“I came into some diamonds from my maternal grandmother. I was eager to use them for an engagement ring for my girlfriend, but I was very strapped on funds and had little to no knowledge of how it all worked. Fortunately, I was able to find Villarreal! I chose them based on online reviews, and decided to give them a call. I was initially surprised that the meetings were by appointment only, but as the process continued, I found that I preferred this approach. I knew that I would have the designer’s full attention and I would not have to fight through people to be heard. Malcolm was my designer and he was simply delightful! He helped me understand the process and gave helpful suggestions on how to get the most out of my diamonds. I could tell that he had a genuine interest in me and the project. The ring was ready much quicker than expected (even with the holidays) and it did not cost me an arm and a leg. The ring came out GREAT. What began as a handful of small, older diamonds became a shimmering bouquet that took her breath away, save for the all-important “yes”. I will definitely be returning in several months when it is time to get our wedding bands.”