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It’s OK If You Don’t Know What You Want Yet

It’s OK if you don’t know what you want yet.  Sometimes working out what piece to order, and what colours should be used, are not a straightforward process.  Often a customer’s journey with me involves conversations before they place their order.

I started talking with Rebecca in October last year.  Her mother was coming to the end of a 3 year battle with cancer.  I believe that Rebecca might have found some comfort in talking about using the ashes in jewellery during that difficult time.

There were many factors to consider when making decisions about what colours to use.  We talked about Rebecca’s favourite colour (pink) and her mother’s favourite colour (orange), as well the colours her mother wore the most (sapphire blue).  We talked about the way the colour of her mother’s ashes (grey) might influence the final look of the gem.  Once we settled on a blue gem, we then talked about whether it should have any green tones, or whether it should be “true blue”.  We looked at the way blue gems looked in different coloured settings (yellow/white/rose gold).

It’s OK if you’re like Rebecca.  A lot of my clients are.  Some of the ways I can help include:

  • Showing you photos of previous orders, I have crafted, using colours you’re interested in
  • Digitally generating examples to show the way different metal types look on specific jewellery items (eg sterling silver vs yellow/white/rose gold vs platinum)
  • Providing insight into the way your inclusions might look in the colours you’re interested in. For example, breastmilk jewellery can look very different to jewellery containing ashes
  • Crafting two different gems, so you can choose which one you would prefer to be set into your jewellery piece (I always send the extra gem home with the finished order)

Sometimes people just need someone to chat to, to bounce ideas with, so they can work out what feels right.  And that’s OK too.  It’s a pleasure to help someone find their dream jewellery piece, and it’s in my best interests to make sure my clients receive something they love.

After some discussions, Rebecca chose a Heart Halo ring from my Imperial Collection.  She chose to have her ring made in platinum, and her gem was crafted in “Celestial Blue”, which is a special custom colour I have created, where my standard colours just aren’t quite right for a client.

It’s OK if you don’t know what you want yet.  I am an experienced artist, and I am good at what I do.

“Words can’t even describe how much I will treasure this. It’s actually made me start crying. My mum and I were very close and this means the world to me”

Let me make you something you will love.