Customized jewelry gets peoples’ attention. It’s a giant, shiny status symbol that screams “look at me!”
Why do you think the biggest names in pop culture spend as much as $250,000 on theirs?
These days, custom chains are up there with fast cars, beachside mansions and 100-foot yachts for how to celebrate wealth, success and individuality.
There’s no better way to showcase your unique personality and style, to stand out from the crowd and let people know what you’re all about.
But how are they made? And where can you get your hands on one?
Keep reading to find out.
How Custom Chains Are Made
Let’s take a look at how these insane, unique pieces of jewelry are made. Regardless of the design, the process tends to be similar each time. Here are four common steps to making customs chains.
1. The Drawing
The first step is to figure out what the end product’s gonna look like.
That means bringing your ideas to your jeweler and working together to create an initial hand drawing of your future chain. From the shape, style, and content, to the placement of the diamonds, now’s the time to figure out exactly what you want.
With the basics down, the next step is to put together a computerized version. Using Photoshop you’ll get to see precisely how your piece will end up. This is the time to make suggestions and ask for alterations until you’re fully satisfied!
2. The Molding
Next up comes the need for a mold.
With the drawing done, the time’s come to get a physical prototype in place. Using the digital drawing, this will often be done with 3D printing. This way you get an exact replica of how you want your chain to look.
Say hello to the mold that’ll form the basis of your metal chain.
3. The Casting
Now things get exciting.
The metal you chose for the pendant gets melted down and poured into the mold you just made. Once it cools and the mold is removed, you can say hello to the rough form of your final chain.
There’s just one more step to go through.
4. The Finishing
The finishing process is where your custom chain comes to life.
The magic happens here. After a rigorous cleaning and polishing process, your chain’s transformed into the beautiful item you envisioned. Finally, the diamonds are set into position and given a final sprucing, all ready to be boxed and presented to you.
And that’s it! One fully customized, bespoke diamond chain ready to go.
Where to Get Your Chain
If you’re looking for your own custom chain there are different places you could inquire.
It’ll depend on your budget. To compete with the likes of Cam’ron and T-Pain you can inquire at Avianne & Co., for example. Those guys know custom jewelry. Another top-end option is If & Co., where Ben Baller’s made some out of this world pieces for top rappers over the world.
Looking to start a bit smaller? Check out our very own collection of custom chains.
Reasons to Choose a Custom Chain
There you go, how to make custom chains and where to get them!
If you’re interested. The outcome’s different every time, but the process is fairly standard. What starts as an initial drawing becomes a physical mold, which is then cast in metal, before being polished up and emblazoned with diamonds and/or any other decoration of your choosing.
Before you know it you’ve got your very own custom pendant to compete with the likes of the biggest rappers on the planet!
To match those standards you’ll need deep pockets and to call upon top-end jewelry makers like the ones listed above. Never fear though, there are options for every budget and you’re sure to find the right fit for you.
Interested in getting your very own custom chain? Be sure to drop us a line to see how we can make it happen.