Hi Folks! Today I am taking over the blog to demystify the process of ordering custom jewellery through Rogue Piercing.
Almost any piece of jewellery we sell can be ordered to your custom specifications. You need a Neometal threadless labret in a certain size we don’t normally carry? We can custom order one in for you. You need a full suite of BVLA jewellery for your wedding? We can custom order that for you. You can read a post about my favourite pieces of custom jewellery here.
Custom Jewellery- How the Process Works
- Making Contact
Let’s follow through and say you would like a full suite of BVLA items for your piercings in time for your wedding day in 2022. Your first port of call would be to email our jewellery manager Kat at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a DM through our instagram @roguepiercing. Note that all pricing enquiries and payments will be dealt with via email!
- Sharing Ideas
You may only have a rough idea of what you want- 18ct Yellow Gold and purple stones? White Gold? Not sure on any details at all? Kat will work with you and guide you through all the options for you. Do you want pieces that are large and in charge? Do you want a lot of solid metals or do you want the gems to do the talking? Once you have decided on a style, Kat will come back to you with a list of pieces she thinks you would love. If you need more inspiration, you would head to the companies website at BVLA, Anatometal or Industrial Strength and peruse their thousands of options.
We want to hear what you like, and what you don’t like! Reference ears, pieces, and reference photos in general are incredibly helpful! Even if you don’t know the names of the specific pieces.
- Deposits and Balances
Once we have settled on some pieces, Kat will then give you a quote on the total cost of your order. Often we will take a 50% deposit upfront, but we can take as little as 25% if you are a regular client of ours. Usually if the order is under £100, we will take the full cost up front.
Once this deposit is paid, you have 6 months from the date of order to fully pay the rest of the balance.Most people will pay the other 50% of the balance once the jewellery has arrived with us prior to having it fitted. We know that custom-made jewellery can be a source of joy and so we are happy to extend the 6 month payment date for clients who need that extra time, as long as they get in touch in advance.
- Checking and Double-Checking!
From here, Kat will write up a custom order sheet that covers each item in detail to make sure every single piece is exact to your specifications.
You get to double check all the intricacies of each of your items. We then check again to make sure you are happy. Kat will send you a link to your custom order payment screen on our website.
Here is an example of what you would be looking at!
Once you are happy, you can add this custom payment to your basket and check out as normal. You may need to book for piercings too. You can go to our booking screen and pay for everything all at once.
Each company we work with has a different ‘lead time,’ or how long it takes to make your jewellery. Since each item is made to order, it can take a little bit of time.
Commonly orders from Titanium brands such as Neometal, Anatometal and Infinite Body Jewellery take about 12 weeks. Orders from BVLA are currently expected to take between 4 and 6 months, depending on the intricacy of the design. Each company is working hard to make sure that your jewellery gets out to you in a timely manner, and we thank them for that!
The next step is the exciting day that your jewellery arrives with us. This is one of our favourite parts of the whole process- This is many months of work finally coming to fruition! First we check that everything has arrived safely and to our clients specification, and then we get in touch.
Normally we will send an email and give you a phone call to let you know it’s time to book in to get your jewellery fitted! After you have booked in, we take some of those stunning photos you are all used to seeing on our website and instagram. After we fit the jewellery for you, we take some more snazzy photos and you are ready to go!
Our favourite part of the whole process is the happiness we see in your faces when you see your dream jewellery finally sitting prettily in your piercings. That moment makes all the work worthwhile for us.
I hope this has demystified the process of custom ordering jewellery for you all. As always, I am happy to respond to any queries you may have.