Kranich's Jewelry blog post about how to make custom heirloom family jewelry.

Three Tips for Creating Heirloom Family Jewelry

Behind every piece of beautiful jewelry is a story: Engagement rings are a symbol of a bond between two people, a gorgeous necklace given as an anniversary gift is a celebration of that love, and a just because piece is a token of someone’s affection.

While these pieces have their own meanings and messages, so too do custom pieces of jewelry.

What makes a custom piece so special is the fact that you can write the story from scratch. You have the ability to create meaning behind the jewelry because you helped take it from an idea to a physical piece.

We all want to leave a legacy and be remembered long after we’re gone, and what better way to do so than with a beautiful piece of jewelry that can be passed down from generation to generation?

If creating a piece of heirloom jewelry is something you’ve considered but never really knew where to start, let us give you some helpful design tips to get you moving in the right direction.

Pick the piece.

The first piece of the custom jewelry puzzle is to decide on what type of jewelry you’ll be creating. Will it be a ring, a bracelet, a necklace, or a watch? Think about the person who will first be wearing the piece – will it be you or someone you love? Think about what type of jewelry that person would be more apt to wear, versus one that’ll just end up collecting dust in a jewelry box after a few months. If you want your custom piece to be something that will be worn and enjoyed, and that future generations will love as well, think about the wearer’s favorite pieces of jewelry and go with that idea.

Plan your idea.

Keep in the back of your mind that the jewelry you’re creating will be passed down to future generations within your family, so you’ll want to create something timeless. In order to create your dream jewelry, planning is necessary. Capture your inspiration in the fire of a gemstone, for instance. Planning out your custom piece of jewelry ahead of time will help you visualize the final product so that you can make the necessary adjustments to get exactly what you envisioned.

Make it meaningful.

A custom piece of family heirloom jewelry is a meaningful way to keep your memory alive long after you’re gone. At Kranich’s, we work alongside our clients to help them tell their story by picking out gorgeous family gemstones, finding the perfect setting for those stones, and helping it come to fruition in a dazzling custom-made piece of jewelry.

We offer our customers the chance to create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry with our user-friendly online tool that helps you build your custom design. Or, if you prefer, come to one of our stores for a face-to-face visit, where we’ll sit down with you and help your dream piece of jewelry become a reality.

If you’d like to learn more about creating your own custom family heirloom jewelry, give us a call at 888-944-4575 or email us.

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