Custom jewelry gift ideas are the perfect way to let that special person know how much they mean to you.
At Copeland Jewelers, Clay Copeland’s designs have been a staple of the Austin jewelry scene for 40 years. And, now his son Chris joins the artisan team. Clay works in gold and platinum, Chris in silver, making creations of their own designs available for purchase.
You can be confident you’ll be giving beautiful, personal jewelry that will be cherished for a lifetime.
The products below are custom pieces currently available. For information on consulting about custom crafted jewelry especially for you, please go to the bottom of this page.
Our Top Picks for Custom Jewelry Gifts By Clay Copeland
First, we have this gorgeous, large blue/black pietersite pendant set in genuine 14K white gold. This exceptional stone weighs well over 46 carats.
This pendant’s large size is perfect for today’s styles. Hang from a chain as pictured for a modern sophisticated look. Or, wear it on a black or brown leather cord for a more boho-chic feel.
Pietersite from the quartz family, beautifully and naturally incorporates golden Tiger’s Eye, blue/black Hawk’s Eye and Jasper. This gem is predominantly Hawk’s Eye and therefore is alive with flashes of blues, blacks and gunmetal grays with highlights of golden amber colors. All with highly active metallic qualities.
Because pietersite’s creation involves being compressed, stressed and folded within the earth, it’s referred to as the “tempest stone”. Lore holds that its tempest or storm-like character helps protect its wearer from adverse energies, be they physical, emotional, or spiritual threats.
Mini Peace Sign Pendant in Yellow Gold
Give the gift of peace to a loved one. At just under 1/2 an inch, this special little peace sign pendant is part of our Delicates Collection.
An on-point look for today’s styles and an on-point message for today too. It stands out worn by itself or layered with other necklaces, beads or chains.
Specially crafted by Clay Copeland in genuine 14K yellow gold with an invisible bail on the back to slide a chain through. Spread a little love and peace without having to say a word.
Get yours today, because these peace sign pendants go quickly, especially during Christmas and the holiday season. (Chain not included).
Call us about making yours in white gold if you prefer white metal.
Mini Peace Sign With Diamonds
In addition, we have a mini peace sign pendant in white gold with diamonds.
Although, not custom made at Copeland’s, it’s still a beautiful and special piece with over 1/4 ct. (.27 ct.) of small round white diamonds in 14K white gold.
Rutilated Quartz in Diamond Rolex Bezel
A very special custom pendant with an exceptional example of rutilated quartz in a vintage diamond Rolex bezel. Rock crystal quartz with rutiles of titanium minerals like this one were popular during the 19th century. So beautiful, you’ll feel like you’re wearing sunshine around your neck.
Over 10 carats of rutilated quartz cut into a beautiful half sphere marble. Set in 14K yellow gold. Showing off vibrant strands of sparkling rutilation that look like golden silk. Amazing in natural sunlight!
Clay found during the design process that the quartz fit perfectly into the diamond bezel of this vintage ladies diamond Rolex. Our customers love it when we’re able to repurpose a beautiful piece of jewelry like this Rolex bezel.
Stunning Australian Black Opal Pendant
No photograph will do this gift from Mother Nature justice. Graded X-Fine quality, this magnificent 12.31ct. Lightning Ridge Australian Black Opal is what this pendant is all about. Absolutely gorgeous!
Swirling blue and green colors conjure visions of ocean scenes or other-worldly landscapes constantly moving and changing. In addition, Clay shows off his specialty here, with a design that captivates the essence of the gem itself. Because after all, a jeweler’s design should be a partnership with Mother Nature. Never overpowering spectacular creations that took thousands of years to evolve into the gem that is the highlight of a piece.
Here, Clay has perfectly framed this sumptuous earthly art in 14K yellow gold. He accents his frame with five small diamonds equaling almost 1/3 of a carat (.30 ct.).
Mexican Fire Opal & Tsavorite Pendant
Opals are such unique gems and this Mexican Fire Opal is special in its own right. So, of course it makes a unique gift for a special person. Plus, the small flaming green tsavorite on top, sometimes called a green garnet, is extraordinary too.
Trust us, we’re never able to resist these beautiful Mexican opals. And, when you see one, you won’t be able to either.
Unfortunately, this is one of our last Mexican opals from our collection we acquired almost 30 years ago. We rarely see this crystal type quality with a small island of the host rock still captured in the crystalline structure.
The 6.73-carat gem also exhibits iconic opal flashes of green, yellow, orange and red. However, these flashes roll across a sea of oranges and reds instead of the more known blues and greens. Rarely, do you see a Mexican opal like this!
Expertly crafted by Clay Copeland in 14K yellow gold.
Diamond Watch Earrings
In the Copeland workshop, Clay designed and modified these beauties from a ladies antique diamond watch into dazzling cocktail earrings.
