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Custom Jewelry Factory

FAQs

 

What is your minimum order?

When it comes to production, our MOQ is 100 pcs per style. The minimum order for custom castings is 300 pcs that can be divided into 2 plating colors (150 pcs in Gold and 150 pcs in Silver) because we have to make a new model and mold for your item. However, because we have our own plating facility in our factory, we can offer you multiple plating finishes on the same item to make one piece look like different just by changing the plating color.

 

What materials do you make your jewelry with?

We are a “fashion jewelry” factory so we make all of our castings with a lead free/cadmium free white metal pewter alloy and then we finish all of our jewelry with a precious metal plated finish. We do not manufacture silver or gold jewelry. Our chains are made from brass or steel. We use glass, plastic and semi-precious beads. The stones in our jewelry are Swarovski crystal, Czech crystal, Chinese glass or epoxy resin. We can also custom enamel our jewelry for you with enamel colors we tailor blend for you.

 

What is the best way to communicate my design ideas to you?

We have been making jewelry for a long time so we can look at even the simplest sketches and understand what you are trying to create. Sometimes it is helpful to have images of finished items that are similar to your design to reference. You are also welcome to send us CAD renders, links to your Pinterest board, tear sheets from magazines and anything else that inspires your design idea.

 

I cannot sketch or design but I want to make jewelry and I have great ideas, can I give you my ideas and you can design the jewelry for me?

Yes, we can design a jewelry collection for you if you have a good idea of what you want, how much you want each piece to cost and the materials you want to use. We would be happy to have a design consultation with you, discuss your ideas for your jewelry collection and then give you a price quote to develop a custom jewelry collection for you. Design consultation and development costs start at $1,000 for a small 6-12 piece collection.
If you want to discuss your designs and see if we can manufacture your collection we will give you a 1 hour free consultation, beyond that we will charge $100 per hour. We will credit 50% back to your account on your 1st order.

 

My design is special and proprietary, how do I protect my design?

We are happy to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement prior to looking at your design to protect your design. We can also assure you that at no time will we send your design out to be cast, plated or assembled outside out factory so your design is always kept secret.

 

How much does it cost to make a new design?

The price for a new model or sample depends upon the complexity of the design but a simple model can cost as little as $300 to make and comes with 1 piece sample in the plating of your choice. The price of the mold varies between $100 and $150 depending on the size. You can reduce your development costs by working from existing components in our archive or by supplying your own model.

 

What is the price to make a simple charm/necklace/ring/earrings, etc…?

We are constantly asked to give price quotations or estimates over the phone or email and we usually have to decline because there is so much that goes into producing a piece that we need to know before we can price it for you. We need to know the weight of the casting, the surface area of the chain for plating, and the quality of the materials you want to use. The best way for us to give you an accurate price estimate is to price an actual sample for you. If you can send us a sample of the item you want us to make, then we can give you a very accurate price quote for production. We will also provide you with price breaks at 100 pcs, 300 pcs, 1,000 pcs, 5,000 pcs.

 

How long does it take to make a new design?

The average time it takes to make a new sample or a new prototype depends upon the complexity of the design, but it averages 6 weeks.

 

What are your production lead times?

Once we have sampled and priced a new item for you, our production lead time is 6-8 weeks. Lead times for re-orders can be as little as 4 weeks.

 

What are your payment terms for custom designs and production purchase orders?

Our payment terms are 50% up front and 50% balance due upon completion. We accept credit cards, checks and money wires for payment.

 

 

“We are proud to be manufacturing in the USA and look forward to sharing our capabilities with you.”

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