The Process of Creating your Engagement Ring
This is what you can expect when we work together on your wedding band project:
Initial consultation; discuss your ideas , budget and timeframe. All options are discussed.
I source necessary stones (for example diamond/diamonds) and create a design to show you, as well as the price quote.
Second consultation; you come to look at the design. We discuss the details as well as timeline.
Upon approval of the design, I ask for a 50% deposit and then commence with manufacturing of the ring.
I contact you once the ring is 100% perfectly complete, where we arrange a time for you to come and collect it. The final balance is then paid.
I communicate well throughout the process.
Each and every engagement ring is custom designed and manufactured to your specifications, taste, and budget. If you have an idea of what style of ring you are in the market for, I can help you to develop this idea and customize it, to create the ring that your fiancée will love at first sight.
I source the diamond(s) and/or other gemstones from reputable merchants based in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver or in some cases the U.S. I supply natural, Canadian earth mined and cut diamonds. I also offer lab created diamonds. Whichever your choice, I respect it and will provide the same level of service and workmanship. My end goal is to ensure that you are satisfied with your experience and the product.
After a stone has been selected for the project, I further discuss your design ideas with you. Then I go to work on creating either a CAD generated, realistically rendered picture or a wax model prototype (or, in many cases, both) for your inspection and approval, before we move to the next step: manufacturing.
I offer you various options for types of precious metals. I work with all colours of gold, in different karat options (gold purity percentages) and also specialize in platinum and palladium. Blends are available, such as 18K palladium white gold, or a superior blend - 19K white gold.
The entire process can take as little as three weeks or up to six weeks. This is dependent on your need for completion by a specific date, or the complexity of the design. There are a few variables here, but I always discuss these with you and keep you updated with the progress.
I have created thousands of engagement rings in my approximately 30 years of international experience. Examples can be seen by visiting the IMAGES page.
Before you think that all of this sounds unaffordable in terms of the exclusivity in design and services you are receiving, let me assure you that, to remain marketable, my pricing is competitive and very comparable to that of other jewellers catering to the same style and process of jewellery manufacturing.
The biggest difference between my operation and other designer jewellers is this: I perform the design myself, I create the piece myself. There is no middle man. Unlike other stores, I do not send out for CAD design or modelling.
Some of your questions may already have been answered on my FAQ page.
If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. Feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to answer your questions.