Our custom design process is simple; send us your original design sketch or images of designs you like and provide some basic information on the form to the right. Our team of designers will discuss the design details with you and provide a quote. Once the design direction is approved by you, we will start the order, take a 50% deposit on the setting, and create preliminary sketches. Next, we provide you with 3D mechanical renderings (CAD) of the design from multiple angles; at this point adjustments can still be made to the design and materials if desired. The first two rounds of adjustments are complimentary, after that additional design charges apply. Once the design is approved and the final balance paid, we start fabrication. The entire process takes from four to eight weeks to complete.
Read more about the process in our Custom Design Agreement.
Laura Preshong is happy to set your personally owned gemstones into one of our settings, or incorporate them into a custom design. A setting fee of up to 250.00 for large diamonds will be added to the mount price to cover identification, handling and removal from old mounts. A Setting Waiver will be required prior to removing diamonds from old mounts or re-setting a client's personal gemstone or diamond. We do not carry liability insurance for client centerstones not purchased through Laura Preshong. Diamonds purchased through Laura Preshong are insured for one year immediately upon purchase and are covered during the setting process. Client owned diamond melee smaller than 3mm can not be used in custom designs.