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Schedule with us to get your project started.

Gallery of Work

Check out some of our past custom work.

Engagement

A physical tailsman or devotion and commitment.

Wedding Bands

Symbols of a unique bond and life shared with love.

Repurposed

Giving new life to heirloom and older jewelry pieces.

Memorial

Commemorating our loved ones that are no longer with us.

Other

Celebrating milestones, connections, and other moments in life.

Custom Jewelry

Jewelry is one of the most personal forms of art you can own. Important pieces of jewelry like engagement rings, wedding bands, heirlooms, and pieces to commemorate loved ones or special occasions become a part of our lives. We wear many of these pieces every day. We wear them on our skin, we fidget with them throughout the day, and we wear them often enough that they become a symbol of who we are and what we hold dear.

Custom Process

We love to work with clients to craft the perfect piece of custom jewelry, whether something brand new or a reimagining of heirloom pieces. Working with us means you will be an active participant in the creative to craft bespoke jewelry that you will love for years to come.

Consult

We kick things off with a consultation to discuss your project. We can meet with you in person in our gallery, over a video call, or even over email.

For this beginning phase of the project, we will sit with you to go over your ideas, examples of what you do (and don't) like, questions you have, etc.

We pride ourselves on approaching custom work as a collaborative process and talk about pros/cons on approaches and materials, educate on techniques and options, and truly understand you and your needs. Once we decide to move forward, we collect a design or stone sourcing deposit (starting at $250).

Designs

After we discuss your project in our consultation meeting, we get to work on designs, materials sourcing (if needed), and cost estimates.

Each project is a little different in this phase. One of the benefits of having a diversity of metalsmithing skills and approaches within our team and with our partner artisans is that we can leverage an assortment of materials and jewelry creation approaches to create something truly unique. We might create your designs with 3D modeling software, or we might create a hand sketch.

However we approach your project, our goal is to ensure you are as excited about the direction as we are.

Creation

Once we are ready to go with a selected design, we get to work making your piece of wearable art.

Some of our projects start off as a 3D design created on a computer and then are made into a wax that is then cast in the metal, followed by stone setting, finishing, etc. Other times we start out by melting metal into what is called an ingot and then we forge, mill, and shape the metal into wire, sheet, etc. in order to handcraft all the elements directly in the metal.

One of the reasons we are all so passionate about metalsmithing and jewelry is because there are literally hundreds of techniques, tools, and approaches to working metal and stone and that diversity creates so many opportunities for creativity. We everaging all of these approaches to create unique pieces for our customers.

Delivery

Once your piece of jewelry is done we reach out to you to set up final payment and delivery.

We love when our customers come into the gallery to pick up their jewelry so we can see their reaction, but we work with people all over, so we can also mail the finished pieces to you. We provide appraisals, info on insuring your jewelry, and care and maintenance info with all of our pieces.

We recommend you have your jewelry cleaned and inspected now and again and we will go over all of that with you as well.

Our metalsmiths have decades of experience and we stand by our work with a one year warranty on our craftsmanship.

Jewelry Education

Learn about some of the aspects aspects that go into jewelry design, information on gemstones and diamonds, the differences between metals, and how to care for your jewelry, and more.

FAQs

Love Stories

Get to know some of the couples with which we have worked.

After so much research, my wife and I were LUCKY to find this amazing shop. Jamie and her staff are incredible artists and the pieces reflect it. This establishment is the epitome of incredible work, supporting local artists, diversity, and inclusion. Would rate this establishment a 1000/5 if possible.

– Chelsea

Balefire Goods is one of my favorite businesses. Their staff is friendly, professional, and talented. Jamie designs the most gorgeous jewelry. She managed to take ONE inspiration photo and design the most perfect engagement rings for my partner & I. Please go here! She'll design you the beautiful jewelry of your heart.

– Kate

Stunning shop! Staff are very friendly and not pushy. In the process of designing a beautiful wedding band for my future husband. Will continue to work with this shop with all jewelry needs given the wonderful customer service!

– Jenn

They custom made a 25th anniversary band for my wife that was exactly what we wanted. The price was fair compared to every place else we shopped. Great customer service at the counter and all points after that.

– Terry

Learn about Stone Sourcing

We are commited to creating a postive impact with our work, and that means ensuring that the stones we use in our work are sourced from trusted partners that focus on responsible environmental and social practices from the mine to the market.

Shop Stones

Check our our colleciton of unique, responsibly sourced stones that we have in stock in our gallery. And if you don't find what you are looking for, we have a diversity of partners to find you the perfect diamond or gemstones.

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Tools for Great Proposals

If you are unsure of your partner's ring size or just want to make sure to get the proposal right, we can help with ring sizers and loaner rings. Check out each item below to learn more about how it helps.

Tools for Great Proposals

If you are unsure of your partner's ring size or just want to make sure to get the proposal right, we can help with ring sizers and loaner rings. Check out each item below to learn more about how it helps.

Make Memories

For a truly memorable experience, we offer personal classes in which we guide you through the process to make your own wedidng bands.

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