Archive for the ‘Jewelry Advice’ Category

You Dream It! We Make It! Customize Your Holiday Gifts!

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Got an idea for a fine jewelry design that you cannot seem to find in any showcase? If so; then you might want to consider customizing some of your gifts this year! Bring your idea to the experts at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City now to have your piece masterfully designed, boxed and ready to present in time for the upcoming holidays.

Because you can reflect the unique personality, taste and style of your loved one, custom-designed pieces make for wonderfully thoughtful and original gifts. They can also help to tell someone just how special and one-of-a-kind they are in your life.

Whether it’s an engagement ring, a diamond necklace, gemstone earrings, platinum cuff links, or a one-of-a-kind pendant, choosing the right jeweler to create it will make the difference in the quality, outcome and cost of your piece.

Voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the L.A. Daily News and with more than 40 years of design experience, the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City offers one of L.A’s largest selections of certified diamonds, with discounts often at 50-75% below retail.

Known as the “engagement ring superstore,” their showroom features 1000s of stunning showcase choices. However, their reputation as custom design specialists has also made them the go-to hub for those who want true masterpiece design at surprisingly affordable prices. Plus, with their team of in-house specialists, your work will be done on-site and on time – more reasons why customer referrals are their number one of business.

What Customers Are Saying:

“I can’t begin to express how happy I am that I found this place. I came in with a drawing and a few other sample pictures to create a custom engagement ring and they made it better than I could have ever imagined. To top it all off the price was very fair.” – K.K., Burbank, CA

“Beautiful custom work, flawless and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.” – Lori C., Los Angeles

“They designed a STUNNING gift, within my price range and delivered on time!” – J.C., Los Angeles

“The ring was perfect. It was EXACTLY like the picture, and it fit perfectly. I was very impressed. The cost was so good that I would have happily paid double what they charged.” – R.M., Riverside

You’ll find the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City in the heart of the red carpet district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA. Store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6pm. Call 818-982-4444 for more info, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com.

–T.O.

Make Choosing Your Wedding Band Fun, Not Frustrating!

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

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At the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, we see hundreds of happy and beautiful couples each month, all of them in one stage or the other of getting married. As the wedding date approaches, we see couples often balancing the joyous highs of anticipation against the weighty realities of the planning process. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by time crunches, budget and the seemingly endless errands to cross off the checklist.

One of the most important errands is the selection of the couple’s wedding bands. This selection process can sometimes be a daunting task as couples deal with the dance of his taste vs. hers. Remember this — wedding bands are wearable billboards that announce your love and lifetime commitment to the rest of the world. Choosing them should be fun – not frustrating.

The experts at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City have a bit of advice:

CHOOSE IT: Remember, your future spouse’s band is something that he or she will wear every day. Make sure they are happy with the selected band and that the final choice is theirs – and not yours. When shopping for his or her wedding band, keep this one Golden Rule of marriage in mind: “It’s not about you.”

MISMATCH IT. Your bands don’t actually have to match. Unless this is a point that both of you have agreed upon, then don’t worry about matching your wedding bands. Instead, focus your attention on selecting or custom designing the bands that each of you would most like to wear each day. Perhaps he likes the idea of a simple yellow gold band with a matte finish, while she dreams of a Diamond eternity band set in shimmering white gold. It’s up to each of you to choose a band that reflects your personal style and respects the budget limits you’ve set.

CUSTOMIZE IT: “If you can dream it; I can make it,” says Johnny N, the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery’s lead designer. Whether you want engraving, a birthstone added, a mix of finishes and metals, or any other detail, even a simple wedding band can be customized. “We had one customer request Celtic symbols be etched onto the outside of her future spouse’s band,” he says. “Even though her fiancé was not really a jewelry guy, he ended up loving the piece and not wanting to take the ring off.”

ASK FOR IT: Because we know that every dollar and every penny matters when you are planning a wedding, at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, we offer couples a discount that allows them to save even more on our already 50-75% below retail prices. Buy your rings together, on the same day, and we’ll give you a special package deal price. If we don’t mention it, ask for it.

PROTECT IT: On your BIG DAY, every little detail matters. Plan to have your rings steamed a week or so before the ceremony and then keep them under wraps until the wedding. This ensures a fresh pop and sparkle will be apparent as you present the rings to one another and take your commemorative photos. The Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City offers free cleanings and maintenance for the lifetime of your piece– an invaluable service to our clients.

