Here at David Clay Jewelers, we specialize in Custom Designs by creating jewelry that is not only one of a kind, but also holds a deeper meaning to the one who wears it. After all, there is a reason why the standard just won’t do. To help you visualize your exclusive item, our staff members offer practical advice and give you the technical details one should know when creating such a unique piece. This process involves more than just sketches and illustrations. It is the personal discussion that gives us a better understanding on what will truly make them smile when opening your gift.
We begin by a personal session with our design staff, where we hand draw an illustration of what we are visualizing. This will give us a foundation in the custom design. After an illustration, our founder and Head Designer, David Clay, will render a 3D Computer Art Design (CAD) of your custom jewelry. Following the CAD, a wax formation of your custom jewelry will be created, allowing us to begin the work in metal. Once we have the platform in metal, our Master Jeweler will begin to bring your jewelry to life, creating each piece of detail by hand.
Click here to see the process of a Custom Engagement Ring be made entirely by hand:
Lance, our Master Jeweler:
With over 40 years experience behind the bench, 20 of them being with David Clay Jewelers, Lance is the artistic force behind many of the pieces you will find in our San Francisco store. His artistic talent will leave you breathless once you see your custom design become a reality.
Our Master Jeweler Lance and our Founder David Clay competing on the jewelry bench.