Custom Design

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Herbert’s design team is ready to listen to your ideas and help you design the jewelry of your dreams. From old world techniques such as lost-wax casting to using state-of-the art design technology, Herbert’s will create your masterpiece.

Herbert’s Designers


In July of 2004, Lisa Block returned to Kenosha with her family to work with her father. As she learned about the business, she also took courses through the GIA and continued using her background in art through designing jewelry for the store and for clients’ specific requests. Lisa previously ran the Gibraltar High School Art Department in Fish Creek, Door County, WI. She was named an Emerging Artist by the Peninsula Art School and exhibited many works of art in shows and competitions. Among the courses she taught were Metals and Jewelry Design. Lisa earned Fine Art and Art Education degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a concentration in Art History. She now runs the store as the third generation and continues the family tradition.

Leigh Butterbrodt

Our Head Goldsmith, Leigh Butterbrodt, has been designing beautiful custom jewelry and repairing Kenosha’s treasured heirlooms through Herbert’s repair department since 1979. She began her creative education as an Art Major at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and continued professional education through the Gemological Institute of America, specializing in advanced stone setting, goldsmithing and platinum work. Working one on one with our customers in the store by appointment, Leigh collaborates with our clients to design the perfect one of a kind keepsakes our customers dream of. She also specializes in creating wedding bands to match unique engagement rings, re-purposing sentimental jewelry, and complicated intricate repairs. For more information and appointments, please call Herbert’s at 262-697-0300.

“It gives me particular joy to be able to restore many old wedding sets, as often they don’t have to be replaced with new modern mountings, when they have been so dear to the hearts of those brides for many, many years. I’ve seen many tears of gratitude from those long-wed ladies.”

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Services Available also include:

  • One of a kind bridal
  • Reproduction
  • Lost wax casting
  • Custom matching wedding bands for engagement rings
  • Remounts
  • Unique family and religious designs


“We want to thank you for the wonderful service and beautiful jewelry that you have for all our family since our first purchase of wedding rings in 1970. Your quality is perfection and the personal attention is spectacular. We adore every piece from Herbert’s. Through our families generations – it has always been Herbert’s. We are so happy your family has continued the tradition of jewelry perfection. Thank you!”

“Thank you so much for your expertise and professionalism in “helping” me with designing the ring for my sister! She loves it and says it fits!”