The Custom Design Process
Here at McCoy Goldsmith & Jeweler we create quality, handcrafted, custom engagement rings, wedding bands and all other jewelry. From beginning to end we create one of a kind jewelry. Our expert jewelry artisans can guide you on your journey to make the perfect piece! View the custom design process below. To view some completed pieces click here.
Can’t come into the store to work with us? No problem, we can absolutely work with you remotely. To read more about the process of creating custom jewelry from home, read our blog here.
Sketch & Styling
We begin the process with a FREE design consultation session, either by you visiting our shop or through the website. Both methods offer top notch service and creative insight from artistic professionals. Next, we begin to sketch out various concepts. This is a very exploratory stage where we look at what design elements you want to incorporate into the piece and how best to make the design work together.
Utilizing our Computer Aided Design System, Matrix, we define the design & create a virtual model of the ring. We next will create a computer-generated image of the piece, or render. This digital render can be generated in countless ways at the click of a button showcasing all the various options in the design, from different metals, to various gemstone colors as well as different shapes & sizes. In addition, we are able to calculate estimates of the project costs.
By utilizing both hand and machine carving, as well as 3-D printing, we are able to create detailed designs that have never before been achievable. Each design model is carefully inspected and reviewed for quality.
The casting metal is weighed and added to a ceramic crucible where a torch will heat it to upwards of 1800 degrees. Once the metal reaches its melting point, the flask for your piece will be removed from the oven & placed into a centrifugal casting machine. The casting machine will swing at high speeds injecting the molten metal into the flask, filling the mold, and completing the casting process.
Quality is something we highly believe in. Carefully crafted, McCoy’s jewelers attention to detail is meticulous and the custom jewelry casted is examined for quality and durability many times before being approved for final stages.
The rough design is examined and verified for quality. Extra metal is cut away and its surface is filed and ground smooth in preparation for stone setting and the final finished polish.
Stone Setting and Finish
Your hand selected diamonds and gemstones are prepared for your jewelry and expertly set. The final embellishments are made and then the jewelry is hand polished to the desired finish. Your design is ready to be worn and enjoyed for years to come.