This is a story of the creation of an incredible "Happy Anniversary" ring. This is special because it illustrates what can be done with a client's vision of her perfect ring. She couldn't find it anywhere and when she came to us seemed a bit discouraged; willing to "settle". I wouldn't let that happen. We designed the ring she imagined. So exciting! The combination of yellow and white in a simple twist, frames the 6 original diamonds from her wedding band. And the matching band slips perfectly into the engagement ring. An awesome couple! God Bless you both and many years of happiness to come!
AT: 10/27/2017 04:30:36 PM
Friday, October 20, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
This lovely lady transformed a ring and a pendant jacket from her Mother into one amazing ring. We looked at different styles and she chose the best features from each; the shape of the halo, how the diamonds were set in the side and the antique styling of the ring itself. These three different ideas merged into this one beauty. Scroll through and see the before images, the computer generated renderings and, of course, the final result! Enjoy!
The before picture. We ...
AT: 10/20/2017 04:18:34 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
This is an excellent example of how something you have and are not wearing is transformed into a completely different look. Our client's pendant diamond, set on one of our beautiful show special settings. So elegant!
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Sunday, October 15, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
This is a wonderful story of a couple celebrating their anniversary of over 30 years. Both their original wedding bands are entwined together making a pendant that slides on an adjustable chain. You can still see the engraving! Jim soldered ring closed and re-brushed them. They look brand new!
AT: 10/15/2017 03:59:46 PM
Monday, October 09, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Here's a different twist on the popular halo setting. This client had an oval solitaire engagement ring. Her idea was to add her children and grandchildren's stones around her center; almost forming a 'family circle' around her diamond. Luckily the halo had just the right amount of settings so each person had 2 stones. The halo was added to her existing ring and her center diamond reset.
Do you have jewelry that needs a style upgrade? Take a look at our Custom Design Gallery for som...
AT: 10/09/2017 04:27:54 PM
TAGS: BIRTHSTONE, BIRTHSTONE RING, BIRTHSTONES, COLORED GEMSTONES, CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, CUSTOM RINGS, DIAMOND, DIAMOND RING, FAMILY JEWELRY, FAMILY MEMORIES, ONE OF A KIND GIFTS, PERSONALIZED JEWELRY, RESTYLED JEWELRY
Friday, September 29, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
I have been so excited to show you this final recreated piece. And, this lady is truly as lovely as her new ring. She brought in a ring, a pair of channel set diamond earrings and two diamond pendants. Her request was something on the wider side, but also delicate. Together with some "visual aids" we took the journey from a quick sketch and the final computer rendering to the gorgeous result. She simply imagined the possibilities. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Here are her original pieces. You can see her engagement ring, diamond freeform pendant, diamond hoop earrings and a 5 diamond pendant:
AT: 09/29/2017 04:07:01 PM
TAGS: ROSE GOLD, WHITE GOLD, DIAMONDS, DIAMOND RING, RESTYLED JEWELRY, BEFORE AND AFTER, CAD, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, CUSTOM RINGS, FAMILY MEMORIES, ONE OF A KIND GIFTS, REMOUNT
Friday, September 22, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Here's some creative resetting ideas on this "summer" Friday morning! A wedding ring created for a new bride using her fiance's grandmother's diamonds in a popular single row bezel band. Delicate, yet durable.
Also, a three stone ring us...
AT: 09/22/2017 06:22:34 PM
TAGS: ANTIQUE RING RESTORATION, CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, CUSTOM RINGS, DIAMOND, DIAMOND RING, FAMILY JEWELRY, FAMILY MEMORIES, REMOUNT, WEDDING BAND, WEDDING BANDS, WEDDING JEWELRY, WEDDING SET
Thursday, September 14, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
A ring that brought tears to this sweet young woman's eyes? Yes, but they were joy filled tears. The center diamond was our client's grandmothers, the rubies and larger diamonds from a channel set band and the small diamonds on the side from a pair of unworn earrings. The result is an antique style ring whose focus is exactly on where it should be; the memories of her Grandmother. bb
AT: 09/14/2017 07:00:28 PM
Friday, September 08, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
A client came in with her original loose diamond, a diamond pendant, a pair of diamond earrings,a diamond ring and a pendant enhancer. The loose diamond is now a beautiful solitaire pinkie ring and the pendant and earrings?...Take a look at the "antique" inspired pendant she created. For the pendant, we used existing settings but fashioned them together in an nontraditional way. So elegant. And there is a ring coming next...so stay tuned...more to come! bb
This single diamond was the client's first diamon...
