Custom Orders

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INTA Gems has a wide variety of engagement rings and an array of other diamond, gemstone and pearl jewelry. Sometimes though, there may be a piece of jewelry you desire that we do not carry. These occasions call for a customized piece of jewelry.


Ideas for custom jewelry can come from an heirloom, an existing piece of jewelry, or your wildest imagination. INTA Gems specializes in high quality gemstones and diamonds collected from around the world. Many such as this radiant cut 6.88 carat natural yellow sapphire may inspire you to create a customized gift for yourself or someone you love.

If you are thinking of creating a customized piece of jewelry, taking a look at our selection of gemstones is a good place to start.


Or, there may be an aspect of a friend’s or relative’s jewelry that has grabbed your attention and you want to incorporate that design aspect into a piece of jewelry for yourself. For example, you love your grandmother’s engagement ring but would prefer a cushion cut center stone. This too would be an occasion to let us create a custom design for you.



You also may have jewelry handed to you from parents and grandparents that is not wearable. Perhaps the gold has worn thin, the size is not right, or the style doesn’t suit you. Rather than let it sit unworn in a drawer, we can help you turn it into jewelry you will cherish as much as the previous owner.



Making Your Custom Design


Getting started creating your custom jewelry is simple. Simply make an appointment with one of our consultants by calling INTA Gems at 213 689 9650.


Because building a piece of jewelry requires a team of skilled artisans a custom order may take up to four to six weeks for completion.


Once it is complete, you will have a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry to cherish for generations to come. Plus you will have the added bonus of being able to say “I designed it!”


These 6 simple steps explain each part of the process.


1. Consultation

During your consultation, we will discuss what is important to you in creating your ideal jewelry. Our team will help you choose the appropriate gemstones and design elements to suit you and your budget.


If you have any materials such as pictures or samples, bring these to your appointment. At your appointment we will also give you a price estimate and will require a deposit to begin designing.




2. Drawing & Design


Based on the criteria specified during consultation, we will create a drawing for you. The drawing is a fully rendered depiction of your custom jewelry from multiple angles. It is drawn by hand by a GIA Certified jewelry designer. When the drawing is complete, we will confirm with you that you are pleased. This can be done by email.




3. CAD

The drawing is brought to a specialist in Computer Aided Drafting, who will turn the two-dimensional drawing into a 3-dimensional file using state-of-the-art computer software.


The 3D file is then printed in wax.



4. Wax


The 3D CAD file is sent to a printer which prints the jewelry in wax. This is called “growing” as the jewelry literally grows with each deposit from the printer.


5. Metal

The wax is then cast in the metal of your choice. A mold is made of the wax and the metal is injected into the mold. Popular metals for use with precious gems and diamonds include 14 or 18 karat gold and platinum. You can read more about choosing the right metal for your custom design here.


6. Setting & Polishing

The cast ring is sent to a skilled bench jeweler who will set the gemstones. The ring will be polished, finished and ready to wear and enjoy.

INTA Gems and Diamonds is located in the LA Diamond District in Downtown Los Angeles. We carry a large selection of Loose Diamonds, Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and Gemstones.

www.intagems.com
Ph: (213) 689-9650