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.
For her daughter, Caroline, an 18th birthday present in solitaire diamond earrings. I wanted to make these slightly more modern for Caroline so I added an octagon frame placing the prongs inside the frame. This not only presents the diamonds in more updated style, but separates the diamonds from the actual frame so that you can see the entire stone vs. a bezel set. Loved how these turned out. The V-necklace is my signature (see necklace section in the collection part of site) and Emily wanted one for herself. Instead of a round, brilliant diamond as in the original design, I used a trilliant-cut diamond instead and prong set it at the base of the “v”. It turned out beautifully and is a piece she can wear every day or layered with her other pieces.
Emily wanted a high school graduation gift for her daughter, Caroline. The inspiration was the Cartier love bracelet, but we wanted something more unique. Seven diamonds to include four emerald-cut diamonds, an octagon diamond, triangular diamond, and a radiant cut diamond all make up this hinged cuff for Caroline. We engraved the inside with a note from mom and dad with the date. Perfection.
Emily took an emerald diamond ring that belonged to her mom and we turned it into a fantastic ring for her younger daughter, Sara Kate. We modernized it with a signet ring feel, and added timeless engraving to the center, between the emerald and 5 diamonds. Set in white gold.
The three sapphire bands are gifts for both of her daughters and mother. We took the stones out of one diamond and sapphire bracelet (see pic) and added a few stones to complete three eternity bands! In the finishing process we added the engraving to the top and sides. Changed the look of all 3 completely.
The single eternity band of all round diamonds and sapphires came out of Emily’s ring, which had roughly ½ of the stones. We added the other half and created this eternity band that turned out really well. You will notice the miligrain finish on the metal. Set in white gold.
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!
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.
Emily, one of our clients, lost an earring I had designed for her and so we took the other one, designed a dangle ring for her 12 year-old daughter, and voila! Super cute gift for the holidays.
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.
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, (see photo) an everyday pair of diamond earrings for Pam (see photo), and a fantastic octagon eternity band totaling 2 carats of round, brilliant diamonds and 4 emerald cut diamonds (see photo). A stunning addition to her collection and 3 wonderful pieces to add to her jewelry wardrobe.
In addition to the above pieces, she recently added 3 more items from one “tennis” bracelet she never wore (see before pic). From this one piece, we made the new baguette diamond eternity band (see pics), the large diamond hoops (see pics), and the small geometric hoops with diamonds (see pics). All three items she will wear all the time- great additions to her collection!
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 her anniversary, her husband decided to redesign her engagement ring. In the photo, you can see the before picture. We took the center diamond out of the setting, along with the 4 longer tapered baguettes and redesigned the ring to accommodate 2 more carats in diamonds. I wanted to put 2 longer trapezoids alongside the center diamond on either side and create a delicate border of round, brilliant diamonds. We added back in the tapered baguettes down each side of the ring for sentimental purposes.
Chad ordered an engagement ring for his wife (with her help) to include a band of pave diamonds with a 2 carat Asscher-cut diamond set in platinum. This was not my design, but one they had chosen and I thought it turned out beautifully! We simply created a complimentary wedding band to the pave style engagement ring.
There is a local organization called The Birthday Party Project here in Dallas that is a non-profit organization raising funds to have birthday parties for children less fortunate. It has become one of my favorite causes and I designed this “confetti” fringe ring for their auction. A dear friend purchased it at their fundraiser and I wanted to showcase it on here for you. Available for special order in any combination of colors or stones.
Sam knew exactly what he wanted and brought me a picture. I copied it almost exactly, but he wanted a princess cut diamond in the center vs. a round, brilliant diamond. Finished with extensive hand engraving, this ring is definitely unique and exactly what he wanted.
Steve was getting married and needed a wedding band fit for the perfect bride. Michelle is petite and wanted something more simple. We decided on oval diamonds, turned horizontally made into a framed eternity band. It compliments her engagement ring perfectly and is beautiful worn by itself as well.
