Why Laura Tedesco Jewellery Design for custom work?
At Laura Tedesco Jewellery design you are given the opportunity to work with an award-winning jewellery designer, certified diamond professionals and artistic talent whose speciality and passion lie in the art of jewellery design. Laura and her team are always progressing and keeping up to date with industry trends and standards. The quality and craftsmanship in a Laura Tedesco original design is of high quality and a finished piece of jewellery will speak for itself.
Does Laura make the jewellery?
No. Laura designs your jewellery and works closely with craftsmen and manufacturers who bring your piece to life. We work with goldsmiths, skilled craftsmen and diamond setters - each specialized in their field. Laura is like an architect who provides a blueprint for a design and then sources the best of the best for the workmanship, and oversees every detail to ensure your final piece is produced exactly how you and her envision it.
I think I know what I want, but I’m not very creative and uncertian that I won’t be able to express what I want.
We have worked with hundreds of clients and have the experience to ask the right questions to spark the creative genius in all of us.
We will make you feel comfortable by showing you many samples, pictures and styles of settings. The process is meant to be fun and exciting. Each piece is new, so you and Laura will build a relationship in the creation process. Trust us, this is our speciality, we will help you figure it out!
Custom work worries me a little. What if I'm not satisfied with the final product?
Not to worry, before a design even goes into production, Laura will explain every detail with you to ensure you have an understanding of what the final piece will look like. In addition to a verbal explanation, you will receive 2d sketches all done to scale (life-like sizing) or 3D CAD images depending on the design. We definitely don’t want there to be any surprises in the end result (unless you like surprises!). Thus, with open communication and life-like computer imaging, it’s difficult not to be able to visualize or interpret a design before it’s produced.
I love the design you’ve presented! Let’s move forward. What is the next step?
After a 25%-%50 deposit is placed, we will start production of your custom piece of jewellery. It takes on average 5 weeks to produce, but can take up to 8 weeks depending on the scope of the design.
How long does the entire process take to produce a One-of-a-kind design?
Here’s a brief sample timeline: (Or click here for design process).
I don't wish to move forward with the design or price quote. Is there a fee for your sketch/consultation?
No. One round of designs (along with pricing for your consideration) is free of charge. The consultation is also free. We keep the the design(s) and add them to our portfolio. Meeting new people and creating jewellery is never a waste of time - it's what we love to do!
What is CAD?
CAD stands for Computer Aid Design. We have a talented and creative in-house CAD designer (Laura’s husband, John). He produces 3D computer images that look so real it will fool you! John works with MATRIX by Gemvision, a software program that is second to none in the industry.
What other services do you provide?
Jewellery repairs and maintenace. Including, but not limited to: ring sizing, refurbishing, rhodium plating, re-tipping, soldering, etc.
I have rings and bits and pieces of jewellery that I don’t wear. Can we take the gems out and re-use them?
Of course! We are happy to help you create a meaningful piece of jewellery by incorporating sentimental gems. We work with old family heirlooms, wedding sets, and inherited jewellery that may need a little updating or a personalized touch.
I have a loose diamond that I’ve purchased online or elsewhere? Can you use it?
Absolutely! Bring it in and we will help you choose the perfect mount, ring, or pendant etc. for it.
What about the metal? Can we melt the gold and incorpoarte it in the new piece along with the gemsones?
If you wish to produce a high quliaty piece of jewellery like the designs you see in the custom gallery - the simple is answer, no. Main reason being quality control. We prefer to supply the metals in order to start fresh with pure gold and alloy. This way, you are given the opportunity to choose the karat of gold, colour of gold or metal preference in your finished jewellery. When the piece is produced using our gold, we can stamp your superiour product with the proper karat i.e.: 14K and you can be sure there will be no casting issues and the metal will be smooth and porosity free (no pits or tiny imperfections), also free from future cracking or fading in colour.
How do I maintain my jewellery?
All jewellery eventually will require maintenance with normal daily wear and tear. However, jewellery that is worn 24/7, or during labourous activity, maintenance will be required more often. Furthermore, it is also recommended to remove jewellery when coming in contact with harsh chemicals such as hot tubs or pools where chlorine may be present. All precious metals will wear with time so it is wise to have your prongs, claws and tips (diamonds) checked periodically.
We offer special cleaning solutions for your gold and gems.