Here's a story of a lovely lady....Oh that sounds too much like the "Brady Bunch". I am dating myself here. This beautiful remount is generations of love all wrapped into one. I can't say enough about this wonderful couple. And she was our VIP winner at Christmas! Certainly a "blingy" Holdiay Season! Enjoy and dream!
Three larger diamonds set in white gold prongs very close together. An antique style shank with pavee set diamonds and a milgrain edge add to the detail.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Here's a new remount pendant story. A client had a unique mother's ring with three marquise colored gemstones surrounded by diamonds. The marquise center stones were held by only two prongs each and loosened repeatedly. The small diamonds also loosened. The solution? This beautiful heart diamond pendant used all her stones and made this one of a kind mother's pendant for this lovely lady. The heart slides on an adjustable box chain allowing her to adjust to any length up to 22". I look forward to seeing this couple again but not to tighten her stones. Enjoy this new idea for celebrating MOM.
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Monday, January 01, 2018by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Diana Jewelers of Liverpool, NY is known for carrying the best in fine jewelry, from rings to pendants, and some of our absolute favorite pieces are from Berco. Berco designs and manufactures the Mommy Chic line as a meaningful and unique way to celebrate motherh...
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Sunday, December 24, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
This beautiful set comes with beautiful sentiment. A center diamond, pair of earrings, band and most importantly a wide yellow gold band from this client's father created the perfect set. Using the diamonds in the new engagement ring, the yellow gold bands perfectly frame the new engagement ring. And the best part? The hand engraving from her father's ring is still present. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Six larger side diamonds are from earrings. Imagine your possibiliti...
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Friday, October 27, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
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!
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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 ...
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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!
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Saturday, October 14, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
This is a gift of rings from grandmother to granddaughter which were transformed into a new pendant and ring. She will always have her grandmother with her. A simple style that will be in style for generations. She has both ring and pendant to remind her of her Grandmother. This story touched my heart. I know how our daughter feels about loosing my Mother so I can appreciate this young woman's love for her Grandmother. This is a great example of the value of sentiment. She really wasn't concerned on the identity of the stones. She simply wanted to wear them.
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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...
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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:
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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 21, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Need a clever pearl transformation idea? I hear this predominantly with family who have inherited a strand of pearls, but there is more than one female descendant. Here is an example of a pearl necklace converted into to 2 beautiful bracelets. We added the round, silver rings to increase the length also resulting in a more casual look. Enjoy! bb
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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
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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
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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...
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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
Tuesday, August 01, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Idaho Opal & Gem Corp. has come a long way since May 1973, when it was started by a couple of college students mining opal at the Lost Dear Hunt claim in Spencer, Idaho. The growth started when people said they loved the loose stones, but would find it easier to sell the gems if they were mounted in jewelry. IOGC listened to those customers and began to sell opal in very simple jewelry settings.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Family owned since 1939, Camelot designs and creates stunning yet comfortable engagement, wedding, and anniversary rings for women and for men. These rings are heirloom quality, made to last a lifetime, and are intended to be passed down to future generations. Camelot rings are proudly created, designed and manufactured exclusively in the United States.
At Diana Jewelers of Liverpool, NY, you can be absolutely certain that your ring is made with the highest standards in mind, with ...
AT: 02/01/2017 11:18:14 AM
Tuesday, March 01, 2016by Betsy
A beautiful wedding set no longer worn was transformed into
two pairs of earrings with a little added “bling”. The client’s center diamond was perfectly matched to size and quality with another diamond to make an incredible pair of diamond solitaire earrings; elegance to match the style of their wearer. By using the smaller diamonds in her engagement ring and two from her wedding ring, we created another pair of cluster earrings with diamonds set vertically; different in their style from the solitaire pair, with simplicity to be worn daily.
Her Original Set:
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Sunday, February 28, 2016by Betsy
This client saw a ring in our case she loved; a new look for her own stones, plus adding more to complete the original design. By keeping
her own stones and setting in a new ring, she maintained the memories and also updated the style.
