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Custom Jewelry Designs

  • Jewelry for the Soul

    A client last week had written to us about the significance of a piece we had designed for her. It was during a trying and transitional time in her life. There’s a jaggedness to the design that resonates with her, so symbolic of how that trying period felt. She called it “jewelry for the soul.”

    She now wears that necklace as a reminder of her ability to survive, even thrive, in the face of adversity.  What piece of jewelry could you design that would represent you now? What gem would it hold? What metals would symbolize you? Would it hang from your neck or lie on your wrist or encircle your finger? What kind of feel would the piece have? Warm? Strong? Funky? Classic?

    All of these decisions go into making a custom design piece of jewelry. It’s a very personal process. The pieces we create may be worn a lifetime; it needs to deeply resonate with you. We make sure it does.


    An example of “soul jewelry.” Aria’s eternity band.

    Contact us for a phone appointment or stop by our showroom in Scottsdale. We’re happy to design some jewelry for your soul.



  • Our One-of-a-Kind for your One-of-Kind

    Valentine’s Day is just around the bend. If you’re ready to go outside the “flowers and candy” box, we have some great options for you. Nothing says “I love you” more than a custom piece of jewelry, where you or your loved one give us your design idea and we bring it to life. If you feel like custom design is beyond you, think again. We have over 100 years of working with customers on custom design pieces under our belt. When you call us, we walk you through the process, helping you to refine your idea, no matter how rough or vague it is. Then we get busy in our Scottsdale, Arizona studio taking that vision and making a reality of it.

    Not sure if custom design is right for you? Semi custom design might be the way to go, where we show you many high quality designs and you pick the stone, the metal or any other small changes we can make to personalize the piece.

    Give us a call and find out whether semi-custom design or custom design jewelry is right for your this Valentine’s day.

    Make a piece as unique as your love!

    Custom design tourmaline ring

  • J.J. Ring Remake

    On JJ’s ring, we added a solid back along with new diamonds and a new center stone, retipped the prongs as needed and cleaned/refinished the entire ring.

  • New Fleur de Lis Earrings

    We just finished these beauties!  A exclusive available in 14kt/18kt white, yellow or rose gold or in platinum with any gemstone. Shown in 1ct total weight (t.w.) and 2ct t.w. sizes – other sizes and shapes available.

  • French Cut Diamonds!

    We just received several carats of antique style French cut diamonds in several sizes. If you’re looking for a truly antique looking piece, these little beauties are for you! Check out the video.

  • All I can say is WOW!!. . .I screamed when I saw it!!

    HI Beth!!!

    All I can say is WOW!! The ring turned out to be spectacular in all aspects!! I screamed when I saw it!! He couldn’t stand it and proposed the day he got in the mail!! LoL We had a GREAT 4th of July!

    Thank you and Joe for your patience with all my months of particular-ness! You are a jewel!! I cannot wait to do business with you again on our next design!!!

    BA & LE
    Engaged 6/30/11

  • Couture Design Awards Raise the Bar Again

    The winners of the annual Couture Design Awards were announced several days ago to a standing-room-only crowd of 800 retailers and designers at the Wynn Las Vegas. This is the best of the best, when it comes to custom design jewelry. And this year, the bar was raised yet again with some of these stunning pieces:

    Shaun Leane took top honors in the Colored Gemstones Above $20,000 category with his “Queen of the Night” collar, featuring more than 15 carats of pear-shaped purple sapphire, 174 carats of sapphire pave, 35 carats of diamond pave and more than 6 carats of ruby pave, all set in 18-karat blackened gold.

    Federica Rettore took first place in the Colored Gemstones Below $20,000 category, with her 18-karat gold earrings (below) with rose cut and brilliant cut diamonds, more than 6 carats of multi-colored sapphires, fossil coral and gun-barrel stainless steel. (1st Runner Up: Sutra; 2nd Runner Up: Carelle)


    La Reina won first place in the Diamonds Above $20,000 category with her ring with flat and oval diamonds, illustrated in a sketch below. (1st Runner Up: Sally Sohn; 2nd Runner Up: Imperium)

    Designer Moritz Glik took first place in the Diamonds Below $20,000 category with his necklace in 18-karat yellow gold and blackened silver (below) with more than 2 carats of rose cut diamonds and more than 4 carats of brilliant cut diamonds. (1st Runner Up: Rodney Rayner; 2nd Runner Up: Yewn)

    In the Gold category, Elena Votsi won with her gold ring with brilliant cut diamonds and garnet (below). (1st Runner Up: Roberto Coin; 2nd Runner Up: Paul Morelli)

    Sevan Bicakci was recognized with first place in the Pearls category with his octopus ring/cuff (below) made in 24-karat gold and sterling silver with more than 3,000 hand-set multi-colored diamonds, 164 hand-set seed pearls and one South Sea baroque pearl. (1st Runner Up: Mikimoto; 2nd Runner Up: Yael Sonia)

    The winner in the Bridal category was Stefan Hafner, with a ring made of white gold and 7.5 carats of rubies and diamonds (below). (1st Runner Up: Michael B; 2nd Runner Up: Jolie B. Ray)

    Isabelle Fa took first place in the Platinum category with earrings made in platinum and diamonds. (1st Runner Up: Henrich & Denzel; 2nd Runner Up: Harry Kotlar

    The winner in the Silver category was Atelier Zobel, with a cuff made with silver, platinum, onyx and black and champagne-colored diamonds. (1st Runner: Aida Bergsen; 2nd Runner Up: Arman Sarkisyan)


    Read more about the other winner at National Jeweler.