I don’t know if you know this about me, my darlings, but…I’m picky. I know what I want and what I don’t want. When I shop for jewelry, I often find myself wishing a certain piece was half an inch longer or a quarter inch shorter or a slightly different color.
Tiary is a dream for particular shoppers like me. Every single piece of jewelry they offer is handmade and customizable: you can order it exactly as it is, or you can tweak almost every one of the piece’s details. It’s a whole library of already cute pieces that you can change slightly until they’re precisely what you want.
Let me show you.
Tiary was kind enough to send me a gift card so that I could try out their service for myself and I was extremely impressed by the entire process. The only downside was that it was really, really hard to choose just one piece.
After rampaging through the Tiary website and putting together 8 or so pieces of custom jewelry, I finally narrowed things down to my final choice: the Drops of Jupiter necklace. (You can see this piece’s listing in the screenshots above.)
I’ve been wanting a neutral-ish colored gem layering necklace, and I loved the movement and festoon-ish vibe of this particular design. I customized the length to 18 inches, the stone to simulated blue sapphire, and the metal to 14K yellow gold.
I was especially impressed by Tiary’s customization options that make it possible for most pieces to vary greatly in price.
Choose lower karat gold or silver and simulated gems and you can easily bring a piece’s price down by $900 – and if you choose all the lowest price options, there are quite a few Tiary designs available for under $100 and tons for under $300.
Did I mention their packaging is gorgeous? Custom jewelry is a really fun self-purchase, but this package is so luxe and satisfying that it would also make a really impressive gift. I’m fully delighted with my Tiary necklace and I can’t wait to keep layering it with everything I own.
Tiary is also woman-owned and offers free shipping, free returns, and free sizing within two weeks – even on custom jewelry. This is unusual and a really fantastic feature and so unusual for custom jewelry, which is usually final sale.
Did I mention how much I love my Tiary necklace? Again, it’s the Drops of Jupiter design in blue sapphire. I went for synthetic sapphires, because I’m trying to keep to a budget, but they’re still an utterly gorgeous blue. I’m wearing it here with my opals from Diamondoodles and a vintage gold chain from Stay Gold.
If you follow my IG closely, you’ve already seen this piece in my #JewelsoftheDay story posts. I tried to wait until after this blog post to debut it…but it’s too perfect to keep on pause.
The business model of an online jewelry store that offers customization isn’t new, but it’s rarely accomplished this successfully. The Tiary designs are genuinely cute and pretty and they’re on trend enough to feel fresh and exciting without sacrificing timelessness. The designs are just distinctive enough to give Tiary the feel of a cohesive brand, while still providing a whole collection of versatile, customizable pieces that can layer with anything.
The Tiary site is also really, really, really fun for browsing. Whether or not your jewelry budget has any wiggle room at the moment, it’s very satisfying to tweak the Tiary designs until you have the perfect piece of custom jewelry in your cart.
Tiary generously sent me a gift card for their website, but my opinions remain my own.