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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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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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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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Loose Natural Alexandrite Stone

21.12.2014


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This young guy came to us in search of a nice alexandrite for the center stone in his girlfriend’s engagement ring. He already knows that his girlfriend does not want a diamond, she prefers a colored gemstone and something unique. They had come across alexandrites in their search and they were both drawn to its’ […]

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Platinum Diamond Baguette Band and Tungsten Band

12.07.2014


This couple first came into Secret Sapphire in the fall of 2013, casually inquiring about the possibility of having wedding bands made. After looking around for a few months, they came back to us to make their rings just a month before their wedding and moving away to Edmonton! However it was no problem for us […]

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Platinum Diamond Eternity Wedding Band

02.07.2014


Last summer we were visited by a lady who requested an appraisal for her platinum engagement ring, an accented split shank with a radiant cut diamond center. Her fiancé had bought the ring while on vacation in another country, so they needed an appraisal from a Canadian appraiser in order to insure the ring in […]

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GIA Princess Cut Rope Style Solitaire Ring

13.03.2014


GIA princess cut diamond

This client is from out of town so I communicated with him mostly via emails. We exchanged a few emails, and I arranged to show him the GIA princess cut diamond I selected for him when he’s in town. He was in and out of Vancouver and needed to leave town again in a week […]

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Hand Made GIA 1.50ct Solitaire Engagement Ring

13.02.2014


1.50ct GIA VS2 engagement ring

This client came in with a 1.00ct round brilliant cut solitaire ring in mind, at that time I was showing another client a 1.70ct round brilliant cut diamond I have in stock so after a glance of the 1.70ct he changed his mind! We narrowed down to approx. 1.50ct round brilliant cut diamond, high color […]

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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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Should you buy natural colored or treated colored diamonds?

09.04.2013


1.00ct yellow diamond

Diamonds are beautiful and they come in all colors like rainbow. While some natural colored diamonds are pricey, some are not, it depends on the rarity, size and intensity of the color. In general, blue, green, pink and red are among the most rare colors while brown and yellow are more common. Natural colored diamonds […]

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