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Past, Present, Future… 3 Diamond Wedding Band

15.06.2016


Amanda Cain set

Last year, we made a lovely bezel princess cut solitaire for this client. Details like the slight taper, rounded corners, airy basket, and unique finish gave the ring a personalized touch that made it perfect for the wearer! The lady wanted something feminine yet durable and low-maintenance. For the wedding band, she wanted something beautiful […]

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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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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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Princess Cut Bezel Solitaire with Matte Finish

30.05.2015


A nice young guy came in to look for the perfect engagement ring for his girlfriend of two years. Her personal style leans more towards casual, and she works with horses so he needed a simple ring that was low-set. He picked a princess cut trellis style solitaire that we had on display, and proposed […]

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Custom Pave 4-Prong Diamond Engagement Ring

08.05.2015


Pardeep rough mount

This client came to us because he heard we do great custom work, and he wantedto get a custom made setting for his own diamond. His plan is to officially propose to his girlfriend when he visits her in Toronto in three weeks, where she’s currently doing her residency. The timeline is a little tight, […]

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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 Canadian Diamond in Half Bezel Ring

02.04.2015


This client was referred to me by a dear friend of mine.. He and his girlfriend had been dating about 2 years when he decided to surprise her with a ring. He mentioned him and his girlfriend are pretty similar – in that they both outdoorsy people, enjoy camping and hiking, and are modest and low-key mostly. She […]

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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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Diamond Pave Twist Engagement Ring

08.11.2014


This guy came to us with an idea of the ring his girlfriend likes: a round brilliant diamond in a twist pave setting. After dating for over eight years, she started dropping hints on the proposal and ring style she prefers. Luckily he listened carefully and took notes, and set out to get her the […]

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Diamond Band and Tungsten Band Wedding Set

16.07.2014


We had custom made her cushion blue sapphire halo engagement ring last year, seen here: http://monicatsao.com/blog/jewelry-trends/cushion-ceylon-blue-sapphire-halo-engagement-ring/  Since her engagement ring stands alone very well, she wanted a wedding band that would complement but not take away from the sapphire center stone. I usually suggest for those with colored stone engagement rings to do alternating diamond/gemstone […]

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