From Custom Design to Jewelry and
Watch Repair – Gunderson’s Does it All

Custom Design

One of our favorite things at Gunderson’s Jewelers is custom design. From complete restoration to repurposing old jewelry to developing a new idea into reality, we love hearing the stories behind each request and working together with customers to create stunning one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.

Custom design is truly a unique, individual experience in which we meet with customers to learn their vision, ideas and purpose. Once we fully understand the customer’s desire and goal for the piece, our expert designers begin by sketching designs using Computer Aided Designs (CAD), which bring to life every detail of the jewelry. Once approved by the customer, the meticulous craftsmanship begins.

Each custom design is approached with outstanding craftsmanship and a devotion to detail that captures your love in a piece of jewelry that will be treasured for a lifetime.

We invite you to create a special symbol of your love with our talented designers in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Omaha and Fargo.

The Marquise Diamond Ring

Diana inherited a ring from her mother; but waited for her father to pass away before she designed a new ring. David Stensrud said, “I have worked with Diana for years, working on different designs for her right hand so it wouldn’t look
like an engagement ring. The original ring she inherited was her mother’s wedding ring. We took the look of two different rings and combined them to create a two tone look by adding the yellow gold loops to hold the round accent diamonds. The elongated V tips on marquise add a classic and smooth look. She absolutely loves this ring!  Especially how it was set up so all stones set nice and low, as well with the openness of the band.

Hailey Waitt Lapel Pin

Hailey Waitt’s Fiance, Jordan Gafa (2018 Proposal Stories) came to Gunderson’s to help turn Hailey’s logo into a custom designed lapel pin and surprise her on their big day. Hailey’s logo is showcased on her debut novel BAND OF SHADOWS: The Scarlet Onyx Saga by H.P. Waitt. We gladly took the challenge and crafted a distinctive gold lapel to showcase her flair, style and creativity. 

Antler Bracelet

This client loves to hunt with her husband. She came into Gunderson’s with an idea to commemorate the many Elk hunts she shared with her husband. We custom designed this 14-karat yellow gold bracelet with the look of antlers with bezel set Ivory,  accented with created Padparadscha Sapphires, made of 14k yellow gold. The client loves this unique expression of the time she and her husband enjoy together.

Grandma’s Watch

This project of love was converting a very precious family keepsake to a necklace. We turned this Hamilton Diamond and Gold Ladies Wrist Watch into a stunning drop necklace. This third-generation family client was extremely happy with the outcome because of its one-of-a-kind style and the dear meaning it holds. She will wear it often.

5 Stackable Rings

A client came in looking to update five old rings. We went for more modern looking stackable bands that the client could wear however she wanted.

Intitial Creative Concept Sketches at the Beginning of the Design Process