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Capturing Stories Through Custom Design

Capturing Stories Through Custom Design

-Elaine B Jewelry-

Capturing stories through custom design

There is nothing more meaningful than turning memories into wearable pieces of art. Designing a custom piece of jewelry with Elaine B Jewelry is an intimate and creative process that you’ll carry with you for a lifetime. Although we have many in-stock jewelry designs that also have stories , we know there’s something truly special about going custom. With your voice heard in every detail, there’s nothing quite like building your dream design from scratch. Our team understands that each individual has a unique reason for wanting a custom piece. That's why our custom design process is a seamless collaboration that brings these stories to life with your needs met in every detail. From the initial concept to the final creation, the experience is marked by precision, passion, and a commitment to capturing your dream design. Whether it's a symbol of love, a representation of milestones, or a cherished heirloom getting a redesign - our jewelers are ready to hear your story! 

xo Elaine 

Storytelling Through Design

Each custom piece is a story waiting to be told. From the initial spark of inspiration to the final creation, the journey is marked by collaboration and creativity. 

EBJ’s approach to storytelling through design is perfect for creating custom pieces that weave tales of love, milestones, and cherished memories.

Here’s one we love from Mirijam & Sam:

"We chose EBJ because from the first time we walked in, we knew that our vision would be understood. Everyone here has always been incredibly kind and excellent at communicating with us. It was such a fun process from start to finish designing our own ring and learning about all of the options that there were."

Congrats to Mirijam & Sam! 

And another custom story we were so thankful to be a part of - Ned & Carter! 

"Designing our engagement ring with Elaine B was an absolutely ideal process. My fiancée and I had stopped in at multiple other jewelers in SE Michigan and never quite felt comfortable, until we walked into Elaine B. From our very first conversation with them, we felt at ease and knew that we were being listened to. The entire team at Elaine B was a joy to work with – they were thoughtful and clearly listened to our initial design preferences and their suggestions were always great. They created a wonderful option of stones for us to consider and the final design is simply perfect for us. I can’t recommend them enough!"

Ned & Carter with their beautiful new engagement ring from EBJ!

Exploring Your Personal Style

Explore a spectrum of materials, styles, and inspirations for your custom design! Whether it's an art deco inspired engagement ring or a minimalist family heirloom, we encourage you to really think about what will best suit you and your lifestyle long term. It’s also important to choose a jewelry designer whose work you already love when deciding to go custom! At Elaine B Jewelry, for example, we enjoy working with people who already enjoy our designs and want to use them as a jumping off point. Although we often see inspiration for designs on Pinterest, Instagram, etc - we will simply use them as inspiration for a design more in our aesthetic and never outright copy a ring from another designer. This keeps your project a true one-of-a-kind piece and allows us to explore our artistry together!

Check out this beautiful elongated cushion design for Tricia & Josh. 

"My best friend Alea and I went ring shopping for fun back in November of 2022 and that's when I first saw a cushion cut diamond and I fell in love with it. I loved the soft, rounded edges of the cushion cut. I tried on many different styles over the next few months, but I kept coming back to the cushion. Through more research, I found the elongated cushion and knew that was the style that I wanted."

We love how Tricia's sparkling personality also shines through her custom ring!

Elevating Heirlooms

From revitalizing heirloom pieces to creating entirely new designs inspired by familial roots, custom jewelry design is a bridge between the past and the present. We love when you trust us with a piece of jewelry that means the world to you - we take special care of your heirlooms and treat them with the highest care. Taking a meaningful piece out of the jewelry box and giving it a new reason for everyday wear is one of our favorite things to do at EBJ. 

These custom pieces become modern heirlooms, passing down stories and sentiments through generations. They encapsulate the essence of legacy and heritage, that’s why EBJ is dedicated to crafting timeless pieces to last a lifetime. 

We were so inspired by this heirloom redesign. We designed two stacking rings created from multiple pieces of jewelry. 

Heirloom jewelry redesign by Elaine B Jewelry.

Initial Spark

So how do we start? The design process begins with a simple spark of inspiration. Whether drawn from personal stories, meaningful symbols, or a specific vision. Fill out an inquiry here to let us know your inspirations! From there you will schedule a consultation with one of our jewelers to discuss your project.

Sketched from a custom project with Elaine B Jewelry.

Collaborating with YOU!

Elaine B Jewelry believes in the beauty of collaboration, where your unique vision takes center stage. Through thoughtful conversations and consultations, our production team works closely with you to refine ideas, ensuring that the final piece is a true reflection of your style and sentiment. This collaborative approach fosters a sense of connection between our production team and you! The design process at EBJ is a shared journey.

Dreams to Reality

With your ideas and our design skills, our jewelers bring the concept to life through detailed sketches. These serve as the foundation for your jewelry’s creation, capturing the intricacies of the design and laying the groundwork for the next stages.

From here, you’ll get to review and provide feedback on the sketches, ensuring that the design aligns seamlessly with your expectations. Together, you’ll select materials, stones, finishes, and other final details to make your design truly sparkle! In just a matter of weeks, you’ll have a custom piece of jewelry to last a lifetime.

Read the full custom design process here.

Bench jeweler, Natasha, working on a custom ring design.

Start Your Custom Project Today!

From dream to design, our production team can’t wait to create a custom EBJ piece that’s beautifully unique and completely yours. In a world where individuality is treasured, custom jewelry designs are the ultimate expression of personal style and sentiment.

Need some inspiration? Whether starting from scratch or reworking an heirloom, our previous projects are sure to get your creativity flowing.

Read our Custom Design Process here.

View our Custom Gallery here.

Submit A Project here.