Custom Jewellery Process
Carrying the largest collection of fine quality natural sapphires in Australia, selecting the perfect sapphire for an engagement ring is an exhilarating experience at Deliqa Gems, serving a worldwide clientele from beautiful Melbourne city. We are ready with the knowledge to assist your choice of sapphire colour, cut, carat weight and design that best compliments your personality, commitment or love story.
Deliqa Gems has an inspiring collection of sapphires in an array of colours including the famous cornflower blues, champagnes, vivid pinks, padparadscha and harmonious greens to name a few and your sapphire engagement ring colour choice may be determined by past shared experiences, personality or tradition.
The shape or cut of a sapphire is as varied as the myriad of colours. Stunning sapphires for an alternative solitaire, soft cornered cushions, precision cut radiants, delicate ovals or skilfully cut pears from our master cutters, along with the carat weight of a sapphire, can influence what best flatters your ring finger and hand size.
The sapphire that “talks” to you will inspire the design. The shape of the sapphire might stand alone as a contemporary solitaire, or the central sapphire may be encircled by a halo of diamonds or partnered with identical side stones as a trilogy ring. Or perhaps your desired look is more a floral cluster, play of colour or a modern organic creation, all of which will play an important part in the overall proportion of a quintessentially hand crafted sapphire engagement ring or jewellery piece.
Deliqa Gems are just as excited as you are to help capture your vision in creating a unique custom made jewellery silhouette.
Step 1: Choose a Sapphire
Select your treasured sapphire from our extensive selection of Deliqa sapphires online.
Step 2: Consultation
Call or email Deliqa Gems with your sapphire selection and design concept. We will collaborate with you to finalise the design, custom make process, time-frame and pricing.
International and interstate customers: make a zoom appointment or continue to communicate via email.
Local Melbourne customers: make an in-person appointment at our South Melbourne studio.
Things to consider for your design concept:
Design style: discuss your unique design using concepts from our past designs on our website or your own design concepts.
Metal for the setting: yellow, white or rose gold, platinum or perhaps a mix of metals.
Use of accent stones: diamonds or smaller sapphires.
Please advise us in advance if you have a desired design completion date.
Lead-time for design production is between 6 - 12 weeks depending on design complexity. An approximate time-frame will be discussed at the time of the order.
Step 3: Deposit Payment
Deliqa Gems will invoice you for 50% deposit as per your design approval.
Step 4: Design Drawings
Deliqa Gems to provide final drawings of the design concept.
Step 5: Custom Make Process
Deliqa Gems to proceed with the making of your jewellery piece for completion within the time-frame.
Step 6: Final Payment and Delivery
International and interstate customers:
Deliqa Gems will inform you upon design completion and provide images. Upon receipt of the final payment Deliqa Gems will arrange secure delivery of your jewellery piece.
Local Melbourne customers:
We would love our local customers to see the final design in-person. The final payment can be made at the time of collection or prior to visiting us.