Visit us at today and ask about our Weekly Specials. You’ll find us in the heart of Studio City’s beautiful red carpet district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard. For info, call 818-982-4444, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com. “Your forever starts here.”
-T.O.

How-To Propose With Custom-Made Confidence!

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

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Since the perfect proposal begins with the perfect ring, the fear of choosing the wrong engagement ring can be debilitating. While you may find the exact engagement ring that you’re looking for displayed in a showcase, opt for custom design if you want to have a surefire confidence that your intended will love the ring you present! With custom design, you’re more in control of both the original concept as well as the finished product. It’s also a way to ensure that the ring you present reflects the uniqueness of your loved one and the bond you share together.

GET THE DETAILS: Having an idea of what your intended likes ensures that you create a ring that will be pleasing no matter your budget range. Have you been given any hints about the diamond shape, setting, metal type and carat size that would make the perfect ring? If so, listen; because you are now equipped with one of the most important “Honey-Do” lists you will ever have.

Knowing what you want will also make your meeting with a jeweler more productive. It’s not absolutely necessary, but, if possible, bring in a picture or drawing of your desired ring. Remember what they say: “A picture is worth a thousand words.”Because the ultimate goal is to create a ring that she loves, other than getting a “No” when you pop-the-question, there’s nothing quite as bad for you and for her as presenting a bad ring that will never get worn.

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GET THE LANGUAGE DOWN: Before beginning your engagement ring journey, be sure to familiarize yourself with the “Four C-s”(Carat, Cut, Color and Clarity). These are the absolute diamond basics that every shopper should know. Set aside a bit of time to do your “Four C’s” research BEFORE heading out to make your ring purchase. And, consider this; there’s also a “Fifth C” Coined by the experts at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, the “Fifth C” stands for Cost. Here’s where that comes in…

GET THE BEST FOR YOUR BUDGET: Cost will naturally be more of an issue for some than others. If budget and cost figure very heavily into your plan, then consider opting for a higher quality diamond that may be smaller in carat size but is of a higher quality. You can always up-size the diamond later; and, a quality diamond will be worth more when you’re ready to trade up. An expert jeweler can advise you on choosing the highest quality diamond that fits within your budget range. Another good idea – whether or not you have budget constraints – is to work with a jeweler who is also a direct diamond importer. Doing this ensures that you are not paying extra money for the scouting services of a middleman.

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GET TO KNOW A DIAMOND GUY: The engagement ring purchase is one of the most important investments you will make. Choosing the right jeweler will make all the difference in the impact that your ring will have. The right jeweler will not only help you to create the best and highest quality ring for the budget that you indicate, but, also, he or she will include you in every step of the design process – even presenting you with a wax model of your desired ring before setting the stones or casting it in the metal of your choice. This “no-surprises” step in the custom design process ensures your satisfaction with the final outcome of the ring – thus boosting your pre-proposal confidence.

One smart and highly-reviewed choice is the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the L.A. Daily News. In business as direct diamond importers for more than 40 years, and with customer referrals as their number one form of business, they offer one of L.A’s largest selections of certified EGL and GIA diamonds with discounts at 50-75% below retail daily.

Known as the “engagement ring superstore,” the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City’s showcases offer you 1000s of stunning choices. Plus, the store specializes in custom designed rings and is also the exclusive home of the Johnny N Signature Designer Line. Most importantly, they’ve developed a reputation for walking their customers through the step-by-step process of creating the perfect engagement ring at prices affordable to every budget. You’ll find them in the heart of Studio City’s beautiful red carpet district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard (corner of Ventura and Whitsett). For info, contact them at 818-982-4444, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com.

FINALLY…GET THE YES! Having the perfect ring for the perfect partner will allow you to propose with confidence — the final step in getting the “YES” that you want to hear!

-T.O.

Give a Custom Designed Gift In Time For Christmas!

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Get the Christmas gift that will tell someone just how special you think they are – custom designed fine jewelry! Custom designed fine jewelry is the best way to reflect the unique personality, taste and style of your loved one. Whether it’s an engagement ring, a diamond necklace, gemstone earrings, platinum cufflinks, or a one-of-a-kind pendant, choosing the right jeweler to create it will make all the difference in the quality, outcome and cost of your piece.

