Making your own jewelry is rewarding and has become a hobby craze for many. However, many jewelry makers get discouraged with the intricate process of making fine jewelry. Fine jewelry is commonly made using heat and smoldering precious metals together and setting expensive gemstones that require expertise and special tools. Because of the high costs of gemstones and precious metals, there isn’t much room for error. This is a job best handled by expert jewelry artisans, but at Master Jewelers we understand your love for jewelry making and want you to be a part of the process every step of the way. Don’t worry you will guide us while we do the heavy lifting that requires expertise.
Here a summary of our four-step process for making your own fine jewelry with Master Jewelers.
Sketch your design
Sketching your jewelry design is the most foundational piece to making any jewelry. Like art, it is the real-life expression of what you are trying to create visually. At, Master Jewelers Indiana we collaborate with you to ensure we bring your ideas to life. We will provide expert design tips that will enhance your design and troubleshoot any future issues you may have with your current design. Knowing what you want is only half the battle, creating it on paper is the other half.
Because we are working with precious metals and expensive gemstones, there isn’t much room for error. Sometimes the design needs altering and rearranged in real lifetime. Master Jewelers creates a wax replica of your piece because they don’t want to hear you say “I would have changed this or this would be better here.” Instead, we want to hear “Let’s change it here and this piece there”. We will only move to the next level once you have signed your stamp of approval on the wax mold.
This is where the magic begins. Using a lost wax mold, the designed jewelry turns into real life jewelry. Cast the foundation of your design with a precious metal of your choice, like yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum, etc. There are multiple steps to this process and this is where our expertise kicks in, but don’t worry we will give you a breakdown step by step.
Finish & Setting
Last, but not least after we have cast your masterpiece, a Master Jewelers expert will polish the piece and set any additional gemstones necessary. This is also where we would add any engraving you have selected. After they do this your jewelry masterpiece is ready to wear.
Master Jewelers has over 20 years of experience in custom designing jewelry. We have also added a Virtual Jewelry Studio to make the process that much easier. Change any piece you see to your style or make one from scratch, either way, send us your inquiry and an expert artisan will get back to you. Visit us online or at our Indianapolis location to design the piece of your dreams.
Earrings are usually the first piece of jewelry that draws attention. They are closest to your face, which makes them the most seen. Earrings set the tone and a statement of every outfit. They are the main piece to complete any outfit. A simple earring change can make your outfit suitable for many occasions. Master Jewelers suggests you carry an extra pair in your bag for those after work happy hours with colleagues.
When choosing the right pair for you, it is important to keep in mind the statement you are trying to make. Professional? Sassy? Bold? You see where this is going. Here are 5 different earrings to reference the next time you go shopping.
Who doesn’t love to make a bold statement? You are ready to conquer your day and want it to be known. Be bold like Eleganza Elan Aqua Chalcedony Earrings or power color Rubies will empower your any outfit you choose. A tip from Master Jewelers Indiana is to choose the earring that is out of your comfort zone but screaming confidence when you put them on. Go with your gut instinct, you will know them when you see them.
Traditionally diamond and pearl studs are best suited for the professional atmosphere. Get creative and use them together like the Pacifica Pearl Earrings with Diamond. The combination is beautiful. Professional styles have evolved and leave room for a few fun pieces too. For example, Rose Quartz and Cognac Diamond Earrings from the Tesoro collection, it is a more stylish and elegant piece, but still caters to the typical stud setting.
Chic & Fun
Out of the box, options are always fun. Sometimes this requires us to step outside of our comfort zone to wear these pieces confidently. Or your style can also fit the abstract, unique designs. Labradorite Palermo Earrings are a great option. If you lean a little more towards fun, checkout Luvente Rose Gold Triangular Earrings. You can deny the fun this pair brings.
Evening wear and accessories are a must in every girl’s closet. Elegance and grace to accompanied by a little black dress and you are ready to go. Luvente Baguette Diamond Earrings are perfect and will bring any plain Jane dress alive.
