French Quarter Elegance
Let our design experts help create your fantasy piece from drawing to completion. Our experienced team will assist you through the custom design process beginning with collaboration on design ideas to a beautifully finished keepsake piece.
Phase 1 Consultation & Quote
Every custom design and jewelry restyling begins with a conversation. During the consultation process, you will share your ideas and expectations with our jewelry designers.
Phase 2 Drawings & CAD
Our design studio will work with you to create an initial design concept. We either create a sketch on paper or generate the design using a CAD program.
Phase 3 Wax Models
Once the design has been approved we create a wax model. In some cases, the model is created by hand cutting the wax.
Phase 4 Approval & Casting
Once the wax model is approved by you, it is now set for casting – a process in which the wax model is placed inside plaster, melted out of
the mold to form a cavity and molten metal of your choice is poured into to create your piece.
Phase 5 Finish & Detailing
Diamonds or gemstones will be set during this step. Your crafted piece is then polished resulting in a beautifully finished creation. Before delivering to you, your custom designed jewelry is thoroughly inspected by our Quality Control Department.
Depending on the design, your personal creation normally takes anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks from consultation to completion.
The Wellington & Co Difference
ALL WORK DONE BY HIGHLY TRAINED CRAFTSMAN
All custom designs are completed by our in-house goldsmiths.
Our experts have years of experience in the creation of custom work.
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Our location on Royal Street, in the heart of New Orleans' historic French Quarter, enables us to provide visitors from around the world with a unique and inviting shopping experience unlike any other! French Quarter Elegance starts here.