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Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Six months ago, my younger sister married her best friend in a beautiful, church ceremony. I was one of the four bridesmaids in her wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were short and black. The shoulders and backs of the dresses were made out of black lace. Because my sister’s color scheme was red and black, she decided to purchase all of her bridesmaids a gorgeous, ruby necklace to wear with their black dresses. These sterling silver necklaces contained ruby beads and crosses made out of white topaz stones. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best kinds of ruby jewelry items to buy the bridesmaids in your upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Knowing These Will Make Your Custom Jewelry Design Go Much More Smoothly

by Luis Cabrera

Having a piece of jewelry custom-designed is an amazing process because you end up with something that is truly yours. There won't be any other exact copies in the world, and even "copies" made by the designer at your request will look a tiny bit different. The design process can take some time, especially if you ask the designer to come up with something when you don't have a specific idea in mind. However, it is generally a smooth process if you keep a few things in mind.

Designs May Be Copyrighted or Trademarked

If you're hoping the designer can copy something you saw online, chances are they won't. Part of that is because copying a design would be like copying a song or an article; the design belongs to the original artist. But also, it would not be a custom design. Also keep in mind that if you ask your designer to create a design, they may retain some rights to the design itself (not the jewelry — that's yours). What that means is that if you ask another designer to make you a copy later on, they might refer you back to the first designer, who created it.

The Designer Can't Read Your Mind

You don't have to have a complete design in mind when you first contact the designer. However, you have to give them something to go on because they can't read your mind. If you truly have no idea, then the two of you can discuss what colors you might like and what you hope the jewelry will remind you of. The designer will create some sample drawings for you, and then you can choose one or discuss additional changes. It can take time to get the right design on paper, but it's worth the wait and all the discussion.

Repair Policies Might Vary

If the finished jewelry piece has a flaw, the designer should fix it or refer you to someone who can. At worst, the designer should make another piece as a replacement if the first one is not repairable. But again, that's if there is a flaw created by the designer. You have to take care of the jewelry because if you damage the piece through your own actions (even an accident), the designer isn't obliged to fix the piece for free. They might, especially if the damage is light, but you'll have to be sure you know what their repair and replacement policies are.

That all sounds negative, but they're part and parcel of doing business in creative fields such as design. Go into your meeting with at least some idea of what you want; be sure it's original or that you have permission to use the design if you're copying another piece, and make sure you know what to do if something happens to the piece. Custom jewelry is fantastic to have, and you want to be sure you keep it around for decades. Contact a company that offers custom jewelry design services to learn more.