Our client had a big anniversary and wanted to upgrade her ring with an entirely new ring. She wanted a 4-carat stone for the center and we ruled it down to a beautiful cushion-cut stone. She wanted diamonds around the center stone. I always opt away from round diamonds as those are common in this type of design work and thought we could make it more unique. She seen a design where the baguettes are set down the band and wanted to add that to her piece. Beginning with sketches, we went back and forth and had the project made in Israel. Forty-two custom cut stones are in this piece, each stone cut especially for her ring. The ring is nearly 6 carats total, and completely custom-made.
As a 40th birthday present, our client was looking for a new eternity band. She has 2 boys, so she wanted to incorporate sapphire for her boys, and diamonds for her husband. She wears an engagement ring and wedding band every day, and she wanted to wear this new band with her other 2 rings, so we only had so much room. We determined the band couldn’t be larger than 5mm wide so we custom cut each triangle stone to 3.5mm each. The ring has 15 diamonds and 15 sapphires weighing 3.5 carats in stone. I think we could make this piece in any stone or color and it would look fabulous!
Our client has a daughter who had a birthday. She had a necklace she never wore and wanted to turn it into a ring for her daughter as a gift. We removed the sapphire and diamonds from the necklace and added 4 new triangular diamonds in a slightly more modern design. The sapphire is bezel set and the triangular diamonds are set flush against the metal (14k white gold). We also flush-set the 16 round brilliant diamonds, from the necklace, into the band on both sides. This piece turned into a great gift she now wears.
I designed a ring for myself as a present from my husband. When we married, I had a band, but not an engagement ring, so we found the right time to begin building one. This process took a few months as it was a particular difficult design. I started by searching out the perfect emerald-cut center diamond. Once I had it, I knew I wanted to showcase it in a design horizontally, not vertically, as you will see most emerald-cut stones are set. I wanted it to be surrounded by baguettes but in order to do that, I needed to round it out with 2 trillion diamonds on either side. This widened the look to trace down the sides of my finger. The 18 baguettes were all cut specifically for this ring (see pics) and engineered so they would fit in each spot they were cut for. This process took several attempts to and from the cutter to complete the ring. All work was done in Israel for this piece. The end result is magnificent. I get compliments on it daily!
Sherry wanted to update her engagement ring, which was in a 4-prong setting (see photo). I was excited to explore all of our options here, and I decided on designing a setting with stair-stepping stones all around the princess cut center stone. Sixteen stones were cut for the ring- all set in platinum for the top of the ring, and 18k yellow gold for the ring base. Stunning! Turned out beautiful.
Our client was looking for a simple wedding band to represent her three sons, to be worn against her engagement ring. We chose a 14k gold band and inlaid three perfect diamonds, the center stone an oval, flanked by 2 pear-shaped diamonds. We brushed the entire band, making it look like more of a matte finish, focusing on the diamonds. This piece she wears on its own, or stacked with her engagement ring. Simple. Elegant.
From the pieces our client had to repurpose, we were able to make 2 cuffs, a pair of earrings, and a fantastic ring:
The name cuff: Katy wanted a cuff with her name, her husband’s name, and her 2 children. We produced it using a CAD design and added a hinge on one side and a clasp on the other. This is such a great gift and heirloom, something she will wear often!
The diamond cuff: We took a bracelet that had belonged to her Grandmother and turned it into this updated cuff she can stack and wear with her other bracelets and cuffs. We wanted to maintain the character of the older piece, so we simply removed that section from the vintage cuff and soldered it to a new, updated cuff.
The earrings: Our client wanted simple, unique everyday earrings, using the stones she had remaining from her other projects. We bezel-set these 6 stones into a more modern stud and she now has a pair she wears all the time.
The ring: The ring was the first project we did. We took diamonds from a larger ring and started drawing different ideas. After a few back and forth attempts we finally found the perfect design for her using 17 round diamonds, all bezel-set into this modern, stunning, statement ring.
Our client had a 10-year anniversary and she wanted to build a ring using sapphire. We discussed green and blue being my favorite colored stone combination and went from there. We searched art deco designs and came up with a design she loved, and then I added the stair-stepping emerald baguettes to all sides. Emerald baguettes are really hard to find, and when you do, they can be pricey due to the fragile nature of the natural emerald. These emeralds are stunningly green, remind me of the Wizard of Oz! I have received several compliments on this piece as the designer.