Bring your idea to the experts at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City now to have your piece finished, boxed and ready to present in time for Christmas. In business for more than 40 years and voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the L.A. Daily News, they offer one of L.A’s largest selections of certified diamonds, with significant discounts off of retail pricing. Known as the “engagement ring superstore,” their showroom features 1000s of stunning showcase choices. But, their reputation as custom design specialists has made them a go-to hub for those who want true masterpiece design at surprisingly affordable prices. Shop now to take advantage of their storewide 50-75% off sale — including all custom design projects. Plus, with their team of in-house specialists, your work will be done on-site and on time – more reasons why customer referrals are their top form of business.

Here’s what their customers are saying:

“The ring was perfect. It was EXACTLY like the picture, and it fit perfectly. I was very impressed. The cost was so good that I would have happily paid double what they charged.” – R.M., Riverside

“For a very competitive price…my fiancé now has a gorgeous white gold wedding band with the custom Celtic design I’d wanted using laser etching. We’re incredibly happy!”M.A., Van Nuys, CA

“(They) made all 3 of our rings for a great price and made them in just a few days! We are super happy with them.” – B.K., Los Angeles

“Beautiful custom work, flawless and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.” – Lori C., Los Angeles

“They designed a STUNNING gift, within my price range and delivered on time!” – J.C., Los Angeles

You’ll find the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City in the heart of the red carpet district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA. Holiday store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6pm; Sundays, 11 am to 5pm, and walk-ins are welcome. Call 818-982-4444 for more info, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com.

–T.O.

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Custom Designs Are Distinctly, Uniquely You!

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Diamond, Blue Topaz Design by Johnny N. All pieces shown by Johnny N.

There’s something to be said about those who wear custom designed jewelry. They’re unique, unlike anyone else — because custom pieces lend an air of distinction that mass-produced pieces simply cannot.

For your next fine jewelry purchase, tell the world something special about you or the person you’re buying for, with a one-of-a-kind custom piece. And, forget the myth that custom design is always more expensive. It can actually be much more affordable than you think!

Your choice of jeweler makes all the difference in the beauty and the cost of your brilliant new piece. Direct your search to lead you to a jeweler noted for excellence in both design and price. Take a look at their featured collections to make sure that he or she designs with the sort of flair and details that appeal to you. And – most importantly – find out what previous customers are saying about them.

One smart and highly-reviewed choice is the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the L.A. Daily News. In business for more than 40 years, they offer one of L.A’s largest selections of certified diamonds, with discounts often at 50-75% below retail. As the exclusive home of the Signature “Johnny N” Designer Line – and – known as the “engagement ring superstore,” the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City showroom offers clients 1000s of stunning showcase choices. But, for those looking for something truly special, their reputation as custom design specialists has made them a sort of go-to hub for those who want true masterpiece design at surprisingly affordable prices. In fact, customer referrals are their number one form of business. Here’s why:

#1. They Skip The Middleman. You Save. Being a direct diamond importer means that they are skilled and experienced enough to scout, source and hand select diamonds themselves as opposed to buying them from a middleman. That also means that they can pass those savings onto you. Typically, custom design work can cost up to three times more than manufactured pieces, but, the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City offers certified diamonds, precious gemstones and custom design labor services to clients for 50-75% below retail pricing.

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#2. Expert Work Takes Less Time. You Save. Depending on the intricacy of the piece and the expertise of the Jeweler creating it, a beautifully-designed piece can take anywhere from one week to six weeks to complete. The expert team at Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City uses their more than 40 years of design experience to cut down that time and pass the labor savings directly on to you.

#3. They Put You In the Driver’s Seat. You Save. Some say custom design is risky because you will not see or have access to the piece to make changes before the final outcome. At the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, the designers work with you during each phase of design to make sure it meets your approval before completing the finished piece, including wax mock-ups, length adjustments and re-sizing, when appropriate. It’s not all about the nickels and dimes. Staying in control also saves you from the headache of worrying about the final outcome of your piece!

Check out a few experiences from Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City customers:

“When I arrived, the ring was perfect. It was EXACTLY like the picture, and it fit perfectly. I was very impressed. The cost was so good that I would have happily paid double what they charged.” – R.M., Riverside, CA

“For a very competitive price…my fiancé now has a gorgeous white gold wedding band with the custom Celtic design I’d wanted using laser etching. We’re incredibly happy!” – M.A., Van Nuys, CA

“(They) made all 3 of our rings for a great price and made them in just a few days! We are super happy with them.” – B.K., Los Angeles, CA

“I wanted a special gift for my husband for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. I visited three other jewelry stores before choosing Diamond & Jewelry Gallery…They designed a STUNNING gift, within my price range and delivered on time!” – J.C., Los Angeles, CA

You’ll find the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City in the heart of the red carpet district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6pm and walk-ins are welcome. Call 818-982-4444 for more information, or to book an appointment. Online at diamondandjewelrygallery.com.

