Brad is the expert behind Brad’s Designs & Jewelry for more than 30 years. His business goes beyond just jewelry to tell a story that will connect generations of family members. Phases of the creation process are done by hand or with an innovative machine, which helps create unique and one-of-a-kind pieces to celebrate life and love. These jewelry pieces epitomize how bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings can truly tell a story that resonates throughout families and connects them to their roots as well as the future. The team’s goal is to connect with clients and create lasting relationships with them and our communities in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana region.
The path to your new piece of jewelry is vital and a key component of our passion for jewelry-making. We truly enjoy delving into your story and what you hope to capture with a new piece of jewelry. We begin with a discussion and consultation on what you are looking for to help guide your design. We hope you will be along with us during the initial design phase by bringing in pictures, your own sketches, or other jewelry. This will help crystallize your own ideas, and we will take all of this to create a sketch for you to approve. Now, we create a 3-D representation with a wax carving, which is created by hand or with our innovative machine.
Casting is completed in the material of your choice of platinum, gold, or silver or even a mix of materials. Fabrication is all done by hand and helps us maintain the craftsmanship that you expect and that we continue to offer. Finally, we set your stones by hand before handing your jewelry off to you to enjoy.
Our team repurposes old gold jewelry and turns it into new items! We are happy to buy your old gold jewelry that you no longer are wearing. We base prices on the jewelry’s weight and purity, which is how concentrated the gold is as pieces often have mixed materials. All of the old gold that we purchase is easily shaped into new designs to enjoy in an updated format.
We also provide a range of repair services to our clients. We can resize rings and fix watches. When prongs that secure your stones are starting to wear down, our team can retip them as well as secure jewels. We can clean your jewelry and when we do, take the time to look at carefully as part of a maintenance strategy. It is always best to catch any issues early to fix, so you do not lose any stones during daily wear.
Our team is ready to speak to you today to start the process or help with a repair. Reach out through our online contact form for assistance.