Custom Rose Gold Jewelry for Bayside Elopement

Jami’s custom rose gold jewelry was featured on Burnett’s Boards, Borrowed & Blue, and The Annapolis Wedding Blog!

Custom Rose Gold Jewelry Baltimore Elopement by J'Adorn Designs Bridal Jewelry

I made this set of custom rose gold jewelry for #jadornbride Jami as part of a styled elopement giveaway last December. 

The giveaway was called the Enchanting Elopement giveaway and it was the idea of a Baltimore-area wedding planner, Enchanting Events and Design. We collaborated with 15+ Baltimore-area wedding pros to help one sweet couple tie the knot.

It was the perfect way to end the year on a loving, philanthropic note!

Custom Rose Gold Jewelry Baltimore Elopement by J'Adorn Designs Bridal Jewelry

In preparation for the big day, I invited Jami to my jeweler’s studio to try on pieces from my collection of modern bridal accessories and choose her favorite piece. I showed her a handful of earrings and she fell in love with my Double Crystal Teardrop Earrings in Rose Gold immediately. We both agreed that these sparkly rose gold earrings would be the perfect pair to stand out in her wedding pictures!

Custom Rose Gold Jewelry Baltimore Elopement by J'Adorn Designs Bridal Jewelry

Custom Rose Gold Jewelry Baltimore Elopement by J'Adorn Designs Bridal Jewelry

Jami also wanted a piece of jewelry that she could wear after her wedding in her day-to-day life.

Continuing on the rose gold theme and remembering a comment she made about a love for natural crystals, I made Jami a one-of-a-kind bracelet with a delicate chain and singular gold druzy stone. It was the perfect personal piece of custom jewelry to make her bridal look complete!

Custom Rose Gold Jewelry Baltimore Elopement by J'Adorn Designs Bridal Jewelry

 

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Jami and Brad are the quintessential Baltimore couple: their first date was at a Ravens game, both live & work downtown, and Jami works for Under Armour. They’re down to earth and have a deep pride for the city they call home. I was honored to make Jami’s custom rose gold jewelry and play a part in giving them the wedding of their dreams.

Cheers to the happy couple – toasted with a couple of Boh’s, of course! 

Custom Rose Gold Jewelry Baltimore Elopement by J'Adorn Designs Bridal Jewelry

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Custom Sapphire Wedding Jewelry Set

What do you do when you fall in love with a necklace that’s way out of your budget? 

 This is the question that brought J’Adorn bride Michelle to my door!

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Like many newly engaged women do, Michelle was flipping through a bridal magazine for inspiration when a gorgeous sapphire necklace caught her eye (pictured above, left). She was a woman obsessed; she just had to have it!

But she was crestfallen when she learned that her dream necklace was both unavailable for purchase and valued at over $75,000.

Thankfully, she mentioned her jewelry dilemma to her hairstylist, Erica Cote of Silver Immersion. Erica is also one of my closest friends in the wedding industry. She referred Michelle to J’Adorn Designs, suggesting my custom jewelry services to help recreate the wedding day look of her dreams.

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I met with Michelle to discuss the important design elements from the original necklace that she wanted to include:
  • Precious metals and stones (white gold, sapphires, and diamonds)
  • A center stone large enough to really catch the eye
  •  A vintage-inspired halo setting

These elements served as the starting point for my custom design process. We also decided to add a pair of matching earrings to the necklace design, so Michelle would have a coordinated set to cherish & wear for years to come.

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I chose lab-created sapphires for Michelle’s necklace and earrings set because they would allow me to create a perfectly matched set. Natural sapphires develop over long periods of time and typically are mined in small sizes. But lab-grown sapphires are grown in a “boule,” or large mass of stone, which is then cut into smaller counterparts.

The sapphires in Michelle’s jewelry set came from the same boule, so they are identical in color, quality, and chemical makeup.
Custom sapphire halo jewelry set, fine wedding jewelry by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and modern bridal accessoriesAfter choosing the settings, stones, and classic rope chain for Michelle’s custom sapphire wedding jewelry set, I cut notches in the setting prongs to make a “seat” for the stones.

This ensured the perfect fit, which I adjusted around the stones by hand.

Custom sapphire wedding jewelry set, fine halo wedding jewelry by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and modern bridal accessories

The final result was a gorgeous set of custom sapphire wedding jewelry even more radiant that I imagined. I can’t wait to see pictures of Michelle wearing her custom jewelry on her wedding day.

