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- Introduction -

You sit across from her and shes smiles. You know the time is right, and out of your pocket comes a box. You open it and say, "Will you marry me?"

So what do you want to present the most important person in your life? Do you want the piece you choose to be a reflection of the love you share? Would you like to feel confident in your choice of diamond?

Each piece of custom jewellery goes through a story of it's own. Crafted with care and attention to detail, with a focus on top quality materials and long-lasting designs. You can take piece of mind knowing your jewellery will last a lifetime.

Step 1 - sketches and design


When you first approach us about creating a custom jewellery piece, the first thing we do is ask you a few questions about your future piece of jewellery. There are a few important questions to ask such as; what is the occasion for the jewellery? What is your vision for the final product? What materials would you like to use? We can make custom jewellery for nearly any budget, so these questions help us understand your needs and allow us to create something just right for you.

Design Process

Once the design is approved, we go on to use various techniques to create the final design. Rough sketches give us an idea of style, but fully flushing out the design in a finished “rendering” is a great way to see what the final product will be like. If we like the way the design looks, we then being the process of creating a 3D model of the design, using various CAD programs. These programs allow us to tailor a design to the exact specifications of each piece of jewellery.

Design Approval

Once we are satisfied that the design we have suits your needs, you meet with us again to finalize and put down your deposit. If you'd like to make modifications to the design at this stage, we can still make changes so that we can make sure you are getting exactly what you envisioned. Once the final design is approved, we start crafting your unique piece of jewellery!

Building the Ring

We use various techniques to create your jewellery, but one of the most common is Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. This allows us to see the jewellery in real-life dimensions which allows us to fine tune the design and shows us what the finished product will look like. We can then use this file to create a 3D version of the ring in wax that can then be cast in your material of choice. Another common technique we use is hand carving a wax model using very precise tools. This allows our very skilled artisans to craft a beautiful piece of jewellery with all the detail and precision of CAD programs. This technique is best served for more organic looking jewellery.

Enjoy it!

Once the piece is all done, you can come pick it up and begin the best part of the process – wearing your unique piece of custom jewellery! The whole process takes around 4-6 weeks, but the time flies by! Before you know it you are holding one of our jewellery box with your one of a kind piece tucked safely inside!

At Gem by Carati, we only employ the very best trained professionals to help guide you to your ideal jewellery piece. Each member of our team carries many years of hands-on jewellery experience as metal smiths, gemologists or in some cases both! No where in Calgary will you find this caliber of service combined with expert advice.