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Austin Custom Jewelry Design Specialists
Austin Custom Jewelry Design Specialists

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I was recently asked the above question and have been asked it a few times before that. It is a very good question and I figured should know what is commonly done. If you are one for tradition, then traditionally speaking, it is the Man that purchases the…
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We are constantly asked the question – “What do I do with my diamond engagement ring from my first marriage?”  There are numerous things I can suggest. Other than just selling it outright, you may want to think about letting a jewelry professional design…
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An “incredibly rare” 3.47-carat fancy intense blue diamond ring has sold for $6.7 million, Sotheby’s announced. The sale took place at the Magnificent Jewels auction held in New York. It set “a new world auction record price-per-carat for any Fancy…
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We had a great experience working with Joseph to get our engagement ring! He worked with my fiance before we got engaged to pick out the perfect center diamond and had it delivered to our hotel where we were staying when my fiance proposed. Afterwards he…
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I was recently asked the above question about lab grading reports for colored diamonds. I would have to say that I am more partial to colored diamond reports from the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.). In my 30 plus years of experience in the…
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The value of a diamond is determined by the 4C’s. Time and time again people ask – “What determines the value of a diamond?” The most common answer is the 4C’s. Diamonds are a miracle of time. No two are exactly alike. GIA developed an agreed-upon…
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How much does it cost to buy a normal diamond engagement ring? We get this question often.  That depends on what you mean by “normal.” I don’t think its really about averages or what others are paying. Purchasing a diamond engagement ring is a personal…
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First it is important to know what “refractive index” means. In the most basic of terms, a refractive index is a comparison of the measure of the speed of light from one medium to another. In this case we are talking about the measure of the speed of…
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This place is spectacular. Nothing beats a custom one-of-a-kind jewelry piece. Superb service that is both helpful and educational. I will definitely be coming back for all my future jewelry needs. ~Austin Rivera THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE At Villarreal…
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Villarreal did a fantastic job on a restoration of a diamond brooch which is a family heirloom. Some stones had been removed that needed replacement and also some reworking of the design. I had a concept going in on what I thought might work but in…
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