"We visited Tiffany, DeBeers, Cartier and several high end stores. Many of them had gorgeous rings, but they were either far over priced, or not “exactly” what I wanted. We spent hours with Vanessa, and she gave us her undivided attention throughout the entire process."
~Danny & Carla Abas
"As I’m writing this I cannot stop looking at my ring. I literally stop and look down at my hand numerous times a day. I’ve already had so many compliments! I love being about to tell people my fiancé helped to design the ring!"
~Stefanie & Clayton Dean
San Diego, CA
"Vanessa made the whole experience so personal by writing a note to 'The Bride To Be' congratulating me & letting me know how much thought my fiancé had put into our special day. She has made the whole process so enjoyable & personal."
~Kelli & Daniel Northrup
San Diego, CA
"Omg!!! We just LOVE it!!! It’s even better than we imagined! It is the most gorgeous ring we have ever seen and we couldn’t been more happy. Many thanks again!"
~Dragan & Elizabeta Masic
"Thank you for your genuine interest in us as a couple, exceeding my expectations, and for your attention to detail. My hope is that you’ll still be doing this in 20+ years so that my children can have this wonderful experience with you when they find the right person.”
~ Megan & Karl Simmons
"I did a lot of research for this piece and I know that Cartier would have created it and a few others too, but I was not interested in them after I read about you and we met you."
~Kevin & Karin Bacon
Del Mar, CA
If you propose with a pre-made ring from a traditional jewelry store, you'll be giving her the same design thousands of other women already wear. Large jewelry manufacturers churn these out in bulk. Custom engagement rings, on the other hand, are personalized and built exclusively for you – they're truly one of a kind.
After the proposal, she'll be curious where you got her ring. There's nothing worse than if you were to say: "I simply clicked 'buy' on a website." Or "I went to a local store where I just picked something out of the case." Think about how AMAZING you would look if you said, "I created a custom, one-of-a-kind ring where I was involved every step of the way." And then you surprise her with a Making Of The Ring™ DVD highlighting the process of creating her a custom engagement ring. You would be going above and beyond for her and she would LOVE it!!!
Most engagement rings sold in the U.S. are made on an assembly line overseas where labor is fast & cheap. These cost-cutting methods affect the quality tremendously. The engagement rings are often made by poorly skilled workers who have no interest in the people who will be buying the ring since they are thousands of miles away. Our micro pavé engagement rings are custom created in our San Diego studio. Each diamond is set with precision under 20x magnification for security, maximum light reflection & brilliance.