But the best part for me as a designer is knowing that I gave my client exactly what she wanted – a stunning set of jewelry that is 100% uniquely hers. 

All photos by Madison Short Photography, except first inspiration photo.

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How to Order Custom Jewelry

(( It’s easier than you think! ))

How to order custom jewelry + Easy custom bridal accessories for your wedding by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and modern jewelryPhoto by Madison Short

It’s no secret around here that I love to make custom jewelry and accessories. I view it as the ultimate win-win situation for the client (you!) and the designer (me!). The person ordering the custom jewelry gets to have a bespoke piece of handcrafted art to wear that is 100% suited to their desires. Meanwhile, I have the satisfaction of knowing that the jewelry piece(s) I made will be immediately cherished. There’s no better feeling for a creator!

If you’ve ever wondered about how to order custom jewelry and bridal hair accessories from J’Adorn Designs, this post is for you. I’m going to walk through each step of the custom jewelry design process, from inquiry to gift-wrapped delivery!

How to order custom jewelry + Easy custom bridal accessories for your wedding by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and modern jewelryPhoto by Madison Short

Step 1: The Inquiry

The first step in the custom jewelry process is as simple as a quick “hello.” Typically you would send me an email via the website contact form to express your interest. Here are a few inquiry examples:

  • “I am getting married next July and want to give my bridesmaids a meaningful gift to thank them for all of their wedding planning help. Can you make custom jewelry for each of my attendants according to their style?” (Answer: YES!)
  • “My wife and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary this fall and I want to give her a special piece of jewelry that she can wear every day.  I’m not sure what I want to give her exactly, but she loves the color blue and turtles.  Can you help?” (Answer: YES!)
  • “I’ve been searching for the perfect hairpiece to wear with my wedding hairstyle. I haven’t found anything I like in the stores. Can you help me design a hair vine that will work?” (Answer: YES!)

We’ll exchange a few messages to establish a general concept and make sure we want to work together.  At this point you’ll pay an initial retainer to reserve time in my design schedule. This amount can be applied to the final balance of your custom jewelry.

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Step 2: The Consultation

Next we start talking about specifics! I’ll schedule a meeting with you in person or via video chat, depending on your location & availability. You should bring any photos, color swatches, and ideas along if you have a specific or loosely conceived idea of what you want. If you’re not sure, we’ll have a conversation to figure it out together. I may draw some rough sketches during our meeting and will take copious notes.

How to order custom jewelry and easy custom bridal accessories for your wedding by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and modern bridal accessoriesPhoto by Madison Short

Step 3: Sketches & Design Proposal

After our consultation, I’ll follow up by sending you a final sketch of the piece(s) I’m going to make and a formal proposal with price estimates.  With your approval, I will send you an invoice for your order. Payment in full is due at this time.

How to order custom jewelry and easy custom bridal accessories for your wedding by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and modern bridal accessoriesPhoto by Madison Short

Step 4: Sit Back & Relax While I Work

At this point, we’ve finalized the design and you’ve paid for your custom jewelry to be made. I’ll get right to work creating the accessories you’ve commissioned. All you have to do now is wait!

How to order custom jewelry and easy custom bridal accessories for your wedding by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and modern bridal accessoriesPhoto by Madison Short

Step 5: Delivery

This is the most exciting part of the custom jewelry design process! Your jewelry will be delivered personally or by post, depending on your location and our agreement. The custom accessories you ordered will be freshly wrapped in a keepsake muslin bag and gift box, then finished with a satin ribbon in the color of your choosing.

How to order custom jewelry and easy custom bridal accessories for your wedding by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler and modern bridal accessories

Step 6: Rock it

Whether you ordered custom jewelry for yourself or accessories for a loved one, all that’s left to do now is enjoy it!

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That’s it! Ordering custom jewelry can really be that simple! Send me a quick message to begin if there’s a special piece or set of jewelry you’d like me to make. I can’t wait to get started on your custom jewelry!

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Lauren’s Push Present and A Gift for Lolli

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Lauren contacted me shortly after the arrival of Cody, her first child and the first grandchild in her family.  She wanted to create a special piece for her mother to celebrate her new role as a grandmother.  Her vision was a delicate bracelet featuring Cody’s birthstone and an engraved nameplate reading “Lolli,” which is the name her mother prefers over “grandma.”  We designed her bracelet with the ability to add more stones over time as the family continues to grow with more children.

