Payne's Custom Jewelry

Handcrafted Gemstone Jewelry Made for You



Custom made mastodon ivory and black onyx sterling silver initial pendant by Payne's Custom Jewelry


Handcrafted sterling silver pendant with black onyx and mastodon ivory inlay

Design Your Own Custom Gemstone Jewelry

If you would like a unique custom ring or pendant, with gemstones, consider having jewelry maker Tony Payne create it for you. He has been manufacturing handmade jewelry for his Internet  customers for over 15 years.  All the custom jewelry pictured on this site are examples of his work. He specializes in making unique handcrafted gemstone jewelry created just for you.

Tony can make your gemstone jewelry according to your specifications. The design can be a unique custom ring, charm or bracelet. The possibilities are endless and each piece is unique.  Your custom jewelry can be made in sterling silver or gold. The gold can be either yellow or white, 10 or 14 karat. Email jewelry maker Tony Payne at and let him know your jewelry ideas or questions.  He will give you a free price quote based on your unique ring, charm or pendant design.

Handcrafted baseball glove tie-tac in gold with a pearl

Handmade 14 karat gold tie tack with cultured pearl


Gents law enforcement custom ring in gold with a handcut amethyst gemstone by jewelry designer Tony Payne.

Custom gents gold ring with hand cut amethyst gemstone

The Custom Jewelry Making Process

The first step in the process is when you decide on a special design to make into jewelry. If you have a picture or sketch of your design it would help in giving a price quote for your custom jewelry. If needed a sketch of your jewelry piece is sent to you for your approval. After the down payment is made a model is created of the design using special wax. 



The jewelry maker hand carves the wax model of your design. During the process you will receive pictures of the completed wax model. This one-on-one service helps to ensure that you receive that special piece of custom made jewelry to treasure for years to come.

The wax model is destroyed by the extreme heat in the casting process. This jewelry making method is called "lost wax casting". Visit their How Custom Jewelry is Made  page to learn about this ancient jewelry manufacturing process. When completed each custom piece is as unique as the person receiving it.


Handmade pendant in sterling silver with a heart shaped amethyst gemstone by Payne's Custom Jewelry

Handcrafted sterling silver pendant with heart shaped amethyst gemstone

Custom dolphin diamond engagement ring in gold by Payne's Custom jewelry

Handmade dolphin diamond engagement ring with sapphire accents in 14 karat gold

Diamonds and other gemstones can be used in your custom made jewelry. The stones can be either natural or synthetic (man made). Faceted gemstones such as ruby, diamond or emerald can be set in your piece. Synthetic stones used include CZs and birthstones.

Tony also does lapidary work, or stone cutting of gemstones such as turquoise, Australian marra mamba tiger-eye, fossilized dinosaur bone, fire agate and black onyx. He also can cut and use Siberian mastodon ivory either as inlay or in scrimshaw jewelry pieces. Any gemstones used will be expertly set in your custom made ring or pendant.


The Cost of Custom Gemstone Jewelry

The price for your handcrafted gemstone jewelry depends on the complexity of the design, what metal is used and which gemstones are included in your finished piece.  For a simple custom ring the labor charge to carve, cast and finish begins at $250.  The labor charge for a simple pendant starts at $150.  The labor charge for a custom championship ring or class ring with lettering or a design on the top and both sides begins at $1,500. 

The price of the precious metal will depend on the type of metal and its weight, as well as current market conditions. Either sterling silver or gold can be used to make your custom made ring or pendant. The cost of the gemstones used in your design will depend on their quality and size. Let them know what gemstones you would like and they will be included in your sketch and quote. You can also use your own gemstones in your handmade piece. You would only pay a per stone setting fee.

Email jewelry maker Tony Payne at  and he will give you a free price quote based on your unique custom gemstone jewelry ideas. 


Unique Australian opal gemstone pendant in 14 karat gold with diamonds made by Payne's Custom Jewelry.

Designer cut Australian opal gemstone bezel set in 14 karat gold with 3 round diamonds


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