Just because you are active doesn’t mean you have to forego wearing jewelry. There are plenty of options to choose from even though they are subtle and simple. Take Bastian Inverun Modern Floral Earrings for example. Very chic and flirty, but fit in with your active lifestyle.
Well, there you have it 5 ways to make a statement with your earrings. Master Jewelers Indiana has something for everyone. Don’t see the statement you want to make or that quite fits you? No worries custom design a pair that will leave you speechless. Visit out Indiana location or visit us online.
Easter is almost here and it is time to step into your best dress. Easter is the perfect opportunity to custom design jewelry with Master Jewelers. It is a joyous day that many of us treasure. With Easter egg hunts to beautiful luncheons, Easter is a holiday to enjoy with family and loved ones. Days like these should be remembered.
Custom designed Easter jewelry is a great idea for a few reasons. Many of us wear jewelry for a special occasion, so why not add a new piece this Easter? Here are 3 ideas to celebrate and remember Easter with customized fine jewelry.
New Family Heirloom
Create a new family heirloom by customizing a piece of jewelry that represents the traditions you and your family enjoy during Easter time. Design a special pendant that can be handed down for generations to come, or a charm bracelet to add a charm as the years’ pass. While we cannot stop time to hold a precious moment, we can use jewelry as a symbolic token to remember it.
Use Spring colors
Easter is a beautiful time of year. The weather is warming up from the harsh winter, and the cold weather appearance has begun to fade with nature restoring its bold colors. Create a piece of jewelry that represents the beautiful time of year and the holiday. Using gemstones like Peridot, Aquamarine, Amethyst, and Rose Quartz to enhance your design with a thoughtful double meaning. These pastel-like yet vibrant stones will directly tie into Spring no matter the style of that season.
Remember this is something that represents how you see Easter. It is a symbolic piece that you recognize as your Easter jewelry, that doesn’t mean you have to create a bunny broach or egg-like earrings. Now if that what you had in mind, that is perfectly fine too. However, if it is not, Master Jewelers Indiana can walk your through design a more unique, thoughtful piece distinctly just for you.
Master Jewelers has over 20 years of experience designing and crafting custom jewelry. Our expert artisans will see you through our flawless process. The 4 part customization process is client friendly and will bring your jewelry design to life. Visit us online or at our Indianapolis location.
It is no secret that many of us have joined the new movement of trying to lead a more positive and healthier life. Whether you have gone keto or just learning how to take 15 minutes a day for yourself, those small changes will soon help you evolve into a new you. As you transform, there is no shame in wanting a new look to represent the new you and these positive changes. In fact, it is not only encouraged but suggested.
Jewelry plays a big role in your style choice and symbolizes many memories you cherish. It is sometimes hard to part ways with old jewelry because of its sentimental value. But what if we told you there was a way to reinvent your jewelry just like you are becoming the new you? Master Jewelers Indiana has over 20 years of experience reinventing and custom designing old jewelry into something new. Before we change anything, we want to understand your expectations to bring your design to life. Master Jewelers expert artisans will guide you through our custom jewelry design process.
Melt Away the Old Design
Jewelry is crafted from strong gemstones and precious metals. The materials used are welded and tightly fitted into place. It takes real skill and craftsmanship to manipulate precious metals and gemstones.
We use precious metals because they are tough and can withstand daily wear and tear. However, add high heat and the metal becomes like putty. We can metal down the precious metal and reuse it to craft the foundation for the new design. While it won’t be the same piece, it has the same metal.
Gemstones can be reshaped, resized and re-set. Personalized jewelry is all about the right gemstone for you. A common redesign is using a necklace pendant to make vibrant earrings. Or designing an old engagement ring into stunning diamond studs. The options are limitless when it comes to recreating gemstones. Sometimes you get lucky and end up with an additional piece if the gemstone is big enough.
