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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

..quality of the work was unmistakable ..

I needed a diamond setting repaired and an heirloom bracelet divided for my daughters. Naturally, I had procrastinated and didn’t ask Joseph until about 10 days prior to Christmas. Considering the circumstances, I asked him to prioritize the necklace. Two days before the holiday, he called and he had both completed. Needless to say, I was quite happy. When picking them up, I was even happier. The quality of the work was unmistakable. The pieces had been thoroughly cleaned and the presentations were splendid. Joseph arranged appraisals for the pieces. These were provided by another jeweler, so there was no conflict of interest and no questionable valuations for my insurance provider. Villarreal Jewelers gives very personable service, never hurrying. Joseph is fully involved with the jewelry industry and has access to all types of stones and settings, including custom-created, from a variety of sources. Villarreal Jewelers are trustworthy and provide full descriptive receipts for anything entrusted to their care. I was very comfortable with the entire relationship.

Bracelet and Heirloom Jewelry Repair by Villarreal Fine Jewelers

 

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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Millennial Women Want These 2 Qualities in Their Diamonds

A good deal of our clients are millennials. especially millennial women looking for diamonds. I came across this article today and thought it was spot on. What do you think?

 

ARTICLE BY: INSTORE STAFF

DPA (Diamond Producers Association) released a new poll.

When buying luxury goods such as diamonds, millennial women are looking for authenticity and long-term value, according to a new study commissioned by the Diamond Producers Association.

The poll of nearly 1,000 millennial women found that nearly 9 in 10 (89 percent) look for authenticity in such items. This tendency was even greater among high-earning millennials, with 85 percent saying they would be embarrassed knowing that they owned a knock-off, especially for luxury items.

Millennial women seek long-term value – emotionally and financially – from such purchases. Seventy-five percent saw diamond jewelry as an investment in themselves and 82 percent saw it as a long-term investment. Among the highest-earning millennials ($150,000+) these numbers these numbers were higher, at 94 percent and 91 percent, respectively.

The DPA said these statistics help explain why millennial self-purchase of diamonds continues to grow. A recent De Beers report stated that self-purchase by U.S. millennials accounted for 31 percent of all non-bridal diamond sales in 2015, compared with 25 percent in 2013.

“Millennial consumers in particular are defining luxury beyond price,” said Deborah Marquardt, chief marketing officer for the DPA. “When evaluating luxury purchases, they seek items that are genuine, unique and not mass-produced, and have inherent meaning and value. This preference speaks directly to the diamond promise – in an increasingly artificial world diamonds remain authentic, rare and precious.”

Luxury goods offer modern women a way to visually express their self-confidence, with 66 percent of millennial women saying they feel more confident in themselves when wearing diamond jewelry, according to DPA.

On behalf of DPA’s “Real is a Diamond,” the survey was conducted online by KRC Research from July 10 to July 14 among 995 millennial women between the ages of 18-34 in the U.S. with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

 


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

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

 

 

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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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Engagement Ring Average Spend is Rising

UPDATE: Engagement Ring Average Spend is Rising

Online wedding brand The Knot has released the results of its 2017 Jewelry & Engagement Study. The biannual report surveyed more than 14,000 engaged or recently married brides and grooms from the U.S. to uncover proposal-related trends in America.  Their finding is “Engagement Ring Average Spend is Rising.”

“We’re seeing proposers put more time, thought and effort into creating the perfect proposal, as well as an engagement ring they know their partner will love,” said Kristen Maxwell Cooper, editor-in-chief of The Knot. “And while proposals are less of a surprise than in years past, there’s an uptick in grooms returning to time-honored traditions, like proposing with the engagement ring in hand and getting down on one knee.”

Here are some of the key findings:

  1. Engagement Ring Average Spend is Rising: $6,351 (up from $5,095 in 2011)
  2. Average time spent looking for ring: 3.5 months
  3. Average number of rings looked at before purchase: 26
  4. Engagement rings with a custom design: 45%
  5. Most popular stone cut: round (52%)
  6. Average carat size for center stone: 1.2 carats
  7. Average carat size for total ring: 1.8 carats
  8. Most popular engagement ring setting metal: white gold (61%)

The study found that one in four grooms “meticulously” planned their marriage proposal “down to the last detail.” The average time spent planning a proposal was just under four-and-a-half months.

ARTICLE BY: INSTORE STAFF

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

 “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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34 Carat Yellow Diamond

Did you know there was a recovery of a 34 Carat yellow Diamond? Alrosa has recovered a 34.17-carat fancy vivid yellow rough diamond in northeastern Russia, the miner’s largest fancy-colored stone this year.

The diamond, found by Alrosa affiliate Almazy Anabara at its Ebelyakh alluvial mining deposit in the remote region of Yakutia, is a transparent intense yellow crystal with a small inclusion, the company said.

“This year, we have already recovered several large fancy-colored diamonds, and this 34.17-carat yellow stone is the largest one so far,” said Evgeny Agureev, director of the United Selling Organization Alrosa (USO Alrosa). “This year Alrosa has already hit its record in the number of large fancy-colored stones. We used to extract fancy-colored rough diamonds over 10 carats once a year on average.”

The yellow diamond will be delivered to USO Alrosa in Moscow by the end of the month for a detailed assessment.

Earlier this year, Almazy Anabara extracted a 27.85-carat pink diamond, the largest pink stone in Alrosa’s history.

Source – Rappaport Magazine – Oct. 26, 2017

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

 “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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“…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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