A Diamond Ring for a Special Birthday

by Jane Becker on January 8, 2018

I was referred to this lovely client who was celebrating a special birthday.  When we met, she wanted to recreate her diamond engagement ring in to a new and contemporary setting.  She knew that she wanted a white gold ring, so together I helped her to create a unique ring to fit her style.  

First and foremost, I had to remove the diamonds from her original ring and evaluate them for size, color and clarity.  Once I determined the gemologic components, we created a wax model to custom fit her diamonds.  My client wanted to see the wax model so I traveled to her office so she could try it on before we made the ring.  Great!  She loved it!

So the next step was to cast the ring in gold and set the diamonds.  The finished ring has a round center diamond set in a square setting surrounded by smaller round diamonds.

She enjoys wearing her ring every day.

Tip:  To clean your diamonds use a solution of ammonia, mild soap, and water.  Rinse your jewelry in water.  If you have a whistling tea kettle, hold your jewelry over the steam as the water boils to help clean the dirt from between the crevices.

Better yet – I can have your jewelry professionally cleaned.  Contact me!


Lesley’s Sapphire Engagement Ring

by Jane Becker on December 4, 2017

A good friend of mine referred me to his brother who wanted to get engaged and create a unique ring for his girlfriend.  Bob and I spoke several times about the design that he wanted.  He chose one of my designs, the only issue was that he lives in California and I am here in New York City.  Not a problem!  Bob sent me photos of his girlfriend Lesley so I could match a sapphire to her beautiful blue eyes.  When Lesley and Bob visited New York City we met and Bob introduced me to Lesley as “the jeweler who will design your engagement ring.”

We had a lovely champagne toast and I started my work.  I had several large oval sapphires to show them, but kept on searching for the perfect gem.  Several months later I found the perfect sapphire and I created the ring around the gem.  With the help of Bob’s brother who is based in New York City, he approved one of the gems I chose.

The ring was designed, shipped to California, and arrived in more than enough time for the wedding.

Tip: Sapphires are 9 on the hardness scale while diamonds are 10.  A diamond can scratch a sapphire so keep your jewelry in an appropriate jewelry box to prevent damage.

Contact me for jewelry boxes.


Emerald and Diamond Ring

November 13, 2017

I was recently contacted by a lovely woman who inherited several pieces of jewelry.  My client preferred that I travel to her home to appraise each item.  She told me that most of the jewelry was not her style and wanted to sell it, but there was one special emerald and diamond ring that she […]

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Winter 2013-2014

March 11, 2014

As we endure one of the coldest and slushiest winters in recent memory, I was so happy to once again create a warm and sparkling respite for the public at my annual event at the Terrace Club overlooking Rockefeller Center. For those who missed it, I introduced an exciting new twist. I sent out an […]

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Annual Jewelry Show

April 19, 2013

As the year rushes to a close, I hope you’ll pause a moment as I share some of my holiday excitement by recapturing special moments for you from my Annual Jewelry Show at the Doncaster Showroom. If you missed it, let me describe the work of some extraordinary designers, offered at amazing discounts. First off, […]

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A Personal Touch for the Manhattan Lawyer

April 19, 2013

I recently started working with a dynamic young Manhattanite who was a partner in a law firm and the busy mother of two who loved jewelry but didn’t have the time to update her collection. One day she asked me to look at a jewelry box full of necklaces and earrings she could no longer […]

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