Recreating your old jewelry is a symbolic moment for the obstacles you have overcome to get you to this point. Making the new piece now will not only represent the past but also your future.
Spring is in the air and so is the seasonal change for jewelry fashion trends. You can always count on Spring styles to be colorfully brilliant and add life to your daily attire. The bold and fun changes to this Spring’s jewelry trends are less chic and more modern. While dainty necklaces and soft pastels are the common representation of spring, Jewelry fashion experts kicked it up a notch this 2019.
Bling is back!!
The more bling the better. Dangling crystal jewelry is in and looking unapologetically bold this 2019. From frothy party earrings to over the top bracelets, bling is coming in all shapes and colors of gemstones and crystals. Master Jeweler’s Diamond Teardrop Earrings are a perfect piece to represent this style. If you are looking for more, don’t worry we can custom design jewelry designed just from your vision.
Pearls are Classic.
This Spring have fun with Pearls! Pearls never really go out of style but are commonly more associated in chic and dainty settings. However, these aren’t your typical grandma pearls, this Spring the bigger and bolder is in. Pairing 24k Gold with pearls is a favorite this Spring. Check out Eleganza Double White Pearl Ring or get a little more creative with Calla Lily Pearl Earrings. Both appropriate pieces of jewelry for the style this Spring.
Chains have evolved this Spring. They are not just your typical dainty pieces that hold a pendant. Nope! This spring, decolletage is ALL about shapes sizes. Check out Master Jewelers Labradorite Pendant and Horseshoe Tag with Toggle Necklace. Better yet make a unique chained necklace by custom designing jewelry. A thick chain link choker is something you can use beyond the trends of 2019.
Master Jewelers is here to help you stay in style with the jewelry trends of 2019. With something for everyone and every style, you won’t leave empty-handed or disappointed. Let us help bring your custom Jewelry designs to life or accentuate any outfit with a piece in our inventory. Check us out online or spot into our Indianapolis location.
Add something green to your jewelry collection this St Patrick’s Day. We know March for being the start of Spring and St Patrick’s Day. Many associate wearing green with the holiday, and what better way to get into the spirit than with jewelry.
Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with Master Jewelers. With over 20 years of jewelry experience, we have helped design many custom pieces dedicated to various holidays. Whether you are looking to show off your Shamrock spirit or looking to propose on your favorite holiday, Master Jewelers can help.
Looking to propose on St. Patrick day?
While Valentine’s Day is a favored holiday to propose as it represents love, many choose a holiday that means something to them and the one they cherish. Proposing is more about knowing your partner than what is common. Start by custom designing an engagement ring they will love. Add green sparkle to your engagement setting or better yet why not use an Emerald instead of a diamond? Emeralds are beautiful stones that come in different shapes and shades of green. However, the darker the Emerald the purer the gem is. Come into Master Jewelers today and let us help you design your masterpiece. We are a certified loose gemstone buyer and a jeweler you can trust to give you all the information necessary to make a wise purchase.
If Emeralds don’t suit your taste, don’t worry there are plenty of green gemstones to choose from. Incorporate Tourmaline or Peridot. Keep in mind these gemstones are a different shade and range differently as far as durability. However, these gems are equally complementing depending on your design and style.
Use Spring Fashion trends to show off Your Shamrock Spirit.
Many love to use their jewelry to accentuate their daily attire. Whether you are in scrubs or a business suit, Jewelry is universal to any style. Spring jewelry fashion is a fun time of year because of the brilliant and bold colors. It is easy to wear your green sparkle for multiple occasions this time of year. Dare to be bold and different by adding Shamrock earrings or a brooch. If that is too much no worries you can incorporate a simple charm bracelet or basic Peridot earrings. Master Jewelers can help you design your St Patrick’s day vision and bring it to life.
