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 symbolism, 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”
If you would like to talk to me in person?Call me on (+44)7545 904374
BESPOKE COMMISSIONS FAQs
If possible I like to size your ring for you in person so I can get exactly the right size for you. However, where this isn’t possible there are a few other options
I have rings sizers like the ones above that are available for my commission, remodel and bridal clients. These are posted out to you with a simple form to fill in and return to me. This is a good way to get a good size. Additional information about getting the best fit is on the info that comes with the sizers. I am currently working on a return postal system but until I have managed it , you are required to post the sizers back and I will refund the cost to you in which ever way you prefer.
Print out the sheet below and follow the instructions on the sheet as carefully as you can. This form does say its for the US but don’t worry, I can take this information and turn into UK sizes. This will be a great reference for stacking rings
- You can post a ring to me to size for you, this is a good idea if you know it is a good fit or if you are buying for someone else and you have managed to get a ring of theirs to size
- 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.
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.
If you are providing me with your own ring size please take every precaution to be as precise as you can. It is your responsibility to get this information right and I cannot be held responsible for incorrect ring sizing. I will make the ring to your instruction and any error on your part may result in extra costs for resizing or even a full remake. Please feel free to discuss this with me at any point. I will do everything in my power to help you through this process if you need.
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.