So, what exactly is bespoke jewelry?
According to Wikipedia, the word bespoke (/bəˈspoʊk/) has evolved from a verb meaning “to speak for something” to its contemporary usage as an adjective that describes anything commissioned to a particular specification.
So, in laymen’s terms: custom made just for you. And let’s just say we know a little about that 😉
Is there a difference between “custom made” and “customized in jewelry?”
Bespoke – or custom made – is waaayyy different than customized in the jewelry industry.
A lot of jewelry stores claim to offer custom, or bespoke services for jewelry, but really, the customer can only choose from the list of options that they offer. Yes, they can build a ring, but the designs are limited.
The easiest way to describe the difference? Chipotle.
So you walk into the restaurant and chose either a bowl or a wrap. Add a protein, Select your toppings from their list of 8ish items – maybe even spring for extras like guac or sour cream. (Pro tip – always order the guac!)
Yes, it’s customized to your liking and usually delicious, but it’s not truly custom made. You are limited to whatever toppings they have that day.
Customized jewelry is the same. Enter a store (sometimes you even have to be buzzed in!) Select a center stone. Add a ring mounting from their selection of about 8ish options. Maybe even add a diamond halo. Done.
Bespoke: The Chipotle of the jewelry world
But, if you have a chef make your bowl, then you have REAL options!
Want seasoned potatoes instead of rice? Sure. Or maybe you’d like shredded romaine and kale instead of iceberg? Not a problem.
It’s the same with custom jewelry at Scott’s!
What is the center stone going to be? A mined diamond? Lab grown diamond? Or maybe it’s Grandma’s diamond that you inherited. Want to incorporate some small gemstones from a pendant you no longer wear? Absolutely – we can make any size and shape stonework when we custom make it with our CAD technology. How about adding details like initials or special symbols to the ring. All these options, plus so many more are available with real custom designed jewelry.
What’s the best part of bespoke jewelry at Scott’s?
There’s a lot to love about custome made jewelry, but one of our favorites? Getting to reuse family gemstones (saves you money and makes a great story). Having a ring fit. Just. Right. Recycling gold to offset the price of the piece.
Another gold lining custom-making jewelry? You never have to settle. You get to design exactly what you want. Because bespoke means designed specifically with you in mind.
Want to know more about bespoke jewelry? Give us a call at 614 336-4111. We’d love to be a part of YOUR jewelry story!