The Bespoke Jewellery Buying Guide


Having something that no one else has is just that little bit special. That’s why owning a piece of bespoke jewellery is so sought after, of course. But before you own a piece of handcrafted jewellery, you’ve got to go through the process of designing and creating to make your jewellery ideas a reality.

And that’s the scary part! But you shouldn’t be afraid to turn your ideas into the bespoke piece of your dreams. As trusted Woodford jewellers we’re aiming with our advice below to make the process as stress-free as possible, so here’s our guide to buying bespoke jewellery:

1.  Think Classic

If you’re thinking of investing in a piece of bespoke jewellery, we’re guessing that you want it to be exactly that: an investment. This is why you should think classic. There’s no point in spending money designing a piece which will be a fashion flash in the pan, so go classic and timeless to make your investment work for you.

2.  Think Memorable

Having said that, part of the enjoyment of a piece of bespoke jewellery is the sentimentality. Therefore, we’d advise that a good time to create your perfect custom piece is when you want to mark a special occasion.

Choose something which means something to you, such as dates, words or names that strike a chord with you. Your customised jewellery should convey a special message, after all.

3.  Think About Your Style

Whether the piece is for you, or you’re buying it as a gift, make sure you consider the person’s current style. If you normally go for dainty pieces, for example, there’s no point in creating a bold statement piece, as you’ll never wear it. Your ideas should stem from your current style or suit the recipient’s taste.

4.  Think Less is More

When it comes to handmade jewellery ideas, there are two types of less is more: firstly, keeping your design simple, especially if it’s the first time you’ve designed a piece, is often sensible. It’s tempting to get carried away and add gemstones here and flounces there, but sometimes you can produce something more beautiful from less.

Secondly, it’s often wise to employ the ‘less is more’ theory to your design options, too. You may have tonnes of ideas, but this can become overwhelming, so narrow your ideas down to those that matter to you to produce a stunning bespoke piece.

5.  Think Slowly!

By thinking slowly, we mean to take your time and consider your ideas. The perfect bespoke jewellery piece won’t come together in a matter of moments; we find that often it’s a matter of weeks before the perfect design ideas come to fruition!

And lastly, speak to EK Jewellers, experienced jewellers in Woodford, about your handmade jewellery ideas, and we’ll work together, no matter how long it takes, to bring your bespoke jewellery to life.


Posted on by Ian Tubby.