« Custom Jewellery »
Each person is beautifully unique.
So, it makes sense that you want an extraordinary piece of jewellery when commemorating a special occasion. You deserve a one-of-a-kind piece to celebrate the most important moments in your life.
Whether you need a stunning engagement ring to surprise your partner with, a pair of wedding rings that will accompany you on your lives together, or a piece of jewellery for a particular occasion, let me help bring your ideas to life!
So, if you want a truly unique piece of jewellery that you take part in designing, get in touch with me and let’s start collaborating!
Check out all the information I have below pertaining to working with me on a custom piece of jewellery.
« The Benefits of Working with Me »
When collaborating with me on a project you end up with more than just a piece of jewellery.
A custom designed piece is a memento and can represent so many things – love, a memory, transformation, and much more. I take great joy in being able to commemorate such important moments in my customers’ lives.
People approach me to make unique pieces for all kinds of occasions (weddings, births, anniversaries, the passing of a loved one, etc…). I am honoured by the trust put in me to design and craft pieces that carry so much significance and I am always humbled by the gratitude show to me by customers when they receive the finished piece.
When collaborating with me you can expect:
an open, constructive, and creative collaboration.
a piece that expresses your unique ideas and fulfils your specific requirements.
the comfort in knowing that your piece was crafted with sustainable/Fairtrade materials and supported a local craftsperson
For custom made projects I offer the option to have a keepsake document created which gives you a behind the scenes look at how your piece was made. I will photograph the steps involved in making your jewellery piece and compile the photos into a beautiful PDF or a soft cover booklet.
PDF Keepsake Document (emailed to you) - € 40
« Click here » for an example of the PDF Keepsake
Softcover Keepsake Booklet (printed on FSC certified paper) - €60
« FairTrade is Best »
Each piece of custom jewellery is crafted using FairTrade and/or ethically sourced materials.
This is the core value behind my jewellery business.
There is already so much meaning associated with a piece of custom-made jewellery, so it is essential to craft it with raw materials that have been mined and processed in an ecological and fair way. I believe this honours the sentiment behind the piece, providing the wearer with a deeper and more profound connection to the jewellery.
Read all about my commitment to sustainable jewellery making on my « Sustainability Page »
« Wedding and Engagement Rings »
I love love!
So, hand-crafting unique wedding and engagement rings is one of my favourite custom jewellery requests. I enjoy collaborating with couples to create their perfect piece(s). Partnerships come in all forms, and I revel in the opportunity to celebrate the amazing connection between two people.
Check out the information below to learn about collaborating with me and please feel free to « Get in Touch » to discuss your special piece.
« The Custom jewellery Process »
1: I would love to hear all about the special project you would like me to create for you! Come by my Leipzig store or contact me using the form below.
Once I have received your inquiry, I will get in touch with you as soon as possible with any follow-up questions I may have or to set up an appointment (if you live in or near Leipzig an in-person meeting would be ideal to discuss details).
Check out my « Tell Me More » section for some inspiration about what to consider before getting in touch with me.
2: After we have discussed the details of your project (in person or online), including your ethical/FairTrade material options, your budget, and specific design requirements, I will get to work on creating a design rendering and detailed price quote for you. This usually takes 1-2 weeks.
At this stage the design can be altered to reflect any changes you would like. I want you to be happy with the design after all!
Check out an example of a « Design Brief »
3: You are happy with the design I have come up with and we have agreed on the price for the piece.
Some transparency about my pricing:
» I have a € 50 ‘custom piece fee’. This covers the cost of my time for things like researching, writing up the quote, material sourcing and ordering, etc…
» Before I begin the project, a deposit of 50% is required.
» Any other specifics pertaining to costs and payments will be clearly laid out in the quote sent to you.
4: Each custom piece of jewellery is crafted exclusively by me in my Leipzig atelier. I take great pride in creating a custom piece and am always honoured by the trust given to me by my customers. Creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery for a special occasion is a great responsibility that I take very seriously. With my over 10 years of experience as a trained goldsmith, my goal is to create a piece of jewellery that you will find the utmost joy in wearing or giving as a gift.
