Nobody bonds over having the same engagement ring...
You're unique. Each and every gem is unique (even factory-cut lab-created stones). So why wear the same mass-produced jewelry as hundreds or thousands of other people?
You want a bespoke, tailored experience
You need to work with a knowledgable jeweler you can trust to help guide you through the important process of designing your jewelry, and you need a masterful craftperson to fabricate a piece that not only lives up to your expectations, but also lasts a lifetime.
You are supporting a local practitioner of an ancient craft
The art of metalsmithing dates back to ancient times, before multinational corporations and mass production. Handmade jewelry preserves that noble tradition, and keeps money circulating with individuals in the community, not faceless corporations.
Know exactly where your jewelry came from
Mainstream factory jewelers have a dizzying supply chain that leaves lots of room for materials of dubious origins to creep in, and there's very little that can be done to audit that. By working with the artisan responsible for sourcing and fabricating your jewelry, you can be sure to know as much as possible about where your materials came from.
From My Happy Customers
Working with Kevin to design my engagement ring was a delight. He was very educational and I never felt like he was pushing me towards a higher ticket-price. By the way, she said yes!
Michael S, Golden, CO
I love exploring the singularities collection. Everybody compliments the cocktail ring I got here.
Sarah B., Pittsburgh, PA
Work with me to craft a perfect piece, just for you.
Navigating the complex world of jewelry for important pieces like engagement rings can be a dizzying endeavor for somebody who's never done it before. I can help guide you through the process of choosing metals, settings, gems, and finishes, and I can fabricate a piece that fits exactly what you're looking for.
From the Jeweler's BenchRead it!
Diamond Haul - 9/11/17
A few months ago, I purchased a diamond to use in an engagement ring. Without getting into too many details, that became unnecessary. The diamond I purchased was...
Gem Haul from John Betts - 8/11/2017
I spent this morning meeting with my favorite gem dealer, the indomitable John Betts, and picked up a handful of varied gems to try out some new...
Thinking about a Divorce Ring?
While divorce rates in the United States are, in fact, falling, 40% of marriages still end that way (the statistics for first-time marriages are actually a good deal...
Why do I work with rough gems?
Nearly all of my jewelry pieces feature rough gems. That's a little unusual for the jewelry industry. Most jewelers only work with faceted gems or cabochons. For jewelers...