custom design

Have you been looking for a wedding band that will complement your engagement ring perfectly? Do you have a beloved necklace and want to create a matching set of earrings? Did you inherit an heirloom piece that is just not you, but would like to have it reimagined in a way retains sentimental value? Or maybe you have been inspired by a certain piece of jewelry that you saw in a magazine or while on a European vacation.

Whatever your reason, custom designs and redesigns are always a great idea.  In fact, one of our favorite things to do here at Mystique is create custom pieces for our clients. We love working one-on-one to create a piece that is unique and special.


Many of our customers come in with older pieces of jewelry that they either do not wear anymore or no longer need.  We talk with them about their particular jewelry style, likes and dislikes, and are able to create a brand new design out of the pieces they bring in. Our wonderful resident master goldsmith, Ivan, creates works of art every day here at Mystique and will turn your creative vision into a reality.



Ivan’s workspace is where all the magic happens.  He creates custom rings, bracelets, you name it — from resizing rings to creating pieces from scratch, we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful artist working with us.

Recently, one of our clients brought in this gold necklace and diamond ring and wanted us to create this fabulous wide diamond band, old world byzantine style eternity ring.

There is a lot that goes into creating these handmade pieces. First, Ivan has to create, by dimension, a wax molding of the design the client desires.


Once the wax cutting is created, Ivan will melt the gold (or other material) down and then cast the piece.  It is from this wax the jewelry of their dreams will start to come to life.

Whether you have a design in mind or are completely open to ideas, we would love to have a design consultation with you and help you create the jewelry you have always dreamed of.

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Featuring old world styles, textures in gold, and styles that are rich yet perfect for everyday wear. Mystique Jewelers evolved from that of custom goldsmith shop into a truly sophisticated boutique, featuring the most coveted designers’ lines such as: Jude Frances, Alberto Parada, Jaime Joseph, Lauren K, KC Designs, and Beverly K as well as creating “one of kind” designs that are timeless, heirloom, and classic. Planning on getting engaged? Our diamond experts, master goldsmith, and designers on the premises will assist you in creating a truly remarkable, one-of-a-kind engagement ring.

211 The Strand Waterfront        112 W Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314                Middleburg, VA 20117

703.836.1401                            540.687.3100

1 Comment

  1. Jacky Sher Raker says:

    Ivan is super fantastic, a true gem in Old Town! He crafted my engagement ring that 13 years later I still get compliments on its unique style. Ivan has taken lots of old gold and made treasures for my mother and me that we truly enjoy wearing. Thanks Ivan!

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