Special occasions call for special gifts. Connecting with a jewelry designer helps you create the most unique and customized piece that can be tailored to your budget, reason for celebrating and style. Our team at Brad’s Designs & Jewelry has helped our Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana community members mark many milestones over the years from anniversaries and weddings to birthdays and graduations. Our process helps guide you through the design procedure and keeps you on track to be able to give a gift that will last for years to come and spark memories of the special event.
It can be intimidating to bring a new jewelry design to life. That is where our expertise and process come in to guide you. We begin by listening to your story with a one-on-one conversation. We find that the inspiration for any piece is rooted in the why for the gift. By understanding this, we can help you create a necklace, earrings, bracelet or ring that will showcase your reasons for the gift and put into place a keepsake and piece that can be handed down to future generations. After we discuss your jewelry, we will launch our design ideas through a sketch. If you have any visual elements that you can show us, that is always helpful. Maybe you have pictures of an old piece of jewelry or your own sketches to show us.
Next, our team will create a wax carving to help you see what it will look like off the page. We often do these by hand or with our innovative equipment. When you are happy with what we have made, we will cast your jewelry in the material of your choice. We do all of our fabrication by hand to ensure you have a unique piece created at an optimal level of craftsmanship. Finally, we set your precious stone of choice to top it off before we hand it off to you for gift-giving.
Taking care of your jewelry for the next generation is vital to maintaining the integrity of the piece. We can assist you with maintenance, preventive measures, repairs and cleaning. Our regular maintenance services include cleaning all stones and metal, double-checking the prongs that keep stones in place, polishing the entire piece to bring it back to life and offering guidance on how to keep your jewelry at its best at home. For repairs, we can fix your watch, solder chains, replace lost stones, retip your prongs or replace broken clasps. We can also resize your ring if you need to adjust it as time goes on.
When you want to begin the process to create a beautiful piece of jewelry, contact us through our online form.