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Custom Organic White Gold Ring
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I am glad I found an artisan who puts so much thought and craftsmanship into a handmade piece of jewelry. I will purchase from Patricia again.Aug 21, 2019VerifiedPatricia Riley Metalsmith's reply
Thank you so much, William!! It is a pleasure to find a Customer who values those things!!! Enjoy!!!
Patricia was awesome to work with. She replies quickly to questions, lets you know where she is with your project, and is timely getting jewelry finished. A consumate professional. A great plus in today's world. You know I had the utmost faith in her right from the get go, to send her my diamond rings to get reworked into a necklace. Will definitely work with her again & I highly recommend her. Thanks Patricia! Nancy HardingApr 16, 2019VerifiedPatricia Riley Metalsmith's reply
Thank you Nancy - you were a joy to work with as well!! I love taking old jewelry and redesigning it to a Fabulous Tree of Life Pendant!!! Wear it in Good Health and Good Faith!!! Best, Patricia
Our rings look fantastic! They look like we just bought them from a jewelry store! Patricia we take our hats 🎩 off for you for a great repair and upsize on our rings! Great work indeed I will add you in my address book for future repair on our jewelry 👍Jul 3, 2019VerifiedPatricia Riley Metalsmith's reply
Thank you, Michelle - this was quite an interesting journey your rings made to me, but they got here!! I am so very pleased that you are so happy with my work!!! Thank you so much!! Patricia
She is awesome and would totally recommend to anyone who needs special work done to jewelries.Jun 14, 2019VerifiedPatricia Riley Metalsmith's reply
Thank you, Moon - you are professional and a delight!!!
Today I received my custom order from Patricia. I couldn't be happier with my pendant. It's a sterling silver pendant in the shape of Abruzzo, Italy. I discussed my idea with Patricia and she created what I had envisioned and made it from scratch and delivered! It may have taken a little time, but I am extremely happy with this piece of jewelry. I love how she made the little mountains and set a seed pearl to show the village I am retiring to. It has such sparkle to it. She is a very talented artist. Thank you Patricia!Mar 31, 2019VerifiedPatricia Riley Metalsmith's reply
Thank you, Shawn. Yes, sometimes the "mechanics" of getting just the right texture is a challenge......I, too, was very pleased with this completely constructed pendant!!! Enjoy!!!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?First, we, the Thumbtack Pros PAY a Fee to Respond to your Request. If we are talking, we have already got money and time invested in your Project. Please be respectful that this is our Livelihood and not a Hobby. I use the cost of Materials plus Labor for my formula. When estimating the costs, I require a Deposit to cover Materials and a portion of the Labor. If there are Materials costs over the Deposit, I require an additional payment to cover those costs during the creation of the piece. It is important to remember that any change to the design will result in additional Labor Charges and the end price may be higher than the original quoted price. Full payment is always required prior to shipping. APPRAISALS: I do not do Appraisals from photos. I need to have the jewelry to be able to weigh it, examine the condition of the stones, the quality of the craftswork and the metal composition. I charge $100 an hour and you receive a full written Appraisal using the Industry Standards formula for insuring jewelry. These are for Insurance and do not mean this is the amount you will receive if you are trying to sell your items.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Through discussion, discovering what they want and if they have a clear idea of the cost of the materials they request. For example, if someone asks for "Gold" they should be familiar with the current price of Gold and know if they are asking for Gold Plated or solid Gold. My Customers and Potential Customers are welcome to text or email me at any time. It is important for them to know that Metalsmithing is an intensive process that requires uninterrupted Studio Time to accomplish an outstanding piece of jewelry. There are times when I am available to respond quickly and others that it may take several hours to respond due to the tasks being done. My normal Studio hours are 9am to 7pm and I reserve the time from 5pm on Saturday to 9am on Monday to dedicate to my Family. Any correspondence received during out of studio times will be addressed on my next business day.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In additional for formal training, I work for an average of 10 hours each day. Not all the work that goes into the design and creation of custom jewlery is physical in order to clearly identify the exact materials and order of execution for each piece. The "latest developments" are not always Artistic. New technology has made an entire generation of "jewelers" who know nothing about making or repairing jewelry and what will or will not work. Be careful.