What goes into designing a custom piece?

Creating a bespoke jewellery design gives you a lot of freedom to design and dream up a jewellery piece that fits your needs. There are a few checkpoints to keep in mind.


Metals are weighted in Karats (not to be confused with the carat weight of diamonds) indicate the percentage of gold that is present in the metal mix.

Platinum is widely in jewellery manufacture, as it is the hardest of the jewellery metals.

Yellow and Rose Gold are very popular choices for engagement rings, their warm tones work beautifully on the skin and provide a beautiful, rich setting for diamonds and many other gemstones showcasing their beauty in engagement rings, earrings, pendants and other jewellery pieces.

White Gold, which is also mixed with alloys and to many people looks a lot like Platinum, is often used to accentuate the whiteness of diamonds.

It has a warmer white shine than platinum and is also preferred to it in jewellery with an intricate or vintage design.

Stone Types

The differing gemstones not only look different, but could also have a different meaning in your bespoke jewellery design. Some gemstones are attributed to certain months as birth stones, and some even to anniversaries. The most prominent stone types include:

  • Diamond
  • Sapphire
  • Ruby
  • Emerald
  • Garnet
  • Peridot
  • Aquamarine
  • Topaz
  • Amethyst
  • Opal
  • Zircon

Stone Cuts

The cut of your selected stone in your bespoke jewellery design is very much a personal element, and depends much on the personality of the person who will be wearing the stone. There are many different shapes, with the most popular below.

Stone weight

A stone’s weight, measured in Carat, affects the jewellery piece’s size and price.

At Grace Diamonds we look at the four “C’s” when setting up your design:

‘Cut’ with diamonds is not to do with the diamond’s shape, such as pear, oval, or round, but rather to do with how close to optimal the placement and proportion of the many facets of the stone is.

Almost every diamond has impurities called ‘inclusions’ or ‘blemishes’. The closer the diamond comes to flawless, the greater the value placed on it.

The colour of a diamond or rather the lack of it, is indicated by using an alphabet scale ranging from D = colourless to Z = very yellow or brown. Colour grading is done by measuring diamonds against a master set of stones under strict lighting conditions.

Diamond carat weight put simply tells you about its size. Diamonds are already rare, and as size and carat weight increase, they become more scarce.

By adhering strictly to the standard set out by the 4Cs, and aiming to deliver the highest quality in luxury jewellery, the Grace Diamond experience is as unforgettable and high-class as the diamond itself. You can read more about our process here.

If you need some inspiration, be sure to our shop for designs produced by Grace Diamonds.

If you’d like to book your bespoke design consultation, be sure to do so today. Click here to book it now.

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