No matter what your plans are this St Patrick’s Day, Master Jewelers is here to help. We have a variety of inventory for you to choose from, and if you don’t see a piece that quite fits your vision, don’t worry. Our onsite expert artisans will walk you through our flawless custom jewelry design process. Visit us today or come into our Indianapolis location.
Spring is here, and it is the time of year to give your home an in-depth cleaning. Spring cleaning is all about cleaning your home after the enclosed winter months. The weather has changed allowing you to comfortably open your home and clear it of the extra dust and clutter.
Spring cleaning isn’t your basic cleaning but more about clean in the deep corners of your closet. One place that gets missed more season than one is your jewelry box.
Too often we forget to clean out our jewelry boxes from the clutter or old pieces we no longer wear. Some of this is because of pieces are broken and hold too much of sentimental value to get rid of them. Or other pieces we haven’t gotten around to fixing. Cleaning your jewelry once a year isn’t enough, and it is important to remove clutter from your box so all the other pieces don’t tarnish over time. Here are 3 ideas for your old jewelry this Spring.
Stop Procrastinating and Bring your jewelry into Repair
That is right, Master Jewelers has an on-site jewelry repair center. We have expert jewelers with over 20 years of experience waiting to help you with your latest jewelry repair. The hardest part is walking through our doors and starting the process. We will walk you through every step of the repair.
Turn your Old Jewelry into Something New
A popular way to reuse your jewelry is to melt your precious metals and custom make a new piece. A great option for all those broken chains or old items you no longer use is to create a custom piece of jewelry. At Master Jewelers, we can custom make any jewelry design you have in mind. You don’t have to get rid of your jewelry to make a more favorable piece. Instead, use the sentimental pieces to make a new piece you will love. Making a new piece will keep the sentiment, but replace it with something you will love to wear.
Sell your precious Metals and earn cash back
Another idea for your less sentimental is to let us buy back your Gold Jewelry. Certified Gold and other precious metal Buyers like Master Jewelers will give you the daily market price per ounce. It is a win-win. You get rid of those meaningless pieces of jewelry and get cash back. Who knew you could earn cash from cleaning.
This Spring don’t put off cleaning your jewelry box. Maybe you have pieces that fit into each category and that is ok. We can help you figure out which pieces you would like to use for each category. Come into our Indianapolis location or visit us online to see how we can help!
Aquamarine is the beautiful birthstone of March. With every month comes a gemstone to represent the birthdates of that month. There isn’t a better stone to represent the beautiful Spring month of March. The gemstone is famously known for its ocean blue color. This color blue can also be tied to health, hope and the beautiful months of Spring that are ahead.
The name Aquamarine means seawater which is a representation of the stone’s blue sea color. The light blue gemstone represents more than the month of March. It is said the Aquamarine gemstone brings happiness to marriages and directly used to celebrate a 19th wedding anniversary. Also, ancient myths believed it kept sailor safe when out at sea by keeping the waves calm. Here are some additional facts about the Aquamarine gemstone.
Where are Aquamarine gemstones found?
For the last two centuries, the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has been the key source for the Aquamarine gemstone. They find the gemstone in the primary (hard rock) and secondary (weathered) pegmatite deposits of the eastern portion of the state. Another common location for Aquamarine gemstones is high on top of Karakorum foothills of Pakistan. In this area, the gemstone is known as water clear. Of course, there are additional locations that also mine aquamarine, and located as far as California to Kenya. This gemstone has been around for years around some of the most prestigious mining areas.
Is Aquamarine durable enough for daily wear and tear?
Yes!! Aquamarine is one of the harder gemstones on the Mohs scale. The gemstone is hard to break as it ranges from 7.5 to 8 on the scale. Aquamarines are also low maintenance in care. Simple cleaning techniques like soap and warm water are acceptable when cleaning away the collected dirt. However, we still recommend a professional cleaning every six months to a year.
