Custom Design Creation
Claudia’s Jewelry Inc. Specializes in Custom Jewelry designing, any idea the customer has for a special made piece we can turn it into reality. Whether the customer has a design already or would like to modify their own design we will gladly help. We can also help the customer create their own custom design, we will suggest the best method based on their specifications.
Whichever path we take to create your unique custom design, the customer can be assured that the highest level of detail and attention will be given to each piece that we create at Claudia’s Jewelry Inc and guarantee total satisfaction, once the final touch is given to the piece that was made.
Customers can come in and set an appointment with our specialized jewelry designer to start a special made design. He will gladly assist you in whether you are looking to make an unusual piece of jewelry, or have an idea for something different. Our designer will listen to what you are interested in having made.
Step-by-Step On How We Make Our Custom Jewelry Designs
STEP#1 Sketching Idea
The first step to start a custom design is sketching out any idea of the desired jewelry piece to be made. We put down the design on paper as a simple sketch with dimensions and specifications. For example ring size 7, center stone, metal type etc.
This allows the designer to have a better concept of what exactly is going to be worked on. A sketch features only enough detail to guide the designer through the project.
Sometimes drawing or sketching serve for two purposes: one to help the customer visualize how the product will look , and second to guide the designer craft the piece. Also from drawing the customer & designer can discuss any feasibility and style. At this stage the design can be easily modified to accommodate any dislikes.
STEP#2 CAD Process
We transfer the idea to the CAD program , CAD means Computer Aided Design. CAD-CAM is a tool used by the designer to obtain the details and precision in designs that were impossible to do before. This program is used to establish exact measurements of the piece being made.
The CAD program will do the drawing design according to the specifications and preferences provided. Through computer aided design, the designer can apply stones to a setting, or anywhere the piece will require and allow the customer to have a better review of how the piece will look before it’s actually made.At this point the customer still has a chance of making any changes to any dislikes on the piece being made.
STEP#3 Jewelry Rendering
(Computer Aided Design) Allows the customer to see the piece before it exists, Rendering is the process of generating an image from a model.
After the finished CAD model is made then designer can render a photo –like image to simulate the appearance of how the piece would finally look.This rendering projection will enable the designer and customer to visualize the final project.
The designer will take time and go over every aspect of the design with the customer, he will do as much revision required to achieve the look that is desired.Once it is approved it goes to the final step.
STEP#4 Wax (Milling) Procedure
Upon final approval the designer will produce a wax model using the Revo 540 Multiple Axis Milling System this machine is specifically designed as a companion For the Gemvision Matrix Software.
The wax model is produced and made by the Revo 540 at our location. The use of this machine is a great idea to cut & mill fast and precise, and leave the wax ready for the following step.
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STEP#5 Wax Investment
Once the wax model is milled we take the approved wax and attach (sprews) it to a tree using a hot wax pen. The wax tree is then covered with a flask and filled with investment. We use the highest quality investment with proven burnout cycles to yield excellent casting results. The investment dries and the flask is inserted into an oven to burn out the wax, which is also called lost wax casting.
After the investment is poured into the flasks, it is placed in a vacuum chamber to remove any trapped air before it is allowed to cure.
STEP#6 Wax Burn Out
Once the investment has hardened, the rubber sprue base is removed and the mold is ready for the wax removal process, then the flask is placed into an oven to be incinerated.
The flask is placed in a special oven where the wax will be incinerated at high temperatures of 1550 F for approximately 12 to 16 hours.
When the flask is burned out it has no remaining residue of wax. What remains is a hollow impression of the tree, and the design that was placed inside and burned from it.
The empty cavity of the flask that was burned out, will be filled with gold and the result is the piece being made but now finished in either yellow gold, white gold, platinum, or silver.
STEP#7 Melting & Casting Procedure
Casting is the process where liquid metal is forced into a mold and cools into a particular shape. Jewelry casting is often accomplished with lost wax casting.
The opening in the flask where the wax was burned from is lined up with a spout on a crucible. Once the metal is at a right temperature the centifruge being used will be released and the gold will freely flow through the spout into the empty cavity in the flask.
Once the flask and the metal that was used to make the piece of jewelry is cooled.The piece is then broken out of the investment, and clipped from the tree. Finally the piece comes out already made in the metal type that was chosen.
STEP#8 Final Process
The custom design is now completed it is sent to our bench jewelers for inspection and fix any imperfections it may have.
Our trained jewelers work with the best equipment to give the customer’s piece an outstanding look, and for necessary stone or diamond setting.
And any final touch ups followed by polishing. By now the piece should be finished and completed by now to give to the customer
My husband and I have been using Claudia's Jewelry for the past ten years. Their team is always knowledgeable and dedicated to meeting our needs. Claudia and Rene are two of the most trusted individuals we have come across and worked closely with us when we decided to upgrade my diamond. I can appreciate the fine selection of diamonds and jewelry! I LOVE that they can identify the taste of their clientele and will custom design a piece specific to that individual. Rene is the only person I trust to handle my jewelry! I HIGHLY recommend that if you are shopping around - look no further! Great prices, amazing selection and honest people!
The owners Claudia and René are great and honest people, they have a beautiful shop with a HUGE variety of jewelry and do customizations on site! I Highly recommend them to anyone looking for jewelry at great prices! - Ricardo Lamas
Claudia's Jewelry Inc was heaven sent. I was trying to find a jewelry store that can repair a broken glass on a Luna (see pics) for my boss and was having no luck. Until, i found this jewelry store. They did an amazing job and not only that. Claudia's Jewelry Inc went way and beyond for us. They polished the Luna... and left it looking shiny and brand new. My boss was very pleased with their service. This is a family own business and they take great pride in what they do. Great customer etiquette and friendly place. On top of all this they have a wide variety of jewelry for all taste and budget. They were a bit far from me but so worth the trip. I will definitely keep them in my for any future jewelry repair needs or jewelry shopping. I highly recommend them. In addition to repairing the Luna. They also repaired my anklet (see pic) while i waited and left it looking sparkly.
I’ve been coming here for 2 years now and they’ve helped me out so much with jewelry and prices! They’ve been super convenient with both prices, payments and even making custom jewelry. All of my jewelry is from them and it’s all custom. From my fiancé’s engagement ring to my personal chains and so on. The only place I trust!
I've shopped with claudia's for many years. The selection is huge. The ladies are very polite friendly and very courteous. They pay close attention to the needs and wants of each customer. I'm always more than pleased when i leave always coming back! Outstanding service. Shop Claudia's you won't be disappointed. I'm a VIP CUSTOMER
I came to Claudia's Jewelry to repair my diamond ring and have it polished as well. I was amazed of the great work the jewelers did on my ring, they did a great job and the polishing work they do is incredible it looked beautiful, sparkly, shiny , better than when I purchased it new. I would also mention that they have a wide variety in fine jewelry , and a great watch collection including World wide límited edition time pieces.I will highly recommend everyone to come to Claudia's Jewelry they will definitely full fill all your Jewelry and repair needs. The staff is very friendly and professional. Claudia's Jewelry is the best jewelry store in town, I absolutely will keep coming back.
Customer service is great , shop is extremely clean and pleasant always. They have reasonable prices and do they best to accommodate your needs.2 thumbs up!also my wife rings were broke they fixed and cleaned them like when i first bought them in 2004 excellent service well worth the visit to Claudia's.