The Custom Design Process

When you start to think of your engagement ring you may want to consider the idea of creating something custom.  Maybe it's a design inspired by your grandmothers ring, or something you have seen in a past era.  Perhaps you have imagined a ring that you can't find in a store.  You may be wondering how to get from an idea to the finished piece. This client started with a cu…

New York Maker Faire and Shapeways

It's been awhile since my last post but it was a much needed break over the summer. With Lexi back in school (beginning 7th grade!) it feels like time is flying by. Summer gives us precious time to spend with family and friends while recharging my creative juices! Now that fall here I can feel the excitement of change as new ideas are coming to fruition! We have been working on some projects t…

Designing with Gemstones

Summer is just around the corner which means I have to start thinking about fall designs!It can be a challenge to look ahead and think about the next season’s colours, trends and styles but the process to create new designs takes time. From the initial CAD design, to making the wax and then finally casting in gold, each step adds up to several weeks of production time.I often look to gemstones fo…

Exploring New Designs with Shapeways

A few months ago I began a side project with my daughter Lexi, to encourage her interest in CAD (Computer Aided-Design). She had been watching me design rings and after seeing how a computer rendering became finished piece she wanted to give it a try. It was coming up to Christmas and she thought it would be nice to make ornaments for her friends. We spent evenings together designing and learning…

10 Engagement Rings to Excite Every Bride!

The rings below are a selection of our favorites! From halos to solitaires, from vintage to modern, each ring is customizable to ensure that you end up with your dream ring. Contact me (kate@kateszabone.com) for more details! Round Moissanite and Diamond Halo Ring This ring has been a classic and constant choice for our customers. It has a timeless, tradition…

Get to Know Kate

Hi, I’m Kate Szabone of Kate Szabone Jewellery! I wanted to take a moment to share a bit about myself for my first blog post.First, a huge thank you to all of you for your support! I love my job and the business I have been able to create and it wouldn’t be possible without all of you!On the personal side, I am 36 years old, married with an eleven year old daughter and two dogs. I have been desig…