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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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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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Round Brilliant Cut Cushion Halo Custom Engagement Ring

21.04.2015


Vancouver 19KW custom made ring

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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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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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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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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Square Cushion Blue Sapphire Braided Rope Solitaire

24.04.2014


This client knew the stone she wanted before she picked out the setting – a medium to medium dark cushion cut blue sapphire, approximately one carat. Many people don’t have an idea of what a one carat sapphire looks like, so I showed her some rings we have in stock at the store and found […]

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Custom Made Alexandrite Wedding Band

03.04.2014


alexandrite wedding band

This client got his custom made alexandrite engagement ring from me last year and it’s time to get a wedding band! It’s a bypass style engagement so the traditional wedding band would have create a big gap between the two rings. I suggested the go-around the engagement ring style so it’s a perfect duo! This […]

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Custom Made 19K bands – Diamond and Two-Tone

26.11.2013


This couple had commissioned us to make her engagement ring last year (see previous post: http://monicatsao.com/blog/jewelry-trends/3-stone-sapphire-diamond-engagement-ring/). They came to us this time to make their wedding bands in time for their November wedding. For her ring, she wanted to create a band subtle enough so that her engagement ring would still stand out. She had […]

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