ISSUE 6 - JANUARY 2023: Custom
One of our favourite things to do at Courtesy of the Artist is creating a custom piece that becomes part of your life and love story.
Commissioning a bespoke piece of jewellery for you or a loved one, is a truly unforgettable process for both the giver and recipient. This is a great way of gifting both a one-of-a-kind experience, and a tangible memory of the journey.
We begin the new year by guiding you through the custom process, so you can embark on the journey with confidence and ease.
STEP 1: Consultation
Begin with a private appointment with Nina Cueva, our co-director and resident gem curator where you'll share your vision and any other important details. You'll be able to select from Nina's exclusive collection of precious Australian sapphires and gemstones from the coveted Rare Earth Australian Made vault.
You'll next pick an artist to make the piece, our signature point of difference. Often the wearer knows which of our artists' work they connect with, or have a particular style they like. If not, don't fear - you can always gift a gemstone and embark on the design journey afterwards.
'Giving the stone is a really beautiful way of gifting something special, whether it be an engagement ring or celebrating a special occasion.’ says Nina. ‘Then I love helping to guide our clients through the design process, where the most important thing to us is giving you a beautiful piece of jewellery whilst having a memorable and joyful experience.'
STEP 2: Visualisation
Shortly after, the artist comes back with a 3D-rendered or hand-sketched design. We aim to make the drawings as realistic as possible so you know what you're getting from the beginning. From here you’ll either approve or get revisions on the design.
Step 3: Production
Once the design is agreed upon, the artist gets working on the physical piece.
Step 4: Delivery
You’ll receive a notification from us once the finished piece is ready.
There are three ways to do the final reveal: you can collect the piece from our store in the Strand Arcade, come in together with the recipient and make it an event, or we can deliver it to your designated address anywhere in the world.