ALITHEA DESIGN
ALITHEA DESIGN

ALITHEA DESIGN

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Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
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Introduction: As Founder at Alithea Design I provide my Clients with expert diamond and jewelry making advice and high quality results on custom made designs. With many years of experience in this process and many repeat Clients across the US and internationally, I am committed to delivering a high quality result for an exceptional value. I believe that we can set new standard for the jewelry making process – one with honesty, integrity and ethically sourced materials in the diamond and jewelry acquisitions we create at Alithea Design. My passion derives from the important part I play in those special moments that come from creating a beautiful piece of jewelry or one-of-a-kind gift for those special occasions or milestones in people’s lives.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 35 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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3 employees

16 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Top pro status

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2020

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

35 reviews

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Chera V.
Jun 4, 2022
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John is so professional. The service and responsiveness was unmatched. I am beyond satisfied with the service, and will definitely be using them from henceforth for all my jewelry needs.

Details: Earrings • Style modification • Silver • None • At the pro’s location

ALITHEA DESIGN's reply
Chera, Thank you for your confidence and business. I am happy to help with anything in the future. John
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Rita L.
Oct 13, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

John was awesome to work with - I wanted to design a custom band that would flush well against my engagement ring. I came in with a few ideas in mind, but with COVID I was worried that I couldn't get the right fit without meeting him in person/showing him my engagement ring. John reassured that it wouldn't be a problem, and asked for a few photos of my engagement ring. He was then able to create an initial CAD from my sketch. From there, we iterated on the design a couple times, and he 3D printed out/shipped a plastic mold for me to try on against my engagement ring (to make sure the flush was on point). Once we finalized on the design/sizing/flush, he productionized the final metal ring and sent it to me. The entire process took ~2months. As a vendor, John was extremely responsive during the entire process, and provided valuable recommendations/critiques on the feasibility of my ideas. I absolutely love how the final ring turned out, and would recommend his services to anyone wanting a piece of uniquely custom jewelry.

Details: Ring • Custom design and fabrication • Platinum • None • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

ALITHEA DESIGN's reply
Rita, Thanks so much for your confidence and collaboration. It was a pleasure to work with you on this custom designed wedding band. Congratulations!
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Bryan O.
Oct 5, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

It is difficult to adequately explain how much John has helped me over the past couple months. It is hard enough getting engaged (2nd time around for both of us), but the stress of finding the perfect ring is almost unbearable…unless you have John Vardis in your corner! I can’t draw a straight line with ruler, so all John had was my poorly-written description of what I was thinking…and he turned it into a custom one-of-a-kind ring which is breathtaking and beyond any visions I had in mind. John’s vision and creativity helped shape my future and I am eternally grateful. John is professional and communicative and quickly establishes trust, which was so important to me for this type of transaction. He helped me navigate and control my own stress and was always available to talk about the process and status. In addition to creating this work of art, John also created a personal relationship. I HIGHLY recommend John Vardis - I will be back for any future jewelry…lets just hope it is not another engagement ring! Thanks to John and his team, Sharon and I started the next chapter of our lives in a very personalized and meaningful way. We can’t be happier with the ring and John’s process…thank you!!!

Details: Ring • Custom design and fabrication • Platinum • Diamonds • Gemstones (e.g., Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby) • Remotely (phone or internet)

ALITHEA DESIGN's reply
Bryan You and Sharon make such a great looking couple! Thank you for your Review and comments! It was exceptionally great to work with you and to take your ideas and feedback and then make this custom designed ring for your engagement. Congratulations to you both. Thank you again.
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Peter W.
Jul 27, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

John had extremely rapid responses to any questions I had or issues that came up. He was always very professional and patient while explaining and planning the piece he made for me. I find the finished product to be superbly crafted and of excellent quality. Thank you for all the work you put into this project John. It turned out gorgeous.

Details: Ring • Custom design and fabrication • Gold • Diamonds • Remotely (phone or internet)

ALITHEA DESIGN's reply
Peter, Thank you. It was a pleasure working with you. I am glad that Emily is happy with her ring. John
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Jason R.
Sep 6, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

John Vardis and his team were superior! From quote to stone selection to the inspection to the ring design and manufacturing John was top notch. John is a real professional who always responded to my questions exceptionally fast, no matter the hour. I must mention that I moved up my completion date to Labor Day weekend and he work tirelessly into the evening of a Friday on a holiday weekend. It was sent overnight to North Carolina and just in time to purpose on the mountain top! I will be having John design more jewelry for me in the future and would absolutely recommend his services to anyone! By the way the ring is beautiful and my fiancé was breath taken when she saw the custom design we came up with!

Details: Ring • Custom design and fabrication • Platinum • Gemstones (e.g., Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby) • Remotely (phone or internet)

ALITHEA DESIGN's reply
Jason Thank you! Congratulations on your engagement! So glad we had the opportunity to work together! Best wishes John
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John Vardis

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The price of your design is custom-tailored to ensure you are free to fully explore your vision. As part of our transparent and personalized experience, I make sure the price you pay matches your exact design.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    With Alithea Design, my process is tailored to fit your purpose and vision. To start off we will discuss and explore your design to ensure you are getting the perfect piece for your loved one. Once we have identified your vision, I provide an immediate estimate of the cost and time that will be needed to create your one-of-a-kind piece. This is so we can stay aligned on the time and resources needed throughout the design process. Once we determine the project timeline, I provide you with a quote that we stick by and a 3D rendering of the design for your review and approval. Once we receive approval, we kindly request a 50% deposit in order to start and the balance is settled upon completion.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Master Diamond Cutter (AIDC) Diamonds Graduate (GIA) Masters of Science in Management (MBA) Bachelors of Arts (BA)

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