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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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The January Birthstone: GO WITH GARNETS!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

GET THE GARNET!

Kick off the New Year 2016 with the beautiful January Birthstone: Garnet! With ga2016, Ruby or Garnet Ringrnet gemstones, you get the deep red hues of the ruby along with tinges of warm, chocolatey brown.

Though the most commonly found garnet color is red, this sought after gemstone offers a rainbow of additional colors. It can showcase a palette with hues such as green, a delicate to intense yellow, fire-tinged oranges and even earth-toned offerings.

In terms of its symbolic value, the beautiful, semi-precious stone is thought to enhance business success, restore order from chaos and to bring protection against evil, especially during travel and nightmares.

Find the best prices on stunning garnet showcase pieces, or have one custom designed for you by Diamantaire Johnny N at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City. Featured Above: Diamond and Garnet cocktail ring by Diamantaire JohnnyN, available exclusively at our store. Call 818-982-4444. 

September Birthstone: Precious Blue Sapphire

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

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The richly blue Sapphire is the birthstone of those fortunate enough to be born in September. Giving gifts of jewelry in signature birthstone gems is an age old tradition. Have you ever wondered when it started?

As far as we can tell, the first century Jewish historian Josephus introduced the idea of an association between the twelve stones in Aaron’s breastplate and the twelve months of the year and their zodiac signs. Also, in the eighth and ninth century, Christian religious documents associating a particular gemstone with an apostle were written as a nod to the book of Revelation reference that “their name would be inscribed on the Foundation Stones, and his virtue.” Eventually, it became common to keep twelve stones and wear one a month. The tradition of wearing only a single birthstone, as is commonly done today, is thought to be only a few centuries old, and now is more a matter of aesthetics as opposed to anything with religious overtones.

No matter your birthstone, whether it’s a diamond, a pearl or an amethyst – be sure to wear it with pride, flair and style. Here’s a bit about the September birthstone – beautifully intense Sapphire.

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SAPPHIRE – ONE OF THE “PRECIOUS FOUR”

Magnificent sapphire gemstones are most prized for their beautiful hues of dark blue. However, this exquisite stone comes in a rainbow of other colors, including yellow, pink, orange and purple. The lovely blue color of the sapphire is associated with feelings of sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty. Sapphires are one of the “precious four,” a set of highly valuable gemstones that includes diamonds, rubies and emeralds.

WHERE TO FIND BEAUTIFUL GEMSTONES

No matter how far away their exotic origins, you can find all of your favorite gemstones much closer to home at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, located in the beautiful red carpet district of Studio City, California. The beautiful showroom offers its clients stunning diamond, colored stone, gold and platinum pieces designed to fit a range of fine jewelry budgets from large to small.

Voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the Los Angeles Daily News, the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City carries one the largest selections of precious colored stones and EGL & GIA certified diamonds anywhere – often at more than 50-75% below retail. This highly-reviewed store also guarantees their stones to be “conflict-free,” a detail which is increasingly important to today’s consumers.

Call 818-982-4411, or view their gemstone masterpieces at 12456 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com. View the video below to see one happy customer’s experience with her new custom designed sapphire ring.-T.O.

AUGUST BIRTHSTONES: The Quiet Beauties

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

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Many people today collect pieces of jewelry in the stone of their birth month — a set of gems commonly referred to as “birthstones.” In popular culture, men and women alike wear signature birthstone jewelry with a degree of sentimentality and pride. Birthstone jewels are often given as presents to children; or as gifts to spouses or parents to commemorate milestone events.

Wearing birthstone jewelry can be as creative and unique as its wearer. For example, a thoughtful husband might gift his wife a necklace or pendant featuring the birthstone of each member of their growing family. Or, for a fun way to brag about their brood, some mothers have custom eternity rings created in the birthstone of each new child and then stack them for an elegantly colorful look.

For those with delightful Summer birthdays or milestone events in August, the birthstone of the month is Peridot. Here’s a little bit about this quiet and often under-appreciated beauty.

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PERIDOT: The modern stone for August is the lovely peridot, a gemstone that ranges in color from yellowish green to brown. Arguably, the most popular peridots are those that present in bright, fresh lime greens and olive toned variations. Perhaps inspired by peridot’s calming color, the stone’s properties are thought to provide benefits including healing, stress reduction, anti-aging and protection.

