Do you have any custom-made jewelry?
If the answer’s no, then you are definitely missing out. Custom jewelry is now an essential part of any woman’s jewelry collection.
So, what makes custom jewelry so important to a collection?
Besides just being downright cool to wear, there are many reasons to own custom jewelry.
And, after you find out those reasons, we’ll point you in the right direction for ways to customize and things you need to consider before you checkout.
What Makes Custom Jewelry Essential?
Custom jewelry means something.
When you look down at your hand or glance in the mirror, your eyes are drawn to your jewelry. Wouldn’t it be great if it uplifted your spirits, too?
That’s what custom jewelry does for people. It locks in a feeling, emotion, or memory and transports you to another time. It can inspire hope or longing. Or, it can just make you feel good in general.
Custom jewelry is as timeless as it is meaningful. If you choose durable custom pieces, you may find yourself handing off an heirloom later in life.
If you receive custom jewelry as a gift, it’ll make you say “awww.” The gifter wants to tell you that you are important to them, and girl, you will feel that way.
If you’re still not convinced, here are some more reasons custom jewelry is essential to own:
- You get to be the artist. Names, dates, initials. The options never end!
- You can memorialize. Whether it’s a friendship anniversary or a first date, you can memorialize that memory forever in a cute banded ring or pendant necklace.
- It’ll mean more. It can be unique as you like!
When you don’t want to follow the crowd, custom jewelry will help you stand out! And how meaningful will that be to show off something no one else has?
Customizing Your Jewelry
So you’re ready to craft that unique piece of bling. But maybe you don’t know where to start.
What are some ways that you can customize your jewelry?
Choose Your Metal
When choosing a metal, consider a few things. Do you feel like you look better in gold or silver? Do you want solid gold or gold vermeil? Rose gold? Sterling silver? If you’re feeling extra sassy, try getting a gold chain or base and decorate it with silver pieces!
Some metal options to consider are:
- White, yellow, or rose gold
- Solid gold (not pure gold since pure gold is too malleable)
- Sterling Silver
Try and stay away from costume jewelry when personalizing your pieces. They tend to flake, warp, and corrode and may even leave one of those nasty green stains on your skin.
Engrave Something Special
Then, choose your engraving. You can sketch a special date, initials, names, and symbols into custom jewelry. You can even do your zodiac sign or a meaningful symbol like the tree of life.
Ideas for engravings include:
- Your birthday
- Initials of your kids
- Initials of those who’ve passed on
- Names of your pets
- A special symbol that represents your personality
- A design that speaks to your uniqueness
- Anniversary dates or the date you first met your boo
We could go on and on!
Bedazzle Your Jewelry
Do you know your birthstone? If not, no worries. If the jeweler allows, select a fun and personal gemstone that will show off your personality. Or, just go classic and get some diamonds baby.
Or, consider incorporating your birthstone:
- January - Garnet
- February - Amethyst
- March - Aquamarine
- April - Diamond
- May - Emerald
- June - Pearl
- July - Ruby
- August - Peridot
- September - Sapphire
- October - Opal
- November - Yellow Topaz
- December - Turquoise
If you’re getting a custom necklace or bracelet, consider what types of pendants, charms, and disks you want. One cool idea is to get a sunflower necklace pendant and, for every child or sibling, tack on a disk with their initials. We promise mom will love it. Or, make it a tradition and get yourself a charm every year that sums up parts of your life. It’ll be cute, we swear!
If you’re layering necklaces or bracelets, it’s important to find a jeweler who offers various chain lengths or extenders so you can custom-select the right size for your look. You’ll need to think about what you’re going to wear your essential custom piece with and how it will complement your frame.
For rings, custom jewelry can be really cool. You can get a signet ring that has your nickname etched in it. Just be sure to get the right size. Use a measuring tape or a slice of paper to determine your ring size (in millimeters). Or, grab a ring you already have and compare it to this ring size chart.
Your New Staples: Customizable Jewelry
Now that you’ve decided on what you’ll get, here are some ideas for specific types of custom jewelry. You don’t need a thinking cap. We got you.
Custom rings make perfect additions to your ever-growing jewelry collection. Not only do you get the bling you like, but you’ll be able to stamp your unique story onto it.
If you want to get a customized ring, you have many options:
- Get a square signet ring and emblazon you and your boo’s names on it.
- Try a band to match your wedding ring set that has that special date carved into it.
- Pick out your fave gems and choose the metal you like best.
Besides getting adjusting chains from a quality jeweler, you can also do some other cool things with custom necklaces that will give them that unique feel.
Try a simple chain necklace and grab different bar pendants so you can switch them out throughout the year. This could be a new staple, everyday kind of item with endless possibilities!
You know you love it. Choose a bracelet in a metal you love, and throw on your fave disks and charms. If you want the adult version of a friendship bracelet, consider getting bracelets for you and all your girlfriends that have all of your initials on separate disks, and voila! You’re now the gift-master.
To further customize, consider finding some cute pendants or gemstones that will easily clasp onto your bracelet.
It’s always a good idea to think ahead and get a bracelet and its charms from the same jewelry company so you’ll have consistency in materials and style.
Unlimited Ideas with Custom Jewelry
Uniqueness is next to awesomeness. That’s why it’s essential to have custom jewelry in your collection.
They can be worn for special occasions or simply adorn yourself before heading to the office in the morning.
You won’t be disappointed in your selection. And, we want to make sure you get the best of the best. That’s why we cut out the middleman and ethically create our custom jewelry pieces.
Don’t buy that cheaply-made ring that’s overpriced. With Rellery, you’ll get high-quality jewelry at a fair price (we don’t mark our stuff up like 1000% like everyone else). And, we will keep your pieces tarnish-free with our lifetime tarnish guarantee.
The most interesting story is your own. Show it off with some awesome custom bling!