Custom Design & Consultations
At Arareity, producing a custom design means creating a one-of-a-kind hand-made piece of jewelry. Your preferences and desires are the most important input in the process. We want to satisfy you with outstanding rings, earrings, pendants, pins and bracelets. Our artists will ensure that this custom design flatters your hand or face. It will be properly fitted and scaled to your body. Jewelry designed with your lifestyle in mind will be worn more frequently and give extra pleasure.
We are happy to spend time locating stones, and material to produce one of a kind jewelry designed especially for you! We will customize and shape your ideas to fit your desires. This has always been an integral part of our business! You can celebrate, commemorate and fabricate your wildest dreams with our help!
Be prepared to give the specifics of your concept and have a budget! All items are one of a kind. Once it is sold, it’s gone! If you would like something similar made you can request it. We are happy to conceptualize with you.
People decide to reset stones for many reasons, and we will help you make choices that please your aesthetics and fit your budget. Once we understand what you want done, we will suggest appropriate options. Quotes are always provided for your approval before any work is done.
Beading and Stranding
The restringing of broken necklaces and bracelets is done by our experienced stranding studio. Beaded necklaces that no longer please you can be redesigned. Our studio artists will create fresh new looks that will satisfy your desire for a change. Extra beads may be used for matching earrings or bracelets.
Repairs & Sizing
We offer a full range of repair services for rings, necklaces, bracelets, pins and earrings. Also, by using multiple studios, each piece of jewelry is handled by a craftsman who excels in that specialty. You may ask for a quote before any work is done. Finger sizes vary with temperature, water retention and age. At Arareity, you’ll get assistance in establishing a comfortable fit for any condition.
Appraisals give a value that varies by the purpose. Insurance appraisals must take into account the cost of replacing the items with like materials. Estate appraisals are for establishing a value for comparison so equitable divisions can be made or for tax purposes. Scrap appraisals are for discovering exactly what you can receive in exchange for a piece of jewelry. Our experienced staff will be happy to identify what you have and recommend whether or not an appraisal is appropriate.
Restoring or Modifying Estate Jewelry
Estate jewelry is in a special category all by itself. It is extra precious if it has been handed down through generations of a family. Sometimes its age presents problems because metals may get brittle as time passes. Some repair work that couldn’t be done in the past because of the heat from soldering can now be accomplished with lasers. Inherited jewelry may not fit, be appropriate or flattering. We can help you modify it to suit your taste and lifestyle.