Commissions and Custom Work
The Custom Jewelry Experience with Corina Lunita
Corina Lunita is honored to bring your custom creation to life! Custom projects are a collaborative experience with Corina Lunita. Each custom project is unique, so each experience will vary depending on the scope of the piece. I'm excited to combine your vision with the CL aesthetic!
After your initial inquiry and review of our custom process, you'll be in contact with Corina Lunita directly to communicate ideas, see stones, and discuss design elements. Consultations help our studio understand your vision and help you get a better idea of what you want from your piece. After the initial meeting, Corina Lunita will provide you with your project’s timeline, payment details and other specifics.
All custom projects are designed within the established CL aesthetic. It is always helpful to see visual inspiration for your project, and I recommend scrolling through my Instagram to find a few pieces you like so I know your tastes and style. Out of respect for all designers, Corina Lunita will not recreate another designer’s work.
After establishing the stone and basics of your design, CL will reach out with a few sketches of your piece you can pick from. This can be a collaborative effort if you want it to be. You can pick certain elements from one design to put in another, or just give Corina Lunita the freedom of design (which she also loves doing!)
Post-consultation, Corina will be in touch with a project estimate. Upon approval, we will issue an invoice for the deposit. Once the deposit is complete, Corina gets to work! Throughout the fabrication process, Corina Lunita may reach out for feedback and guidance.
Please note: projects estimated at over $400 USD require a 50% deposit of the lower estimate; projects estimated at under $400 USD require full payment upon approval of written estimate. Project deposits are non-refundable.
To source gemstones, Corina personally attends national buying shows and individual appointments with her many gemstone dealers. With that in mind, Corina Lunita has a decent stock in the studio. Typically designs start with a stone, and she is happy to share her collection with you to pick through!
Heirloom gemstones refer to gemstones that are provided by you, the client – no matter their age or origin. Corina Lunita loves to give new life to gemstones – especially those of sentimental value! However, utilizing these gems often increases the project engagement and cost due to the additional work required to incorporate the heirlooms into the design. Removal of heirloom gemstones from their original settings will also factor into the scope of the project. With that in mind, we can utilize heirloom gemstones, and sometimes even the metal, on a case-by-case basis and we are not liable for loss or any damages to your stones during the design process.
RECYCLING YOUR METAL
All CL metal is recycled, however we cannot melt down or use your metal for your project. We wish we could, but it is a highly complex process and we are not equipped to do this.
Upon project completion, we will reach out to you with images and finalized cost. Once approved, we will send you the final invoice and arrange pick up or shipping. We often like to share images of our favorite custom projects; please let us know if this project is a surprise. We’re happy to wait until after any surprises or special dates to post about your project!
Custom Rings: Ring sizing is not an exact science; if your ring needs to be adjusted, your first sizing is free to ensure a perfect fit. There will be a base fee to cover labor and materials for any additional sizing.
Custom Repairs: The studio will always repair CL jewelry to the best of our ability. Cost, if any, will be determined by the nature of the repair. Should the piece need more extreme TLC- for example, if you run over your piece with your car (this has actually happened)- there is only so much we can do.
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