Not Your Typical Engagement Ring: Custom Jewelry for Gamers


Finding the perfect ring to get engaged with can be more than a little nerve wracking. Taking someone’s entire personality and putting it into one ring is beyond a challenge. Right off the bat, CustomMade customer Justin knew that the average diamond ring wasn’t what he was looking for. He wanted something that was special […]

Art Deco Jewelry: Custom Designs, Inspirations, and Restorations

Composed of circles triangles and spheres and with rich purple silver and black colors these Art Deco-style anodized aluminum and sterling silver earrings by Mendy Marks Fine Jewelry pop with an almost electric glow.  The Art Deco period is Mendy’s favorite and she can create custom earrings like these in your choice of colors or in another Art Deco design.

With elegant yet simple geometric designs, silver screen star glamour, and Ancient Egyptian and other exotic inspirations with a machine age edge, the Art Deco jewelry in our

Using Alternative Metals in Jewelry Design: Stainless Steel Jewelry

The “Double Koenig” men’s wedding ring by Spexton Jewelry features a stainless steel band with two raised brushed stripes with alternating drilled dots.  The dropped mirrored edges and center reflect light “for a maximum impact.”  This ring was carved on a hand-driven lathe.

If you’re hypersensitive to gold (or just to its price), have you considered stainless steel jewelry for your next custom jewelry project?  Both

“The Cutting of a Sapphire” – A Gem Cutting Tutorial


Exquisitely cut gemstones are so often centerpieces in custom jewelry design.  Have you ever wondered how artisan jewelers are able to work their magic so precisely on these challenging materials? Daniel Stair of Custom Gemstones has graciously allowed CustomMade to post his tutorial “The Cutting of a Sapphire” on our blog.  He’ll take us through […]

What is Lost Wax Casting?

Sterling Silver Handmade Hearts and Arrows Earrings by Denim and Diamonds Jewelry at

Since ancient times, artisans from around the world have made metal jewelry pieces, sculptures, and other objects with the lost wax casting technique.  Though the designs, styles, and, of course, finished products have varied enormously, all the pieces created in this manner have one fundamental thing in common: each one literally “breaks the mold” and […]