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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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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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Anniversary Diamond Band – Perfect Trio!

06.08.2014


Yellow sapphire diamond trio rings

So it’s been a year this client got married, I had mentioned to him when he came in to buy a yellow sapphire engagement ring that due to the style of his ring an anniversary band would be a very good idea and look for it, an diamond or yellow sapphire anniversary band that’s identical […]

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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 1 carat Round Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring

01.02.2014


GIA 1 carat diamond

This client was referred to me by other client of mine in Vancouver and was looking for a custom made engagement ring. We spoke on the phone briefly and then he came in to see me for a consultation. After going thru different options I proposed two different GIA round brilliant cut diamonds for him […]

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Custom Hearts on Fire Ring

01.11.2013


hearts on fire custom ring

This client found a hearts on fire ring on my jewelry store’s website www.secretsapphire.ca that she loves and inquired about seeing it in person. I went thru how special hearts on fire diamond is and she totally loves it, it’s very special to see the hearts and arrows under the proportion scope. However, I was […]

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Custom White Sapphire Eye Ring

17.09.2013


eyeringw

This particular client was extremely easy to work with, as he already had an exact idea of what he wanted: a replica of his costume ring. He had been wearing this ring every day for over a year when he decided he wanted to invest in having it made into a fine jewelry piece. This […]

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Dragon/Phenix Engraved Engagement Ring

14.09.2013


engraved engagement ring

This is a very interesting project. I’ve made a mens band with a dragon engraved on it but I haven’t made a lady’s engagement ring with both dragon and phenix engraved onto the ring yet. This client came in with no idea what center stones he would like for her engagement ring so we browsed […]

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Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring

19.07.2013


A client was looking for a special and unique engagement ring to give to his girlfriend of 3 years. She currently lives in Seattle and he lives here in Vancouver, so after two years of doing long-distance he wants to seal the deal by getting engaged and moving down to Seattle to be with her. […]

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How Much Does 1ct Diamond Cost?

04.05.2013


diamonds vancouver

One of the question I get asked the most for being in the jewelry business is, how much is a 1.00ct, how much is a 2.00ct? Well, it’s hard to say, it’s not like we’re talking about a pair of jeans, all you need to do is to see if you like the style, if […]

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