We Make Custom Jewelry the Waystone Way
It’s unlike any other!
Your Part in Creating Your Custom Jewelry
There are an endless number of places where you could find a stone. Responsibly gathering a stone is the first step in creating your custom piece. Good luck with the hunt!
Once you’ve got your stone, select the size of your desired piece of jewelry – small, medium, or large. Then, select a stone from the provided photos that is closest to yours.
Pick out a chain and clasp. You can also make note of any custom engravings you’d like to add. Finish it off with any notes that would be helpful for us, and your shipping information.
Once you’re done specifying your order, we’ll send you a prepaid shipping box. Or, if you want to start the process faster, use your own box. We’ll be eagerly waiting for your stone to arrive!
Prepare the stone
Before we make a single cut, we identify the stone type, and its physical properties. Then, we cut a flat slab from the stone and mount it to a base to prepare it for the next step. We also snap a quick picture and combine the notes to document your stone’s journey to becoming a keepsake.
Shape the stone
We use a saw to cut a rough outer shape and a diamond tool to grind it into its final shape. Then, we polish up the world-facing side of the stone.
If there are cracks, or if you’re sending us a porous stone, we’ll repair or fill the stone with a hard, clear epoxy to make it more durable.
Prepare the sterling silver
Next, the metal backing for your piece is formed. If assembly is required, metal pieces are welded together. The last step for the sterling silver is adding engravings.
Assemble the jewelry
Here’s where the transformation happens! We mount the stone to the backing and polish the silver for a fine finish. For necklaces, we cut the chain to length and assemble with a clasp. We secure the silver rings by welding them closed to make your piece secure.
Finish and ship your jewelry
We inspect the piece and once it’s perfect, we place it in our plastic-free packaging, made from recycled cardboard without bleach, dyes, or glue. Recycle your box at the end of its life cycle!
The photos and information we gathered about your stone are put in a Stone Provenance document that we send with your piece. This document certifies that your jewelry was made with the stone you sent.
Then it’s sent back to you!