Ring in the Case: Her original ring:
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016by Betsy
A father and daughter want to create a birthday present to treasure with what is dearest to this mother’s heart; her children. By using the birthstones of her children, a hand crafted neck-piece was created in white gold that may be worn for any occasion. What a wonderful way to capture the sentiment and love this Mother has for her children.
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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!
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Friday, February 05, 2016by Betsy
Memories of a ring worn for years by someone now gone made this ring a treasure. Reconstructing the ring made it possible to be worn for generations to come. What an incredible way to remember a loved one. There is nothing quite like jewelry to keep that person near and dear to your heart.
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TAGS: CUSTOM JEWELRY
Wednesday, January 27, 2016by Betsy
The loss of a parent is profound. The bond between mother and child is unending, even when one is no longer physically present. A client presented a greeting card; the last one given to her by her recently deceased mother. Her Mom signed all the cards for years in the same way “ Much Love! Mom”.
She asked if there was any way to duplicate her Mother’s signature on a pendant that she would wear close to her heart.
Absolutely. The art of hand engraving was the perfect solution. Our hand engraver duplicated her mother’s signature on a 14K yellow gold round disc. The simplicity of the disc made the engraving the focal point of the piece. She loves this piece and wears it daily, keeping her Mom close at heart.
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015by Betsy
One of the most rewarding parts of the job is having wonderful clients. And we understand when they come with their assortment of jewelry to be redesigned; it holds more meaning to all of us because it isn’t only about the new ring. It is the story of combining the memories in all the pieces into one piece. And odds are that no matter what the design, those memories carry with them every emotion surrounding life’s events; marriage, children, careers, parents, grandchildren. Simply put; life’s ups and downs.
It was our privilege to create a design for one of our favorite people because she is so special to our hearts. Her redesign story is simple: create something new from my engagement ring, anniversary ring and perhaps a pair of earrings. Each piece h...
AT: 12/02/2015 02:25:11 PM
Monday, November 23, 2015by Betsy
Create a design incorporating the diamonds into one ring that can be worn daily, making the center diamond low, but with some detail to make it stand out, as it was the client’s original diamond.
- Using 6 large diamonds from the oldest cluster ring, we created a channel using three diamonds on each side of the center diamond. The sides are slightly raised to allow light into these stones as well as keeping the profile of the center low, per the client’s request.
-The center diamond is set in a low, custom designed head with a very special touch. On each side of the center diamond, at the base, are set four small diamonds in the curve of the head. These 8 small diamonds were from the client’s mother’s engagement ring ...
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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 ...
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Saturday, October 31, 2015by Betsy
A father and adult daughter came in to create a grandmother’s pendant for their special wife/mom. Our goal was finding a mounting that would take eleven stones in a balanced design; one that looks like it was always meant to be designed that way. With a little creativity, we found a mounting that took five stones and added the additional 6 stones to complete this grandmother’s pendant. They left the placement of the stones to us and luckily the balance of colors was perfect. What a wonderful family surprise.
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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.
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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...
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Friday, September 04, 2015by Betsy
Here's another beautiful ring created with the client's diamond rings and inherited rings which worked perfectly to create this beautiful style, incorporating an antique and contemporary style. The smallest diamonds were incorporated in the lovely scalloped pattern on the side of the ring. Another example of simply imagining the possibilities.
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Tuesday, September 01, 2015by Betsy
Diamonds have long been associated with engagement rings. It is suggested that the durability of this stone made it the fitting symbol of love. Since diamonds are the strongest and hardest mineral known to man, it became the symbol of a couple's unbreakable bond. Ancient Greeks believed that the diamond's spark was the reflection of the burning flame of everlasting love.
Historically, couple rings were either strands of braided grass, hair, a single silver or gold wire. Diamonds were not the only stone to be featured in the engagement ring. Sa...
