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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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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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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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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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Classic Beveled Platinum Mens Band

11.06.2014


After having his fiancee’s engagement ring made with us, this client wanted to see what we can do for his wedding band. He liked the idea of having a classic band with a twist, made in enduring platinum to match his beloved’s engagement set. He spent some time perusing our selection of tungsten carbide, cobalt, […]

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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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Platinum Stackable Diamond Bands

23.03.2013


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This client received a yellow gold band from her mother, but because her engagement ring is in white gold, she doesn’t really want to wear it as a wedding band so she came to me and wanted to make two identical rings to this yellow gold ring in platinum for her wedding bands.   There […]

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Vivid Green Emerald Engagement Ring

02.03.2013


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This client is a geologist so he appreciates all types of stones but he is especially fond of color green, so of course he goes for emerald, we have looked into tourmaline together as that’s his second choice but it just can’t compete with emerald. Tourmaline is also a nice green gemstone but it’s different […]

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Custom Made Halo Ring Mount in Platinum

13.02.2013


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I’ve been emailing with this client back and fourth for a bit and explored a few ring designs. After looking thru many designs she still comes back and loves this one. It is bascially a triple halo ring mount, to accomondate a 2.50ct cushion cut she already has. I suggested some design details that will […]

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Custom Made Alexandrite and Diamond Engagement Ring

03.01.2013


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This client is a geologist and his girlfriend is also a geologist. He wants to give  her something different and since her background is Russian, he decides to give her an alexandrite engagement ring. This rare gemstone is named after the Russian tsar Alexander II (1818-1881). Alexandrite shows both red and green, highly valued for it’s […]

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