for your loved one. These licensed and certified artisans will help transform the initial sketch into a real-life piece and can also provide specific feedback on features such as stone placement and weight. The sooner you're able to consult with a jeweler, the quicker the work can start so that the piece will be ready in time for the holidays.

3. Stay In Touch

Without clear communication throughout the design process, the piece may not turn out the way you expected. For that reason, after the model has been designed and transformed into a real piece, be sure to thoroughly review it so that it meets your approval. Since you're investing money and time into this special gift, you should be completely satisfied with the details. Speak up if something looks out of place or doesn't meet your expectations. The more you communicate with the jeweler early on during the design process, the more you and your loved one will enjoy the final product.   


To get started on a timeless piece for your loved one, contact Klass Jewelers in Florence, KY. Having served the Tri-State area since 1969, the family-owned business consults extensively with its clients before designing custom jewelry pieces. You can count on the team of licensed master jewelers for beautiful, classic pieces and friendly service. To design a custom jewelry piece for a loved one this holiday season, call (859) 525-7500 to ensure it will be ready on time. More information about the design process is also available online.