First Peoples Jewelers has a 30+ year history of designing fine pieces of jewelry for individuals. Whether you have family gems or diamonds you wish to restyle and have us create a unique piece of jewelry for you or a loved one, designers will work closely with you to create that one-of-a-kind masterpiece that you most desire.

Custom Design Process

We work with you to customize every detail of your special customized jewelry piece.  The typical process includes:

  • Sitting with you to determine your overall idea of what you want
  • Choosing the type of item (we can create just about any type of custom jewelry.  Rings and pendants are the most common, but we have done a wide variety of items including money clips, cuff links, and custom brooches.)
  • Choose the material (We can use any type of metal including 14K and 18K gold, silver, and platinum).
  • Sketch the item – this ensures that we have the right idea of what you want
  • Production:
    • Wax mold – We create a wax mold of the item from the 3D rendering
    • “Invest” the mold – basically creating mold with a plaster-of-paris type material
    • “Debubblize” the mold – we put the mold in a vacuum to extract any bubbles
    • “Burn-out” the mold – heat the mold at high temperatures for a long period of time to remove any wax and wax residue
    • Cast the item – we melt gold in a crucible and pour it in the mold
    • Break away the mold – once solidified we break away the mold revealing a ‘rough casting’
    • Clean, polish, and insert stones

 Step-by-Step Process

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