AT: 09/08/2017 07:19:39 PM
TAGS: BEFORE AND AFTER, CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, CUSTOM RINGS, FAMILY JEWELRY, FAMILY MEMORIES, PENDANT, REMOUNT
Tuesday, September 05, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
I wanted to share this touching story with you. Our client's mother and her best friend shared joy and loss throughout their friendship and when it was time to pass on both ladies rings, our client was the recipient. A story of enduring friendship and strength is represented with their stones. Our client added her own engagement ring and the diamond from her husband's grandmother and the result is generations of family and best friends in this one of a kind treasure. Enjoy! bb
AT: 09/05/2017 07:36:11 PM
TAGS: FRIENDSHIP, CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, CUSTOM RINGS, DIAMOND, DIAMOND RING, FAMILY JEWELRY, FAMILY MEMORIES
Sunday, August 27, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Hello everyone! What a glorious day. So many commented on enjoying pictures showing possibilities of re-purposing "bling". Here's one of my favorites for two reasons; not only is the final product stunning but the diamonds came from items many have that may be unworn. A simple diamond pendant and stud earrings became this rose and white gold ring. With no prongs to catch, this simple and elegant style could be worn daily. Enjoy!
The client's original set with about a 1/2 ct diamond pendant a...
AT: 08/27/2017 08:01:28 PM
TAGS: BEFORE AND AFTER, CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, CUSTOM RINGS, DIAMOND RING, FAMILY JEWELRY, FAMILY MEMORIES, REMOUNT
Thursday, August 24, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
There is so much emotion attached to jewelry; love, commitment, celebration, transition, new beginnings, cherished memories of loved ones gone. I had the honor to be a part of one story recently by designing, with a lovely client, what we named her "BGR" aka "Big Girl Ring". She chose an antique mounting and a created Alexandrite, a stone that changes color in different light. Although similar to its natural counterpart, this stone is less expensive and quite an eye catcher. Enjoy! betsy
Enjoy the different ton...
AT: 08/24/2017 08:20:15 PM
Saturday, August 19, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Happy Saturday! When a client comes in for a repurposing of jewelry I explain there are three layers to that onion:
1-A new ring in our stock fits the stone perfectly and a new ring is born!
2-With thousands of pieces already available, we find the perfect piece already made that matches her stone(s) size(s) and set the stones.
3-The client likes a certain style from different pieces but her stones may not match settings that already exist. So, we make it from scratch.
In my postings, you have seen all...
AT: 08/19/2017 08:34:04 PM
TAGS: CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, CUSTOM RINGS, DIAMOND, DIAMOND RING, ENGAGEMENT RING, FAMILY JEWELRY, FAMILY MEMORIES, REMOUNT, WEDDING JEWELRY
Sunday, July 30, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
We are blessed to have an additional craftsman that specializes in the more intricate and difficult jobs, like antique ring restoration and in this case, the "marrying" of two rings. The challenge was sizing the 5 row sapphire and diamond continuous eternity ring up and removing a row of stones to add the setting for the pear shaped diamond. The result...breathtaking!
AT: 07/30/2017 02:21:44 PM
Saturday, July 29, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Happy Sunshiney Saturday everyone! Sharing this story warms the heart. A wedding gift from mother to daughter combines the bride's Irish heritage with her grandmother's diamond. There is nothing like jewelry to keep generations alive. This cross is sterling silver, with the diamond set in white gold prongs. Have an awesome day!
AT: 07/29/2017 03:02:33 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
After over 32 years of working in our family business and creating "treasures", I still am uplifted when a client sees the final product and feels joy. An incredible lady came in with a solitaire diamond, trillion wrap and tapered marquise diamond anniversary band. With the addition of some small round diamonds, she has a new, breathtaking set. I am forever thankful she allowed me to see this vision through and, of course, thankful for her trust.
Center marquise in a six prong head with the two trillion shaped...
