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Teal Zircon White Sapphire 3 Stone Engagement Ring

01.06.2016


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This client’s girlfriend loves the teal color stone and it’s not something you see everyday in a jewellery store, in fact it’s not easy to find natural teal colored gemstone that’s also hard enough to withstand reasonable everyday wear. He doesn’t like the colored change stones like alexandrite and after viewing a few gemstones he […]

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Art Deco Inspired Sapphire Double Halo Ring

07.11.2015


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Earlier this year, I was commissioned to make this beautiful custom double halo engagement ring with a 1.41ct Hearts on Fire diamond center: http://monicatsao.com/blog/diamond-and-jewelry-conventions/double-halo-art-deco-diamond-ring/. A month ago, my client and his fiancee came in again to look at wedding bands, and also inquired about having a ring made for her 21 year old daughter. She […]

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3 Carat Unheated Cushion Yellow Sapphire Solitaire Ring

31.10.2015


I had a lovely girl come in by herself to browse for a yellow sapphire engagement ring. Her boyfriend was talking for a while about getting engaged, so she decided to help him out by going first and picking out the ring she wanted. She looked around at a few places, but hadn’t yet seen what she was […]

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Bezel Pear Blue Sapphire Custom Engagement Ring

02.10.2015


At our very first meeting, this client came prepared with a small binder full of pictures and notes of engagement ring styles. After a little probing, he let me know that his long-time girlfriend had been compiling the binder over the last two years! I can’t think of a more clear hint than that. All […]

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Light Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring in 18K Rose Gold

17.07.2015


This nice client was referred to me by his long-time friend from university, who commissioned me to make a blue sapphire engagement ring not long ago. Since his girlfriend has been dropping many hints about wanting a sapphire for an engagement ring as well, he decided to make an appointment with me. As we chatted […]

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All White Sapphire Engagement Ring

18.06.2015


 I first received a phone call from this client, a young guy who was curious about white sapphire for an engagement ring. While it was going to be a surprise, they had talked about it in the past and his girlfriend made it clear she did not want any diamonds in the ring. We chatted […]

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Light Champagne Pink Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring

02.05.2015


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This client first came to me about six months ago, with some floating ideas of what he wanted for an engagement ring. Both he and his girlfriend (together about a year and a half) have demanding careers; he is in real estate and his girlfriend is finishing up her residency. Being very detail-oriented but in […]

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Round Brilliant Cut Cushion Halo Custom Engagement Ring

21.04.2015


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This client came in to my jewelty store with his girlfriend at the time, they tried on many rings and couldn’t really decide what they wanted. He liked the look of a solitaire but really would be okay with anything and she’s more particular, couldn’t really decided on one specific style. I chatted with them […]

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Double Halo Art Deco Diamond Ring

28.01.2015


This client came in by himself to look for a surprise engagement ring for his girlfriend of 2 years. This is both of their second marriages, so he wanted a ring that is something different than the traditional solitaire, which she had worn before. He enlisted the help of her daughter, as they are very […]

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19K Gold Custom Mens Band with Ruby

22.12.2014


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This couple came in to browse our selection of mens rings a while back, as we have many alternative metal rings including tungsten, cobalt, titanium, and ceramic. Even if alternative metals are not for you, they can serve as inspiration as there are many different styles to touch and try on. We can duplicate or […]

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