At the end of October we were contacted by a future customer who had received a diamond bow necklace that her husband had purchased from Fortunoff but she always felt that it was incomplete and wanted to add a diamond bezel set colored stone to it.  She purchased a pear shaped violet/blue spinel 1.98 ct..,measuring 9.8 x 6.4 mm and  a real "blueberry" blue pear.

She sent in the diamond necklace and the spinel and was very clear that she wanted the halo to be "mushroom" pave like the diamonds had been set in the bow. We created the halo using CAD and e-mailed the CAD files t her for her acceptance. We cast the setting and our first attempt did not give the required look, so we used larger stones, recast the halo and the result was perfect!

Hi Lesley, I just took a good look at Brian's photos and really, all I can think to say is WOW! The size and proportion, the color of that blue, the halo, the diamonds, the gallery- it all goes together so well. No one would ever know that we started with one half and added on the other. And my three rings…. yeah!!! I can't wait to see it in person tomorrow. I'm going to fall asleep having "good gem dreams" tonight! Thank you so much. I can't tell you how much I deeply respect and admire what you and Brian do, the quality of work that your company produces, the loving attention to detail that you give to every piece you make, and the care and treatment that you give to every customer. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you and to get to know you. I will write you again tomorrow, after my beautiful necklace arrives! Hugs, Lisa

Hi Lesley, And the happy dance continues! My necklace is beautiful!!! I can see every diamond, and I can even see their little arrows. I can definitely see that the diamonds are a little bit bigger :-). The prongs are polished and they're not covering the diamonds anymore. It's really, really beautiful and it was so worth the wait. I really can't thank you and Brian enough! I love the size of the halo and the whole dangling pendant portion, and it has such a nice weight to it. Now it's a gorgeous necklace. My husband is going to be so pleased :-). You and Brian are a treasure. There are not too many people (or businesses) these days, who actually care about their customers being happy. You are such nice people, experts at what you do and a real pleasure to do business with. I can't thank you enough and I look forward to chatting with you about my next project. You are a lovely woman. I'll be in touch again tomorrow. Please give Brian a big hug for me. Thank you so much, Lisa

The creation of Lisa's pendant below:

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