Frequently Asked Questions
Find the most useful information about the most common questions that we receive when crafting or designing a new ring for your loved one.
How can I figure out what kind of design I want?
Most clients have a vague idea of what kind of item they are looking. It’s our job at Dominion Jewelers to help our clients refine the image they may have of a their dream jewelry.
What if I want to make changes to the piece?
Changes can be made throughout the process, that why working with a CAD is so helpful. We can tailor the design until we’re happy with the overall picture and then start the metal work.
How long will my custom piece take to create?
Once an initial concept has been agreed upon we require approximately two to three weeks to have a finished product.
Where will my jewelry actually be made?
Everything at Dominion Jewelers is made on the premises. Nothing is ever sent out. So rest assured, your family heirlooms are safe with us.
Do you only offer jewelry in a specific style, like artists who have a certain look?
At Dominion Jewelers anything is possible. We can create an item in any style that suits your taste.
What kind of budget do I need to have to buy custom jewelry?
Most rings, earrings and necklaces can be scaled up or down in size based on the budget.
Can alternative gemstones be used in my custom design?
There’s nothing that says you have to only use precious stones like diamonds or rubies in your design. Plenty of semi-precious stones, such as amethysts and peridots, can and have been worked into pieces in the past. Even stones like rose quartz or turquoise can be worked in. What matters is what they mean to you.
Can alternative metals be used in my custom design?
Gold is easy to work with, but there’s no reason to limit yourself strictly to gold. Precious metals such as platinum are perfectly viable materials, and alloys such as rose gold or white gold can be very distinctive visually. Even two-tone and mixed metal pieces are perfectly fine to ask for and represent a fresh challenge for our goldsmiths.
Does Dominion Jewelers repurpose jewelry? Or redesign existing pieces?
Heirloom jewelry often holds as much personal significance as it does historical. Our designers will work with you to help incorporate a heirloom piece into a new design that suits you.
Do you make wedding bands inspired by nature?
Nature-inspired designs can be some of the most beautiful pieces ever – from the delicate details of leaves to the primal symbolism of animals. If there’s a natural element that you’re particularly fond of, we’re certainly up for helping you design a piece incorporating it.
Can I use my own gemstones or heirloom diamonds in a custom piece?
If there are gemstones you have that you want to set into a piece, we’re more than happy to help make it happen.
Is my design truly unique? Do ever reuse designs?
The designs we make for your piece are one of a kind. You won’t be getting a design that belonged to somebody else previously.
Can I propose with the wax model of the engagement ring?
If you’re on a tight schedule, you can have the wax model of your engagement ring stand in for the real thing when you pop the question. Just remember, we need it back in one piece to make the real one.
What if I want matching wedding bands inspired by our favorite book, movie, or video game?
Copyright and trademark laws prohibit us from using specific symbols and designs in our custom jewelry. That being said, if there is some particular piece of media or popular culture that helped bring you and your future spouse together, we can certainly take inspiration from that without duplicating something already existing.