Bespoke Design with Utopian Creations

All design consultation undertaken by our skilled staff is overseen by our head designer Ben Manning. Ben is a university qualified jewellery designer with over 20 years’ experience designing and making fine and fashion jewellery. In most cases if you choose one of our Design Packages it will be Ben who works with you closely and guides you through the process. In many cases jewellery must be able to deal with the rough and tumble of everyday life, as well as hold a precious gemstones and memories. It takes skill and experience to produce fine heirlooms that can not only bring joy in this lifetime but can also be passed on to the next generation. Utopian Creations has been crafting fine jewellery from ethically sourced materials for over 15 years. Examples and reviews of our work can be found on our website, Facebook and Instagram.

Ben Manning in the Utopian Creations studio

Customers receive a one-hour complimentary consultation for new custom projects. This will normally include either a meeting in person or email/s concerning what the project is and how we can be of assistance. It may include internet links, photos, a rough quote and some simple sketches, determined by the designer. In many cases we will have made a similar piece in the past and we may be able to alter one of our previous designs (Small alteration to one of our existing 3D designs, ½ hour $175). However, for some customers more consultation is required which is set out in our Design Packages below. The rough quote that you will be provided with after your complimentary consultation is an all-inclusive price. It will have a price breakdown that will include design costs as well as all costs for the piece of jewellery. If price matching with competitors, please keep this in mind and make sure they have no hidden fees. You will receive our rough quote before any request for payment from us, this is to ensure you are informed of all costs before we begin the design process.

Once you have completed the Design Package and your design is ready for production you will be provided with an accurate quote for your piece of jewellery. If you would like to proceed, we ask for a 50% deposit of the full cost. Once your deposit payment is received manufacturing generally takes 6-10 weeks, however this can depend on many factors including complexity and even the time of the year. Once the piece of jewellery is completed you will receive several high-quality photos. If you are local to our retail store or would like to travel to pick up your piece in person final payment can be made at that time. If interstate or overseas we require full payment before postage. If within Australia or New Zealand post is complimentary and generally 1-3 day delivery. If International, we choose to use FedEx and delivery is generally 3-5 business days.

 

 

 

Bespoke Design Packages

Our design packages include ethical gem/diamond consultation and sourcing, 2D sketches, 2D scaled designs and are capped off with a full 3D. Think of our Design Packages as a long conversation. They can include many emails and/or in-store meetings at different points to discuss options and alterations. This process can take between 2 and 8 weeks depending on many factors.

 

1/2 Design Package

Half design package $450 with $50 rebate if the customer goes ahead with the piece of jewellery

2-4 sketched design ideas (1-1.5 hours 2D design time)

1-2 scaled 2D designs (1-1.5 hours 2D design time)

1 finalized scaled 2D design

1 finalized 3D design (standard non rendered 3D design)

 

1/2 Design Package Deluxe

Half design package $650 with $50 rebate if the customer goes ahead with the piece of jewellery

2-4 sketched design ideas (1-1.5 hours 2D design time)

1-2 scaled 2D designs (1-1.5 hours 2D design time)

1 finalized scaled 2D design

1 finalized 3D design (standard non rendered 3D design)

1 high quality 3D rendering (one angle)

 

 

Full Design Package

Full design package $900 with $100 rebate if the customer goes ahead with the piece of jewellery

5-10 sketched design ideas (2-3 hours 2D design time)

2-3 scaled 2D designs (2-3 hours 2D design time)

1 finalized scaled 2D design

1 finalized 3D design (standard non rendered 3D design)

 

Full Design Package Deluxe

Full design package $1100 with $100 rebate if the customer goes ahead with the piece of jewellery

5-10 sketched design ideas (2-3 hours 2D design time)

2-3 scaled 2D designs (2-3 hours 2D design time)

1 finalized scaled 2D design

1 finalized 3D design (standard non rendered 3D design)

1 high quality 3D rendering (one angle)

 

Extra Design Pricing

Standard 2D hourly rate $220/hour

3D hourly rate $350/hour

3D rendering of a standard 3D design $200

3D printed plastic model of your preproduction ring $180

 

3D design fee examples

Small alteration to one of our existing 3D designs, ½ hour $175

Basic custom 4 claw solitaire ring design in 3D 1.5 hours $525

Intricate custom ring design in 3D 3 hours $1050

 

We believe Design is the most important aspect of any piece of jewellery. Our Ready to Wear and Create Your Ring Online offerings bring years of ideas and experience together to provide you with many beautiful options, however if you want the full bespoke experience our designers are excited to start the conversation.