Custom betsy+iya Jewelry

completely one-of-a-kind. designed especially for YOU.


Life’s most precious moments deserve a design just as special.
We design and make engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary jewelry, and more in our Portland studio. We focus on really listening to your story & style and allowing that to guide a uniquely personalized design process. We can often incorporate stones & metal from jewelry you already own but no longer wear; we use as much recycled gold as possible, and we only work with vendors who guarantee their stones are conflict free.

Our Process

  • betsy & iya designer Betsy Cross in a custom jewelry design consultation

    Consultation

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

  • Custom jewelry sketches by Betsy Cross

    Design & Refine

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

  • Jewelry designer Betsy Cross at her bench

    Create

    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 us know what you have in mind.
Tell us your ideas.

Not ready to move quite so fast? Learn more at our Custom Jewelry Information Night!

 

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Next Steps

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More Details

  • +Pricing

    Prices for custom fine jewelry can vary widely depending on materials, design, and complexity. Our minimum charge for custom projects that include stones is $2,000 and our minimum for projects without stones is $1,500. 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.

  • +Stones & Materials

    We can source any material or stone needed for your project. We work with only reputable and ethical suppliers, will opt to use recycled metals instead of newly-mined whenever viable, and all our diamonds adhere to the Kimberly Process. We are often able to reuse metal you bring to us or work with stones you already own, 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.

  • +Warranty

    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. Normal wear and tear (micro-abrasions, cleaning, polishing, stone tightening, etc.) is covered by this warranty, but repairs of heavy wear and tear (marring, deep scuffs or scratches, bent metal, etc.) are not covered by this warranty, and a fee may be assessed for this type of repair work. 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 here.

  • +Deposit Details*

    Your $500 deposit is non-refundable, and covers the first round of sketches and a round of revisions based on your feedback. Additional rounds of revisions may require additional payment. In the unlikely event that you are not interested in continuing at any point during the sketching/design process, the sketches and any revisions we have prepared up to that point are yours to keep.

    Once a design is finalized, we will prepare a final fixed-price quote for you, and may collect a partial payment payment at that point for materials. Full payment will be due upon completion.

  • +Timelines

    Depending on our current workload and your decisiveness, we can occasionally accelerate our custom process faster than our typical 8-12 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.