At Brad’s Designs & Jewelry, we feel that we are the keepers of your personal and special stories! Our owner, Brad, has had extensive experience taking your dream and vision and crafting a ring, bracelet, earrings, or necklace that you will wear or gift with pride and love. For more than 30 years, the team has been sitting down with community members in the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland region and listening to what is behind the drive for a hand-crafted piece of one-of-a-kind jewelry. We have enjoyed connecting with our customers and establishing long-lasting relationships that have resulted in cherished jewelry.
Designing your jewelry from scratch is truly a process that begins with a simple conversation. We will listen carefully to what you are saying and where your story begins at the root. Is this for you? If this for a loved one? Do you want to give this gift to yourself or someone else? We will take all of these ideas and inspiration into consideration. We hope that you will be part of the process with us, by our side, and will offer a lot of input through not only conversation but also your own pictures or sketches or pictures of items that you like and have seen online or in a magazine.
Our own sketch will be put into your hands to review and let us know if we are on the right path or if we need to rework our design. Next up is a wax carving. This is a way for you to see the jewelry pop off the page in a real format. We will cast your item next in gold, silver, platinum, or whatever metal that you have selected. We do our fabrication by hand, as this is an important component of our craftsmanship and commitment to uniqueness. We set your stone in the final phase, and this is also completed by hand, so your stone is showcased at its optimal level.
We are happy to clean any of your items to help your jewelry sparkle today and tomorrow. We can also help maintain it by taking a look at your piece for issues. If you do need repairs, our expert team offers a wide range of jewelry repair services. We can replace loose or missing stones, replace any broken clasps, fix, secure, or re-tip your prongs as well as solder chains or rings.
We are happy to resize rings if they no longer fit and repair your watches when they are not functioning properly.
We embrace the opportunity to hear all about you and team up on the design process, so you will enjoy your item for today and in the future. If you are ready to walk the design path with us, contact us through our online form.