Unique and Authentically You
It is important to stay true to your voice and vision to stand out as an artist. At DonLo Mercantile, we look to the natural world for inspiration and use our own creative sensibilities to design and create heirloom-quality, handcrafted jewelry one piece at a time.
We are inspired by the raw beauty found in nature to create unique jewelry, by bringing ideas and inspiration to the table. The results are designs that escape the trending conformity of fashion.
DonLo Mercantile custom orders take approximately 3-6 weeks for completion once the final design is approved and stones procured. Once we receive a 50% deposit towards the estimated total, we will begin creating your piece. The final balance will be due prior to shipping your Custom jewelry.
Custom Jewelry Design Process
It all starts with your vision. We work with you to honestly and accurately to interpret your ideas and visions. Some ideas work better than others, some ideas do not translate well into a functional piece of jewelry. We educate you throughout the process allowing for you to understand the possibilities. What inspires you? What is your lifestyle like? Do you work with your hands? Who are your favorite –artists, designers, style icons? What style or era are you drawn to? Give us insight into who you are, so we can make informed suggestions for the direction of your custom design. We can draw influences from existing pieces but prefer to keep each interpretation unique.
The process begins with a meeting, email or phone conversation. We discuss your vision, goals and budget. As we gather inspiration and make choices on design elements, your distinct custom piece of jewelry begins to reveal itself. It’s important to have clear communication on the final design. We are thorough in our education about the pros and cons of different metals, settings and design details so that you can make the best decision based on your individual aesthetic and lifestyle. Once a design direction is agreed upon, we will provide a quote for the project.
Depending on the design, execution can take anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months from start to finish. A custom piece is crafted from the ground up will require labor and time. All processes are meticulously completed by hand.
Contact the team at DonLo Mercantile by email, phone, fill out our inquiry form below or visit us at our shop.