AT: 07/23/2017 02:49:13 PM
TAGS: CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, DIAMOND RING, FAMILY JEWELRY, ENGAGEMENT RING, WEDDING BAND, WEDDING SET
Friday, July 21, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
A beautiful farewell and thank you gift to a beloved nanny in the form of a bangle bracelet engraved with the childrens' signatures duplicated exactly. Add a gift to Daddy in the form of cuff links, again in their own handwriting, and you have one of a kind, personalized gifts.
AT: 07/21/2017 07:18:41 PM
Thursday, July 20, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
To one of my favorite clients and her husband ... you know who you are..Happy 50th Anniversary and many blessings to you both. Take a look at what we created for this "ruby loving lady" with her stones and her imagination! In the "before" picture, is her original solitaire, the diamond band was for their 30th and the ruby wrap for their 40th. Now they are all together in one ring for their 50th. She admired the antique design and wanted to focus on her center stone and her rubies.
AT: 07/20/2017 06:38:38 PM
Thursday, June 29, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Need a great anniversary gift? Take a look at this gold solid bangle with accent hand engraving on the outside and inside. Happy 50th to this awesome couple!
AT: 06/29/2017 04:12:54 PM
Wednesday, June 28, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Here is proof that a diamond set in a ring does not always look like an engagement ring. This unique two tone ring with pear diamond set at an angle is simply elegant. Create something just for you and your personal style. enjoy!
AT: 06/28/2017 03:19:04 PM
Friday, June 16, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Can diamonds chip? Yes. Diamonds grow in layers and are cut along grain lines so if hit just right, they can chip. But diamonds can be repaired by an expert diamond cutter. Take a look at the attached before and after pictures. But the best part is the story: This was a gift from mother in law to daughter in law and will be eventually passed on to her granddaughter.
Three before pictures show broken edges along half of the edge and what looks like broken ice down the back.
See the large piece missing along the top left edge between the two ...
AT: 06/16/2017 02:54:49 PM
TAGS: CUSTOM DESIGN, CUSTOM JEWELRY, DIAMOND RING, DIAMOND RECUTTING, CHIPPED DIAMOND, DIAMOND REPAIR
Sunday, May 14, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
A customer brought in a rock that held a special memory. She wanted something special made out of it.
Here is the beginning of the design
This is the final product. A beautiful pendant.
So original and interesting!
AT: 05/14/2017 11:15:21 AM
Tuesday, May 09, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Hand Engraving! What a wonderful way to celebrate the love your parents have for you. At Diana Jewelers of Liverpool, we are proud to offer hand engraving as one of our many services. Stop in today and see what we can do for you!
AT: 05/09/2017 11:32:28 AM
Wednesday, April 26, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
A simple rose gold antique watch, originally on a stretch band, is transformed into a stylish bangle with the watch as the clasp. The bracelet is rose gold filled. Very jewelry trendy right now!
AT: 04/26/2017 12:07:59 PM
Wednesday, April 19, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
A client brought in her original diamond engagement ring and wedding band.
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Friday, April 14, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
A long time client honored his family by setting his recently deceased wife's diamonds in pendants for their daughter, granddaughters and great-granddaughters(one here already and one for the future). Each generation's heart is unique, but all incorporate this lovely lady's diamonds.
AT: 04/14/2017 12:37:58 PM
Sunday, April 09, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
A grandmother's diamond in a ring designed for Mom, now worn by her daughter. Generations of incredible ladies in one beautiful ring.
AT: 04/09/2017 12:20:19 PM
Monday, April 03, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
There are so many stories that take on new life through jewelry that is passed on. This is one of my favorites. This lovely lady's original set along with her mother and mother-in-law's wedding sets transformed into new treasures for herself and her family. She imagined the possibilities and look what was created!
A before picture of her Mother in laws set. notice one side diamond is missing
AT: 04/03/2017 12:17:05 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
This classic set was well loved and after many years needed work on the center head and the diamond band. Repair was an option, but a new head for the diamond was needed as well as much work on the band to secure the diamonds.
AT: 03/26/2017 01:27:29 PM
Friday, March 24, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Before - a dated pin featuring 3 beautiful pearls
Here's some before and after pictures to ponder this weekend. A lovely lady inherited a pin with 3 pearls. We removed the pearls, refinished the pin and created a beautiful pendant with stud pearl earrings. Placed on an adjustable sterling chain, this pendant can be worn at any length.One piece of jewelry becomes 3! Have a great weekend!
