During this meeting, we get acquainted with what you are looking for. Some clients come in with absolutely no idea where to start. Others show up with a sketch or a very clear picture ready to go. Don’t worry! Whatever your starting point is, we talk about your design aesthetic, your lifestyle (for practical reasons), intended budget range (both ideal and absolute), and sizing. We have many rings and gems available for you to view all the different ranges of metals and finishes, to see how you feel about different widths of bands, and to represent different carat sizes and gemstone cuts. We often hear from clients that this is one of the most helpful parts of envisioning their own ring. We also go over our commitment to more ethical sourcing, and we can talk about the process of using heirloom jewelry or stones if that is something that is of interest to you.
At the end of this meeting, we talk about our next steps, and everyone leaves with homework. Depending on where we’ve landed during our conversation, we start hunting for stone options or start sketching ideas. And you continue to refine exactly what you’re looking for in a ring.