■In most Asian countries, the jewelry is handcrafted. If you are visiting and have the patience to search, you will find a number of small units where you could place an order for custom handcrafted jewelry which could be fashioned exactly as you would like to have it. In America, too, you could have some exceptional custom handcrafted jewelry ordered, but the prices are usually staggering.
Before You Shop
If you are planning to get any custom handcrafted jewelry made, you need work out a few details first. Find out how much your favorite jewelry shop quotes for such an order and then compare that quote with other offers on the Internet. Chances are that you would get better quotes after searching for a while. Concentrate on jewelry shops that are around your location. Though ordering online is possible, it is always better if you interact in person and see your jewelry item in real life as it is completed.
In order to get the exact custom handcrafted jewelry you have in mind, you need to get the design on a piece of paper, either as a sketch or as a photograph. It might be possible that you like a combination of two or more jewelry items. In that case you would need to either carry these items to the goldsmith (both for gold and silver items) so he could get an idea of what you want.
The material which would be used for the custom handcrafted jewelry varies with the design and style of the item. You could have it made in sterling silver, white or yellow gold, or platinum. Many goldsmiths would even be able to combine two or more of these precious metals to make a stunning piece of jewelry worth gifting to gods.
Allow the goldsmith to advise you both with the design as well as material that would be used for the item as they know better. For example, if you use precious stones in your custom jewelry the best to use would be 18K gold, sterling silver or platinum. Do not insist on 22K gold because this would not be suitable to hold the stone.
The best option would be to coordinate your order with a trip to any Asian country where you could get this done at one fraction of what it would cost in America. The jewelry craftsmanship in Asia is unparalleled and in most cases you are guaranteed full satisfaction.