For more than 30 years, the team at Brad’s Designs & Jewelry has continued a tradition of crafting unique and personal pieces of jewelry. When it is time to give jewelry as a gift, a hand-crafted item will shine through and sparkle with your story of love or friendship. We continue to serve the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana region with our own process and expertise. We are honored to be part of so many customers’ lives and special moments, whether they are weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or retirements. We will sit down with you and help you through the journey that is uniquely yours to create a ring, bracelet, necklace or set of earrings that you will be proud to give to your loved one.
Based on our experience in the industry, we have determined the stages that will best lead to your one-of-a-kind jewelry item. Our process begins with a simple conversation. We truly listen to your story and what you want your jewelry to look like in the end. We have a trained ear and eye that come together to help us put together a truly shining piece of beauty. After we have spoken, we will get right into the design component of the process. We want you to be an integral part of this stage! Bring in your own personal photos or sketches. We will sketch out the design and once it is approved, move on to putting together a wax carving by hand or with our machine. You will now start to see your piece take shape.
Once the wax carving receives your OK, we can cast your item in the material that you have selected. We work with gold, silver, platinum or a combination of these materials. We really stand out in the next step as we fabricate by hand. This allows us to provide a superior level of quality. There is one last step before we hand off your jewelry to you: setting the stone.
Daily or frequent wear can really do a number on our jewelry! When something is not right, we can work to get it back to the way it was. We provide an array of jewelry repair services for all of your pieces. We specialize in getting your jewelry back to normal by soldering your rings or chains, replacing lost stones and fixing, securing or retipping prongs. We are happy to resize your rings that no longer fit and get your watch back running. Cleaning your jewelry is part of our maintenance plan. We polish all components of your piece and examine all areas to see if there are any problems.
Contact us to let us know what jewelry you are looking to create via our online contact form.