AT: 09/01/2015 10:35:47 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.
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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 ...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2015by Betsy
The dream ring:
Client brought in a picture of the engagement ring she loved. After measuring her diamonds, we decided the stone sizes would work with her dream ring if we used the round diamonds from both the wedding band and engagement ring.
The matching diamond band:
The balance of the side diamonds were round and tapered baguettes and were set in a custom ring alternating the baguette and round diamonds, which lines up perfectly beneath the center head of the new engagement ring.
The client also had a small pinkie ring which had worn prongs and thin band plus slightly larger inherited diamonds. The result? A beautiful open scroll curved band with an added curved swirl bezel on the top for the center diamond and smal...
AT: 08/04/2015 02:30:58 PM
Saturday, August 01, 2015by Betsy
We have been using silver in various ways for thousands of years. Silver has been popular as currency, first appearing as official tender in Ancient Rome. Since then, silver has been used in everything from silverware to mirrors to electronics. And, of course, jewelry.
There is no silver jewelry, but rather sterling silver jewelry. This is because pure silver is too soft to create jewelry with. Therefore, a small percentage (7.5) are metal alloys. This gives it enough hardness to then create jewelry that will stand the test of time.
Sterling silver jewelry contains a timeless elegance that complements traditional beauty. Consider some of our selections from Parle Gems, such as the Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Wave 30mm Bangle
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Sunday, July 19, 2015by Betsy
We love creating new styles for our clients. Often the best part is hearing the stories behind the jewelry and why it is so important to maintain the history. This is one of my favorites:
Two rings given to one woman; one from her mother and the second from her mother-in-law. The rings were similar in style but different enough to tell them apart.
The wish? To create a ring with her mother’s cluster head in the center and use all the diamonds from her mother-in-law’s ring in the rest of the ring.
The idea? After examining different settings and patterns, she decided on a classic design . By removing the yellow gold shank on her mother’s ring and the diamonds from the other ring we created a whole new look using all ...
AT: 07/19/2015 02:46:25 PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2015by Betsy
A very caring husband and daughter brought in the man’s ring pictured below to create a beautiful pendant for his wife. The beautiful pendant below used all the diamonds in the man’s ring and the result is a feminine pendant that can be worn anywhere with anything.
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Sunday, June 28, 2015by Betsy
The wish: To create a ring using this client’s original diamond and diamonds inherited from family that mirrors the original engagement ring and uses all the stones. This client had her original engagement ring ( pictured with wedding ring at top), an inherited solitaire diamond ring and a diamond, also inherited, from a diamond and ruby ring. Both are pictured below original set.
We created her new ring by utilizing the same beautiful design of her original ring, making the mold to exactly match the sizes of the diamonds from all rings. Her original diamond and the diamond from the ruby and diamond ring matched in size, making them perfect as the larger side diamonds in this design. The diamond from the solitaire became the new center diamond a...
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Monday, June 01, 2015by Betsy
A diamond cut is one of the “4Cs” used to determine a diamond's value. A diamond uses specific geometric proportions to shape a diamond before polishing. When a diamond is cut, facets are created. These facets determine the shape and appearance of the diamond. The cut of the diamond greatly determines the diamond's brilliance. When the cut is done poorly, the diamond becomes less luminous. Although a diamond may grade well using other determiners, a poor cut can result in a dull, muted effe...
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Friday, May 01, 2015by Betsy
Whatever the reason you want to honor the man in your life, give him tungsten or Vitalium rings. They convey strength, style, and sophistication. Not just any man wears these metals. It takes a man with character. A man who is not afraid to step away from the crowd and go his own way. When you give the man you love a ring of tungsten or stainless steel, it hints of an unbreakable bond. It also says you respect him and what he does. Men who wear tungsten and Vitalium rings are fashion forward while not even concerned about fashion. It's the perfect gift for the confident, competen...
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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...
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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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