FWIW, JKT is on the spendy side, and some PSers have had quality and customer service issues with Julia in the past - IIRC a PSer's intricate bracelet project with JKT ended up with serious design issues as well as significant communication problems.JoCoJenn|1455702033|3991981 said:
As for her being on the "spendy side", I think that may be more subjective to the person, project and their budget. I wouldn't consider her 'cheap' but certainly wouldn't put her in the "pricey" end of the spectrum either ... somewhere in between maybe? But for my project, I thought the cost was reasonable given the custom design, materials, labor, etc. And while I don't challenge anyone else's experiences or claims in terms of workmanship, I did not find any issues in that regard with my JKT project last spring; in fact, to the contrary. I found my ring to have more precision in design, detail & execution than some items I've had from other large jewelry designers/cast, and the turn-around time was quite reasonable (<1month from deposit to finished piece). I also found her quite lovely to talk to/work with both by phone & email in regards to personal attention. I have a couple other projects in mind that I am planning to engage her for once I have the time to solidify plans for them & the funds saved up.marymm|1455729314|3992097 said:FWIW, JKT is on the spendy side, and some PSers have had quality and customer service issues with Julia in the past - IIRC a PSer's intricate bracelet project with JKT ended up with serious design issues as well as significant communication problems.
I had worked with JKT on several rings, one of which had a quality issue visible as soon as I opened the box. I immediately brought it up to JKT only for her to dismiss it as a result of the custom ring process. At the time I did not know better, so I accepted her response.
After that bracelet project debacle I referenced above, and combined with my own experiences with her, I decided against working with her further.