Bespoke commissions

"One of the favourite parts of my job is creating something uniquely special for each client. Knowing that I have designed and made it especially for them and there isn't another one like it makes my heart glow"

Zoë Leavy, Honey Bee Design

If you just can't find the right piece of jewellery then a bespoke commission could be just what  you're looking for. To commission a piece of jewellery can seem quite daunting at first but it's Zoë's job as a jewellery designer to put you at ease from first contact. 

Whether it's a gift for a special person, a unique engagement ring, a set of wedding rings or even remodelling old unworn jewellery and giving it a new life as a beautiful item of jewellery designed just for you, Zoë works closely with you through every step of the journey. 

Read our step by step guide to commissions below to help decide if it's for you!

For more information about remodelling your old jewellery click here

  • Contact Us

    Firstly, if you think that a bespoke commission is for you then you will need to get in touch. Pop over to the Contact us page and send Zoë a message. She will aim to get back to you within 24 hours. 

    If you are local then we can arrange a meeting to discuss your commission - usually involving coffee! 

    If you aren't local then Zoë is more than happy to discuss the details over email or telephone. 

  • Meeting / first discussion

    The first discussion about your commission or remodel and will give us the chance to discuss what you want from your bespoke piece.

    Zoë will ask you some questions like what your jewellery style is, if you have any design ideas in mind, what gemstones you would like (if any), whether you need it for a certain date and also what your budget is. 

    Money is something that most people don't like to discuss but it is an important factor to determine when designing a piece of jewellery.

  • Design & Quote

    Once Zoë has an idea of your style, budget and any other details we have discussed she will be able to start sketching some ideas. 

    The designs will be sent to you via email and can be amended as per your feedback. 

    Once a design has been chosen, Zoë will work out the finer details and provide a detailed quote, including payment options. 

    When you are happy to proceed we will send you an invoice for a deposit (normally 50%) 

  • Completion & delivery

    Throughout the production process, Zoë will take photos and email them to you to keep you updated on progress.

    Once your commission is finished Zoë will contact you with a final photograph and to arrange either a time and place to meet to receive your finished piece or if you aren't local, the necessary details of where you would like it sending.

    Final payment of the balance will be required before delivery can be made.

 Recycling / Remodelling your old jewellery

Remodelling is a great way to take unworn heirloom jewellery and turn it into something you can wear again. Whether it is something you have inherited that isn't your style or something that is broken and has been sat in your jewellery box for years, Zoë can work with you to design and create a brand new piece of jewellery that suit your style whilst still retaining the sentimentality of the original piece. 

In most cases Zoë can re-use gemstones and precious metals, combined with new stones and metal if necessary.  

Prices for remodelling work will be wholly dependent on the piece being re-designed and the complexity of the final design. Please get in touch to discuss your commission.


Please see the gallery below for examples of some of Zoë's recent bespoke work...

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