About the Process
"What Stacey created is far beyond what I could have imagined. Not only has it become a beautiful piece of art displaying my story, but the process itself has been incredibly healing and therapeutic."
- Rebecca Frances Zacher
"Together we developed my story into a striking piece of art...Now I have a unique piece of jewelry that is all my own - something that turns what was just a story into a tangible reminder of my experience and goals. Everyone should have such a special memento in their life."
- Lesley Curtis
Unique and Bold Custom Jewelry
Jewelry is so much more than just pretty adornment. Let's put it this way: what Humans of New York offers in the photography world, I aim for in my work. I believe in honest, bold, beautiful storytelling through the medium of jewelry.
Custom jewelry provides a pathway to healing and celebration, where you and I work closely together to bring your vision to life - even if you can't see that vision just yet. Through conversation and a collaborative design process, we work together to create a work of art that you can wear everyday and pass down as an heirloom.
From Celebration Jewelry to Mourning Jewelry
With celebration pieces - anniversary, wedding and birthstone jewelry, to name a few - I bring in unique details like hand-done engraving and filigree you won't find anywhere else. I design pieces which harken back to an earlier time; you walk away with a truly special and one-of-a-kind heirloom.
Yet, I also don't shy away from the difficult stories which deserve to be told.
You'll certainly see this in the customizable Memoir jewelry line, many pieces which are based on my own life story. If you are going through a life change - divorce, losing someone you love, miscarriage - I believe those stories can be told beautifully through the jewelry we create together.
Ideas for Custom Jewelry
Looking to be inspired or see designs I've made? See how Jean and Todd worked with us on a special anniversary band and Kylene created a stunning emerald ring as a gift to herself. The custom jewelry portfolio showcases other examples of creative designs, and the sky is the limit on what can be created. Check out our testimonials page for the hundreds of reviews from customers over the years.
Personalized Jewelry through a Collaborative Process
What you won't get from me is jargon, vagueness or closed doors - I'll break down the process into step-by-step and easy-to-understand pieces, and I will guide you through the creative flow. I and my team help you choose the materials, precious stones and other elements that are perfect for you. Here is a glimpse into the custom process.
Custom Design Questionnaire
It all starts with a few questions I send your way so we can figure out if we're a good fit. These questions help you to think more deeply about the piece you'd like to create, your budget and your timeline. Some questions you may answer easily, while others may take a few conversations together to assess.
Contact us for your questionnaire.
I'm a big believer that jewelry should be made collaboratively. Thus the design process is an open and engaging one, where you and I together co-create the design for your jewelry, and then my team and I work to bring it to life. This involves conversations by phone, in-person (if you're local) and by email, as well as a vision board we create.
Sketches & Iterations
Once we agree on an estimated budget and have had sufficient conversations and visioning, typically after 1-2 conversations, you are presented with several sketches of potential designs. Then we narrow down your choices and move towards a final design. For many designs you will also see a computer rendering of the piece to help you envision it in more detail.
Handcrafted in Philadelphia, PA
Once we come up with the design, each piece is handcrafted on Jeweler's Row in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from recycled metals and ethical stones. We can also use metals and stones from pieces you no longer wear or which represent family heirlooms you'd like to redesign.
Intrigued to Take the Next Step?
I would love to work with you! If you are ready to take the next step, first see the Memoir Jewelry and Revival Jewelry lines for existing pieces which can be crafted to your story using custom enamel colors, engraving and gemstones.
If you prefer to design a custom one-of-a-kind piece together, please reach out on our contact page and take a peek at the custom work portfolio for ideas and inspiration.