Creating Your Own Piece of Bespoke Jewellery

Garrett has been working as a goldsmith for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience in creating bespoke pieces of jewellery for clients who want something very individual and that they have played a part in the design process. From choosing your favourite metal and finish- matt or highly polished to picking the colour and size of stone you might want to incorporate, commissioning your own piece of jewellery allows you to makes sure every detail in your dream piece is right. From engagement and wedding rings to graduation gifts or special birthday presents we can help you work within your budget to create your individually designed piece.

How to commission your piece of jewellery

It all starts with a relaxed no obligation conversation in the Design House, digital consultation online or a chat on the telephone. Some clients have a very clear idea of what they would like, while others like to be guided through options and possibly use some of Garrett’s existing styles as a starting point. Whatever the starting point is this initial chat allows us to explore the endless possibilities to create the ideal piece for the occasion in mind and working within your budget.

After the initial conversation we will take some time to think about your brief and come up with some suggestions as to how the piece might take shape. Clients often find they have ideas post the initial consultation and can contact us to make amendments to the idea as well. Garrett will draw up some sketches and send on to ensure that you are happy that the design in going in the right direction. An indicative quote will be provided at this stage.

A final sketch of the design and price will be discussed by appointment in person or sent to the client for final sign off. If the design includes a gemstone there is the option to visit the store to select the stone for the piece. A deposit of 20% is requested at this stage and the balance is payable on collection. We also offer a facility to accept payments in stages.

Once the design is agreed we will agree a timeframe for delivery we will commence to create the piece and will keep you up to date with progress via images and emails.

The lead time for bespoke orders is generally 5-6 weeks depending on the complexity of the piece and when your individual piece is ready we will contact you to arrange collection or delivery by courier to your required location.

FAQ’s

Depending on the complexity of the piece the average time to create a bespoke piece is 5-6 weeks although if there is a tight turn around required we may be able to facilitate your request.
There is no single answer to this question as each piece is different and it depends on the complexity of the design and the materials and gemstones used. At all times you have control of your budget and should the design evolve and changes are made we will not undertake work without advising you of any cost implications. After our initial consultation we will have an idea of the budget to work with and the final price will be agreed before we start making the piece so you won’t be caught out. We ask for a 20% deposit on agreement of the design and payment on collection but we also offer the facility to pay in instalments if this helps for those bigger pieces.
When we discuss your designs we can give an idea of the price of the piece in silver, gold or platinum or whatever is your choice and advise on what might be the best choice if it is to compliment an existing piece of jewellery. Garrett’s work often incorporates precious, semi precious gemstones and diamonds and with over 30 years in the trade we have an established network of reputable and ethical stone dealers. If you have your own stone that you would like to include in the design we will review and let you know if it is suitable. We can also source stones if you require a particular shape or colour although this may impact the delivery date for the final piece.
While it may be useful to look at other pieces of jewellery that inspire you Garrett will not create replicas of other designers work. We can discuss the elements that appeal to you and work them into your design if appropriate.
As clients are involved in the final design it is unlikely that you would not like the final piece however if there is something that you would you would like to adjust we will work with you to make the necessary adjustments. We haven’t had an unhappy client yet and will make sure you are delighted with your handmade piece before you leave the studio

To start the conversation about commissioning your bespoke piece of Irish designed and handmade jewellery please contact me at info@garrettmallon.com to schedule a studio visit, virtual consultation or phone call. We look forward to talking to you.

Bespoke Commission Gallery