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5 Things that Truly Define Quality Craftsmanship in Custom Jewelry
There is a level of personal attention and love that a custom jeweler puts into their work that is evident in the masterpieces they create. Bench made, custom jewelry is always going to be a better value than purchasing a mass produced piece. There are many reasons why high quality custom jewelry is more valued, but we have compiled a short list of factors that truly define quality craftsmanship.
No mass production involved. By definition, bench made jewelry is made by a craftsman, using traditional tools and a hand torch. This is what you are looking for when you want the absolute highest quality custom pieces. While machines can produce hundreds of units, mass produced pieces lack the attention to detail that bench made jewelry possesses.
The materials used are of the utmost importance. Metals used in handmade jewelry are should carefully sourced. The diamonds, sapphires, and other colored stones should all be carefully selected from reputable sources. Jewelers and dealers typically have long lasting relationships, and a high quality jeweler will have access to the finest stones and materials for your custom piece.
Production on a smaller, more personal scale is almost always higher quality because the of the jeweler’s ability to control the process from start to finish. Custom jewelers take extreme care when sourcing their materials and are extremely proud of the work they produce.
The Jeweler’s Process
A jeweler has a close relationship with every piece they design. Once the design is made, the next part of the process involves producing the piece with the desired metal and stones. Not all jewelers have the same process.
At Leon Megé, we listen very carefully to what it is you want from your custom piece. Only then can we answer all your questions and guide throughout the design process. There are many subtleties to cover to create your one-of-a-kind piece of custom jewelry. If you are considering purchasing a piece of custom jewelry remember that although it is an investment, it is also a one of a kind piece for you and your loved one to enjoy forever. Do not hesitate to ask any questions regarding any part of our process, from our materials, to our process. Bench made custom jewelry is defined by its quality craftsmanship, materials used, and the jeweler’s process.