When you decide to have an item hand-made with Australian Opal Cutters and Australian Pearl Divers there are a number of steps in the process:
We jointly discuss and enter into the design process, then together we will look at actual rings, pendants and/or earrings from stock where you can choose the one most like the design you are after. If you are communicating by email, you will look at emails of various designs until we find the right one.
No matter where you go you will pay a lot more than you will with us (particularly if you are having it made up in 18ct gold).
The Ghellers Guide (The international Pricing Standard for jewellery makeup) states that an average ring makeup runs at about $2,500 USD. So you will save on the labour costs by having this item made up with us! Often this saving is approximately half the international standard prices.
In each instance, we aim to answer the 4 most commonly asked questions when having a design made by hand.