From Facebook Review:
Working with Villarreal Fine Jewelers was a great experience, and we highly recommend them. My fiancé and I wanted to design an engagement ring using an inherited family stone. We worked with Malcolm at Villarreal over several months to design and purchase an engagement ring and matching wedding band using the inherited stone as the main focus.
I never knew there were so many things to consider when designing a ring—different materials, prong style, how the two ring will fit together. Malcolm walked us through the process and took the time to explain all the ins and outs. We ended up using the fact that my fiancé and I spend a lot of time in the garden growing veggies and flowers to design a beautiful ring that evokes flowers and tulips.
The stone was an Old European-cut diamond, and in order to design two rings around that style, Malcolm had to seek out and find several similar Old European diamonds, in varying sizes, that would have similar colors so that they looked like they were meant to go together. We feel like this was an added benefit to working with Villarreal, for their understanding and ability to build a custom ring using vintage stones.