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Past, Present, Future… 3 Diamond Wedding Band

15.06.2016


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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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Princess Cut Bezel Solitaire with Matte Finish

30.05.2015


A nice young guy came in to look for the perfect engagement ring for his girlfriend of two years. Her personal style leans more towards casual, and she works with horses so he needed a simple ring that was low-set. He picked a princess cut trellis style solitaire that we had on display, and proposed […]

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Diamond Pave Twist Engagement Ring

08.11.2014


This guy came to us with an idea of the ring his girlfriend likes: a round brilliant diamond in a twist pave setting. After dating for over eight years, she started dropping hints on the proposal and ring style she prefers. Luckily he listened carefully and took notes, and set out to get her the […]

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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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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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Custom Made 19K Oval Aquamarine Halo Engagement Ring

28.05.2014


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This client was referred to us by a good friend of his; a lovely lady client who we custom made a colored diamond wedding set for a year ago. She had a pleasant experience and a beautiful ring, so she recommended he come and see us. They say word of mouth is the best form of […]

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Square Cushion Blue Sapphire Braided Rope Solitaire

24.04.2014


This client knew the stone she wanted before she picked out the setting – a medium to medium dark cushion cut blue sapphire, approximately one carat. Many people don’t have an idea of what a one carat sapphire looks like, so I showed her some rings we have in stock at the store and found […]

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Multi-Row Diamond Ring Makeover

19.02.2014


This old client of mine came to me with some small loose diamonds she had in her possession, from a previous jewelry piece. Instead of having them sitting there collecting dust, she wanted to use them to update a ring she already had. Since this ring was rarely worn, it seemed a brilliant idea to put […]

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Custom Made 19K bands – Diamond and Two-Tone

26.11.2013


This couple had commissioned us to make her engagement ring last year (see previous post: http://monicatsao.com/blog/jewelry-trends/3-stone-sapphire-diamond-engagement-ring/). They came to us this time to make their wedding bands in time for their November wedding. For her ring, she wanted to create a band subtle enough so that her engagement ring would still stand out. She had […]

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