When you come to me for a bespoke commission we will work together to design your jewellery and then I shall make it into a reality for you. If you have looked around my website you may have noticed I somewhat specialise in contemporary fine rings, however, I can make all types of jewellery; necklaces, earrings, bracelets and bangles.
You may come to me with a strong idea of what you would like or maybe you don’t know where to start with the whole process, but like the idea of having a piece designed for you. Either way please contact me, I have worked with clients in both of those situations and everywhere in between. After all, this is what I do so we can talk through it together and i’m pretty sure I can help.
The great thing about having a commissioned piece of jewellery is that it can be whatever you want it to be, it can be smart and classic or bold and colourful. You can add nods to sentimentality, such as birthstones of loved ones, telling a story with use of symbolisum, or it can be totally original. Jewellery like this is investment jewellery, the type of thing you buy to be worn and loved, and then in time passed on to others who will do the same and it adds to its story.
I work in silver and gold; Fun fact, most of my “off the peg” jewellery is made in silver, however, my commissions are mainly done in gold! I like to include gemstones in my work, I look for the special gemstone, which often have inclusions within, making them different from others. Mixed metals are a favourite of mine, i really enjoy the contrast of the buttery yellow of the gold and the silver.
Commissioning jewellery is a perfect way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, memories, personal achievements or why not treat yourself just for the hell of it eh !!
Pricing … well how long is a piece of string? Think about your budget, remember you are investing in this experience, but know I will provide the best I can for the budget you have, I strive to find the highest quality materials, ensuring I get the highest quality materials to work with within the budget you have set. Why don’t you have a look at the shop and familiarise yourself with my pricing.
Below are some FAQs which have been asked and hopefully can add some clarity. If you need any further information please feel free to contact me.
For more information on the commission process check out my blog “from conception to completion”
BESPOKE COMMISSIONS FAQs
While I will do my absolute best to provide a ring of the right size the only way I can guarantee this is by going through a personal sizing and fitting procedure which requires me to take your size myself and check it fits prior to setting stones.
However, there are other ways to get the size.
- Send a ring to me that already fits the finger you need it for
- Get your fingers measured by a jeweller. I use the Wheatsheaf sizing and will cater for half sizes. Please state this to the jeweller sizing the finger, if only american or other sizing is available I can convert the size.
- Or provide Chloe with your size that you already have.
Other things to bear in mind. Thicker rings will need to be about half a size bigger than your original size, and if your hands are hot or cold there may also be a half size difference from the original size.
I take every precaution to get a ring size right, and in cases where I haven’t been able to size the ring myself, I will make the ring the size of the clients request. If this information has been incorrect in anyway and the ring does not fit due to incorrect size information you may be charged anything from a basic resize to the full remake of the ring. Please contact me to discuss the best way to size your finger if you have any worries about this.
All records of requested original personalisation are kept on file so that if for any reason there is an error in your order it can be traced back to source. If Chloe has made an error the item will be replaced free of charge once the original item has been returned, if the client is at fault a full reorder and payment will be necessary.
Refund or exchanges can not be given on custom or personalised orders.
Orders can be placed through any form or contact with Chloe Michell jewellery.
For any custom orders Chloe will be as thorough as she can possibly be, so if you have any concerns at all please contact her via the website, email or telephone.
All items are required to be paid for in full at time of order. Jewellery will not be made or despatched until payment has been made in full.
Following forms of payment are accepted. Bank transfer, PayPal, direct via website, cash, cheque and card payments in person.
Custom orders require full payment from the completion of the design stage. 50% of this is a non-refundable deposit. Cancelation between this time and completion of the piece will result in the order being cancelled and the deposit being kept by Chloe Michell Jewellery and the remaining balance refunded
Custom orders are aimed to be delivered in 2-4 weeks from order and payment.