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Malcom is the perfect jeweler ..

Malcom is the perfect jeweler: pleasant, meticulous, creative, and honest. We’ve worked with Malcom on multiple occasions and he will always be our jeweler. He always provides world class service each and every time!

Malcom is the perfect jeweler: pleasant, meticulous, creative, and honest. We’ve worked with Malcom on multiple occasions and he will always be our jeweler. He always provides world class service each and every time!

 

THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE

At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we have cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciate and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service. Offering the guidance of Head Gemologist Joseph Villarreal and Jewelry Designer Malcolm Brown, it is no accident that Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional.

Creating custom jewelry and helping couples choose the perfect engagement ring is our greatest passion. Our custom jewelry design service enables the discerning client to purchase unique jewelry tailored to their precise specifications and we also have an extensive range of quality Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires in stock to choose from. We provide our clients an unforgettable experience by offering professional advice and attention to detail to make sure you end up with the engagement ring of your dreams!

Visit our landing page: http://www.villarrealjewelers.com/your-engagement-ring-by-villarreal-fine-jewelers-in-austin-tx

jewelry made right to my specifications for a good price .. before the holidays

Update: I got a 3rd piece of custom jewelry for my wife for Chirstmas. Joseph got the jewelry made right to my specifications for a good price and on time before the holidays. Thanks Villareal! I have gotten 2 pieces of custom jewelry from Villarreal, and I have been very happy with both. Also saved some good money for not having to pay for the overhead of a traditional jewelry store. Check out Villarreal and you will like what you see!

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THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE

At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we have cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciate and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service. Offering the guidance of Head Gemologist Joseph Villarreal and Jewelry Designer Malcolm Brown, it is no accident that Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional.

Creating custom jewelry and helping couples choose the perfect engagement ring is our greatest passion. Our custom jewelry design service enables the discerning client to purchase unique jewelry tailored to their precise specifications and we also have an extensive range of quality Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires in stock to choose from. We provide our clients an unforgettable experience by offering professional advice and attention to detail to make sure you end up with the engagement ring of your dreams!

Visit our landing page: http://www.villarrealjewelers.com/your-engagement-ring-by-villarreal-fine-jewelers-in-austin-tx

Found .. on the Internet, and was thrilled with the entire experience

Found Villareal by happenstance on the Internet, and was thrilled with the entire experience. Malcolm helped me design a wedding band exactly to my specifications. He also helped me put a diamond into my Aggie ring. I would HIGHLY recommend using these guys. I’m certainly going to do so again when preparing a special ring for my wife.

Found .. on the Internet, and was thrilled with the entire experience | Custom Design Diamond Jewelry Review of Villarreal Fine Jewelers

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THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE

At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we have cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciate and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service. Offering the guidance of Head Gemologist Joseph Villarreal and Jewelry Designer Malcolm Brown, it is no accident that Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional.

Creating custom jewelry and helping couples choose the perfect engagement ring is our greatest passion. Our custom jewelry design service enables the discerning client to purchase unique jewelry tailored to their precise specifications and we also have an extensive range of quality Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires in stock to choose from. We provide our clients an unforgettable experience by offering professional advice and attention to detail to make sure you end up with the engagement ring of your dreams!

Visit our landing page: http://www.villarrealjewelers.com/your-engagement-ring-by-villarreal-fine-jewelers-in-austin-tx

Fantastic Job on Restoration of a Diamond Brooch .. Family Heirloom

Villarreal did a fantastic job on a restoration of a diamond brooch which is a family heirloom. Some stones had been removed that needed replacement and also some reworking of the design. I had a concept going in on what I thought might work but in consultation Malcolm at Villarreal we decided on a slightly different approach that was cost-effective and turned out gorgeous. The time-line was also short for Christmas and they were able to accommodate that requirement. A very happy customer indeed!

Villarreal did a fantastic job on a restoration of a diamond brooch which is a family heirloom | Villarreal Fine Jeweler Austin TX Review

THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE

At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we have cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciate and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service. Offering the guidance of Head Gemologist Joseph Villarreal and Jewelry Designer Malcolm Brown, it is no accident that Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional.

Creating custom jewelry and helping couples choose the perfect engagement ring is our greatest passion. Our custom jewelry design service enables the discerning client to purchase unique jewelry tailored to their precise specifications and we also have an extensive range of quality Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires in stock to choose from. We provide our clients an unforgettable experience by offering professional advice and attention to detail to make sure you end up with the engagement ring of your dreams!

Visit our landing page: http://www.villarrealjewelers.com/your-engagement-ring-by-villarreal-fine-jewelers-in-austin-tx

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What are handmade and lab-created diamonds?

