The Design Process
At Richard Gretz Goldsmiths, our specialty is the custom design and creation of unique pieces of jewelry.
There is no better way to get exactly what you’ve been looking for than to have Richard bring your jewelry dreams to life.
Richard translates your ideas into a dazzling reality so that we can create the heirlooms of tomorrow, together.
"our Distinctive approach starts with your vision"
Meet with Richard and our knowledgeable staff to refine your unique vision and preferences. A drawing of your custom piece, once approved by you, will be either carved in wax by hand or printed by our 3-D wax printer. Sometimes the piece may even be masterfully hand-formed directly in the metal, a rare technique with stunning results.
The wax model shows the size and dimensions of the piece, as well as how the stones will be set.
It is then cast into gold, platinum, or palladium, and is finished by the expert hands of our lead goldsmiths or by Richard himself.
Richard has been an artist all his life. Classically trained with a fine arts degree, his distinctive approach starts with your vision. Blending old-world artistry with the latest technologies in computer aided drafting and 3-D wax printing, Richard will transform your ideas into beautiful reality.
We do not charge anything for a design consultation, as we want to make sure you are happy with the vision and direction of the project before we begin. This allows us to learn more about your wants and needs before starting your special piece.
Once we move forward with a deposit, your design is drawn into a 3D program that will allow us to print an exact replica of your vision onto wax. This is a pivotal point where you get to see your piece in its entirety before we cast it in gold.
When you give us the go-ahead, we move forward with casting and creating your final product. This process is perfect for anyone who wants a treasured piece of jewelry that comes as close as possible to what you imagined, and we guarantee you’ll love it 100%.