Jennifer and I discussed what kind of ring she wanted - - a basic, traditiional princess cut solitaire. If not a solitaire - than no more than a couple of small diamonds on the side... nothing fancy or busy. I wanted to go off on my own and find the right ring so as to surprise her with it. I visited several jewelry and department stores in the Galleria and around the city. Nothing I saw struck me as being "the one" . . . unless it was far out of my price range - and that goes for both the ring and the diamond. Even though you couldn't see the major flaws with the naked eye - I knew they were there because I saw them through the loupe. I've known Stephen for a long time - but never knew he and his wife were in the jewelry business - until I voiced my frustration to him. I told him what I wanted and my budget. He showed me some diamonds that were in my price range - and I was pleased with the selection. His wife then drew several designs - - and after adjusting to my requests - she came up with exactly what I wanted. Not long afterwards - the diamond ring was presented to me - and I knew I found "the one". I presented it to my fiance during my birthday party - and she absolutely loves it. Stephen and Esperanza went out of their way to make us happy - and I'm already recommending them to my friends who're in the market. I was so pleased with the ring - I invited them to the birthday party where I surprised my love with a serenade on horseback. That serenade and proposal was captured by KHOU Channel 11 and the Houston Chronicle. You can view it on youtube - if you'd like to watch it. http://youtu.be/rVnz4YawkFg
As a midwest financial consultant, I am very sceptical about sending jewelry to someone I have never met. I had spoken with several internet jewelry buyers about my certified wedding set. A few months ago, I sent it to one in New York who offered much more than the rest. He dropped his offer after he had it in hand. I had little trust after that, but recently resumed my investigation. I sent an online inquiry to Jonathan's Fine Jewelers in Texas. I promptly received a call from Sergio Nuncio. He impressed me from the very beginning with a calm, confident demeanor, an excellent knowledge of his business and an honest, straight-forward approach to answering all my questions. He demonstrated genuine integrity through all our numerous communications and dealings. He said he would give me the most he could and gave me a minimum number. After several days, I was finally ready to send my rings. Sergio spoke with me the day he received the rings and overnighted a check to me the next business day for a little more than I expected. I had done a great deal of research and knew what my rings were worth. It was top dollar. Sergio was one of the nicest business people I have dealt with in some time. I deal with professional people every day and I know for a fact that finding someone with knowledge, expertise, integrity and honesty is indeed rare. My only regret is I did not choose him to deal with him from the very beginning. Thanks again Sergio! Gary Miller T&M Financial, Inc. Topeka, Kansas
On June 5, 2013 my husband I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. July 5, 2013 I lost my original wedding set with a 10 year anniversary band. I waited a couple of weeks, just knowing it would show up, all the time looking at settings and rings available on websites and stores. I was just not finding what I wanted. Some of my co-workers had used Merida for upgrades and customs, so I began a journey and sent 3 photos of rings, stating what I did like, and did not like, about each one. In just one revision, Esperanza had the perfect design for me. The journey began and we loved the education and information we received on our initial meeting with Esperanza and Stephan. Well, the old set was found by feeling deep in my purse through one of the liners. After taking a look at it my dear husband said that it was time for the upgrade anyway. Next the diamond was selected and we got to meet the bench craftsmen that work their magic from wax, to casting to polishing under the microscope. I received photos of the progress and the excitement was building. The day came for us to take possession and we were headed out of town. What service we received when Stephen delivered my ring to our home and drove through a rainstorm to get it to me. I can’t express how grateful and blessed I feel to have my custom ring of my dreams on my finger. I still look with a bit of surprise followed by giddiness! Now at some point, I will have Merida design a pendant from my old set to compliment my beautiful new ring.