Post # 1
I’m obsessed with this Repossi ring, but would like it in yellow gold and use lab-created diamonds.
Does anyone have a jeweler they would recommend that could create a ring inspired by this design? I see David Klass recommended here a ton, is this something he does?
Post # 2
David Klass can make pretty much anything. I say this because some of my ring ideas have been pretty crazy, and he has brought them to life. I’ve worked with him on a few pieces, although not as many as others on the board.
The process can drag a little bit with his shop at times, due to how busy they are. And it can be hard to get an email reply from him in the beginning stages of a project. I’ve only had a short lag during the project one time. (Out of 4 projects.) I think I had to re-send my initial inquiry email on either 1 or 2 projects.
Post # 3
Thanks for the response! I tried emailing once and didn’t hear back, so I was unsure if they didn’t do this kind of project. I’ll try again.
Post # 4
I second David Klass. He seems to respond fairly quickly when you contact him via his Etsy shop. He did a fantastic job on my ring which I didn’t think was super complex but another Etsy shop (Zhedora) absolutely mangled it so aparently is was. I’m certain he could handle that ring. After the botched first job my husband was terrified to try and go the custom route again but DK was so professional and reassuring Dh was able to get past it. DK really makes sure you get the product you want with tweaking CADs as much as you want, sending you a wax model and not requiring payment till you’ve seen completed photos. He’s also extremely reasonably priced. I was nervous bc I felt like a lot of bees were probably a LOT wealthier than I was and he would be way out of range. But his quote was less than what we could have paid for a premade mall ring. Over a year later I have yet to experience and issue and I always get comments on what good quality it is when I get it cleaned.
Post # 5
SVandy60918 : thanks, that’s just the feedback I need to hear!
Post # 6
aoifeo : I have had to email a couple of times in a row before getting a reply back. He has two email addresses, and I usually send my request to both of them. I believe you could also call his shop, and some people have said they got a quicker response that way.
Having worked with him a few times, it didn’t bother me when I had to re-send my initial request. But, if it had been my first time trying to contact him, I admit I would have been put off by it.
Post # 7
Joseph Schubach in Scottsdale would be another good choice. They work with lab diamonds regularly and have a long track record of doing clean work. They made two pieces for me, and I’ve been extremely happy with their attention to detail.