Owner Brad Belush has been leading Brad’s Designs and Jewelry for decades. Over time, he has gained extensive knowledge about the industry and working with community members on their jewelry pieces. His passion continues to be ignited by being a part of so many friends and neighbors’ lives as a homegrown and hometown jewelry store that connects with individuals across the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana region.
At the core of any custom piece is a story, and Brad seeks to tell that tale through the creative process and end piece. No matter what material, setting or gemstones are selected, your jewelry is in good hands with Brad and his expertise and know-how will shine through for years and years. No matter what you are looking to create – from rings to bracelets and necklaces to earrings – it all begins with a sit-down. Brad and his team want to know what kind of jewelry you dream of and what has inspired your desire for a new piece. During a consultation, we want to see anything visual that you can come up with. If you are an artist yourself, bring in your own sketches or grab your photos to bring along to help with the design component. We want you to be our partner during this creative process and will ensure that your input is a vital piece of our inspiration. You have the final approval on the design sketch.
The wax carving can really bring your dream to life! It is completed in our machine and by hand and will again need to be OK’d by you before we move on to the casting component. Your jewelry will come to life in the material of your choosing at this stage. The fabrication phase is also done by hand and helps create the customized look that you are wanting. Setting your stone is the final phase before we hand it over to you to enjoy or gift!
Brad’s will also be a guide in your jewelry’s maintenance. Our strategy is to clean your stones and metals, double-check the prongs that hold stones in place and polish your pieces all around. We are happy to provide any at-home maintenance tips that fit your particular piece of jewelry. If you are in need of repairs, we are happy to help. Our services include watch repair, soldering, resizing of rings, replacement of lost stones, replacement of broken clasps and addressing any issues with prongs.
Our mission is to connect with our customers for generations and generations. We are ready to answer your questions anytime through our online contact form.