Our client had several pieces of jewelry she never wore and asked that I design another band to go with the 2 she already has. This was a fun job-- I had to use what I had in terms of stones, and it’s fun to get creative using only the supplies you have. I wanted this band to have texture and pattern, as the other 2 bands are smooth. It turned out great- and she can wear it stacked with her other rings or on its own!
With extra gold she had from other pieces unworn, our client wanted to honor her three sons with three separate gold cuffs. We had each one engraved with their names and they turned out beautifully! They are now a staple in the Albritton Day collection, the Cherish cuff.
One of our business owners, Jessica, wanted a morganite ring. While traveling in Vegas to our gem shows, we found a supplier who had several in beautiful shapes. The morganite stone is naturally blush in color, the same color she chose to market our brand, Albritton Day. She found a large 7 1/2 carat and had diamonds from her wedding band that she was no longer wearing. We flanked the large morganite with 5 diamonds on either side, all different sizes. It makes for a remarkable engagement, statement, or cocktail ring. Blush is definitely her color.
Our client was getting married and wanted a men’s wedding band similar to Brad Pitt’s more modern design. We took platinum and carved a channel for 20 small round brilliant diamonds, putting 10 on one side and 10 on the other. The top we left clean. I love the detail somewhat hidden on the sides of the ring instead of on the top. This piece turned out beautifully!
Fasi fell in love with our bee collection. Using 3 vintage bees set in yellow gold with white gold settings, I made a reverse cuff (see bracelet section) and a wonderful ring set in yellow gold detailed with a band we hammered and completed with a brushed, matte finish. Statement ring for sure!
Kathy wanted a piece she could give her daughter on her wedding day. Using diamonds from an old bracelet and ring, we pave set them in a round ring setting that can slide directly on a chain. The piece was named “Circle of Love” by Kathy and is now a staple in our collection. The idea is to add more “pendants” along the chain and wear them as a set, or a single. Beautiful!
I cannot take the credit for this design, only having it made and sourcing the perfect stones to make it. Chris knew what he wanted and we built it for him. It turned out beautiful!
Chase wanted to propose so we found just the perfect stone for his bride-to-be. He wanted a simple, martini-shape 6-prong solitaire ring to propose. For the wedding band, the bride asked for a simple 5-stone ring to match. Simple, beautiful, and elegant.
Andrew needed an engagement ring and was looking for the perfect oval diamond. At roughly 1.8 carats we finally found the perfect stone. He requested a yellow gold band with yellow gold prongs. A beautiful stone in a simple setting as a solitaire.
Caitlin misplaced her wedding band via the dog (oh no!) and needed a new one to accompany her engagement ring. I took 15 3mm round brilliant diamonds totaling 1.5 carats and bezel-set them entirely into an eternity band. We added a milgrain finish to give it texture and an antiqued finish and look. It blends great with her wedding band and is a statement on its own as well.
Kristi brought me her wedding band set in platinum and wanted something more lightweight and updated. She had several rings she could recycle that had belonged to her and her mom, so we used her gold, and designed three bands with it all. The first to be completed was her wedding band with an “east/west” prong set radiant cut diamond flanked with small princess cut diamonds and round brilliant diamonds. I added the frames for each stone: one being a square to frame the princess cut diamonds and one being an octagon frame for the rounds to give it a more modern look. The second band is in honor of her daughter with a December birthday. Using one of December’s birthstones, the blue zircon, we assembled a band of emerald cut blue zircon and round diamonds. We bezel set the blue zircon in white gold and added the signature octagon frame around the smaller diamonds in-between. The third band is an eternity band with princess cut diamonds all the way around, channel set and finished will a milgrain finish for texture and a delicate, antiqued look.
Signature Tiffany-style setting with a beautiful solitaire in a round, brilliant cut diamond set in white gold for his fiancé. Nate requested this style for his bride-to-be specifically, looking for a simple but gorgeous setting and style. A winning choice for several generations.
For the holidays Jeanette wanted a mixed-cut diamond necklace sourcing different diamonds in different cuts. We bezel-set each stone in white gold and set them in-between links of yellow gold cable chain. The result is unique, in that each stone is different. This piece is 32” long so she could wrap it twice and wear it long, or as a choker.
The name bracelet is a gift from her husband. It is custom designed with both of their names cut from 18k yellow gold detailed with 4 diamonds in the shape of leaves. This piece turned out really well and was a great surprise.