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In the process of designing her mom’s bracelet, Lauren ended up falling in love with the Alexandrite stone so much that we decided to add a matching necklace to the order for her to wear.  The result was an elegant set of custom jewelry that I fell in love with, too.

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My favorite part of this custom project was learning about the gemstone at its focal point.  I learned that Alexandrite is a rare gem that appears to change colors in different lighting.  To the naked eye, the stones pictured here are a prismatic combination of purple, green, and blue – this is how they looked the entire time I had them in my studio.  However, when photographed or placed under incandescent light, they become the reddish-purple that you’ll see here!  Alexandrite is a great alternative to the traditional pearl birthstone in June if you’re looking for something a little different.

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J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry push present for new grandmother new mother, baby boy, first grandchild, alexandrite purple gemstone, june birthstone jewelry, delicate handcrafted custom jewelry, nameplate bracelet, engraving, photography by Nichole Rosado Meredith, custom and couture jewelry, baltimore jewelry designer, maryland jewelry designer, maryland custom jeweler
Congratulations to Lauren, Michael, “Lolli,” and the rest of your family on your new addition! Thank you for choosing J’Adorn Designs to create these very special pieces in celebration of Cody’s arrival.

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Custom Wedding Jewelry for Olivia + Anthony

 

Romantic Eastern shore Maryland bayside wedding Custom and couture bridal jewelry Brooke Michelle Photography Celebrations by the Bay J'Adorn Designs Emerald cut engagement diamond ring Halo wedding ring Bridal fashion Bridal couture One of my greatest joys as a jewelry designer has been having the chance to contribute to the weddings of friends & family in a very personal, tangible way. Olivia and Anthony have been friends of ours for years, and we’ve had the pleasure of watching their relationship grow from high school sweethearts to the young adult newlyweds they are today. The way these two adore each other is evident in every picture from their wedding day, and the jewelry I designed for Olivia was just icing on the cake of their beautiful love. It was my great honor to design custom wedding jewelry for Olivia + Anthony on their special day!
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Olivia chose the Oval and Teardrop Bridal Earrings from our pre-designed couture jewelry collection to wear to her wedding at Celebrations by the Bay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The earrings were a perfect complement to her engagement ring, which features an emerald cut diamond from Anthony’s grandmother’s wedding ring. We completed her look with an adapted version of our Something Old Pearl Bracelet, using sterling silver rather than reclaimed gold metal elements. The result was even more lovely than I could have imagined!

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Romantic Eastern shore Maryland bayside wedding Custom and couture bridal jewelry Brooke Michelle Photography Celebrations by the Bay J'Adorn Designs Emerald cut engagement diamond ring Vintage halo wedding ring Bridal fashion Bridal couture
Romantic Eastern shore Maryland bayside wedding Custom and couture bridal jewelry Brooke Michelle Photography Celebrations by the Bay J'Adorn Designs Emerald cut engagement diamond ring Vintage halo wedding ring Bridal fashion Bridal couture Blush and gold bridesmaids
Romantic Eastern shore Maryland bayside wedding Custom and couture bridal jewelry Brooke Michelle Photography Celebrations by the Bay J'Adorn Designs Emerald cut engagement diamond ring Vintage halo wedding ring Bridal fashion Bridal couture  Blush and gold bridesmaids
Romantic Eastern shore Maryland bayside wedding Custom and couture bridal jewelry Brooke Michelle Photography Celebrations by the Bay J'Adorn Designs Emerald cut engagement diamond ring Vintage halo wedding ring Bridal fashion Bridal couture Blush and gold bridesmaids
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Romantic Eastern shore Maryland bayside wedding Custom and couture bridal jewelry Brooke Michelle Photography Celebrations by the Bay J'Adorn Designs Emerald cut engagement diamond ring Vintage halo wedding ring Bridal fashion Bridal couture Lace wedding gown Teardrop handcrafted bridal earrings
Romantic Eastern shore Maryland bayside wedding Custom and couture bridal jewelry Brooke Michelle Photography Celebrations by the Bay J'Adorn Designs Emerald cut engagement diamond ring Vintage halo wedding ring Bridal fashion Bridal couture Teardrop handcrafted bridal earrings
Romantic Eastern shore Maryland bayside wedding Custom and couture bridal jewelry Brooke Michelle Photography Celebrations by the Bay J'Adorn Designs Emerald cut engagement diamond ring Vintage halo wedding ring Bridal fashion Bridal couture Congratulations to Olivia and Anthony, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day!

Photos courtesy of by Brooke Michelle Photography

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