Embrace Nature's Beauty
of the natural world, reflecting your adventurous spirit.
Your Love, Handcrafted
creating heirlooms to cherish for a lifetime.
Dreams Into Treasures
that capture the essence of your journey together.
Your Unique Love Story
that capture the essence of your journey together.
Jim Dailing Custom Jewelry Design
Sustainability Meets Craftsmanship
Mindfully Sourced Materials and Designs Uniquely Customized for YOUR Wedding and Engagement Rings
Jim Dailing specializes in creating unique engagement rings and custom wedding rings specifically designed to the style and personality of his clients. From his studio in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Jim works with both national and international clients. In addition to custom jewelry design, Jim is an accomplished instructor in metalsmithing, stone setting, and sculpture.
Crafted with Integrity
Jim believes in creating not only beautiful but also responsible jewelry and goes the extra mile to ethically source all materials, ensuring that every diamond, gemstone, and metal used in our custom wedding rings is obtained in an ethical and sustainable manner. From conflict-free diamonds to responsibly reclaimed and recycled metals, we prioritize transparency and accountability in our supply chain. With Jim Dailing, you can wear your rings with pride, knowing that they were crafted with integrity.
Affordable AND One-of-a-kind
‘Custom’ means we can control the cost together for the right fit for you
When “one-of-a-kind” is important
Your love story is unlike any other. We believe in the power of the one-on-one design process when it comes to creating your custom wedding and engagement rings. True artistry lies in the ability to capture the essence of your unique journey and translate it into a tangible symbol that reflects your love and individuality.
We invite you to experience the magic of creating something truly one-of-a-kind. Begin by telling us who you are.
“I am very thankful that I came across Jim online. My girlfriend (now fiancé!) has a family bracelet that holds very special meaning to her. Jim was able to take the bracelet design and craft a beautiful, custom-made engagement ring. Even though Jim was 8 hours away, the ease of working with him was awesome.
His unique approach included mailing me a wax prototype of the ring to evaluate before making the actual ring. When I proposed, I will never forget the look on her face when she recognized the design. I couldn’t have imagined the ring or my fiancé’s reaction being any better. Jim nailed it!”
If you’re interested in our online seminars please browse our upcoming offerings below. We’re committed to sharing our knowledge and expertise with the jewelry-making community, and we’d love to have you join us.
July 18+25, 2023 Toolmaking for Jewelers – Virtual Class
This two-day virtual class, taught by Jim Dailing, is an introduction to working with tool steel and creating tools from scratch, as well as modifying existing tools. Day one focuses on working with water-hardened tool steel, making stone setting and chasing tools, and a center punch. Day two focuses on modifying existing tools. Basic jewelry skills are required, and the class costs $150. It will be held on July 18 and July 25, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Eastern Time Zone.
Jewelry Class – Wax Carving for Big and Bold Faceted Stones June 9-16, 2023
This virtual class teaches students how to hand carve wax prototypes for larger faceted stones in jewelry design. Topics include design options, structural aspects, wax types, tool needs, and working in a specific aesthetic. The class concludes with finishing the wax model and proper spruing for high-quality casting. Casting is not covered.
Stone Setting without Prongs and Street Gemology – June 2,3,4
This live 3-day online course will focus on bead and flush stone setting processes, individual student needs and “Street Gemology.” Classes are 2 hours with a combination of lecture and live demonstration. Hands-on stone setting and practice will be on your own outside of class.
And we love to come out and meet you and teach in-person too! If you don’t see a workshop in your area, contact me and let’s set something up!
Gold Alloy Live Workshop – Boulder Metal Smithing Association, September 16-17, 2023
Discover the world of gold alloy and jewelry making in this 2-day workshop. Learn to alloy different karats and colors of gold, and create a series of simple stacking rings using fusing and gold soldering techniques. Gain confidence in working with this beautiful and precious metal.
Wax Carving for Large Faceted Bezel Set Gemstones Live Workshop – Colorado Center for Metal Arts (Pueblo) August 11-14, 2023
Discover various approaches for hand-carving wax prototypes for larger bezel set faceted gemstones at a 4-day workshop in Colorado. Learn about wax options, design techniques, and tools needed to create a unique jewelry piece.
Stone Setting without Prongs Live Workshop – Wild Acres (North Carolina) June 25-July 1
Attend a workshop on stone setting without prongs at Wild Acres, NC from June 25 to July 1, 2023. Learn faceted stone techniques and fabricate a structural tapered bezel. Intermediate level; prerequisites required. Materials list provided. Host and lodging details available on the Wild Acres Retreat Center website.
Live Workshop – Bezel Set Stones at The Makery (Texas) May 17-21, 2023
Learn to carve wax prototypes for bezel set faceted stones at a live workshop in Texas on May 17-21, 2023. Topics include design, tools, waxes, casting, and setting. Intermediate jewelry-making skills required. Tools provided, but bring personal favorites and a large faceted gemstone.
The Alchemist’s Workshop – Live, Boulder CO – April 16-17, 2022
When: Saturday and SundayApril 16 & 179 am to 5 pm Where: Our studio is located in North Boulder at4919 Broadway...
Stone Setting Without Prongs – Live Workshop at The Makery – June 15-19, 2022
When: June 15 – 19, 2022Weds. – Sunday9:30 am – 5:00 pm daily (plus Gem Talk on Thursday evening from 6 – 8 pm)Where:...