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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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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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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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Square Cushion Sapphire Halo Ring

06.12.2014


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This nice lady came strolling into our shop looking for a blue sapphire ring to commemorate the birth of her new born son. Her husband started the tradition when she gave birth to her daughter three years ago, gifting her a ring with a pink sapphire center. She will not only get to enjoy wearing […]

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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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3 Stone Round Sapphire Engagement Ring

23.01.2014


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This client contacted me in December to look at some 3 stone sapphire and diamond rings. He came in and I showed him what we had, in the store we had princess cut sapphire and diamond ring, oval cut and trilliant diamond ring, emerald cut sapphire and diamond ring and of course, the most popular […]

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Makeover: Heirloom 5-Stone Sapphire and Diamond Ring

08.10.2013


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This lovely lady first came to us a few months ago with her fiancé’s grandmother’s engagement ring, with the idea of making a new ring with some of the stones. She and her fiancé have been together for over 10 years, so it was neither a secret nor a surprise when he proposed with his […]

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Cushion Ceylon Blue Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring

09.05.2013


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I have a cushion cut 3.50 natural untreated blue sapphire ring in the store, that ring gets so much attention but it also comes with a hefty price tag as it is untreated, and due to the size, intense blue color and the almost rounded cushion shape which is very rare. Most cushion cut sapphires […]

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