Unfortunately, so many ladies watches sit in jewelry boxes collecting dust. Most of the time vintage diamond watches were designed more as jewelry than timepieces. So, with this design we’ve taken them a step farther into the jewelry world.
Clay makes each dangling earring from one side of the watchband. In addition, he precisely welds a post onto each earring so you can wear them in pierced ears. The total diamond weight is 3.55 ct. They’re crafted in 14K white gold.
Collector’s Quality Turquoise Pendant
Another December birthstone, turquoise, is a great custom jewelry gift idea.
This Turquoise Pendant is designed and handcrafted in 14K yellow gold. Clay’s gold bezel frame sets this unique stone without a hint of imperfection. As a result, it outlines this large 32.3 carat piece of turquoise in a natural organic manner.
In addition, a small faceted smoky quartz sits atop the pendant complementing the chocolate brown spiderweb pattern.
Our favorite thing about this piece is the color combination. The colors of the turquoise and brown matrix harmonize as only Mother Nature can paint. Consequently, this stone really sings.
Our Top Picks for Custom Jewelry Gifts By Chris Copeland
Chris, the younger Copeland jeweler, works in sterling silver and up-cycling foreign coins into unique, affordable jewelry. His pieces make great custom jewelry gifts with an artisan’s sense of style.
Opal & Up-cycled International Coin Pendant
This coin pendant is set with a gorgeous round Australian opal bezel set in sterling silver. The gold-colored metal is an example of his work with recycled international coins.
Here he’s cut a coin down the middle creating the three gold pieces with a handcrafted saw cut finish that creates its textural interest. Topped with a sterling bail to hang from the sterling silver chain included with your purchase.
White Druzy Quartz & Garnet Pendant
A favorite is this one-of-a-kind slice of white druzy quartz set as a pendant in genuine sterling silver. Partnered with three small garnets at the top that pick up the naturally occurring flecks of red in the quartz. A truly unique pendant.
Because of its neutral color, this pendant makes a great piece of jewelry for everyday wear. Sterling silver chain is included.
Wearing Druzy gemstones are believed to relieve stress and help you relax. It helps the wearer connect more easily with their own internal healing powers. In addition, Druzy quartz is believed to help both the immune and reproductive systems.
Jasper & International Coin Pendant
Another international coin transformed into a pendant with a genuine disc of Unakite Jasper in the center. A very cool and interesting piece that’s great for everyday wear for men or women.
The jasper itself is set in genuine sterling silver. However, the frame is an up-cycled foreign coin cut all the way down the center to make it thinner and more jewelry-like.
Next, he deconstructs the coin into several pieces. Then those pieces are put back together in this appealing frame around the jasper. The handmade saw cuts give it visual and textural interest as light bounces off the hand-crafted metal.
The sterling silver chain is included with your purchase.
Coin Guitar Pick Jewelry
One of Chris’ most popular creations, Coin Guitar Picks are inspired by his life as a professional musician.
Coin guitar picks are used by famous guitarists like Brian May of Queen and Billy Gibbons of ZZTop. Plus, on the golf course these become musician-style golf ball markers making great Austin souvenirs for your favorite golfers!
Because they make excellent stocking stuffers, these are one of our most popular custom jewelry gift ideas.
Coin Guitar Pick Pendant
An international coin guitar pick pendant with a sterling silver bail. It comes with your choice of a brown leather cord with a sterling silver clasp or a sterling silver chain. Or, give your gift with both the cord and a chain.
Coin Guitar Picks / Golf Ball Markers
Very popular stocking stuffers! Purchase a coin from our collection or bring us your own sentimental coin for fashioning. Great gift for your favorite musician or golfer.
Coin Guitar Picks on Sterling Silver Bracelet
We also make sterling silver charm bracelets with coin guitar picks too. Start a gift today with the bracelet and one or more coin guitar picks. Then, add a souvenir coin from each of your trips abroad for great custom jewelry gift ideas for many occasions to come.
Custom Jewelry Gifts Just For You
When you’re looking for a very specific design for a very specific person, see us at Copeland Jewelers.
You need someone with decades of experience. Someone like Clay Copeland. He’s the person who knows the right questions to ask.
You need a professional. Someone who can guide you down the path between what’s technically possible and a design that looks great.
Clay is an expert at communicating with you about whether or not your design ideas are executable and if they’ll look good in a finished product.
In addition, he can duplicate jewelry for you. For example, copying a favorite lost earring. Or, matching a ring or pendant that you or a family member wear.
At Copeland’s, we have a vast array of jewelry with a variety of metals, gemstones, and designs to inspire you. With a little help and advice, we’ll work with you to get exactly what you want.
- Call (512) 330-0303 and make an appointment to convey your ideas and dreams of the perfect jewelry gift.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org a photo of what you have in mind and we can start from there.