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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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Custom Pave 4-Prong Diamond Engagement Ring

08.05.2015


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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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1.05ct Rose Gold Twisted Shank Engagement Ring

30.04.2015


1.05ct rose gold engagement ring

This client is referred by a friend, I was actually neighbour with his fiancé some years ago, my dog and her dog were actually friends. A couple of times her dog would run away from home and came looking for my dog outside my door, wow that was over 10 years ago, time flies. After […]

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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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Mother’s Day Ruby Halo Diamond Earring Studs

19.06.2014


custom made ruby diamond halo earrings

I was commissioned to make a pair of round cut ruby earrings studs with diamond halo. It’s pretty straight forward, the client gave me a budget and I showed her the size of ruby she would be looking at within her price range, they are a little smaller because she wanted the best color but […]

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Classic Beveled Platinum Mens Band

11.06.2014


After having his fiancee’s engagement ring made with us, this client wanted to see what we can do for his wedding band. He liked the idea of having a classic band with a twist, made in enduring platinum to match his beloved’s engagement set. He spent some time perusing our selection of tungsten carbide, cobalt, […]

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Cushion square halo sapphire earring studs

05.06.2014


cushion shape diamond halo earrings

This client walked into my door loving my blue sapphire selections in the store, she has been looking for blue sapphire halo diamond earring studs but haven’t found a pair she loves until she saw my sapphires. As most of my blue sapphire jewelry in my store is custom made and hand-selected by me I […]

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Custom Made 19K Oval Aquamarine Halo Engagement Ring

28.05.2014


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This client was referred to us by a good friend of his; a lovely lady client who we custom made a colored diamond wedding set for a year ago. She had a pleasant experience and a beautiful ring, so she recommended he come and see us. They say word of mouth is the best form of […]

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