Bottom line, if you are in the process of engagement ring shopping, you should not buy a ring until you visit Stone Oak Jewelers and talked with Dan. The customer service there is unparalleled. I started doing research online about places in San Antonio to find the best prices and quality. All the reviews for SOJ's were spectacular so I walked in and looked at their selection. I knew exactly the style of ring my fiance wanted and didn't see it in any of the showcases. I showed Dan a picture of the style of ring she wanted. He recreated the ring from only the picture and a description in a 3d rendering machine he has that makes the ring out of a plastic-resin type material. Then Dan helped me pick out the best stone I could afford. I told him the cut and carat I wanted and he let me pick from many loose diamonds from the back. He instructed me on how to view the diamonds under a loop, and after narrowing down the diamonds I picked the One. It was around this time that the prototype of the ring came out of his rendering machine and although happy, I wasn't 100% happy; I felt bad, but I only plan on doing this once, so I wanted it to be perfect. I asked Dan if the ring could be modified . He made the modifications and recreated the mock-up ring again. It was then that I had to approve the new design. I could see right away I was getting a premium one-of-a-kind engagement ring. The ring came back and it was better than I could have asked for, and under budget ...
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I recently purchased an engagement ring for my now fiancée from Moretti's, and we couldn't be happier. Ruben took great care to listen to what I was looking for and show me diamonds that aligned with my requests perfectly. He brought in several stones they didn't have in stock very quickly. When I described the type of band I was looking for, he showed me a picture that was spot on, exactly what I wanted. Other local shops went straight for the book of bands and we started flipping through options, which was overwhelming. Overall he took a very consultative approach to the entire experience, which I really appreciated. We will absolutely be back to look for our wedding bands. Any sufficiently expensive piece of jewelry should be specifically insured. This can be done quite easily through an existing home owners or renters insurance policy, and the cost is quite low when you consider the thought of replacing the ring yourself. This is true of any jewelry you'd buy from anywhere. I'd highly recommend Moretti's to anyone who is in the market for a piece of wonderful jewelry. I looked all across San Antonio and am very pleased with the ring Ruben helped put together for us. Thank you Ruben!
Laura Charlton has such a command of color, her jewelry is so dramatic, so daring! When I think of the time she must spend laboring over precise details in each of her designs; I'm in total amazement. I first met Laura at the annual Ethan Allen Arts Fair. I entered a beautiful room decorated in fabulousl fabrics and furnishings, and there was this deligtful, regal woman all dressed in aquas, turquoise, and rich shades of pink. But it was the jewelry she was wearing that drew me to her exhibit; it was so exotic. As I looked around her display tables, I couldn't decide what pieces to purchase, her inventory was vast. I wanted to talk to her but the people at the show were buzzing all around her. I went serching for the friends I arrived with, found them and quickly dragged them over to Laura's part of the show. They of course fell in love with her work and we all ended up buying numerous pieces. Finally, towards the end of the show, we were able to chat with her and made an instant connection. If you don't have a Charlton original piece of work, you are missing out. Give her a call, you will adore her, she is such fun, and her work is like none you've seen before!