AT: 03/24/2017 11:50:36 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016by Betsy
We designed this engagement ring. with our customer and created it for them! A beautiful, color-changing alexandrite stone set into a princess crown styled ring! From Diana Jewelers in the Syracuse area!
AT: 02/16/2016 12:24:58 PM
Sunday, November 01, 2015by Betsy
Almost nothing feels as special or personal as a customized piece of jewelry. Necklaces and bracelets always feel fancy no matter what, but there is extra significance in a piece that bears the wearer's name.
Monogram's collection of jewelry sets itself apart from other customized accessory lines. Instead of spelling out the wearer's name or initials in an obvious way, Monogram, based out of New Hyde Park, NY, incorporates initials into delicate, ornate gossamer designs. At first glance, the pieces look like abstract filigree charms. This makes the jewelry even more meaningful to the person wearing it, because the significance is a secret just for her and the person who gave it to her.
Women gravitate toward the pendant necklaces first, since they remind wearers of the nameplate necklaces they wore as children. The initials ...
AT: 11/01/2015 02:34:08 PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2015by Betsy
A client, who is also an adoptive parent, recognized the Triangle/ Heart Adoption symbol bead in our new bead line. The triangle represents the three participants in the adoption; the child, biological parents and the adoptive parents. The heart symbolizes the love that connects all three. We personalized each bead with the birthstone of each of her children.
AT: 10/21/2015 12:01:58 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2015by Betsy
A client brought in both her wedding ring and engagement ring. As you can see prongs on her engagement ring were very bent. We used all her diamonds and added just four in the halo and the small ones on the side.
The result? An entirely new look she loves.
AT: 10/15/2015 12:30:28 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2015by Betsy
A client came in with an idea and some rings inherited from her Mother. She wanted to design a new ring in an antique style that she would wear at her daughter's wedding. The center diamond was from her Dad and the side diamonds , all marquise shape, were from another of her Mom's rings.
We began with an idea and coupled with craftsmanship, the end result was stunning. If you look at the pictures:
She brought in a black onyx ring to indicate her style. Initially she wanted black onyx...
AT: 09/20/2015 11:40:35 AM
Friday, August 28, 2015by Betsy
This lady's 14K white gold Mother/Grandmother's bracelet was made for a former Syracuse native and can be adapted for any number of stones, metal or length. With this client, we balanced the light and darker tones of the birthstones by alternating the different tones. This bracelet may be made in sterling silver, yellow or white gold and comes in different link styles.
AT: 08/28/2015 04:24:41 PM
Monday, August 10, 2015by Betsy
The wish: To bring a client’s design to life using the diamonds from her first engagement ring and creating the ring and pendant of her dreams.
The added bonus: Alter the original ring setting to accept a smaller center princess cut and adding blue sapphires where the side diamonds were.
-Pendant: This lovely lady drew a sketch using a large princess cut as the center and positioning the trapezoid side diamonds to show off the shape of the center. A simple white gold chain, attached with jump rings on the side, completes this simple and elegant design that can be worn every day.
-Ring: Using the original ring mounting, our incredible custom designer adjusted the size of the center head ...
AT: 08/10/2015 12:02:03 PM
Wednesday, April 01, 2015by Betsy
We here at Diana Jewelers pride ourselves on carrying a wide range of styles and options to suit anyone's tastes. At the same time, we understand that no matter how robust the selection can be, you just may not be able to find that perfect piece of jewelry to compliment your lifestyle. We want you to know that if that situation ever arises, it's not the end of the line at Diana. We offer custom merchandise through the utilization of cutting-edge digital jewelry design software to create that unique product that you are looking for.
CAD/CAM, or computer-aided design and computer-a...
AT: 04/01/2015 10:54:28 AM
Wednesday, February 18, 2015by Betsy
When a beloved Grandmother passed away, her family wanted to all have something of hers they could wear close to them. They brought us her treasured silverware set, and we were able to fashion spoon bracelets for all of the women in her family. How exciting!
Check out our Custom Design Gallery for more ideas on how you can revitalize your family heirlooms! Give us a call
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