Another August stone is SARDONYX. Though it is not as widely known or recognized, it is actually the traditional stone for August. Sardonyx is an agate ribboned with unusual red, orange, brown and white stripes. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans believed sardonyx would bring courage and victory to the wearer.

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WHERE TO BUY GEMSTONES

No matter how far away their exotic origins, you can find all of your favorite gemstones much closer to home at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, located in the beautiful red carpet district of Studio City, California. The beautiful showroom offers its clients stunning diamond, colored stone, gold and platinum pieces designed to fit a range of fine jewelry budgets from large to small. Voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the Los Angeles Daily News, the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City carries one the largest selections of precious colored stones and EGL & GIA certified diamonds anywhere – often at more than 50-75% below retail. This highly-reviewed store also guarantees their stones to be “conflict-free,” a detail which is increasingly important to today’s consumers.

Call 818-982-4411, or view their gemstone masterpieces at 12456 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA, or diamondandjewelrygallery.com. View the video below to take a tour of the store. -T.O.

THE ROYAL RUBY: JULY’S RED HOT BIRTHSTONE

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Rubies are the red hot and “royal” birthstone for those born in the month of July. The exquisitely beautiful gemstone is also used to commemorate the long-lasting love of 40th Anniversary celebrations.

Often said to be the most magnificent of all gemstones, the ruby holds fire red prominence as one of the most sought after and highly regarded stones. In fact, the boldly beautiful gem is often called the “king of stones.”

With its name stemming from the Latin word for “red,” this striking beauty of a gem engenders notions of power and nobility. Thought of as the ultimate symbol of power, rubies are said to stimulate sensuality, energy and vitality.

Find your perfect royal ruby at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City. Located at 12456 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, California’s red carpet district, you can visit our showroom to find the finest rubies, GIA & EGL diamonds and colored stones in all carat sizes and shapes for 50-75% below retail.
FEATURED — THE ROYAL RUBY IN ACTION!

Rubies never looked more powerful than they do in the featured ruby and diamond “Shield Ring”  by Diamantaire Johnny N.

Find this ring and 1000s of other unique Johnny N designs in colored stone, diamond, gold and platinum, exclusively at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City.

To find the pictured rings and a showroom full of the most exquisite fine jewelry designs, stop in, or call us at 818-982-4411. You can also visit us at diamondandjewelrygallery.com -TO

 

Need New Valentine Ideas? Think “Inside The Box.”

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Try Custom Design by “Johnny N” For Your Valentine!

You don’t need a reason to buy great jewelry; but, how about this? Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away! And if you’re looking for an unexpected Valentine’s Day gift, consider the extra special touch of giving an exquisite piece of custom designed piece of jewelry!

What better way to surprise the special someone in your life than with fine jewelry specially designed honor their style, aesthetic and personality? Visit the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery and we’ll help you create a one-of-a-kind-piece that will do just that while also showcasing your unique love story.

Give The Uncommon Gift

The list of traditional Valentine’s Day gifts are many: candy, flowers, jewelry, perfume and more. And while jewelry certainly makes the list, you can break through the mold with a piece of custom designed jewelry that will truly be a one-of-a kind gift – and something that no one else could possibly have.

At the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery, we’ll make it easy. You dream it; we create it. All you have to do to start the process is bring a picture, drawing or even just a simple idea to start the process. When you do, you’ll meet Master Jeweler “Johnny N,” creator of the signature “Johnny N” Designer Line. “Johnny N” has been creating custom design masterpieces for more than 40 years.

Great Custom Design Ideas

-Make an Unforgettable Proposal: When it comes to proposals, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Create a custom engagement ring to make your proposal an unforgettable one.
-Highlight Your Commitment: Design a special wedding ring or anniversary band to honor your love and commitment.
-Celebrate a Birthday: We can make stunning necklaces, bracelets, rings or earrings with your loved one’s sparkling birthstone featured center stage.
-Leave Your Mark: Create a custom piece with an engraving to commemorate a special occasion or milestone.
-Make a Set: Create a gold, platinum, diamond or colored stone piece to match another piece of jewelry. For example, we can design a masterpiece emerald necklace to match perfectly with an existing pair of emerald earrings.
-Upsize It: Surprise someone with an upgraded, larger or higher quality diamond ring with updated custom flair.
-Repurpose It: Take inherited jewelry and have it created into a stunning piece that reflects the modern jewelry aesthetic.

Is Custom Design Too Pricey and Complicated?

