Our Remote Jewelry Design Process

The magic of our original custom process can be experienced without leaving your home. Create your one-of-a-kind dream ring through our remote custom process.

We work with clients worldwide

Step 1: Booking

How do I book a consultation?

Book a design meeting online to schedule your one hour video consultation. After you book, send us inspiration about jewelry you want to create, if you have a deadline, and what your budget is (financing available). 

Booking Information and Questions

Is there a fee for booking a design meeting?

Yes, there is a $100+ fee for booking a design meeting. The difference in price depends largely on the time of day you want to communicate with us. If you move forward with us, we’ll apply your design meeting fee to the cost of your custom jewelry.

Can you work around my schedule?​

We will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Email us at support@trendollajewelry.com. We accept appointments Monday-Sunday.

Can I book a meeting with you if I live outside of the United States?

Absolutely! We work with many clients overseas or just elsewhere in the U.S. When booking, make sure you select your time zone.

Step 2: Remote Design Meeting

To get started, book an appointment.

We’ll ask you to email us any inspiration photos or ideas so we can be on the same page during our meeting. For our meeting, we’ll jump on a video call. Your designer will share their screen and you’ll talk all things rings in this one hour meeting.

Design Meeting Information and Questions

What happens during the design meeting?​

Over video, you’ll chat one on one with the jewelry designer you’ll be working with through the entire process. You can also send any inspiration photos beforehand, or share with us during the meeting. You don’t need to know anything about jewelry, gems, or design. We’ll talk about who the jewelry is for, what makes them special, and any design ideas and inspiration you have. By the end of the meeting, we’ll have a solid idea of design and budget and if you’d like to move forward, we ask that you put down a $100 design deposit that will go towards the final cost of your custom jewelry.

What should I prepare for this meeting?

You don’t need to prepare anything into this meeting; it’s our job to help guide you toward the best jewelry for your unique style. Inspiration photos and having some idea of what you like and don’t like is helpful but not necessary. If you’re making jewelry for someone else, having access to their Pinterest board or showing us photos of them/their style can help the process.

What if I’m not sure what I want exactly?​

Most people aren’t, and even when they do come in with a very clear idea, it’s common for it to change at least a little bit after they learn more about the durability of different stones, metals, and certain popular styles.

Can I work with you if I live in another country?

Yup! Our design process is entirely virtual so whether you’re in US, Asia. Europe, or Africa, the custom jewelry design process is the same.

Step 3: Designs

After our meeting, we sketch until your design is perfect and then send you options to choose from.

Sketching Information and Questions

How we design your jewelry?

We’ll take all of your inspiration, ideas, and specifications and bring them to life on paper with a critical eye toward durability, timeless design, structural integrity, and staying within your budget. We’ll email you 3-5 sketches initially, and go through feedback and revisions until you get exactly what you envisioned. We truly want you to love your design.

What if I don’t love any of the sketches?

Please tell us. After we send you sketches, we rely on your honest feedback so that we can get you revisions that best represent what you had in mind. It does not hurt our feelings!

Step 4: Display 3D effect

Once we have the sketch, we bring your jewelry to life with a Computer Aided Design. This is the final step before your jewelry goes into final production.

Questions about DISPLAY 3D EFFECT

I don't know anything about 3D design, what should I do?

We have converted 3D files and videos to JPG/PNG/GIF and MP4 files. You can open and view our 3D design renderings with your computer or cell phone.

How long it will take?

Usually after you confirm the sketches. We will inform you in 3-5 working days to check the 3D effect.

Step 5: Handcraft, Finished Jewelry

Voilà! Your one-of-a-kind jewelry is finished and shipped to you

Production Information and Questions

How your jewelry gets produced?

We’ll precisely engineer and architect your design into a 3D CAD model and send you a digital rendering of all angles for your approval. Once approved, we take the 3D concept to metal and make a casting of your ring. Then we hand set your stones, add design details and polish.

What to expect when your jewelry is ready!

When your jewelry is ready, your designer will coordinate the delivery of your piece. We will also talk about care and cleaning.

Our head designer team

"When they're looking down at their hand for the rest of the night and two years later they're still showing the ring to everyone, you know that you made the right decision."

customer review: John & Laura

Our process makes it easy on you

FAQ

The Perfect Ring Might Not Exist...Yet

When your jewelry is ready, your designer will coordinate insured delivery of your piece. We will also set up a 30 minute video meeting to talk about care and cleaning, provide an appraisal, ring insurance info, and diamond or gemstone certification when applicable.

I Want To Create the Perfect Ring for Her

One of a kind and made by you, just for her. Are you struggling to find a ring that feels right?

Searching for an engagement ring can be frustrating. You want it to be special, you want it to represent your relationship, and you want her to love it, but every ring looks the same and the buying process feels impersonal.

Create the Perfect Ring Together​

Skip the generic rings and design a custom ring that represents you as a couple

ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO FIND A RING THAT YOU BOTH LOVE?​

Searching for an engagement ring can be frustrating. You want it to be special, you want it to represent your relationship, and you both want to love it, but every ring looks the same and the buying process feels impersonal.

Design Your Own Custom Engagement Ring​

You’re the one wearing the ring, make sure you love it.

If You Haven’t Found the Perfect Ring, It’s Because It Doesn’t Exist...Yet

You have to make it, and we can help. Whether none of the rings you’ve seen so far really wow you, or you like different things about a few different rings and wish you could combine them into one, you don't have to know exactly what you want. Bring your ideas and inspiration and we'll do the rest.

Make Your Dream Ring a Reality​

You deserve to love your ring and feel like it truly represents you. And really, you don’t expect your partner to pick out clothes for you, so why would you want them to pick out the most meaningful piece of jewelry that you’re going to wear every day, forever? Designing your own ring is more common than you think.

Design Your Own Custom Engagement Ring​

Answer

What if I don't know what kind of engagement ring I want?​

That’s fine. Most of our clients don’t know exactly what they want, or they have an idea of what they want but it changes once we start working together. You just need to bring your ideas and inspiration images.

Is it normal to be involved in designing my engagement ring?​

Absolutely. There is no right way to get engaged. We’ve designed rings for surprise proposals, worked with couples who want to design the ring together, and worked with women who want to create their dream ring.

Can I still get a surprise proposal?​

Yes! You can design your own ring but let you partner handle the rest including cost and payment, scheduling delivery, knowing when it will be ready, and even final design and stone selection.

How long does it take to make a custom ring?​

From start to finish it typically takes 8-10 weeks from the date of our initial consultation.

Can I redesign or remodel my engagement ring or wedding ring?​

Yes! There is no rule that says you need to wear the same ring forever. As we grow and change, so does our personal style. You should love your engagement ring and remodeling rings is one of the most common projects we do.