What types of Jewelry do you design?

I can design just about anything your heart desires!  Rings, engagement rings, wedding bands, bridal sets, men's rings, necklaces, pendants, pearl strands, bracelets, earrings, cuff links, pins, brooches, family/mother's jewelry, and more!  Browse my gallery to see some of my designs!

What materials do you use?

I use Rose Gold, White Gold, Green Gold, and Yellow Gold in 10K, 14K or 18K purity.  I also use Silver, Platinum, Palladium, Diamonds, Pearls, Precious and Semi-Precious Gemstones.  I have even used old coins before!

Can you use a stone I already have?

Absolutely!  I can give new life to a treasured family heirloom or design a custom piece for a treasure you found at a local gem show.  Special terms and conditions and extra fees may apply.

Do you have any jewelry available for immediate purchase?

Yes!  I have pieces in many collections that are available for immediate purchase.  Find some of these items in my gallery, or contact me to schedule a time to see some finished pieces in person.

How much does a custom designed piece cost?

The actual cost is subject to many factors.  These predominantly include design complexity and choice of materials.  I can design beautiful jewelry for you at any price point and for any budget!  Please note that a $250 deposit is required for all custom designed pieces.

What is the design process?

Generally, there are a few design reviews before the manufacturing process begins.  Throughout the process you will have the opportunity to review and comment on design options, see computer rendered images, and try on a 3D print.  For more details, please visit my Design Process page.

How long does the process take from start to finish?

Ideally, the process takes 6 - 8 weeks (3 - 4 weeks for designing and 3 - 4 weeks for manufacturing), but can take longer in certain circumstances.  If you need something sooner, please contact me for an appointment to see some of the great pieces I already have available for sale.

About The Jewelry Engineer

Katie, The Jewelry Engineer, is an engineer in the Huntsville, AL area by day, and a wife, mom, and jewelry designer on nights and weekends.


Katie has a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University, and a master's degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Katie earned her GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma by completing the Colored Stones and Diamonds programs at The Gemological Institute of America.  She also has an Accredited Jewelry Professional certification and a Graduate Pearls diploma from the GIA, too!


Katie uses her gemological expertise and CAD skills to design amazing, gorgeous, custom, one of a kind jewelry for you!

The Jewelry Engineer