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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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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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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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Custom Hearts on Fire Ring

01.11.2013


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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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How Much Does 1ct Diamond Cost?

04.05.2013


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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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New designer men’s jewellery has arrived in my store – Scott Kay

26.04.2013


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I have been looking for a cool men’s jewellery line to carry in the store, a lot of men don’t just wear watches, they also wear bracelets, cufflinks, necklaces and studs. I have been looking around since 2011, when I went to the jewellery conference I always keep an eye out for men’s jewellery and […]

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Hand Crafted Custom Made 3 Stone Sapphire and Hearts On Fire Diamond Engagement Ring

05.12.2012


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We browsed thru a few options and finalized on 3 stone design with blue sapphire to be the center stone. This client has been looking around for a while so he knows exactly what he wants. Once we finalize the design and budget, I showed him a few blue sapphires for his approval. I strongly […]

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Custom Made Hearts On Fire Engagement Ring

15.11.2012


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This client is a musician. He came in a few months ago to buy a Hearts on Fire promise ring, thinking to get her a nice engagement ring in the future. However, she ended up having to return to Asia sooner than she expected so after she left, he came in right away to have […]

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Custom Made Special Hearts On Fire Engagement Ring

08.09.2012


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This client shopped around and decided not to go with a jewellery store that mostly have generic engagement ring styles and designs, he wanted something special so he came to me and we finalized on the hearts on fire center stone as it is the world’s most perfectly cut diamond and he wanted the best. […]

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2012 JCK Jewellery Conference

16.06.2012


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I attend jewellery conference in many places every year, as a designer I want to see what jewelry trends are in and get ideas and get inspired, as a GIA graduate gemologist I always check out what’s new at GIA booth (I found a book all about gemstone inclusions this year), and finally as a jewelry […]

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