A lot of people hire custom jewelers to create custom designs of jewelry pieces that they can't find in a store. If you have a specific idea for a piece of jewelry and you haven't found anything that matches your idea, it can be fun to have someone create it for you. There are lots of other times to think about working with a custom jeweler, however. One option is to take a special piece of jewelry that your family owns and have the jeweler create one or more replicas of the piece. Here are some reasons to get replicas of a family heirloom.
A good reason to have a jeweler create a replica of a family heirloom is so that you can keep the original piece safe in your home without worrying about losing it. You might love the look of the piece, whether it's a ring, a brooch, or a necklace pendant, but be scared to wear it out in public because of concerns that you might lose it. Even if the monetary value of the piece is only moderate, the sentimental value could be immeasurable. When you have a replica, you can proudly and confidently wear it while you know the original is safe at home.
In some families, there may be multiple people who want to wear a special family heirloom. While you could share it back and forth, this isn't necessarily practical. A good solution can be to have a custom jeweler create multiple replicas. For example, if you have a sister and you both love a certain ring that has been in the family for a long time, you can each have your own replica to wear, while co-owning the actual heirloom but pledging to not take it out of one of your homes.
Ordering a replica of a family heirloom can also allow you to make slight changes to the piece, as needed. For example, perhaps the piece is a special ring, but it's too small for your finger. Rather than changing the original piece, which may not be practical if you don't want to wear it out of the house, you can order a replica that is in the perfect size for your finger. Similarly, if the piece has one type of gemstone but you really favor another gemstone type, you can make this request when you order the piece.
Keep these tips in mind when looking for a custom jewelry design service near you.