-T.O.

 

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NEW FALL FASHION TRENDS: PEARLS ARE BACK!!

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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Fall forward with PEARLS — the “old is new again” superstars on the fine jewelry runway! Pearl power is in; so you can quickly tap into one of this year’s hottest fall fashion trends by dusting off your pearl strands and mixing them in with other metals and stones such us diamond necklaces, sparkling gold chains or chunky beads. The look is at once elegant and bohemian — without a lot of rules — so be creative and have a bit of fun with this easy to wear new trend.

Recognized as one of the three birthstones for the month of June, pearls are truly unique gemstones. They are the only gems made by living sea creatures; and, as such, are so naturally exquisite that they require no further assistance to enhance their natural beauty.

Find uniquely chic pearl designs by Diamantaire and designer Johnny N for 50-75% off now at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City. Call 818-982-4444, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com.

-TO

Myth Busting: Is Custom Jewelry More Expensive?

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

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For your next fine jewelry purchase, if you want a truly unique piece that tells the world something special about you or the person you’re buying for, consider custom design. There’s a well-trafficked myth in the jewelry industry that says custom design must always be more expensive than manufactured pieces. Ignore it. Because it’s just that; a myth. Custom design can be much less costly than you think.

Here’s the thing: custom design actually can be more expensive. But, it doesn’t have to be. That’s all the more reason why the right jeweler matters so much. Your choice of jeweler makes all the difference in two very key areas: the beauty of your piece and cost of your piece.

Direct your search to lead you to a jeweler noted for excellence in both design and price. Take a look at their featured collections to make sure that he or she designs with the sort of flair and details that appeal to you. And – most importantly – find out what previous customers are saying about them.

One smart and highly-reviewed choice is the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the L.A. Daily News. In business for more than 40 years, they offer one of L.A’s largest selections of certified diamonds, with discounts often at 50-75% below retail. As the exclusive home of the Signature “Johnny N” Designer Line – and – known as the “engagement ring superstore,” the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City showroom offers clients 1000s of stunning showcase choices. But, for those looking for something truly special, their reputation as custom design specialists has made them a sort of go-to hub for those who want true masterpiece design at surprisingly affordable prices. In fact, customer referrals are their number one form of business. Here’s why:

#1. They Skip The Middleman. You Save. Being a direct diamond importer means that they are skilled and experienced enough to scout, source and hand select diamonds themselves as opposed to buying them from a middleman. That also means that they can pass those savings onto you. Typically, custom design work can cost up to three times more than manufactured pieces, but, the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City offers certified diamonds, precious gemstones and custom design labor services to clients for 50-75% below retail pricing.

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#2. Expert Work Takes Less Time. You Save. Depending on the intricacy of the piece and the expertise of the Jeweler creating it, a beautifully-designed piece can take anywhere from one week to six weeks to complete. The expert team at Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City uses their more than 40 years of design experience to cut down that time and pass the labor savings directly on to you.

#3. They Put You In the Driver’s Seat. You Save. Some say custom design is risky because you will not see or have access to the piece to make changes before the final outcome. At the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, the designers work with you during each phase of design to make sure it meets your approval before completing the finished piece, including wax mock-ups, length adjustments and re-sizing, when appropriate. It’s not all about the nickels and dimes. Staying in control also saves you from the headache of worrying about the final outcome of your piece!

Check out a few experiences from Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City customers:

“When I arrived, the ring was perfect. It was EXACTLY like the picture, and it fit perfectly. I was very impressed. The cost was so good that I would have happily paid double what they charged.” – R.M., Riverside, CA

“For a very competitive price…my fiancé now has a gorgeous white gold wedding band with the custom Celtic design I’d wanted using laser etching. We’re incredibly happy!” – M.A., Van Nuys, CA

“(They) made all 3 of our rings for a great price and made them in just a few days! We are super happy with them.” – B.K., Los Angeles, CA

“I wanted a special gift for my husband for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. I visited three other jewelry stores before choosing Diamond & Jewelry Gallery…They designed a STUNNING gift, within my price range and delivered on time!” – J.C., Los Angeles, CA

You’ll find the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City in the heart of the red carpet district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6pm and walk-ins are welcome. Call 818-982-4444 for more information, or to book an appointment. Online at diamondandjewelrygallery.com.

-T.O.

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