You might expect to pay more for custom design. However, at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery, but because we design and create in-house, we are able to create your custom design prices at the same “best in L.A.” prices as our showroom jewelry at 50-75% below retail.

You dream the vision and we’ll make it happen in two weeks or less. Give us approximately 10 days to see your custom piece come alive from dream to reality.

There’s still enough time to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece before Valentine’s Day! To get started, visit us at 12456 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA (corner of Whitsett); or call 818-982-4411.

Still need a few ideas? Visit diamondandjewelrygallery.com and watch this Customer Review Video of one customer’s custom design experience with “Johnny N” to get started. –T.O.

Watch Here:

-T.O.

Custom Designed Gifts For A Love Made In Heaven

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Making jewelry for you is like making jewelry for myself.
It’s my passion!” – Johnny N, Founder

If your love seems like a match made in Heaven, celebrate it with the gift of custom designed jewelry as unique as the love you share. Bring in a picture of something you’ve seen, or share your own original idea with us. No matter how simple or intricate your idea, it will be created to exquisite perfection by Master Jeweler and Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Founder Johnny N himself.

Your love is not like any other. Honor it with a custom-designed piece this Valentine’s Day. Right now, you’ll find L.A.’s best selection of EGL & GIA diamonds and 1000s of gold and platinum selections at 50-75% below retail.

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You Keep Hearing the Name. So, Who Is Johnny N?

With close to 40 years of experience in high-end jewelry design, Johnny N sees jewelry making as a fine art. His passion is the creation of timeless, one-of-a-kind pieces destined to become collectible heirloom jewelry.

He is the creator of the signature Johnny N designer line, our most exclusive of custom-designed offerings. Characterized by the finest in hand-selected diamonds and precious colored stones, this premium line offers a mix of styles, from micro pave’, channel, bezel, engraved and other current designs with high or brush-polish finishes – as well as other trending styles. Each piece features new and innovative settings, unforgettable centerpiece gems and custom mixtures of platinum, 18K, 14k white, yellow and rose gold – delivering unmistakable flair and distinction.

About The Diamond and Jewelry Gallery

Thanks to Johnny N, visiting our location is an experience in the artfulness and beauty of fine jewelry. As a result of his longtime interest in architecture, his understanding of form and function and his passion for the detail of artistic design – our exclusive Studio City location is not just a store.

Like museums built for the showing of fine art, our gallery was specially designed to house and showcase the best in fine jewelry collections and custom creations.

Visit us to find L.A.’s best selection of gold and platinum engagement rings, wedding and anniversary bands and 1000s of other bracelets, earrings, necklaces, brooches and more! You’ll find us in the heart of the red carpet studio district at 12456 Ventura Boulevard in beautiful Studio City, CA.

Call 818-982-4411, or visit www.diamondandjewelrygallery.com


What This Video! Find the perfect ring for your perfect love. Choose from 1000s of diamonds, gold and platimun selections, like this cushion cut diamond engagement ring from Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City Diamanataire “Johnny N”, creator of the signature Johnny N Designer line.

EVERYTHING MUST GO! END-OF-THE YEAR AUCTION!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

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LAST CHANCE OF THE YEAR TO GET WHAT YOU WANT…
FOR THE PRICE YOU WANT!

Looking for highest quality fine jewelry at the most affordable prices? Visit our beautiful Studio City location to join the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery for one of our exciting LIVE auctions! Don’t miss this lively, fun atmosphere where you call the shots — and the prices! December 27-28, Saturday 1pm; Sunday 2pm, at our Studio City, CA, showroom at 12456 Ventura Boulevard (corner of Ventura Blvd. and Whitsett).

As a Division of the U.S. Diamond Exchange, the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery has access to the expansive inventory of estates, private collections and high-end jewelry stores that are closing. As a special service to you, several times a year, we take the best of these liquidated collections and offer them to you in our one-of-a-kind, live jewelry auctions!

Join us for a special live auction and choose from thousands of stunning auction pieces – rings, necklaces, watches, earrings, brooches, bracelets – and more! We even mix in pieces from our custom design studio at the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery – giving you an opportunity to add one-of-a-kind heirloom pieces to your collection.

PLUS! You may also win one of the special gifts that are hand-selected and given away in a free drawing every half hour by Johnny N, Founder of the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery and Creator of the signature Johnny N designer line!

Featured at Our Live Auctions!

