Set Up Your Appointment to Talk About Custom Design

  • Free Consultation and Design Appointment
  • Sketching and CAD Design Rendering
  • Approval
  • 1-4 Weeks for Completion
  • Delivery

What to expect when you book an appointment with us 

When you book a free consultation with FTJ we promise to give you a low pressure environment. Our noncommissioned staff is genuinely here to help you own your dream piece of jewelry, no matter what it takes. Custom pieces are important and often sentimental purchases and we are so excited to be a part of that journey with you.

From custom engagement rings to a big anniversary gift or even redesigning a piece of heirloom jewelry, we are happy to help and we look forward to working with you!

 

 

 

Engagement – Allie and Michael Owen

"Vince, Renai, Bilinda and Taylor were a big part of our special day" Vince, Renai, Bilinda and Taylor were a big part of our special day! Having...

Engagement – Adam and Hilary Blau

"Vince, Bilinda and the whole team truly love their work and it shows" Our experience with FTJ was one of real care and dedication. Not only did...

Your Engagement Ring Checklist

Buying an engagement ring can be a daunting task, but we've got you covered. Here is your engagement ring checklist: First things first, ask your...

Engagement – Tyler Felts

"I, no joke, collected at least 50 different pictures of styles, designs, intricacies, etc. and sent them all to Taylor" When I knew I wanted to get...

Engagement – Anna & Ian Walker

"They’re personable, professional and no pressure" Both rings are FTJ’s. I often find myself staring at my hand in awe and admiration. My fiancé and...

Engagement – Jillian & Nick Groh

"They have always been so helpful and made the whole process stress free" My fiancé chose Fort Thomas Jewelers for my engagement ring and I’m so...

Engagement – Ben Pendry

"Bilinda even suggested where I hide it until it was time to propose!" Bilinda took my call and almost immediately had my fiancé and I out to look...

Engagement – Jenna and Patrick

"Dream ring that was within our budget" Fort Thomas Jewelers was our top choice for purchasing my engagement ring because their customer service was...

What You Should Know About Jewelry

A little education goes a long way – so we’ve compiled short beginners guides to a few of the most important things you’ll be talking about when designing your custom ring.

It all starts with a conversation

We begin every design with a discussion of your goals, budget, and time-frame, and the best part is, you can do the entire process online.

Whether you share a Pinterest idea board, already know what you want, or customize a design from our site, you will be designing with experienced, artistic professionals.

By designing and manufacturing everything locally, we ensure extraordinary craftsmanship, unique, nuanced designs and great value.

CAD modeling

Realistic renderings and physical models help transform sketched ideas into reality in an interplay between the client, the designer and the CAD team, all of whose input and ideas help create something that both looks right and fits perfectly.

The entire Fort Thomas project team collaborates on each piece, adding nuanced details and subtle improvements to the design, all while making sure that design cohesiveness, stability on the finger, and stone security are perfected.

CAD modeling

Realistic renderings and physical models help transform sketched ideas into reality in an interplay between the client, the designer and the CAD team, all of whose input and ideas help create something that both looks right and fits perfectly.

The entire Fort Thomas project team collaborates on each piece, adding nuanced details and subtle improvements to the design, all while making sure that design cohesiveness, stability on the finger, and stone security are perfected.

Wax Carving & Model Making

If the piece is to be cast, and most are, we then create a wax or Resin master model. We have our own 3-D printers and growers as well as hand wax carvers onsite, to create the perfect blend of artistry and detailed perfection.

Casting

Once the design has been approved, the model is now set for casting. Our caster’s facility is state of the art, with world class equipment and a custom casters’ attention to detail.

Our Galloni platinum and gold casting equipment, some of the finest machines made, allows us to cast each piece perfectly for the best quality control & cost efficiency.

Casting

Once the design has been approved, the model is now set for casting. Our caster’s facility is state of the art, with world class equipment and a custom casters’ attention to detail.

Our Galloni platinum and gold casting equipment, some of the finest machines made, allows us to cast each piece perfectly for the best quality control & cost efficiency.

Gemstone Setting

We always hand set each gemstone, detailing all areas to perfection. We sharpen our gravers more often, work under bench microscopes and do all work in house. You are invited to visit and watch our artists work in-person here in our studios. Compare the pictures in our Gallery to see the attention to fine detail & Craftsmanship.

Texture, Finishes and Detailing

The final stage of the production process includes adding textures & finishes. Before quality marking, we double and triple check all details of the design to ensure all instructions have been meticulously followed, the design is well executed and all craftsmanship is top notch.

Texture, Finishes and Detailing

The final stage of the production process includes adding textures & finishes. Before quality marking, we double and triple check all details of the design to ensure all instructions have been meticulously followed, the design is well executed and all craftsmanship is top notch.

Time Line

Most projects take about 1-4 weeks total in the Design, Cad and Wax and Final design approval. Design time varies, but give yourself enough time to enjoy the process, we are confident you’ll enjoy it!

Pricing, Estimates & Payments

Verbal estimates are approximations only; all firm estimates will be given in writing and are valid for 30 days

  • We proudly offer interest free financing upon approved credit through Wells Fargo.
  • Cash pricing is available. Please talk to your sales rep for more details.
  • All pricing will have center & major side stones priced out separately. Small diamond melee (under .10 ct.) is generally included in all pricing.
  • Estimates on projects that have already started will not be changed without prior notification and approval from the customer, unless the customer pauses production for more than 6 months.
  • We require a 50% deposit on custom work and full payment on major gemstones before starting work.
  • We accept credit cards for any amount if presented in person.
  • We may require an ID photo with your credit card, correct billing address and a signed credit card form. 
  • We currently collect sales tax for orders delivered in Kentucky state only; sales tax is subject to change and is based on delivery address.
  • We reserve the right to hold orders to allow time for payment clearing.

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2780 Alexandria Way, Highland Heights, KY 41076

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