I was recently asked the question above. While I have never heard the term “handmade” diamonds, I am pretty sure the question is – “What are man-made and lab-created created diamonds.” The basic answer is that “man-made” diamonds are just that – made by man and created in a laboratory (lab-created).

However, for me the more accurate term is “synthetic” diamonds. Although marketers of “lab created” diamonds don’t really like the term”synthetic.” They think that for consumers the term “lab-created” sounds as if they are not real. So, they use terms like “man-made” and “lab-created” as they feel they are user friendly and easier to understand.

The bottom line is, for a a diamond or other gemstones to be considered a “synthetic” or “lab-created” gemstone they must have a natural (made by mother nature) counterpart. More specifically, the must have the same chemical, physical and optical properties as its natural counterpart.

Here is the tricky part. A “man-made” gemstone does not necessarily mean that it has a natural counterpart (made by mother nature). “Man-made” gemstones can be made of materials other than what a natural gemstone is composed of. Those materials may be things like glass, plastic or even assembled gemstones such as doublets or triplets. Remember, a “synthetic” gemstone must have the same “chemical, physical and optical properties as its counterpart. Which is also why the term “imitation gemstone” is also used for “man-made” gemstones. Confusing – isn’t it? Learn More

 

Joseph R. Villarreal, G.G. (G.I.A.)

Villarreal Fine Jewelers, Austin, TX

 

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“…something she would be proud to wear on her hand for forever….”

If you’re looking to create something truly special, Villarreal Jewelers this is the place to go. They have a wonderful setting in the center of town, accommodating, creative, and knowledgeable. I wanted to create something incredible for my fiance’s engagement ring and not only was Villarreal there with me every step of the way to guide and suggest, but they made sure that the final product was something she would be proud to wear on her hand for forever. Even several months later, folks will stop her in the middle of a conversation to ask about her ring. Where did you get that? She’s more than happy to divulge that her future husband took time and care while working with an incredible set of individuals who were all dedicated to provide the most magnificent piece of jewelry for her to show of for the rest of her life.

Easy to work with and responsive to inquiries: Without question. I’m probably now spoiled and will struggle work with any other jeweler again.

Able to manage a tight timeline: Check. Was planning a proposal in Rome, and they moved mountains to get the ring completed in time.

Willing to push back and “save me from myself”: I was close to making a few ‘questionable’ choices, but Malcolm was there to keep me sane and calm me into realizing the best choice for the ring based on his suggestions and expertise.

One of a kind piece that will infatuate her for a lifetime: Yea. That’s an easy one. My fiance still finds little accents in the hand engraved feathering and in ways the jewels sparkle and compliment each other.

Value: I honestly would have paid double for this. I had the ring appraised for insurance shortly after receiving it, and it was quoted at least as much as I paid. No ripoffs, incredible transparency into what you’re paying for, and immense value driven for me.

Richard Brown

Villarreal Fine Jewelers – Austin Custom Jeweler, Austin, TX
“Your diamond engagement ring specialist”

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How many tons of earth does it take to yield 1 carats worth of diamond?

The following is a question we are asked from time to time.  How many tons of land needs to be mined for a 1 carat diamond?

There is no other gemstone quite like a diamond. It is found in the most remote places on earth, and the fact that it forms at all is something of miracle. It takes about one ton of rock to recover less than half a carat of rough, making diamond one of the rarest and most desired gemstones in the world. A diamond is a testament of endurance and strength- and not surprisingly, the ultimate symbol of love.

Every diamond is unique. Each reflects the story of its arduous journey from deep inside the earth to a cherished object of adornment. Yet all diamonds share certain features that allow us to compare and evaluate them. These features are called The 4 C’s.

 

Joseph R. Villarreal, G. G. (GIA)

Villarreal Fine Jewelers – Austin’s Custom Jeweler,  Austin, TX
 “Your custom diamond engagement ring specialist”  

 

THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE

At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we have cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciate and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service. Offering the guidance of Head Gemologist Joseph Villarreal and Jewelry Designer Malcolm Brown, it is no accident that Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional.

Creating custom jewelry and helping couples choose the perfect engagement ring is our greatest passion. Our custom jewelry design service enables the discerning client to purchase unique jewelry tailored to their precise specifications and we also have an extensive range of quality Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires in stock to choose from. We provide our clients an unforgettable experience by offering professional advice and attention to detail to make sure you end up with the engagement ring of your dreams!

Visit our landing page: http://www.villarrealjewelers.com/your-engagement-ring-by-villarreal-fine-jewelers-in-austin-tx

Custom Engagement Ring by Malcom at Villarreal Fine Jewelers

When Is The Best Time To Buy an Engagement Ring?

When Is The Best Time To Buy an Engagement Ring?  Recently, I was asked to provide an expert opinion for an interview with Beyond4Cs; a website dedicated to consumer education. Over 100 industry experts were interviewed including appraisers, wholesalers and retailers.

