pleasures of owning one-of-a-kind

Before Spoken For™

Before Spoken For™ is our commissioned service to our select clientele who just have to have "  one-of-a-kind " .

Before Spoken For™ offers you the opportunity to turn your dreams into an original piece of jewellery. We work with you to design and create your own jewellery for those moments in life when only something truly unique will do.

We provide a personalised and tailored design and manufacturing service. Every item is entirely handmade by us, using traditional jewellery-making techniques, guaranteeing you the highest quality. To the right you will notice a sampling of some of our custom designs commissioned by current clients and their designs shared for other clients to customize or to inspire their own creations.

How It Works - From Concept to Reality

  1. The Consultation: the initial contact will be conducted by phone, skype or email with Loly. She will discuss with you your ideas, the design and what you would like to achieve and then take you through how she will do this. It is such a delight to be involved in the design process and to feel that you have played a part in your custom jewellery art. Commissioned pieces could start at just $599 and it can take around 6-8 weeks to finish your piece, depending on the complexity of it and availability of materials.

  2. The Concept & Retainer: this step is crucial as it will form the foundation of the your one-of-a-kind artwork. As individual as you are, so too will this jewellery be. Here is your chance to provide as much input to the design, its form and its function matched to your lifestyle, your wardrobe, and your brand. The outcome of this step is the final draft sketches and any special requests. This is when a retainer is established to initiate further work on your handcrafted one-of-a-kind design. This retainer is 30% of the set budget and the Design process starts upon receipt of the funds.

  3. The Design & Sign-off: this step, usually week two in the process, starts off by sourcing the components, materials and gems that will make up your unique jewellery piece(s). You will collaborate with Loly in finalizing the design and the total fixed cost of the project less delivery and special handling options. We will take you through the materials, precious/semi-precious stone/crystal/gem selection, and size options. Atelier offers you a unique experience with total control over the design of your jewellery and expert advice. The final design will be the product of this step. A second installment will be required totalling up to 60% of the final invoice less delivery and handling instructions.

  4. Creating your One-of-a-Kind Jewellery: when you have agreed to the final designs and we have recieved your second installment, your Before Spoken For™ piece(s) of jewellery will be handcrafted at our Atelier studio in Toronto, Canada using traditional and state-of-the-art techniques. This step can be as collaborative as you would like. Scheduled bi-weekly reviews of the creation process is available as option giving you total control of the process. The Atelier is your personal jewellery design studio. A word to the wise though; too much interaction can slow the creation process down. I know it can be quite exciting to be part of the end-to-end design and creation process!

  5. Delivery & Final Payment: this is the final week when the finished product will be photographed in the studio and presented to you in our secure client portal. This is where you provide us with your final approval, payment of the balance of your invoice, and delivery instructions.

Unique and Affordable

We will work within your budget to create an affordable unique piece that perfectly captures the moment for you or your loved one.

What to Do Next?

If our Before Spoken For™ service is exactly what you have been looking for and you are interested in creating your own unique jewellery, don't hesitate to contact us now to schedule your consultation.

Sharing Your Design(s)

If we like your design and you give us permission to make modified versions for other customers, we will discount your purchase and showcase one of your unique pieces in our Atelier Showcase.