When they want to give a loved one a present on a special occasion, many people opt to give pieces of customjewellery. If this is something you're planning to do, you should bear both of these tips in mind.
Look for a pretty object that you already own that the jeweller can integrate into the item they create for you
It's worth looking for a small, pretty object that you can have the jeweller integrate into the piece of jewellery that they create for you. Ideally, this object should have some significance to you and the recipient. For example, if you and your loved one came across an oyster pearl during a fishing trip you went on together and you still have this pearl in your possession, you could give this to the jeweller. Similarly, if your loved one found a particularly beautiful piece of sea glass during a walk they took with you on the beach, then this might be an appropriate item to use for this project.
There are a couple of reasons why this could be a good idea. The first is that integrating this object into the jewellery will ensure that when the recipient wears it, they will be reminded of the happy memory of the time they spent with you. The second reason is that it will make the process of deciding what the jewellery item should look like a little easier; this is important, as when you get any type of customised jewellery made, the sheer number of options can be so overwhelming that it can be very hard to decide what style to go for.
When you give the jeweller an object to work with, the object will narrow down these options a bit and thus help you to feel less indecisive. For example, if you have one oyster pearl, then you would need to opt for a ring, bracelet or necklace, rather than a pair of earrings.
Give the jeweller plenty of time to create your item
A common mistake that a lot of people make when having custom jewellery created is underestimating how long it will take for their piece to be ready. This can result in the item not being available for them to collect in time for them to give it to the recipient on a specific special occasion (such as an anniversary or birthday).
The reality is that a talented jeweller will need time to carefully craft the jewellery you ask them to make. Furthermore, if their work is quite popular, you will not be their only customer, and they may have several other complex pieces that they will also need to make at the same time as your item. To ensure that your jewellery is ready for the day on which you want to give it to your loved one, you should order it at least one or two months before you need it and ask the jeweller when they expect to finish it.