Took my 21 year old 3 diamond channel set wedding ring in because one of the stones had fallen out. The owner, Dan was more than helpful, and examined my my ring under a microscope and then let me look at it too. Wow, it was banged up. All kinds of dents, dings, and I was about ready to lose another stone. Left the ring there to have it examined and estimated. Couple days later I get and estimate for basically rebuilding it. I approved the repairs. 2 days later I get a text that my ring is done. WOW. My ring looks better than when I bought it in 1994. Kept the same basic design but improved on the channel set, added gold to hold the stones on better, and the stones are perfectly set, which seeing it now, I think they were crooked when I bought it. Nice looking place, friendly, beautiful pieces, and great work! I can't stop looking at my ring!
I met the owner, Steve, at a Hawaiian event at South Seattle Community College and bought some lovely gold plumeria earrings. I bought two pairs; one for me and one for a friend because the price was so reasonable (even for a student)! When I got engaged, I tracked him down to ask if he would make me a wedding ring. I didn't want a Hawaiian-style, but I knew he did custom work, too. He did and it's so beautiful! Together, we designed my ring based on an antique, but it's unique. I haven't had it appraised yet, but he told me that the market value of my ring was likely more than three times what he charged! I believe it because I had looked at many other stores to find inspiration an their prices were high. Steve was also very kind and loves what he does. I recommend No Ka Oi to anyone looking to purchase Hawaiian or any custom jewelry.
Mike did an amazing job on taking my wedding ring, which was purchased originally over 28 years ago and made sure that all the diamonds were in tightly, added extra gold to the bars that hold in the channel setting, and then made it sparkle like no tomorrow! Thank you, Mike for caring for my precious wedding ring as much as I do! I cannot wait to see how the other items have turned out in a few weeks.