Custom Bespoke Design | Design Your Own Jewellery

The Village Goldsmith is an award-winning jewellery designer store that prides itself on conscientious design, innovation and dedication to quality and service. We are delighted to offer a custom jewellery design service.

Our custom jewellery is crafted in our onsite workshop where you can see our creative jewellers at work, so you are involved in the creation and service of your precious jewellery.

To design and craft a unique piece usually takes between 3-6 weeks in total, so be sure to let us know if you have a particular date in mind that you require your piece for and we will do our best to meet your timeframe.

Use the form below to enquire about custom jewellery design

custom design jewellery consultation at The Village Goldsmith

What happens in the custom jewellery design process?

Initial design consultation

Discuss your design ideas with us in person, via email or Skype. A custom design is truly that - it starts with your unique ideas and vision for your special piece. Our custom ring and jewellery design work is highly regarded and it is recommended that you contact us to make an appointment.

Whether in person or online, our experienced staff and designers will discuss your ideas and make suggestions. Let us know if there are any Village Goldsmith designs that speak to you, and bring or send us any pictures or inspirations and we’ll then make a time for you to view either sketches or models. Designs, pictures of models and stones can also be sent to you for your approval.

To make your appointment or email us your design ideas, please contact us using the form below.

custom design jewellery sketch, model, diamond options at The Village Goldsmith

Review sketches and refine ideas

The beauty of custom design is that we can work together on your piece of jewellery to ensure you are completely happy with it. We’ll present you with sketches or models, and with our extensive global network of suppliers, we can offer the best quality and value diamond or gemstone options for your budget. The Village Goldsmith is committed to using only ethically sourced diamonds from trusted and reputable diamond suppliers.

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Tested through CAD and 3D printed models

At The Village Goldsmith, we use a combination of the latest technologies and traditional craftsmanship to bring your bespoke jewellery design to life. We test and refine the design in our CAD software and we can then print a 3D scale model in a special polymer using our 3D printing technology to ensure the design is correct in every detail.

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Jewellery crafted in our workshop

Your piece of jewellery is then handcrafted by our experienced and award-winning team of jewellers who take immense pride in their work.

presenting you with your custom designed engagement ring or jewellery piece

Presented to you

Before collection, your new bespoke piece is given a final clean and polish so that it looks perfect upon you. We can even record the creation of your ring as it progresses through the crafting process, please just let us know if you would like this additional service.


custom design jewellery lifetime free checking cleaning at The Village Goldsmith

Pop back in for a free checking and cleaning service

We provide you with a Certificate of Authenticity for all diamond rings manufactured on site, which includes a 5 year guarantee on the craftsmanship and a lifetime free checking and cleaning service. This service is provided on site by our experienced manufacturing jewellers and should be completed on an annual basis.

We can also offer tax free purchasing, find out more here.

Thinking about a custom designed engagement ring? Read our Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring or Shop our Engagement Rings.

You might be asking "is custom jewellery more expensive?"

At The Village Goldsmith, we work hard to ensure our jewellery is beautifully designed and crafted, as well as being of exceptional quality and value. People often assume that bespoke jewellery is more expensive than off-the-shelf but when you understand how we operate, you will find that is not the case.  Read more here about how we can deliver exceptional value for our custom designed jewellery pieces.

Visit us in store in Wellington, by appointment in Auckland, or start the custom design process from anywhere around the world

Our experienced jewellery designers are always in our Wellington store, and also available to meet in Auckland by appointment only, or anywhere around the world via Skype/email. Wherever you are in the world, if you would like to talk to us about finding your perfect piece of jewellery or discuss custom jewellery design, please contact us.

To make your Wellington or Auckland appointment or to email us your design requests, please contact us using the form below.

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We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you soon.


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