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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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3 Carat Unheated Cushion Yellow Sapphire Solitaire Ring

31.10.2015


I had a lovely girl come in by herself to browse for a yellow sapphire engagement ring. Her boyfriend was talking for a while about getting engaged, so she decided to help him out by going first and picking out the ring she wanted. She looked around at a few places, but hadn’t yet seen what she was […]

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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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Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Wedding Band

09.07.2014


We had custom made her radiant cut halo engagement ring last year, so when it came time for wedding bands this couple came back to us to see what we could do. For the lady, she wanted something substantial enough to stand alone as she plans to wear the wedding band most of the time, […]

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Convert Diamond Ring to Rose Gold Pendant

03.12.2013


This lady wanted a change up for her engagement ring that she did not wear anymore. She had the idea to reset the center diamond into a solitaire pendant for a long time, but with the opening of her own salon in Yaletown she was understandably very busy! In fact her first visit to the […]

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Anniversay Diamond Bracelet

25.10.2013


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This is a very loyal client of mine who has been buying from me before I became a GIA graduate gemologist. One day last month he called me up, and told me that his 10 years anniversary is coming up and he needs a diamond bracelet that contains with a 1.00ct round brilliant cut diamond.  […]

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