Custom makes

Making a bespoke piece of jewellery for a client is one of my favourite parts of being a jeweller. Working closely with you allows me to design and handmake a unique piece that commemorates a milestone or a union between you and a loved one.

As a jeweller with over 17 years of experience, I aim to make the process of getting a special piece of jewellery custom made easy and enjoyable. Slide / click to see how to get your custom deisgned piece started.

As soon as I met Michelle, I knew that I'd found our ring maker. After a short meeting we had a clear direction for a custom piece. I felt confident throughout the process and was incredibly impressed with the result. My partner loves it. I'm so happy. Ben

Michelle is an absolute joy to work with. You can see the love and profound experience she has in jewellery craftsmanship. The ring she made for me is unique and stunning. I love wearing it! Karolina

Enquiries welcome

Send me an email and let me know what you’re thinking. If you have a clear view of the piece of jewellery you’d like me to make, please include your ideas, budget, timeframe, metal and gemstone choices and any relevant images. You may be unsure about a design at this stage with only a particular metal or type of gemstone in mind. My first email back to you will cover all you need to consider to get the process started. If you’re local to Melbourne, you can call or email to book a face to face appointment.

Michelle is a rare artist who is immensely skilled at both designing and making. This allows her to not only realise her client’s visions, but to elevate them to an unexpectedly beautiful level! The ring she made for me is flawless in design and technique, with a professional execution. I would highly recommend Michelle in the art of jewellery. Kathryn

This was the first time getting jewellery made to order. I had no idea what to expect. From the first email, Michelle was great. Her enthusiasm and ease made the whole process fun. Very impressed with the end result and highly reccommend getting something designed and made my Michelle. Brilliant work. Steve.

Designing and sourcing gemstones

Using the information we’ve gathered, I get designing. I’ll show you what’s possible within your budget and source gemstones for you to view either in person or via email if required.

A great admirer of Michelle’s jewellery I asked her to help create a custom designed ring, for me to wear now, and later for my daughter. The design brief was an ode to my beautiful Poppy- utilising form and gold from his own signet ring, and memories of my childhood. Long summer days with sisters and brother panning for sapphires in the shade of the creek. The end result, was absolutely perfect. I’ve worn it every day, and it brings me endless joy, to look at and in memory. Thank you. Lou

I commissiomed Michelle to design and make me a pair of diamond earrings. They are perfect and exactly what I wanted. Thank you. I highly recommend Michelle to make you the perfect piece of jewellery. Gigi.

Michelle was great to work with. Easy going, informative and efficient. She sourced a stunning collection of gem stones to choose from…The ring is more beautiful than I imagined. Best of all, my partner loves it! Big thanks. Adam. Love my ring so much. I get lots of compliments on it and I love how unique it is. I never tire of looking at this stunning sapphire. Thank you. Isabel.

Agreeing on a design

Once a final design is agreed upon, a 50% deposit is required to commence your bespoke piece. Making your custom piece of jewellery. Whether I’m making commitment rings, a dress ring or a special necklace, this is where I bring your piece of jewellery to life.

Big fans of Michelle's work. We have commissioned her to make us several pieces over the years. The thing that we loved about Michelle from the very beginning was her gental and inquisitve nature, you can tell she loves what she does. Her designs are always thoughtful and the quality of each piece is outstanding. Graham and Debbie.

Michelle you are amazing and I adore this ring! Thank you so so much, it’s more than Expected. Seriously beautiful…I’m eternally grateful. Kathryn

Hey Michelle, she said yes! And to make things even better the ring fits perfectly! Thanks for everything. She’s absolutely in love with the ring. Cheers, Jakob.

How long does the process take?

The timeframe from initial consult to completed piece varies. On average, it takes between three and six weeks for me to make your custom piece, and sometimes longer. If you have a shorter timeframe, please get in touch and we can discuss what’s possible.

I received a pair of Michelle Cangiano large gold hoops as a present several years ago. I LOVE THEM! The design is gorgeous, they are lightweight and hang really beautifully. Over the years since I was gifted them, I lost one and Michelle has reworked the new earring to match. The repairs process was super smooth and quick. Thank you! Briony

Michelle was wonderful to deal with. She was organised and accommodating. When I couldn’t visualise how the ring would look on my finger, she made me a sample ring in silver! Since I got the gold one, I haven’t taken it off. In love! Many thanks. Danielle.

Thanks so much Michelle for your amazing skills we are both so very happy with our rings. Gian.