The Michael Platt Bespoke Process

We are well known and established as specialists in making unique beautiful Bespoke Jewellery in our in-store Workshop.

Our experience and expertise in jewellery making and jewellery restoration spans over forty years. We pride ourselves in offering a very professional personal service to our clients with exceptional high standards in workmanship at excellent value.

A design service is available where clients often deal directly with the Goldsmith who will make their bespoke piece. Working closely with clients, whether to create a truly unique special piece from new or existing jewellery or renovating or restoring treasured vintage jewellery, Michael Platt value and care for each and every job they undertake as well as their clients.

Our Bespoke Process

Steps to commissioning a bespoke piece of jewellery with Michael Platt


Consultation & Design Brief

If you have a very definite idea of what you require we will be able to quote immediately – if not, we will discuss all aspects of the intended piece; budget, stones, metal choice, settings, everyday wear or special occasion wear, style, contemporary or classic etc. Sketches may be produced at this stage. View our portfolio of previous commissions. From the brief taken and agreed – detailed drawings, as near to actual size as possible, will be created to begin to bring your piece of jewellery to life. Please note that we do not manufacture Bespoke Jewellery pieces in silver, only in gold and platinum.

Purple Spinel Sample From Mogok Myanmar

Source, Selection & Viewing

If necessary, source gemstones or diamonds for selection direct from raw material suppliers – as manufacturers, our long-term business relationships enable us to offer only the highest quality stones at extremely realistic prices. View designs and stones, with the opportunity to make any amendments. Agree detail to begin to bring your piece of jewellery to life.

Final Approval, Cost & Timeline

Final Approval, Cost & Timeline

Approve final details, design and necessary materials required for the piece. Confirm price and delivery date (once instructed, on average, a bespoke piece will take between three & six weeks to complete). To bring your creation to life, we require a 50% deposit.


Producing your Jewellery

Depending on the method used – your piece may be first be freely hand carved in wax, prior to casting. We can invite you to view your piece in its creative first wax stage if appropriate or a CAD detailed drawing and plan will be created from which the piece may be cast.

If it is to be cast, you may see your piece, still in a very raw state, for fitting prior to any stones being set.

Once your piece has been set and polished, it is sent to the Assay Office for Hallmarking.

Final Visit & Collection

Final Visit & Collection

The final visit is always a very special rewarding experience. It is joyful and satisfying for us to be able to present a piece of jewellery that has been created directly with client input that is meaningful and will become treasured, and much loved.

Our recipe for success is to offer a very personal service, high professional standards mixed with a little fun and lots of joy in delivering beautifully crafted jewellery to you.

This very personal stage by stage service is only available to customers visiting our shop for face to face consultations.

The final 50% payment is required on completion and can be paid either prior to or on the day of collection before the piece is released.