CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGN
Judith Arnell will personally help you design the jewelry of your dreams. Make an appointment to work with Judith to design that exceptional piece of jewelry.
For inspiration, we have plenty of jewelry in-house to work with and photos of jewelry we’ve made in the past. If you have photos, please bring them with you. Next, we sketch your design. After that, we will either create the jewelry by hand, or we can create a wax model using computer aided design (CAD).
At this point, you have the option of viewing the computer rendering of the finished piece to make sure the design is correct. Next, the CAD is rendered into a 3D actual size wax model which is cast into the precious metal of your choice (Platinum, Palladium, Karat gold, Sterling silver). Finally, our talented goldsmiths, setters, polishers and engravers add the finishing touches. The whole process generally takes 3-4 weeks depending on the complexity of the design.
At Judith Arnell, we will appraise your jewelry for insurance replacement and estate purposes, sales, fair market value and charitable donations.
When an item is appraised, it is carefully cleaned and examined under 10-power magnification (the standard in the jewelry industry). Precious metals are identified; gemstone weights are estimated, then they are graded and identified. A description is written and the jewelry is photographed. The proper value is assigned to the item, depending on the purpose of the appraisal.
General fees are $100 for the first item and $75 for each subsequent item. Large collections may be priced by lot; options will be discussed in a personal consultation. To schedule a complimentary consultations, please contact us by phone or email.
We understand the place your jewelry holds in your heart. At Judith Arnell Jewelers, we can help you with custom lapidary work (stone cutting), seeking out modern and antique cuts of diamonds for replacement, and finding the proper color match for gemstones missing from a ring. Our experts will know exactly how to proceed and how much work it will entail, so that an estimate can be furnished to you for your approval. There is no charge for this evaluation.
In addition, we provide:
-Complimentary cleaning and checking of fine jewelry
-Complimentary gift wrap on all purchases
-Bead and pearl re-stringing
-Engraving of fine jewelry
-Wristwatch battery replacement and repairs
-Ring removal by jeweler’s saw