Jewelry captures life’s most precious and personal moments and embodies those experiences in precious metal and gemstones. Every piece of jewelry is an enduring symbol of a powerful emotion or moment in time. On your wedding day, and for decades afterward, your wedding rings are a constant, solid reminder of the love you share with your spouse. When a loved one presents you with a gift to celebrate an anniversary, a graduation, or the birth of a child, that piece of jewelry becomes priceless and transports you back to that moment each time you look at it. Nothing on this earth stands the test of time in quite the same way as a piece of jewelry given in love.
When a piece of jewelry is designed specifically for another person, the experience is even more special. At J. F. Kruse Jewelers, custom jewelry is our passion. When we work with an individual to design a piece of jewelry for themselves or for a loved one, we get to know them on a deep, personal level. We learn their story. We discover their unique personality and inner spirit. We ask questions to understand why this piece of jewelry is so significant. Most importantly, we listen to their needs and wants, both spoken and unspoken, to ensure that any suggestions we make are in alignment with what is in their heart.
When we create a piece of jewelry at J. F. Kruse, there are three vital elements to our process that make your experience exceptional and exclusive to us.
First, custom-designed jewelry is not expensive at J. F. Kruse Jewelers. We are completely transparent with our pricing, right down to the price of each individual side diamond. You have full control over the final price of your design, and we work with you to ensure that we stay within a budget you are comfortable with. Some of our most special custom design experiences have been the least expensive. We once worked with a family to create pieces of jewelry that showcased the fingerprints of loved ones that had passed away, and each piece was under $200. Because of how closely we got to know the family, it remains one of the most special memorable design experiences for our team.
Almost all of our custom work is completed in-house. You get to speak directly with the artisan that will be creating your piece of jewelry, allowing you to communicate exactly what you want for your design. You also get to see your design come to life by having the opportunity to see it evolve from a sketch, to a 3-D image, to a wax model, to a casting, to the finished piece. In addition, by completing the entire process in-house, we are able to have most custom jewelry completed in a matter of weeks.
The most commonly asked question we are asked with custom design is this: “What if I don’t like it?” At J. F. Kruse, we believe it is our job to communicate with you and listen to you through the entire process. We work very hard to give you good visuals and details regarding your design all along the way. If the finished design does not meet your expectations, we will remake your design for free. It is very important to us that each and every customer be very comfortable and truly enjoy the custom design process.
Perhaps you’d like a pendant to showcase a gemstone you inherited from your mother. Maybe you have a special anniversary coming up and would like to redesign your wedding set. Perhaps you have a child graduating from high school and want to make this milestone even more special for them. Maybe you are getting married next year and want a non-traditional wedding band to go with your engagement ring. Whatever the occasion, whatever your budget, whatever the design, talk to us. Our non-commissioned design team at J. F. Kruse will listen to you, answer your questions, and guide you through the process with care and fun. Most importantly, we’ll help you create a gorgeous, enduring piece of jewelry that perfectly captures your individuality and will be enjoyed and treasured for a lifetime.
Learn more about our custom design event happening now through July 18 here.