At Master Jewelers Indiana, we have a collection of birthstones items appropriate for all styles and ages. If we don’t have what you are looking for, our expert jewelry artisans will help you craft the design you are looking for. Visit us online or come into our Indianapolis location to find your Aquamarine birthstone.
Do you have old or outdated gold jewelry? Family heirlooms, you don’t want to throw away but just aren’t your style and collecting dust in your jewelry box? It only makes sense to turn your old jewelry into something new. Create a whole new design, something you will love to wear. There are a few ways you to craft new jewelry from old gold. First, it is best to research a jeweler that has a custom design process you can trust. Make sure they have experience in not only custom design but have options for your old gold.
Master Jewelers is more than willing to help you find the best option for your old gold. Whether it is custom designing a new piece or exchanging your Gold for cash, we have options available to best suit you and your design. If you have some less sentimental pieces of Gold, you may explore the option to sell your gold. Since 1987, Master Jewelers has provided a Gold and precious metal purchasing to their customers. It is a great way to make some extra cash and declutter your jewelry box. Here is more information on Gold purchasing.
Reinvent Your Gold
Another option is to melt down your old gold and use it to custom design a new piece of jewelry. Jewelry is naturally sentimental as it usually represents a memory of someone or moment in time. It is hard to let go of some jewelry. However, you could use the materials from the current piece of jewelry to update or redesign.
If you have a Grandmother’s old ring or want to update your wedding ring, melt down the current metal settings and reuse your gold or precious metals to reinvent the new piece. This way you don’t lose the piece of jewelry or the memory. Custom designing jewelry out of the old Gold is a creative way to celebrate those unique pieces. You could also infuse different pieces together as well to create an epic piece, but we leave that for you to decide.
At Master Jewelers, we want to make sure our customers come first. Our Custom Jewelry Design Process is as simple as 1-2-3 that you are part of every step of the way. Our Expert Artisans will bring your new vision alive and transform your jewelry box.
Choosing the perfect engagement ring is so much more than the size of the diamond. Often the diamond’s carat size, cut and clairty is usually the first part of the engagement ring discussion. While this a big piece of the ring, the diamond isn’t the main priority to the design.
An Engagement ring is the first piece to a bridal setting worn daily. The ring symbolizes the love you two share, and that also means the strength of your bond. Knowing your partner is key to creating the design of the ring. It is essential to take into account their daily lives and the wear and tear that will bring.
What They Don’t Tell You
Many Engagement rings come with small intricate details we don’t recognize at first glance, like a double row of diamonds around the band. We often overlook the maintenance of these engagement rings because we are instantaneously mesmerized by the extravagant sparkle of the ring. Upon a closer look, you see the attention to detail and actual setting of the ring. While these are sparkling beauties and an option for some, they may not be the ideal setting for an active lifestyle. Knowing this before purchasing the ring may help you prevent future costly and devastating damages. If you choose this style, know it will require much more safekeeping by taking it off for certain occasions or activities, which is a good practice for all jewelry.
Low Maintenance Can Still be Pretty
Creating your engagement ring is to be low maintenance doesn’t mean it won‘t shine just as bright as the others. In fact, many favor one diamond versus several. Paying attention to the ring’s prongs and is it capable of holding the stone you desire safe? Is the band durable enough to withstand daily wear and tear of your profession? Are you good about taking off your jewelry ahead of taking part in an activity like the gym? These are all great question to include in your design on the perfect engagement ring. If you answered No, it might be wise to shoot for beauty and durability. A traditional engagement ring like a Cushion Solitaire Engagement ring is better suitable for an active lifestyle. While this is a piece we would consider being low maintenance, it is still gorgeous eye-candy. You could also engrave the band to add sparkle and more creativity.
Researching engagement rings tips is a great way to get an idea of what you are looking for. It will help give you some direction when you go shopping. At Master Jewelers, we have over 20 years of trusted jewelry experience. Come visit us and we will help you custom design a piece made just for your lifestyle.