Caroline inherited a necklace from her Grandmother and we wanted to do something unique with it. A beautiful pear-shaped diamond that I immediately wanted her to wear in reverse, with the point facing down. We sketched some ideas and the result is stunning. I added over 1 carat in long diamond baguettes to the design and modernized it a bit with clean edges. Updated, but timeless.
Our client sent us this stone and asked to make a pendant with it. It is a large, 18 carat kunzite in a pear-shaped cut. I designed the prongs to resemble talons to secure the stone, and added 5 diamonds on each prong beginning at the sides and ending towards the end of the prongs. I also wanted the chain to be attached between the top and the middle, allowing the stone to rest perfectly in a way that wouldn’t allow the stone to swivel back and forth on a chain. I simply designed it, had it made, and shipped it sight unseen with my client. They were thrilled with the result.
We had a client who special ordered a Georgia bulldog cuff with the bulldogs on either side of a reversible cuff as a surprise for his wife. We used a mold and filled the eyes with rubies. This was a tremendous surprise and gift for her. We were excited to be a part of the project!
Ellis Hill, one of our local accounts here in Dallas ordered our Adore, Devotion, and Cherish cuffs with a special font, unique to them. The Adore cuff will come with either a name, or three initials (can be one person or three) separated by 2 hearts. The Devotion cuff will come with their exclusive font using a date (month on the left, day on the right). The Cherish cuff will come with a font, exclusively for them. These will be a hit with their clients who are used to being able to personalize and custom order invitation, linens, and now jewelry!
A twist on our new chain earrings, Angela wanted a mismatched set with an A for her name and a star for the other ear. These extremely lightweight earrings are perfect to wear anytime- and I love the different designs! We can make these with any symbol.
Lisa Jane came to us with several pieces of unworn, older items and we transformed them into pieces she wanted to add to her collection. We had enough stone and gold to produce a fantastic fringe shaker-style ring made of round brilliant cut diamonds in the band and 7 bezel-set diamonds set as the fringe. We also made a wonderful pair of wire-wrapped earrings in 14k gold with green tsavorite, blue zircon, and green emeralds. These earrings are lightweight with each stone bezel-set suspended in the wire. Lisa Jane also wanted a diamond bangle bracelet she could mix with her current collection of gold bangles. We designed this one differently, with all baguettes flush-set in the gold. Beautiful on its own or stacked with her others. And lastly, the pearl earrings. These were fun to design in particular because I had not worked with pearl before. I wanted a great updated earring she could wear year-round that was lightweight, using the pearls she wanted to use, and functional. They turned out perfectly.
Kimberly had a set of stud diamond earrings with 2 beautiful emerald-cut diamonds. She wanted to update them by adding stones in a new design. We took 8 slightly curved trilliant diamonds and 8 baguettes to create this new design she could wear every day but still feel special to her. A surprise Christmas gift from her husband!
Michael and Courtney
Michael lives in LA and has 2 nieces he wanted to make earrings for. Mismatched sets are popular, so it made sense to combine a stud diamond earring with an initial stud set in all diamonds. Courtney is celebrating 2 Barmitzvah celebrations with her nieces and wanted to gift them 2 sets. All turned out well and are fantastic gifts for the young and tuned-in crowd.
For me, personally, my favorite cuts of diamonds involve the “stair-step” cuts: emerald, asscher, any shape involving the clean lines of the stair-stepping stones as they call them. I reached out to her husband and suggested a set of asscher-cut diamonds for Christmas. I knew she would love them and we sourced the perfect set. These are GIA rated stones of high quality and they look fantastic on her! The perfect gift.
Emily was looking for a pair of everyday stud earrings. Mismatched sets are popular and more unique, so we took two ¼ carat diamonds in 2 different shapes: stop sign and radiant- and bezel set them in a more modern tone. She wears them daily and loves the different cuts.
Pam had round diamonds, baguettes, and princess cut diamonds from older pieces of jewelry she wanted to recycle. From several pieces we were able to make a wonderful pair of 14k yellow earrings for her daughter, Libby, an everyday pair of diamond earrings for Pam, and a fantastic octagon eternity band totaling 2 carats of round, brilliant diamonds and 4 baguettes. A stunning addition to her collection and 3 wonderful pieces to add to her jewelry wardrobe.