Your free design appointment is a time for us to answer your questions, familiarize you with the design process, and provide you with all the information you need to create a piece that will be both functional and beautiful. We will estimate cost and feasibility, and will promptly follow up regarding production consultation and research results associated with your design. We love a challenge! Following your approval of these elements, we will begin to transform your idea into a reality.
Prototype or Render Approval
This is your opportunity to view your piece as it will appear in metal. Via email or appointment, we will show you a computer or wax model. These wax models are hand carved or 3D printed, whichever best expresses your design. At this stage, we invite you to discuss any changes with your designer. We welcome your discerning touches, we want you to be excited about making your custom project your own.
Casting and Crafting
We now cast your jewelry in the metal you have selected with our guidance. If you have chosen single batch refining as an option, we will refine and alloy your recycled gold to include in your piece. We can even change the color! After casting, our goldsmiths will further refine and craft your piece.
This integral part of the creation process is executed with precision and care by our bench jewelers, who have over 50 years of combined experience. Each setting strategy and material is carefully decided based on the nature of the stone being set.
This step includes engraving, inlays, the application of patinas, finishes and other fine touches. These options are applied by hand, giving your jewelry a luxuriously crafted element that is uniquely yours. We strive to be on the forefront of our industry allowing Darvier to offer extensive options for your design.
This final quality control step is an assessment by those who have not been involved in the creation process of your particular custom piece of jewelry. This insures an impartial double check of the parameters and special touches of your design idea. Plus, we enjoy seeing what everyone has been up to in our workshop.
We provide recyclable Darvier branded packaging. Included is a detailed receipt or insurance document. Copies of our warranty and aftercare information are also included. We want to offer you every chance to have peace of mind with your Darvier experience.