Viability: Maybe, but I think risky. Currently the way tech is going
is that the client will make the design, and get what they want
printed at a bureau.
You have to consider what you think “boutique” means.
For me the term means personal service with all the trimmings.
The costs for setting up a business as above requires a lot of
thought into the setup.
Which machines do you want to use to do the wax machining?
Do you have enough space for multiple machines?
Do you have (rented?) premises in “the right” area?
Will you do the casting in-house?
A lot of marketing will be necessary to promote your boutique, is
that covered in your budget?
Are you prepared to train high end jewellers, meaning they will be
nothing else but learning CAD, for at least 6 months?
Are you prepared to make a loss for 2 years, without a guarantee of
A lot of the above questions require a local knowledge on prices and
Your question is like asking how long is a piece of string.
We’d need more details before we could give you a ball park
figure… but it wont be cheap
Regards Charles A.