Thank you so much for your interest in working with Anice to create your custom fine jewellery! We absolutely love getting creative with you and dreaming up a unique custom piece for you to cherish forever. We are beyond excited to go on this jewel journey together and celebrate your one-of-a-kind self.
Here is what to expect:
Get ready for a truly personal experience and a magical process of creativity and dreams, from conception to design to happy-tears reality! We can’t wait to meet you and learn all about the intention behind your custom piece, building a level of trust and friendship from the very start.
Step 1 – Booking
Book a consult through our website. When you book, you will be asked a few questions about what you are dreaming up, potential deadline if you have one, as well as an idea of your budget. Your consult can happen either in-person or virtually, whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Step 2 – Consultation
You will then meet with Britt Hopkins, owner of Anice and jewellery-dream specialist, where you will continue to discuss design, budget, and any other details, and probably get to know each other pretty well in the process! She can also answer any and all questions and help you make some tough decisions if needed.
Step 3 – Meeting Follow-up and Estimate
Britt will email you a breakdown within 7 to 10 days of what was discussed, as well as estimated pricing. We always do our best to give you an estimate as close to the real cost as possible. Certain variables could mean an increase or decrease in our initial estimate. We will do our absolute best to keep you updated and informed as much as possible!
Step 4 – Design Confirmation and Rendering Deposit
When design details are confirmed we will then move to the rendering stage, the process in which we create a series of digital images using CAD (Computer Aided Design) or wax molds to illustrate what the final piece will look like. It’s an exciting way to confirm the design and make any final adjustments before moving into production!
Our rendering fee is $150 + tax. This is a non-refundable amount to cover the time needed to produce digital images.
Step 5 – Design Adjustments
After the first rendering, if you change your mind and want to make any further design adjustments requiring updated models, we are certainly able to do that. Please be advised there will be a charge of $100 per model and this will be added on to the final total for your love piece.
Step 6 – Stone Viewing
Bringing in stones for you to see and choose is one of the most exciting parts of the custom jewellery process! If your design requires stones, there will be a stone viewing deposit of $100 + tax for up to 3 stone options (a non-refundable charge but one that will be deducted from the total cost.) Additional stone viewings will incur a cost of $50 per stone and be added to the final project total.
Step 7 – Approve Design and Pay Deposit
Once we have your go-ahead, we require a 50% deposit to begin production. Our timeline is 2 to 3 weeks from the date the deposit is paid. Rush orders are sometimes possible but require an additional charge that will be determined when the order is placed. We cannot always guarantee that we can meet the need for a rush order.
Step 8 – RELAX!
You go about all of the other hundred things you have to do in your daily life and we work hard at creating your masterpiece. We will contact you should we have any questions or concerns!
Step 9 – Pick Up Jewels and Pay Remaining Balance
When the piece is completed, we will contact you to come in to try it on and pick it up! So long as you are happy with everything, we will then process the second payment on the remaining owed. Should there be any changes desired, this may incur an additional cost to be determined. We do happily cover one initial sizing change if a ring needs to be resized.
Step 10 – Cherish and Love your piece, and please stay in touch
Cherish your new custom jewellery for years to come! We also love to hear how our clients are doing with their new pieces, especially if it’s a gift, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us and keep us updated! We love to hear from you anytime!