FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION
Designing a custom piece of jewelry is our specialty and we like to make it a special experience because custom jewelry has so much meaning. Jewelry is a special way of celebrating a life event with a symbol, a constant reminder of the meaning behind the piece of jewelry. We love designing jewelry for those milestone events in your life, a wedding ring to represent your marriage, a birthstone necklace to symbolize the birth of a child or your entire family, or an anniversary band for an incredible wedding anniversary. Whether we take a current design and modify it to your specific tastes or start from a blank canvas with just an idea, we can make your dream piece come to life! There are multiple ways we can create your custom design. We will suggest the best method based on your specifications to ensure you will be extremely pleased …with the end result.
We create handmade diamond jewelry that has a beautiful delicate finish, and where every aspect of fabrication is done by hand. Our CAD designed pieces can capture the most intricate details like a butterfly, a Chinese character, or any other graphic element. The only limit is your imagination. The amount of talent that it takes to carve a wax by hand is truly amazing and there is something to be said about the natural skill of using the hand and eye to create the desired effect. Whichever path we take to create your unique custom design, you can be assured that the highest level of detail and attention is given to each piece we create and we guarantee your satisfaction of the final product.
THE CUSTOM DESIGN PROCESS
The custom design process starts with a conversation and an idea. We’ll determine the style that you’re looking to achieve for the piece of jewelry that you want to create and establish a price range for your project. Based on the design, we will suggest the best way to create the piece, by hand-fabrication, CAD/CAM, or carving a wax by hand and casting using the lost wax method. Regardless of how the piece will be made, we always start with sketches done with old-fashioned pencil & paper to ensure all design elements are incorporated.
We create handmade diamond jewelry that has a beautiful delicate finish, and where every aspect of fabrication is done by hand. Our handmade jewelry is made by the most experienced Master Jewelers for which quality and craftsmanship is of the utmost importance.
CAD/CAM JEWELRY DESIGN
Our CAD designed pieces can capture the most intricate details like a butterfly, a Chinese character, or any other graphic element. The only limit is your imagination. We can start with just an idea, a sketch, or even a photo from which we can create a unique custom design tailored to your desires. After the design concept has been sketched out and a rough working concept has solidified, our CAD (Computer Aided Design) specialist will create a 3-D computer model to show you your design. You will be able to look at the high resolution virtual model in a variety of light on our large screen monitors. After the design is approved by you, we will have the 3-D computer design come to life in the form of a computer milled wax. The wax is an actual-size model which will be used to cast into your metal of choice: Platinum, 18k White Gold, 18k Yellow Gold, 14k White Gold, 14k Yellow Gold, 18kt Rose Gold, or 14k Rose Gold. Once the wax has been approved we send the 3-D CAD file to one of our trusted associates who will then utilize a process known as Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) which takes the computer file and builds a 3-D model to be used in the casting process. Your piece will then return to our Master Jewelers and Cutters for its final alterations. You can be as involved or uninvolved in this process as you wish though many of our customers enjoy the collaborative process and grow quite attached to these pieces and their personalities are reflected in the final product; these pieces are truly priceless.
HAND-CARVED WAX & LOST WAX CASTING
An experienced Jeweler takes a block of wax and carves out a ring using hand tools based on a drawing. In this method, the Jeweler’s artistry becomes evident in this one-of-a-kind hand carved piece because like a piece of sculpture, he is leaving his stamp on it. He not only carves but adds intricate details to the ring by adding wax down to the prongs. He then buffs the wax to smooth out any rough areas. The wax will then be cast to make the ring and the wax melted from the casting. Finally, the casting will then be finished and smoothed and ready for diamonds and precious gems to be set.
COUNTER SKETCH INTERACTIVE CAD CATALOG
We at Liberty Diamonds are pleased to announce that we have a powerful new 3D jewelry design tool that for the first time makes YOU the designer. We’ve always been able to work with our customers on custom designs from a simple sketchpad to high end CAD systems but now we can put the mouse in your hands and let you design your own custom rings and pendants using a starting point from our catalog of designs; with as little or as much help from our designers as you want. This new program is called CounterSketch and we will be featuring videos and photos of this powerful new tool here in our Facebook galleries. If you have time to drop by the store you can try it out for yourself and post your own beautiful designs.