Gail is our client who approached us, alongside her daughters, with several pieces of jewelry she wanted to repurpose. We had 3 pairs of cufflinks, a pair of earrings, and a ring to work with. We were able to make several pieces from them which you will see here. The small white gold and diamond earrings are for Jaclyn, as an everyday earring. The yellow gold earrings with the hearts are inspired by our Roam Earrings and Besos Earrings. They turned out great! More to come…
To continue Gail’s projects, we used the green agate stone from one of her father’s cufflinks (see pic) and created a ring with vivid orange sapphires and bright pink sapphires. A fun cocktail ring to wear year-round. We used the black sapphire stones from another set of her father’s cufflinks and created a timeless pair of diamond and sapphire earrings (see pic) with diamond baguettes dropped with the 2 black star sapphires, surrounded with round, brilliant diamonds! Love all of these projects.
This has been one of my favorite projects. Using 3 stones from her father’s cufflinks (the three green ones), I designed a cuff adding bright pink sapphires, pink coral, and diamonds. When the cuff was complete, I had my engraver engrave the entire cuff (see photo) which adds so much to the design and style of the cuff.
Jameson is the brother of a friend who came to me in need of an engagement ring. He had in mind what he wanted, so we were just responsible for creating his design. I loved this way this turned out.. And so did she!
Jean was actually one of my first custom clients. We took several pieces of older jewelry she wasn’t wearing and created 4 things: a ring, pair of earrings (inspired by our Thrill Earrings), a name bracelet, and a diamond necklace. All four pieces are completely different from what we had to work with and get worn much more than the dated pieces, of course. This was a great use of her resources and loved how they all turned out.
Phil and his wife are expecting a baby girl and he wanted to surprise her with this custom eternity band of pink sapphires. I love the miligrain finish on the edges to have a “lace” feel to the ring and of course, the color is perfect..
Santi is a family member and I’m so glad I was able to participate in designing his ring. He wanted a rose gold setting and chose a diamond with D color (the best) and it radiates off the rose gold. This setting is simple and elegant and the combination of the colors between the metal and diamond is superb. Love this ring!
Tara wanted to update her engagement ring and wedding band (coming soon) using her original diamond that belonged to her husband’s Grandmother. This was quite a process as we started with a sketch (see pic) and created the ring from there. We custom-cut 32 stones for the perimeter of the ring and fit each one into place like a puzzle. It took some time to complete, but worth it! Gorgeous and I doubt you will see another one like it.
Tara finally got her wedding band to complete her set! Well worth the wait, we took out the diamonds from her original wedding band and added enough to make this unique, octagon eternity band in white gold to match her engagement ring. Both her engagement and wedding band rings are incredibly different in design and stone layout. Excited for Tara to have this beautiful set.
Adam had the perfect design he wanted and we built it! He asked for the stones around the center diamond to be a big larger than the perimeter stones. This ring turned out beautifully. Congratulations on your engagement!
Classic and timeless, the solitaire engagement ring in the 6-prong setting continues to be a crowd favorite. A beautiful natural solitaire diamond suspended in its white gold setting. Congratulations on your engagement!
Wesley Prep School, Dallas
My daughter, Olivia, has attended Wesley Prep since she was in the nursery. She is now 12 and graduating her wonderful school and as a coincidence, they are celebrating their 50th birthday this year! I decided to make something special for their live auction during their annual fundraiser and I came up with our signature Dynasty band of 363 diamonds. Except this time, I made it exclusively for this event in white, rose, and yellow gold, just for them. Hopefully we will see a bidding war on this piece, composed of nearly 4 carats in round, brilliant diamonds. A crowd favorite!!
Alex was expecting his first baby with his wife and the baby was to be born in December. One of December’s birthstones is blue zircon. We used a setting he had, and set a beautiful brilliant cut blue zircon in the center as a gift for his wife. Congratulations, Alex!!
Chris is a client who wanted the pink sapphire eternity band I had previously designed for another client, detailed with milligrain in white gold. A stunner! This piece can come in any shade of pink sapphire.