Michael Dean Jewellery Gallery prides itself on its one-of-a-kind jewellery.
Our team of jewellers are able to create in the three styles of jewellery creation: hand forged, wax carving and CAD design. The process starts with the client’s vision and then the components of the design for example gemstones, style and type of metal. As our gallery shows we create all types of jewellery but we specialize in bridal creation. Click here to visit our gallery.
When ordering a Custom Jewellery Design there is some elements that need to be taken into consideration:
- Type of metal e.g. Gold or Platinum
- Color of gold e.g. yellow, white or rose
- Type of gemstones e.g. diamond, sapphire, spinel etc.
- Size of gemstones
- Finger size – click here to view our ring sizing document
- Complexity of design
The above elements will determine the cost of a Design. We take people through the design process and we would be pleased to guide you too.
All of our creations are designed to each client’s requirements; this process usually takes 3 – 8 weeks to complete. We will build you a custom creation that will astonish and delight.
We look forward to designing a special piece of jewellery just for you.
Gold, White Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum
Gold has been used for centuries to make jewellery, not only because of the beautiful rich yellow luster, but because it is a very durable and workable metal. Gold will always be associated with riches and royalty.
In all gold jewellery, pure gold has to be mixed with harder metals for added durability and strength. On its own, pure gold is a very soft metal. Without the harder alloy metals keeping it rigid, pure gold would easily bend out of shape. The most commonly used grades of Gold in North America are 10KT, 14KT and 18KT, which is the richest of the gold colors.
Pure gold is slightly reddish yellow in color but colored gold in various other colors can be produced. Pure gold alloyed with silver and copper in various proportions, producing white, yellow, rose and red golds.
There are many steps to making a ring but the first steps are drawing us a picture, sending a picture, telling us your story or coming to the Gallery for a visit.
The elements of great design, along with your vision are the materials used and a life time of skills and experience.