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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

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A Diamond Ring with a Place In History

Recently a client showed us a platinum and Old European-cut Diamond ring with a possibly unique family history. Our challenge was to create a wedding band to compliment the style of a ring that is almost 100 years old.

The diamond ring originally belonged to our client’s great-great-aunt, hereafter “Mrs. L ”. At the outbreak of World War II, she was living in the Philippines with her husband, one of the founders of the Manila Stock Exchange. An illness that prevented them from being evacuated with other U.S. citizens had a frightening consequence: when the Japanese invaded​​​ the Philippines they were sent to an internment camp.

At the outset of their imprisonment, Mrs. L. realized that she and her husband would be stripped of all possessions. Fearful of losing the diamond ring that her husband had proposed with in the 1920’s, she hid the cherished ring inside the drain pipe of a building within the camp, in the hope that it would not fall into enemy hands and be lost forever.

Although in poor health, both Mrs. L. and her husband managed to survive their ordeal in the Japanese internment camp. When finally liberated in 1945, Mrs. L. retrieved her diamond ring, untouched in its astutely chosen hiding place.

Some years later, the ring passed from Mrs. L. to her sister, our client’s great-grandmother and in time, down through the generations to the present day when the much-loved ring has just become an engagement ring once again.

After almost a century of wear, this noteworthy diamond ring is in good but not robust condition. Since the need for restoration work would inevitably arise in the near future, we felt it preferable to preserve the integrity of the ring as it is now. Placing a single wedding band alongside would create friction, further wearing the sides of the ring. To prevent this, we designed a pair of wedding bands, contoured for a snug “glove fit” on either side. The antique ring nestles, perfectly aligned, between the connected bands that will fend off much of the normal wear and tear of daily use.

We wanted to ensure that the antique diamond ring and the new bands looked as if they had always belonged together. To complete the impression, the bands were hand-engraved with “bright-cut” decoration in a style appropriate to the date of the diamond ring.

We are honored to have been chosen for such a sensitive and meaningful project, and proud of the trust placed in Villarreal Fine Jewelers by the great-great-grand-niece of Mrs. L.  If the late Mrs. L. is looking down from above, we do hope that she is pleased with the finished results!

Designer- Malcolm Brown
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“I recently worked with Malcolm to redesign my wedding ring…”

“I recently worked with Malcolm to redesign my wedding ring after inheriting some family diamonds. Malcolm was fantastic to work with. I was a blank slate walking in and his expertise helped guide me to make a gorgeous ring that was right within my budget. I am a repeat customer of Villarreal having purchased our engagement and weddings rings here about 5 years ago. I was happy to find that the amazing customer service has stood the test of time. I would recommend Villarreal jewelers to anyone in the market to purchase or design jewelry.”

-Clare J.

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“I worked with Malcolm to design an engagement ring, and couldn’t be more pleased…”

“I worked with Malcolm to design an engagement ring, and couldn’t be more pleased with the design process, the speed, the price, and the final product. After discussing what we had in mind, he came up with a beautiful sketch. His questions & suggestions were gracious, respectful, and expert. He worked with us to produce a ring that delighted and please us, bringing to life our ideas & preferences. Thank you, Villarreal!”

-Tim M.

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“I worked with Malcolm to design an engagement ring inspired by some vintage designs…”

“I worked with Malcolm to design an engagement ring inspired by some vintage designs my girlfriend (now fiance!) liked. Based on that we discussed how the design could be enhanced and made even more beautiful than the vintage designs it was inspired from. The process went very smooth and the end result is a ring my fiance adores. Everything about the process was explained up front what I could expect and what everything may cost and how much time everything may take in realistic terms. I ended up getting the final ring a few weeks before the quoted time. Some advice to would-be clients: go in with an open mind and when in doubt defer to the wonderful experts at Villarreal.”

-Stephen C.

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Large, Rare Diamonds Reveal the Inner Workings of Earth’s Mantle

A Diamond Truly Is Forever – in more ways than one. You will never look at a diamond the same way again.

Large and exceptional gem diamonds like the famous Cullinan or Lesotho Promise tend to have a set of physical characteristics that distinguish them from other kinds of diamonds (fig 1). One of the most noted characteristics is a low nitrogen concentration, such that these diamonds are predominantly type II, although not all type II diamonds necessarily belong to this family. New research published in Science reveals that these Cullinan-like gems, dubbed “CLIPPIR” diamonds, tell us something remarkable about the deep earth.

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“After many hours of searching online for a custom jeweler…”

“After many hours of searching online for a custom jeweler to remake a family heirloom, I came across Villarreal Fine Jewelers and upon reading their reviews decided to make an appointment. After one meeting with Malcolm I was sold.
His initial rough sketches were closer to my ring than I ever thought I would achieve given the poor quality of the photos I had to show him. Malcolm was amazing. He worked tirelessly on sketches and then a wax mold to make sure all the details where just right. He also went well above the call of duty to find diamonds that not only matched the original ring, but worked perfectly together without exceeding my budget. After many appointments he created the perfect ring… my ring. I truly never thought it would be an exact match but it is. Not only is he an amazing artist, he is a wonderfully patient, kind, and understanding person to work with. I will definitely be using their services again in the future.”

-T. Brieger – Austin, TX

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