Payne's Custom Jewelry

Custom Made Sterling Silver Jewelry That You Design



Custom made sterling silver turquoise pendant by custom jewelry designer Tony Payne

 Design Your Own Handmade Silver Jewelry

Do you have a unique jewelry design you would like made into a ring or pendant? Custom jewelry manufacturer and designer Tony Payne has been creating unique custom sterling silver jewelry for over 25 years. This has included 15 years of online custom jewelry sales. All the pictures on this site are examples of jewelry made by Tony for his Internet customers.


If you would like a handcrafted silver ring, bracelet or charm, manufactured from your design, Tony can expertly make it to your specifications. Email him at with your unique custom jewelry design ideas. He will give you a free price quote based on your design and desired precious metal. Tony can make your piece using sterling silver or gold.

Handmade ladies sterling silver ring manufactured by Payne's Custom Jewelry

Custom made gents opal sterling silver ring by Payne's Custom Jewelry


How Your Custom Jewelry is Made

Custom silver jewelry is usually first sketched on paper and then the design is carved from wax. This wax model is destroyed by extreme heat in the casting process.  This process is called "lost wax casting". The How Custom Jewelry is Made page has a step by step description of this ancient jewelry manufacturing process. The jewelry maker hand carves each wax model individually, making the finished piece as unique as the person wearing it.


Your custom jewelry creation can be almost any type of design including a unique custom ring, pendant, pin or bracelet. If you have a picture or sketch of your design this would be helpful in creating your custom jewelry. He can also make sketches of the final design for your approval. During this process he will send you pictures of the finished wax model before it is cast. This one-on-one service helps to ensure that you receive a very special custom sterling silver piece to treasure for many years to come.

If you would like multiple copies a rubber mold can be made of the original. This mold is used to make each additional piece. The labor on the each additional piece will be much less than the labor charge on the original item.

Custom made sterling silver and CZ pendant made by Payne's Custom Jewelry

Custom designed sterling silver teapot pendant with diamond from Payne's Custom Jewelry

The Price of Custom Made Silver Jewelry

The cost of unique custom made silver or gold jewelry depends on the design details, what metal is used and whether gemstones are included in the design. For a simple custom ring the labor charges to carve, cast and finish starts at $250. The labor charges for a simple handmade pendant begin at $150. The labor charge for a custom championship or class ring with lettering or a design on the top and both sides begins at $1,200.

Your custom jewelry can be made in either sterling silver or 10 or 14 karat gold. The gold can be yellow or white in color. The price of the precious metal will depend on the type used, the weight of the finished piece and current market conditions. Diamonds and other faceted gemstones can also be set in your handcrafted jewelry design. You can choose either natural or synthetic gemstones.  Designer cut gemstones that are made using turquoise, fossilized dinosaur bone, opal or black onyx are also available for use in your unique ring or pendant. Your own stones can also be set in the new piece.

Email custom jewelry maker Tony at and he will give you a free price quote based on your individual jewelry needs.

Handcrafted sterling silver pendant by designer Tony Payne


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