About Custom Bridal
- Custom Bridal
About Custom Bridal:
Bridal jewelry is one of the most gratifying aspects of my work. From traditional solitaires to the very unusual, I can help you create your ideal rings. I have also made jewelry for brides, their mothers, bridesmaids (often given as gifts by the bride), as well as wedding bands and cufflinks for grooms and groomsmen. Contact me with your ideas for your wedding jewelry and we can co-design the perfect pieces to celebrate your union.
"I had combed through numerous design sites and visited boutiques in the NYC area and was starting to wonder whether I would ever find the "right" designer to create my wedding set. Then my sister said she thought a friend of hers knew a great designer in Rochester and introduced me to Jen Townsend. After seeing the work on her website and talking to Jen on the phone, I was confident that she would create something unique yet timeless and just right. I sent her our jewels and really put my faith in her skill and she didn't disappoint. I couldn't be happier with the result! I think the rings really speak for themselves. It's an incredible testament to her talent that she was able to create such a perfect set for me having never met me in person!"
"When I broke my engagement ring I was devastated. It is an antique that belonged to my husband’s grandmother and I thought it would never be the same. We weren’t sure what to do, and since I couldn’t wear it as it was, I put the ring away. Secretly, my husband sent it to Jen so she could work her magic. A few months after I broke it, my husband handed me my ring! I was shocked to see it fixed, and looking even more gorgeous than I remembered.
I was nervous about getting my ring fixed because the entire bottom half needed to be rebuilt from scratch. Jen managed to capture the style and, most importantly, my memory of the ring perfectly! She enlarged the design a little bit so I was able to appreciate the tiny details that had been worn away in the original ring. The small, intricate shapes blend with the rest of the piece and now my antique engagement ring has a modern twist. I could barely tell where the new stopped and the old started. Now it’s stronger and thicker than it was before, which makes me happy and I’m able to wear it everyday. Jen went above and beyond all our expectations. I couldn’t be happier to have my ring back and I love the work she’s done. Absolutely amazing."
"Jen's thoughtful and well-made work speaks for itself, but her ability to work with a customer to completely customize a piece of jewelry deserves special praise. As a long-distance customer (and completely amateur jewelry purchaser), Jen made what could be a daunting task for me completely approachable (and a lot of fun). I was referred to Jen through good friends, but living in Baltimore I never actually collaborated with her in person while designing Bridget's engagement ring. Jen worked responsively with me over email through the entire course of the ring's conception and fabrication. From the basics of picking a diamond, which I did through Jen over email (her diamond guy is the man and did not disappoint!) to customizing a design that perfectly fit my fiance's (ha! still getting used to it) style and personality, to working within my budget, I am so pleased with the process and final product."