The Uptown Jeweler
Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 (614) 882-4401

The Custom Process

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Here at Morgan’s Treasure, we appreciate our customers’ originality and desire for something unique. We have designed and made rings, pendants, pins, earrings, bracelets, diamond jewelry and more.

Are you looking for a gold pendant that no one else is wearing? Dreaming of a unique platinum engagement ring? We can help you create your own engagement and wedding rings, a mother’s ring or pendant, a gift for any occasion, or a special piece for yourself that is truly one-of-a-kind!

What is the process of designing and creating custom jewelry?

The first step of creating your own custom piece would be to stop by our store with any ideas you might want to incorporate. We also have a wide selection of high-quality diamonds and unique colored gemstones available.

We can create counter sketches to help you visualize the design. From there, we will create a hand-carved wax model with the gemstones in place. We will have you come back to the store to approve of the wax, and will perfect the design to exactly what you’re looking for before it is cast in metal. A typical custom piece will take six to eight weeks to complete.

View our original designs here

 

Can I use colored gemstones in my wedding set?

Diamonds will always be the best option because they are the hardest stones that we know of. Did you know that they are available in a variety of colors? Naturally, diamonds are commonly found in white, yellow, gray, brown and black, and very occasionally in orange, red, green, pink, even purple and blue, although these are the rarest.

Any other gemstones should be treated with care, as they may get scratched over time, and they will break much more easily than diamonds. If you are looking for a colorful alternative to diamonds, we strongly recommend sapphires and rubies. Sapphire is the name for the mineral Corundum, which is classified as Ruby when it is found in red. Blue is the most common color for sapphires, but fancy colors are also available, in green, orange, peach, pink, yellow and purple.

 

What metals are available? Which one should I use?

We use 100% recycled metal in our custom pieces. We work with gold, platinum, and palladium.

Gold is highly recommended for any type of jewelry, and it works very well for everyday wear. Because of the softness of pure (24k) gold, it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry. This process alters its hardness, ductility, color, and other properties. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color. Other common base metals include silver, palladium, and nickel. The higher the proportion of gold used in the final metal, the more valuable and expensive the metal will be. At Morgan’s Treasure we typically use 14 karat gold, which contains 58.5% pure gold. These three color options contain the same amount of gold and are all the same price.

  • 14Kt yellow gold has a very classic look and is a very popular choice for jewelry. Yellow gold is alloyed with copper and silver to make it more durable than 24 carat gold while keeping the same yellow color.
  • 14Kt white gold is often confused with silver, but is in fact yellow gold that has been alloyed with white metals to decrease the amount of yellow. White gold will still have some yellowish tones present, so it is often rhodium plated to make it purely white.
  • 14Kt rose gold is becoming an increasingly popular metal used in jewelry today, and has a pinkish hue. What gives it this color is the presence of copper as the main metal alloy.

Platinum is a white metal, but unlike gold it is used in jewelry in almost its pure form (approximately 95% pure.) We highly recommend this metal for jewelry because of its durability and hypoallergenic quality.  It is extremely long wearing and is a dense metal, so it will feel heavier than gold.

Palladium has a silver-grey color and is in the same group of metals as platinum. It is most often used for engagement rings and wedding rings; it is suitable for any type of jewelry, but rarely used in anything other than rings. Running at around the same price as 14Kt gold, palladium is a more affordable option than platinum.

 



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31 North State Street Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 882-4401

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