5: Your custom piece is complete and ready to be picked up/mailed to you. I will contact you to let you know that the piece is finished. Now all that is left to do is for you to surprise your loved one with their gift or start wearing your piece!
The project ends with me thanking you for allowing me to create your special piece for you!
« Happy Customers »
Customer feedback - What people have said about working with me:
'Robyn made our wedding rings.
We were very well advised, both in the store and online.
Together we found a beautiful stone for the women's ring. The rings turned out beautiful and unique. Also, we found it great that all materials are FairTrade and fair produced.'
Rating from customers
« Tell Me More »
When you contact me, try to provide as much detail as possible.
Below are some ideas to get you started. I realise that you may not have answers to all the following points, they are just to get you thinking about some of your options:
A general overview of the piece you would like to collaborate on.
What materials would you like the piece to be made of?
Silver, yellow gold, white gold…?
Does your idea include gemstones? If so what kind/colour?
What type of piece?
Necklace, ring, earrings…?
When does the piece need to be completed by?
Please note that a custom piece can take anywhere from 1-4 months to complete. Keep this in mind, especially if ordering an engagement or wedding ring.
Is the piece for a special occasion?
Birthday, anniversary, wedding…?
Are there any of my current pieces that you found inspiration in?
It is useful for me to understand which of my styles and techniques you were drawn to.
What is your price range (You do not have to know exactly; this is just to give me an idea)?
If possible, please send any inspirational images that may help me get an idea of your vision for the piece.
Simple sketches can be immensely helpful for me to understand what you have in mind (you do not have to be artistic at all. A collaboration can be more successful when I can really get a feel for your vision).
Any reference images that may help explain your idea. I WILL NOT copy another jeweller's work! These images are just a way to get an understanding of the direction you want the design to go in. Example: photos to show a certain length of necklace, or general shape and size you would like a piece to have).
If you already know the size, great, otherwise we can discuss it during our collaboration.
« Click Here » for some sizing guides.
I know it seems like a lot of information to include. Please just do your best to be as detailed as possible so that I have a good basis to start from. The collaboration process requires some back-and-forth discussion to make sure that you get the perfect piece in the end.
If you live in the Leipzig area, please feel free to come by the store to discuss your ideas in person!
I look forward to hearing from you!
« Get in Touch »
« Things to Consider »
Please read the following to make sure a collaboration is right for you:
1): I strive to craft all my jewellery with materials that have been ethically sourced. This includes FairTrade gold, recycled silver, and ethically mined gemstones.
I am dedicated to reducing the impact that my practice has on the environment and the lives of workers who mine the materials I use. This aspect of my business is very important to my customers. They know they can depend on me to do my best to make sure that the jewellery they purchase is making a positive change in the world.
Some people who approach me are concerned that the price of a final piece will be exponentially higher due to the ethical raw materials I use. This is just not true. I cannot deny that the price will be higher, but it is a small price to pay to ensure that the industry keeps moving forward in its dealings with miners and the impact that it has on the delicate ecosystems that are disrupted by mining practices.
For pieces made with silver, the cost is usually only a few euro-cents more than if it were made with conventional silver. For gold pieces the price can vary greatly depending on the size of the piece. For wedding bands which are usually heavier, the price difference can be a little higher. I want to be completely transparent with my customers about this fact. Ethically produced products cost more, but it is not money wasted. Each person who chooses to buy a piece of ethical hand-crafted jewellery is helping make big changes for our planet and those who deserve fair and safe working conditions to provide for themselves and their families.
Want to learn more about my commitment to an ethical studio practice? « Click here » and discover all the ways I am working toward providing my customers with more ecological options.
2): Please note that due to the techniques and materials I use in my studio there are some ideas and designs that I am not able to create. Those who I have collaborated with in the past have come to me after seeing my work and finding inspiration in my style. It would be a disservice to take on a custom piece that I am not able to execute to the best of my abilities.
Image © FairTrade Deutschland