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Jewelry Design Help - Anatomy of a Good Design

Jewelry Design Elements That Inspire

The Anatomy of Good Design on Serendipity Charm


Sometimes inspiration for personalized fine jewelry comes easily - maybe it's a motivational quote you've loved for years or dates marking important milestones. Other times you may stumble upon a design that is just meant to be. Then there are those instances you may find yourself stumped in an endless feedback loop of jewelry designer's block (I must admit I've experienced this a time or two Wink). Here is a breakdown of a fun charm to break you out of the block and get inspired!


1 – Quality Designs Made of Quality Materials

I think we can all agree that anything worth making is worth making well. At Metal Pressions, we want our pieces to become lasting heirlooms, instantly. That’s why we only work with the finest materials – 14k solid gold, solid sterling silver and genuine diamonds.  Each character is hand stamped by me, meaning that you will own a truly one-of-a-kind piece.


2 – Creating an Emotional Connection

The jewelry people wear is a true representation of who they are. With every item we design, we aim to create an emotional connection with the wearer.  Our jewelry is more than just an addition to your wardrobe - it becomes part of you.  So much so, that many of our customers have told us they NEVER take off their charms! The key is to pick a theme that means something to you - what keeps you grounded?  What inspires you?  What/who motivates you to be better everyday?  The answers to these questions will immediately connect you emotionally to the piece you're designing.  The featured charm is about serendipity, but maybe it's happiness or joy that speaks to you.  Decide what matters most to you and go from there!

3 The Sparkle & Depth Factor

Beautiful charms that stand the test of time have depth that will continually grab and keep our attention. The 14K gold rim of the serendipity charm adds depth, in addition to the contrast of the silver and 14k gold metals. And who doesn’t love a little shimmer and shine?   Adding diamonds give life to what would otherwise be blank, negative space - grabbing and captivating attention. Empty space isn't necessarily a bad thing in some designs, but in active designs with lots of varying text a blank spot can stand out like something is missing. 

 4 – Mixing and Matching

Part of personal style is finding what works for you – blending parts into a whole. On some designs there might be an overall theme you want to be the main focus. For this design we highlighted the most important element/theme with a large stylized font and arranged it in in a fun curving pattern. The remaining complimentary words were filled in smaller simpler fonts to bring everything together.


The bottom line when you design your jewelry is to make something you absolutely love and will cherish for years to come. I hope to be making your next masterpiece soon!