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Are you looking for a bespoke handcrafted products, a special occasion item of jewellery, for example a wedding, engagement or other celebration, or have you perhaps inherited some jewellery and want to have it redesigned and remodelled in to something new?

As well as having a growing selection of standard ranges from various designer/makers on Odissa, many can be approached through our 'Commission a designer/Maker' scheme on the Odissa platform and they love to make specially commissioned pieces.

Firstly you can fill in the commission request form with your details for the enquiry. This will then go directly to all the makers in our system for them to review the details and assess whether they are in a position to be able to respond to your request.

If you have found a designer whose work that you like and want to arrange a home or workshop consultation to discuss your requirements, please do so by filling in the 'Book a consultation' form found in your Odissas account dashboard under the 'Commission Requests' link.

Before your consultation and included in the form, please make notes about your requirements. (Image files can also be uploaded with the form if available.)

Potential jewellery considerations are:

  • Type of jewellery metal eg. commission a bespoke wedding or engagement ring
  • What stones you would like
  • An idea of your budget and how much you'd like to spend
  • When you need the item for
  • Fingersize if it's a ring (this can be determined with a consultation however)
  • Whether you have any old jewellery to use for the commission to offset the cost

After your consultation or by internal message, your designer may create artwork or a mockup of the design for your approval. (If a mockup is required, there may be an initial charge for this.)

Once the design and costs have been agreed in principle and you decide to go ahead with the order, your designer/maker may require a deposit (usually 50%) or, depending on the value of the order, full payment before commencement. Paying the deposit means that you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the designer/maker but the actual full terms may vary depending on the maker. If applicable, the balance of the payment is due on completion and before delivery. See each designer/maker's profile for their Terms and Conditions regarding commissions.

Changes to the design may still be made but should be sent in writing as soon as possible and assuming work has not yet begun. Changes made after work has begun may be chargeable.

Odissa designer/makers are located all over the UK so that may determine your decision to work with a particular maker.

Designers may, in the first instance, give an estimate of cost and the actual price may be determined by the current price of materials at the time as they can fluctuate. The final price may be determined and adjusted if time has passed since the original quotation if there has been any movement in market prices. Our designer/makers aim to work to your timeframe but delays may sometimes be unavoidable.

We look forward to working with you to find a designer to create your special and unique commissions.

Odissa - The Blog


Odissa is Evolving!

posted by admin at 08/20/2019
We are pleased to announce that the Guild of Jewellery Designers selling platform, Odissa, is now open to designer/makers of all arts and crafts. We aim to hold on to our ethos of maintaining a handcrafted products platform and hope to create a vibrant and interesting place for visitors to shop so, if you make handcrafted products, feel free to join us on the adventure! :-)


posted by admin at 07/04/2019
Does your Sterling Silver tarnish?   Summer months can be a nightmare for lovers of Silver, when, for no obvious reason, your Silver jewellery doesn't look as lustrous as it should. Here we explore some reasons why this happens.   First of all what causes the discolouration?   Silver turns black when kept in the air because it reacts with sulphur compounds such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S) present in air ...

Demi-Fine Jewellery? WTF?

posted by admin at 05/01/2019
What is 'Demi-Fine Jewellery? Yet another made up buzz phrase but, what the heck, let's run with it as this is what jewellery on Odissa is all about! :-) Demi-Fine jewellery is the mid point between costume jewellery and fine jewellery. It takes elements from both and allows more affordable price points to the upper end fine jewellery level by using lower priced materials such as plated Silver, lower carats of gold, Platinum and Palladium, mixing different metals, precious and non precious, Sapphires, lab created diamonds etc ...
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