-Thousands of liquidated fine jewelry items!
-Previews one hour prior to each auction. Get in and tag what you want!
-No minimum; no reserve. Items go to the highest bidder!
-FREE jewelry drawings every half hour!
-FREE refreshments!
-FREE and convenient free parking!

Call 818-982-4411, Or www.diamondandjewelrygallery.com


Watch The video! Stop into our showroom today to view our matchless selection of diamond, colored stone, gold and platinum fine jewelry designs – often at 50 – 75% below retail. Watch the video to hear why one customer has made the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery his one – stop fine jewelry source.

Custom Designed Jewelry As Unique as You!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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There is only one you. No one else shares your signature. And with the Custom Design process at the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery, now your jewelry can be just as unique.

For more than 40 years, our certified jewelers have been creating one-of-a-kind, custom masterpieces worthy of display. If you’ve got an idea for your own special piece, bring it to us and let our expert designers go to work for you! Or, request a custom designed piece by Master Jeweler and Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Founder Johnny N himself!

Maybe you brought back a picture of something you saw during your travels; or jotted down a sketch of a jewelry design years ago. For engagement rings, necklaces, brooches, earrings – no matter how developed your idea, visit our exclusive Studio City location for a free consultation with our expert design team. They’ll bring your idea to life!

We’ll Create Your Vision

No matter what your idea and no matter what your budget, our expert jewelers will design a custom piece worthy of showcasing. At the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery, no job is too big or too small.

Bring in your own loose stones or settings, or choose from our glittering selection of certified GIA & EGL diamonds, precious colored stones, 14, 18 and 20 carat white, yellow and rose gold, platinum mountings to add to your one-of-a-kind piece.

Whether you’re dreaming big, or creating a masterpiece on a budget, we’ll work with you to bring your dream alive – creating a one-of-a-kind piece destined to become a family heirloom.

How We Do It

It’s your idea – but our expert jewelers will guide you through the design of your piece. They include you in every step of the process, from conception to the final presentation.

Our design process includes:

Consultation – Our designers spend one on one time with you to suggest how your piece might best be created.

Design – We use the latest in 3-D technology to conceptualize your idea. This is the first step in bringing your idea to life!

Creation – This is where our more than 40 years of experience really shines. Then, to ensure your happiness and ultimate satisfaction, our expert jewelers use a combination of design techniques including handcrafting and computer aided technology to create a wax prototype of your piece. This prototype is then presented to you for inspection before moving on to the next step.

Casting & Setting – Next, your piece is cast in your favorite metal – platinum, 20k, 18k and 14k carat white, yellow or rose gold. Our master jewelers then set your selected stones, using the latest techniques including micro pave’, channel, bezel, engraved and other current designs with high or brush-polish finishes. This is the final step before presenting the finished piece.

Unveiling – Lastly, your exceptional piece of custom designed jewelry is presented to you! Each piece is packaged in a finely-crafted wood and leather box to showcase your beautiful new collectible.

Why Create A Custom Piece?

The reasons are as unique as the exceptional custom piece we create for you. Maybe you have searched and searched, but have never been able to find the special piece you have in mind. Or perhaps it’s that you need a completely unique pair of earrings to match a necklace you inherited.

It could also be that you want to produce a piece of jewelry that reflects the one-of-a-kind place someone holds in your heart – and only a custom piece will do.

Whatever your reasons, at the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery we’ll make creating your custom piece an easy and stress free experience – and we’ll do it with you as a part of the process.

Your custom piece will:

-Reflect elegant design and superior workmanship
-Deliver unmistakable flair and distinction
-Be created to your specifications
-Sparkle for a lifetime! We’ll provide free cleanings for the lifetime of your piece.

A Custom Made Promise

Before leaving the studio, each show-stopping piece is personally inspected by Johnny N, Founder of the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery and Creator of the signature Johnny N designer line.

Your new piece from the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery is guaranteed to perform; with a matchless sparkle and shine that will make both it – and you – a conversation piece. And, we make sure of that – offering you free, lifetime care and maintenance to preserve the exceptional quality of your new showpiece.

When you purchase from the Diamond & Jewelry Gallery, we stand by our work – and you – for the lifetime of your custom piece!


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Watch This Video! Hear how one customer turned an old piece of jewelry into a one – of – kind masterpiece with the help of Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City Diamantaire “Johnny N.” Ask us about the Signature Johnny N Designer Line of custom fine jewelry.