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The Sunstone Store – Your Premier Source for Custom Crafted Jewelry Designs in Bend

Elyse Douglas in the design studio

Elyse Douglas in the design studio

At The Sunstone Store, crafting one of a kind jewelry is where our passion lies. We engage and educate you throughout the custom design jewelry process, striving to make it the best experience we can give you. If you are looking for expert jewelers in Bend, Oregon you’ve found the best.

 

 

We may work out every detail of your design the first time we meet, or we may need to meet more than once, or email drawings before we move your project into the studio.

In any case, no deposit is required until we are ready to begin the manufacturing process.We don’t just talk design at this point, we also respectfully take into consideration all aspects of lifestyle, budget, and especially purpose. You may be just starting a life together or celebrating many years of love shared. You might be recognizing a special achievement or honoring the passing of someone important to you.

Whatever jewelry may mean to you, to us, the why is as important as the how.

Elyse Douglas original sketches

Elyse Douglas original sketches

Once the basic concept is finalized we may go straight to fabrication in precious metal. But if appropriate we will make more detailed drawings by hand or in CAD (Computer Aided Design). In any case we keep you involved as we go forward to ensure that the finished piece matches your vision and intent.

Hand Carved Wax Model With The Diamond in Place

Hand Carved Wax Model With The Diamond in Place

 

 

From final drawings, if we are not fabricating your jewelry directly in precious metal, we will make a wax model. This is a precise representation of the finished piece, including gems if appropriate.

You will have the opportunity to examine and try on the model for fit, and to get a better feel for the finished piece. Changes are relatively easy to make at this point of the process. Drawings are easily altered and wax models can be modified. Once the wax is approved, lost wax casting is employed to convert it to the desired metal: Gold, silver, platinum, etc.

After the piece of jewelry is cast in the desired metal we set your diamonds or gemstones by hand in our studio. At this stage we also add in any textures or finishes desired such as hammered textures, oxidation or antiquing, or a satin finish. One journey ends and another begins as you take delivery of your new treasure.

The finished ring cast in Platinum with a .71 CT diamond in the center

The finished ring cast in Platinum with a .71 CT diamond in the center

For inspiration check out some of our original Oregon Sunstone Designs from the past!

Start your original design today! Email us at [email protected] or call directly at (541) 389-2901 to make your appointment with a designer.

 

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