A little imagination goes a long way.
What is it possible for us to create for a client? Almost anything, really. Very occasionally, Dot are forced to turn down a commission because it would be a direct copy of another jeweller’s design, or it would be impractical to make (or wear), or would simply look terrible. On the whole, however, most design requests can be developed and will result in a very beautiful and personal piece of jewellery.
We’re always full of ideas, and it's a straightforward process for us to come up with designs on your behalf based on your likes and dislikes, or on pieces which you already own. We can also tailor a design from our archive of over 1500 designs to suit you. Dot specialise in creating jewellery that is individual to each client, and there are a few simple ways in which a design can be modified to achieve a personal look.
Everyone is different, and what looks good on one person may not suit another. For example, the overall width of a ring can make a big difference to its appearance and impact. So can its height, profile, metal/gem mix, finish etc. We’ll listen to your preferences and combine them with our inspiration and know-how, to produce jewellery that both fits you comfortably and perfectly suits your particular style.
Whether you choose to have a new item of jewellery designed, an earlier design changed, or an existing piece altered, the process is the same. Here’s how we work:
The preliminaries: when you first get in touch with us, we’ll send you an email describing the commissioning process in general terms. We’ll also send you a selection of images from our extensive archive to give you an idea of the possibilities. This will be chosen on the basis of the type of work you’ve expressed an interest in. You’ll then be asked to make an appointment to meet with John Bradley (the process varies slightly for long-distance customers, but is still straightforward – see Remote Commissions)