Why consider designing a unique piece of jewellery?


Not sure where to start or whether to make this journey but would like to really take someone’s breath away and surprise someone special with an amazing piece of jewellery unique to them?

If you would love to give a very special lasting and memorable individual engagement and wedding ring, an exceptional Christmas, birthday, wedding or anniversary gift, then take delight in having a unique bespoke piece of jewellery made. We can help and guide you to discover exactly what type of jewellery suits and the designs which will appeal.  There are so many possibilities and our experienced designers will assist in narrowing down all choices to create an ideal beautiful piece of jewellery that will match the occasion, lifestyle and budget.

Commissioning a bespoke item of jewellery gives you, the customer, a wonderful  opportunity to take part in designing a truly original piece of jewellery that directly reflects the personality of the individual. A splendid piece of jewellery that celebrates a special time, a memorable event or captures just a moment, is eternally everlasting and enduring. Once given, the occasion or reason is never forgotten; the piece will always mean so much more, evoking the joyful surprise in receiving it and the care, time and thoughtful effort put in to creating the beautiful piece of bespoke jewellery.

An in-house Designer and working Goldsmith will be hands on in dealing directly with you, designing and actually making your jewellery too. The team here at Michael Platt are accustomed to working closely with customers, interpreting  and translating thoughts, sketched ideas or doodles into wonderful jewellery.  Whether working on a totally brand new piece or the redesign of dated, worn out or inherited jewellery, it is a truly exciting journey that does not need to be complex or necessarily expensive.

The process begins with an informal chat, an exchange of ideas, preferences, styles, special dates, words or names, stones, precious metals and, of course, budget.

On the return visit, customers are presented with a selection of hand drawn or 3D computer modelled designs, to discuss and choose from and, if needed, a variety of gorgeous gemstones or sparkling diamonds to select from. Customers are encouraged to be involved at every stage, much like a dress design and fitting, and can return to view the progression of their item as it evolves if time permits. Traditional hand-crafted methods are used in the in store workshop to create your bespoke piece of jewellery. This can start with freely hand carving the item in wax to be cast in the chosen metal. Once the item is formed, it will be quite ‘rough’. It is then cleaned, refined and polished and Hallmarked by the London Assay Office. The final workshop process is the setting of stones – a fine, delicate and precise process. The end pleasure for the team is when the customer collects the finished item with true wonder and pleasure.

Having something that no one else has is very special. If you would like a bespoke piece of jewellery for yourself or for someone exceptional in your life, do pop into us at the shop, with or without an appointment, for a chat about your ideas. There is absolutely no charge or obligation for an initial consultation or drawings. In fact, if the project is confirmed, the only charge will be a 50% deposit to begin the process. The time scale for creating a piece of Bespoke Jewellery, depending on the complexity of the item following agreement of designs and stones is  a minimum of 4 weeks.

Bespoke jewellery is not something simply ‘owned or just worn’ it is becomes dearly cherished, appreciated and prized. With just a little extra thought and effort, along with our expert professional input, an outstanding brilliant piece of jewellery can be created; a future family heirloom to pass on.