Have you ever thought about purchasing custom jewellery? Not only are they a reflection of who you are, but they can also be passed down through generations, creating a family heirloom to be treasured for years to come. At Uwe Koetter, we understand the importance of creating bespoke pieces that capture your unique story. In this blog post, we will take you through the step-by-step process of how we bring your dream piece to life, ensuring an easy, enjoyable, and personalised experience.

Step 1: Book a Design Consultation

When you choose Uwe Koetter for your bespoke jewellery, the first step is to book a design consultation. We offer both online and in-store consultations, providing flexibility to suit your preferences. During this consultation, we take the time to understand your style preferences, gemstone or diamond choices, metal options, and budget. This crucial information allows us to guide and advise you throughout the process.

Step 2: Creating the Perfect Design

With your input, our team of award-winning designers, consultants, gemmologists, and goldsmiths will compose the perfect design based on your specifications. We present this design to you in professional sketch format or a photo-realistic render, allowing you to visualise the proposed idea. If needed, we can also provide a 3D-printed model to give you a sense of scale and proportion. Along with the design, we provide detailed quotations for your approval.

Step 3: Production and Manufacturing

Once you are excited and ready to proceed, production typically takes around 2-3 weeks. We request a 50% deposit to initiate the production and sourcing of stones, if applicable. Our on-site workshop, equipped with expert CAD designers and goldsmiths, ensures that your custom piece is crafted with meticulous attention to detail. Throughout the manufacturing process, we keep you updated, providing peace of mind and ensuring the final item is exactly as envisioned.

Step 4: Valuation Certificates and Luxury Packaging

At Uwe Koetter, we believe in offering a complete experience. With your bespoke jewellery, we provide valuation certificates to authenticate the quality and value of your piece. Additionally, our items are accompanied by luxury packaging, adding an extra touch of elegance. Whether you are in Cape Town or anywhere else in the world, we offer worldwide shipping for your convenience.

Final Payment and Satisfaction

Before final payment is required, we ensure that you are fully satisfied with the finished product. If you are not able to visit our Cape Town store, we can send you photos and videos of the final item for your peace of mind. Only when you are completely happy with your bespoke piece do we request the final payment.


We are passionate about creating custom jewellery that tells your story in a beautiful and personal way. Our team of experts, from designers to goldsmiths, collaborates to ensure the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Experience the joy of owning a unique piece that resonates with your individuality and stands the test of time, whether it be a ring, a necklace, or even a crown. Trust Uwe Koetter to bring your dream jewellery to life.

Remember, the journey of creating your bespoke jewellery starts with a design consultation. Browse our bespoke library, then book your appointment today and embark on a truly remarkable experience.

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