Custom Fine Jewelry

Life’s most precious moments deserve a design just as special.

We design and make bespoke fine jewelry in our Portland studio. We focus on really listening to your story & style and allowing that to guide a uniquely personalized design process.

Our Process


A free one-on-one where Betsy and her design manager listen to your story, ask questions about your style, and guide you through the nuances of materials and budget.

Design & Refine

If you'd like to move forward, we collect a $500 design deposit* and Betsy prepares & delivers 1-3 sketches per piece, informed by your story. We listen to your feedback and do a round of revisions if needed. 


Once you've signed off on the final design, we'll source materials from our ethical vendors & build your piece from the ground up in our Portland, OR production studio.

If you're ready to learn more, let's meet to answer your questions & discuss your ideas.

What our Customers Say

We wanted to make engagement rings for one another that had similar feels while still maintaining a uniqueness - Betsy and team delivered in stunning style. We wanted to propose to each other and the team helped us keep the designs secret from one another, which was such a special surprise for us both. Betsy and Barrie were incredible - from initial consultation, to sketches and refinement. So excited to wear these rings for a long time to come!

–Ashley & Ali

Next Steps

Book time with Betsy for a free consultation.

Want more fine jewelry?
Browse our Ready to Wear collection.

More Details

Prices for custom fine jewelry can vary widely depending on materials, design, and complexity. Our minimum charge for custom projects that include stones is $3,000 and our minimum for projects without stones is $2,000. Your design deposit is applied to the final price. We can guide the process of selecting materials and design elements and fit within your budget. This is something we do on almost every project, and we strive to make this process transparent and game-free. We only begin production after you've approved a final quote based on the exact piece we will be making for you.

To get a sense for our pricing, you might find it helpful to peruse our production line of fine jewelry. Please note that custom work is a time- and labor-intensive process, and the pricing will include a reasonable premium for this hands-on, individualized attention.

We can often incorporate stones & metal from jewelry you already own but no longer wear; we only use recycled gold, and we only work with vendors who guarantee their stones & diamonds are conflict free.

We can source any material or stone needed for your project. We work with only reputable and ethical suppliers. All of our fine jewelry metals are recycled and our gold alloys are SCS certified recycled. Our white diamonds are all lab-grown. Upon your request, we can source recycled white earth diamonds. Read more about our ethical sourcing practices.

We are often able to reuse your materials as long as they pass our quality check. If we aren't able to work with your materials, we will explain why and show you any quality concerns under a microscope.

We stand behind our jewelry and expect that with proper care, your Betsy & Iya Fine Jewelry will last for years to come. We offer a non-transferable one-year warranty on workmanship defects in our fine jewelry. We cannot warrant work performed by other jewelers (including resizing), and any such work will void our warranty. Jewelry is not indestructible, and will stay beautiful longer by adhering to our General Care tips.

During our initial meeting and intake phase, we'll talk with you to understand your project budget, which will inform the rest of the custom process. Your $500 per piece deposit covers the first round of sketches which culminate in our design proposal. In the unlikely event that you are not interested in continuing at any point during the sketching/design process, the sketches we have prepared up to that point are yours to keep.

We then collect a progress payment to refine your design and translate your sketch into a 3D rendering. This payment covers a round of revisions to the design proposal based on your feedback. Additional rounds of revisions may require additional payment. Once a design is finalized, we will produce a physical 3D model of your finished design that you will be able to try on.

Once you approve the 3D model, we will prepare a final fixed-price quote for you and collect a partial payment in order to purchase materials and begin production of your finished piece. A final payment of the remaining balance will be due upon project completion.

All payments and deposits are non-refundable. Throughout the whole process, we will keep your initial budget top of mind, only proposing designs that fit within it, and staying transparent and communicative with you about how design choices may impact the total project budget.

Depending on our current workload and your decisiveness, we can occasionally accelerate our custom process faster than our typical 16 weeks. If you are interested in working with us, but tight on time, it's still worth reaching out to let us know your timelines and ideas, and we will let you know if we can satisfy them before we begin working together.

More about us

Values Matter

Our business doesn’t begin & end with the swipe of your credit card.

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Ethically Sourced

Traceable, Recycled, and Conflict-free. And that's just the beginning.

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Our Studio

From design to casting to stone setting & finishing. We do it all in our Portland studio.

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