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Looking to design your own Jewellery but not too sure where to start?
The Idea Lab is a premier off shore fashion and bespoke jewellery manufacturing company based in Asia since 2009. We specialise in helping clients finalise their CAD ready drawings before moving to prototyping and manufacture. We service clients in the US, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand
Where does The Idea
Lab operate from?
This is me, as I stood in one of the largest jewellery wholesale markets in the world. It is right here in South China. It is one market, of many here that produce just about every type of jewellery imaginable.
You can find stainless steel fashion jewellery, freshwater pearls, semi precious stones such as howlite and amazonite as well as people working with silver, gold and platinum.
It truly is a place to bring your jewellery ideas to life. And that is what we do. We help you. With our extensive knowledge of jewellery manufacturing to bring your ideas & designs to life clearly, efficiently and at an affordable price. Get in touch to learn more.
I have some designs
I have been working on, can you help?
Yes we can. Typically to bring your idea to life, it needs to start with a CAD drawing. With our amazing team of technical designers and artists we can turn your idea into a factory ready CAD file in 7 days. The drawing when finished is 100% yours to do with what you want. A complete CAD allows you to get quotes from factories and develop samples.
What kinds of companies do you work with?
We work with a range of retailers, both large and small who buy finished fashion jewellery in a range of quantities. There has been a surge in online sellers on Amazon, eBay and independent online retailers. This a growing market and forms a large part of our business. We value every client equally and pride ourselves on servicing low order quantities and niche ideas.
What kind of jewellery do you make?
Why choose the Idea Lab?
If you are involved in any of the following materials chances are we can help you:
Precious metals (including S925)
Gemstones (Semi precious - agate, lapiz etc)
Leather and Cord
ABS & moulded plastics
Plating of base metals in various finishes.
Laser cutting and engraving
The Idea Lab has been positioned in Asia since 2009 helping customers to develop their ideas and designs into something real. We are a team with a wealth of experience and knowledge behind us. Mostly we are approachable, hard working and straight forward to deal with.
What goes into making a good piece of jewellery?
Making jewellery is no different from anything else you do in life. Do it with 100% effort and attention to detail. Often when people receive poorly manufactured product it is because of a lack of attention to detail. As most jewellery has a medium to high value once it hits the shelves, it is important that all the little details are taken care of and you receive a premium product.
With our knowledge of jewellery manufacturing combined with our expertise means that we are able to assist clients to produce well executed pieces of jewellery at competitive prices to a high standard of quality.
Manufacturing good jewellery is about executing well a series of partnerships between different suppliers, such as lasering and plating factories to ensure that everybody is on the same page and committed to producing high quality products.
Where development is needed, The Idea Lab offers a bespoke and affordable 3D design service to turn your ideas into factory ready CAD drawings. Our CAD services are both affordable and we don't charge extra. Meaning we keep working on it until we get it right.
Where do you manufacture your jewellery?
We manufacture jewellery in a range of factories across South China depending on the materials and the processes.
We have direct access to factories that are involved with or produce:
2. Semi Precious Stones
3. Plating Metals
4. Finished Metals (Silver, Gold, Platinum)
5. Leather & Cord
6. Stainless Steel
7. Brass Alloy
8. ABS & Plastics
How much do
I have to spend?
If you are running a jewellery business and looking to expand into the Far East but not ready to invest a lot of money or time, then you are in the right place. We at The Idea Lab understand that moving production to the Far East can be a daunting experience, and rife with horror stories.
Typically for a jewellery order with us a first order would be somewhere around $500 USD.
How do we make samples?
Sampling a process that does take up some time and money in order to finalise moulds and details prior to going into production. The Idea Lab can help you prepare files factory ready for sampling if you don't have to hand already. With CAD and 3D files we can get quotes on any tooling we might need to create to prepare your product for mass production.
Why The Idea Lab?
If you have spent any time on the number of Chinese manufacturing database websites such as made in china or Alibaba then you will know how much of a nightmare it can be to find someone who is both well matched to produce your product and can give you the quantities that you want.
It can be very frustrating especially when you are exploring manufacturing options in the Far East. We are a no fuss, straight to the point talking UK operated manufacturing company in China. With our network and expertise we are able to offer competitive pricing to a range of western clientele.
How do I get started?
Either reach out to us via the contact form or via the email us button below and someone will be in touch. Depending on how ready you are to manufacture we will give you no nonsense advice on what the best next steps are for you to bring your Idea to life with The Idea Lab. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.