From Sketch to Wax, to CAD, to Finished Piece.
At Thollot Jewelers, we take pride in our Custom Designs. Our certified jewelers and skilled designers create high-quality custom pieces that are both stunning and skillfully made. We work hard to make sure you are receiving something that is “one-of-a-kind” and will last as a legacy. Throughout the month of April, Thollot wants to restyle your old jewelry. We are having a “Trade In or Trade Up” event where you can sell, trade or restyle your old jewelry. You will receive an additional 20% on all precious metals when you trade for something new. Plus, $15 off a $50 jewelry repair. We wanted to provide you with some recent custom designs that we were elated to work on. Hope you can get some inspiration for some current pieces that have been collecting dust in your jewelry box.
Wedding Ring transformed into Pendant.
The Story: “My mom, Fay, gave my daughter Natalie her wedding ring after my Dad passed away some years ago and told her she wanted her to have it someday for her wedding ring.
Natalie gave me the ring for safekeeping. When she fell in love with her precious Ryan and he asked me for her hand (as my husband had passed away some years earlier), I told him that I had her grandmother’s band for Natalie. After much research, he brought the band into Thollot to let them look at it for repair and redesign. They did a beautiful job and she was thrilled to receive the new ring from him the night he proposed! There was some credit with the jewelers after the redesign and Natalie & Ryan wanted to give it to me to use. I had mentioned that someday I’d love to have my late husband Paul’s and my wedding rings made into a necklace somehow. Well, I finally took the rings into Thollot last month and picked out a beautiful design. Today I went to pick it up and it surpassed all my expectations. To see our two rings and the solitaire diamond from my ring made into a beautiful pendant was just the best gift ever!” -Martha
Martha was kind enough to share her thoughts with us after she picked up her custom pendant. Wedding bands are heirloom pieces that hold special meaning and most people do not know what to do with them after a precious loved one has passed. At Thollot we have been privileged to have opportunities to design special memorial pieces that can be cherished and worn close to the heart for generations. In Martha’s case, we used both her wedding band and her late husband’s wedding band nested concentrically together and placed their engagement diamond at the base of the two circles to make a beautiful pendant.
In a similar situation, Deb brought her late husband’s nugget ring and wedding band to our store with a diamond that he had given her. Both rings were very precious to her, but a heavy nugget ring isn’t easily converted into a woman’s design. We melted all of his gold together and extruded the gold into a heavy rectangular wire with which we made concentric circles and placed her diamond at the base of the circles. Now she wears his gold in a gorgeous pendant close to her heart. Deb was so thrilled with the pendant, she brought in more of the jewelry gifts he had given her during their marriage so we could make matching earrings.
Thollot has created nearly 20 different design ideas for using special gold like this and makes variations on those designs to make each piece of jewelry unique and different for each client. If there is special sentimental jewelry sitting in your jewelry box unworn, you may enjoy browsing through our memorial design album to find the design that will honor your story the best. Then let our designers help you to create a unique variation just for you!
Description: 14k yellow gold memorial pendant fabricated from the gold in the original wedding band set. This pendant features a marquise cut diamond (also from the original set).
Scrolls Earrings from Scratch.
The Story: Claire, a very successful career woman, visited our store on a hunt for a spectacular pair of earrings to wear to a business gala. Having visited several stores and having difficulty finding any earrings that would truly represent her desires, she worked with our designers to create a stunning pair of earrings. Staring with a sketch, then creating a computer-aided design and 3D prototype for her to try on, she was able to have input into every part of the design phase. The final earrings are absolutely phenomenal! This entire process took less than a month from sketch to delivery. Since Thollot designers and jewelers do the work onsite in their custom studio, the time it takes to create a custom piece is amazingly quick and made according to Thollot’s high standards of quality.
Description: These custom earrings are a total of 4.33ct, featuring 1.50-carat diamonds at the base of each swirl and are accented with smaller diamonds in a curved channel. The top scroll features quarter carat round diamonds and locking posts and backs.