The following is an excerpt with my response –

“While we are busy through-out the year with our custom engagement ring designs, I communicate to our clients that the best time to buy a diamond for their engagement ring is after the holidays (January) through August.

Why? Having spent 10 years in the wholesale diamond industry, this is the time when loose diamond pricing seems to start creeping up – August to December. Although the buying season seems to begin later with each passing year, this is typically when retail store merchants begin buying for the Holiday season. The wholesale diamond trade knows this and therefore pricing edges up accordingly.”

Read the entire article.  

 

Joseph R. Villarreal, G. G. (GIA)
Villarreal Fine Jewelers – Austin’s Custom Jeweler,  Austin, TX
 “Your custom diamond engagement ring specialist”  

 

THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE

At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we have cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciate and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service. Offering the guidance of Head Gemologist Joseph Villarreal and Jewelry Designer Malcolm Brown, it is no accident that Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional.

Creating custom jewelry and helping couples choose the perfect engagement ring is our greatest passion. Our custom jewelry design service enables the discerning client to purchase unique jewelry tailored to their precise specifications and we also have an extensive range of quality Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires in stock to choose from. We provide our clients an unforgettable experience by offering professional advice and attention to detail to make sure you end up with the engagement ring of your dreams!

Visit our landing page: http://www.villarrealjewelers.com/your-engagement-ring-by-villarreal-fine-jewelers-in-austin-tx

 

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Here’s How Much People Are Spending on Their Engagement Rings

What are people spending on their engagement rings?

The average price is rising.  The average person is spending on their engagement rings in the U.S. was $6,163, according to a newly released study by The Knot.

That was up from $5,871 in 2015, according to the site, which bills itself as the leading wedding brand and marketplace.

Figures from the 2016 Real Weddings Study are based on respondents who hired a professional vendor for the service. According to The Knot: “The 10th annual comprehensive report, the largest of its kind, surveyed nearly 13,000 US brides and grooms married in 2016 to uncover the financial spending habits and trends of real weddings in America.”

The average cost of a wedding reached an all-time high of $35,329. the average number of guests was 141.

A study by the Wedding Report found a substantially lower figure for the average cost of an engagement ring among U.S. couples. The typical ring cost $3,407 in 2016, up from $3,386 in 2015, according to the research firm.

Read the full press release to see how much people are spending on their engagement rings!

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Villarreal Fine Jewelers – Austin’s Custom Jeweler,  Austin, TX
 “Your diamond engagement ring specialist”  
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THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE

At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we have cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciate and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service. Offering the guidance of Head Gemologist Joseph Villarreal and Jewelry Designer Malcolm Brown, it is no accident that Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional.

Creating custom jewelry and helping couples choose the perfect engagement ring is our greatest passion. Our custom jewelry design service enables the discerning client to purchase unique jewelry tailored to their precise specifications and we also have an extensive range of quality Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires in stock to choose from. We provide our clients an unforgettable experience by offering professional advice and attention to detail to make sure you end up with the engagement ring of your dreams!

Visit our landing page: http://www.villarrealjewelers.com/your-engagement-ring-by-villarreal-fine-jewelers-in-austin-tx

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2016 Average Wedding Cost in the U.S. up 3/10ths of a percent to $26,720

The average amount U.S. couples spent on their wedding in 2016 was up slightly to $26,720 from $26,645 in 2015. The latest average wedding cost data is based on 9,298 survey samples collected from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. The average number of guests for 2016 was 125, down by 1 guest from 2015’s 126 number.

The Invitation and Flower category saw the biggest increase in spending and therefore increasing the average wedding cost from 3.3% to 5.2%, while Photography, Video and Planning saw the biggest decrease in spending, -2.0% to -3.9%.

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Villarreal Fine Jewelers – Austin’s Custom Jeweler,  Austin, TX
 “Your custom diamond engagement ring specialist”  

THE VILLARREAL EXPERIENCE

At Villarreal Fine Jewelers, we have cultivated a loyal clientele that appreciate and share the ethos of beauty, quality, innovation and excellent customer service. Offering the guidance of Head Gemologist Joseph Villarreal and Jewelry Designer Malcolm Brown, it is no accident that Villarreal Fine Jewelers has become Austin’s most trusted jewelry professional.

Creating custom jewelry and helping couples choose the perfect engagement ring is our greatest passion. Our custom jewelry design service enables the discerning client to purchase unique jewelry tailored to their precise specifications and we also have an extensive range of quality Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires in stock to choose from. We provide our clients an unforgettable experience by offering professional advice and attention to detail to make sure you end up with the engagement ring of your dreams!

Visit our landing page: http://www.villarrealjewelers.com/your-engagement-ring-by-villarreal-fine-jewelers-in-austin-tx

 

 

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