Looking for more information about creating a custom design with Kate & Kole? This page will walk you through everything you need to know.
By custom designing a piece with us, you’ll have a say in each part of the process. After the preliminary discussion phase, we’ll determine a realistic budget and timeframe that suits both of us.
No matter what the request is, we always make sure to provide each customer with a brief beforehand so that everyone is on the same page about the ongoing developments and the exact steps we’ll be following.
Along the way, there will be multiple intervals for discussion, so that everyone can rest easy knowing that your dream jewellery is on the right path to becoming exactly the piece you want.
No dream is too big. We understand the impulse to want everything “just so”, and that means that we’re super keen to work together to make it happen. We are even happy to go as far as sorting out small details. Sourcing particular stones, considering chain types, and adding engravings… the possibilities are truly endless.
Keep reading for more details, or scroll down to the form at the bottom of the page to make an appointment.
Custom Engagement & Wedding rings
Congratulations! You're thinking getting about or have recently become engaged! The process of designing or choosing the perfect ring can be overwhelming and a little confusing. We would love to help you create a custom piece, unique to you.
The first step is to get in touch. Send us a message via our contact form below with your return phone number and we will give you a call as soon as possible to discuss your ideas and design.
Things to have in mind before we have an initial chat are things like time frames, budget and design particulars. If you have a super tight turn around we need to know this up front. It will save both parties a lot of time and heartache if we can determine a delivery window and any important dates. Having a rough idea of budget and where and how you want to spend your money is a lot really important. We offer lots of diamond alternatives but if the stone is your number one focus we can chat how to get the best outcome for your dollar. Other design particulars might include band shape, whether it needs to sit with another ring, and what material it is made out of.
It is also fine to have no idea about the above we can help talk you through some options.
After we have created a brief, we will come back to you with an initial design and estimate. Because the price of stones and gold fluctuates so much, the price of your piece will be an ongoing conversation. There are always ways to work within your budget so we provide an estimate initially before any stones or gold is purchased.
The initial design will include front and top views and any particular design details. If being designed as a set, the matching wedding will also be provided.
This is the time to give feedback and to start discussing details. If you have a type of stone in mind we will start sourcing stones. Size, quality and colour all influence the cost of the stone. We use a few Australian suppliers and one supplier in the starts for some particular types of stones. We have been very careful about how we chose our supplier making sure all stones are sourced as ethically and sustainably as possible. Talk to us about minimising your impact with your choice of stone.
Once the stone has been purchased and your design has been finalised, we start the making process. Some pieces are made entirely from hand, others use cast pieces to help craft your bespoke piece. We can recycle stones and gold from previous pieces but this means that casting cannot always be used, resulting in a higher price point. Again, talk to us about your budget, we want you to have a piece of jewellery that you will love forever and won’t set you back half a house mortgage.
We would love to help you bring your design to life. If you’d like to chat through any initial ideas, please contact us below.
Sara & Maddy x
Make an Appointment
If you'd like to have a chat about a design you have in mind. Fill in the contact form below to make an appointment via phone or in our studio in Newcastle.