THE DESIGNWhenever possible we prefer to schedule a design appointment, that way we can be sure to set aside a block of time just for you. You will work directly with artist, designers and metalsmiths to discover the style that matches your vision. Please keep in mind that our artist are exactly that... artist. We are intuitive creatives that sometimes push the boundaries, sometimes playing it safe, but we will always try our very best to capture your vision, so please be prepared for a fun and fascinating experience.
If gemstones are part of your vision, we will usually start the process by helping to choose the very best stone for you. We stock many fine quality gemstones, and if we don’t have your perfect one on hand, we have a large pool of amazing resources that can locate exactly what you're looking for.
THE FINALIZED DESIGN
We typically prefer the age old tradition of designing jewelry by sketching. Sometimes its more appropriate to use our state of the art 3-D computer modeling software that generates a photo-realistic renderings. This 3-D process can take a few days to complete depending on the difficulty and could even require a deposit to cover the labor cost.
Once the final design is agreed upon we will develop a quote. Written estimates / quotes will be honored for 10 days and may be subject to change depending on fluctuation of stone and metals markets, and design changes.
Once the design is approved we require a deposit to move forward. Depending on the circumstance, we typically require 50% to 70% down along with full payment towards any special ordered stones. We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash.
The custom process from design to delivery can generally take anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks. We will always try to accommodate for upcoming events that require a quick turnaround, but please keep in mind that expedited service could add additional expense as overtime charges are required. The complexity of the job and our current workload will determine the timing.
We ask to please be patient... We can control many factors when it comes to creating jewelry, but we can not control time itself. This is a form of art that requires great skill and dedication. It is becoming increasingly rare to find individuals that are as talented and devoted to their craft as the metalsmiths at Alchemy. We are in great demand, and are humbled to be your jeweler...