One of the best parts of being a jeweler is working with engaged couples to design the diamond jewelry of their dreams. Fortunoff Fine Jewelry has a robust capacity to help you choose and set any shape or size diamond. We use a rich network of designers – most local to the New York area – to help you create exactly the ring you want.
If you’re thinking of using inherited diamond/diamonds for your ring, we welcome you. If you’re looking to buy a diamond, Fortunoff has access to an amazing inventory of gems, from among the finest diamantaires in the world, most located right in our New York Diamond District. We are really lucky in where we live.
To whet your appetite for the exciting process of choosing diamonds and settings, here are a few stories of couples we’ve helped recently.
Like Father, Like Son
Larry came to see us for the best of all reasons: He was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Leah, and needed a diamond engagement ring. We were particularly delighted because he is the second generation of his family to trust us with this most important diamond purchase. His Dad, a longtime customer of ours, told him: “There is simply nowhere else for you to go, but Fortunoff!”
Larry, who I’ve known since he was a child, knew that Leah had admired oval diamonds, so we reached out to our network of diamantaires in New York City and selected the prettiest oval diamonds we could find. (Oval-, pear-, and marquise-shaped diamonds, by the way, seem to be having a moment with brides!) Larry made his choice, and we asked one of our wonderful bridal jewelry designers to honor the gem with a setting that made it sing. Just a few weeks later, Leah shared her joy on our Facebook page: “Thank you for my amazing engagement ring!! It is so beautiful and the centerpiece of a dream come true!” We loved these photos that Leah posted!
A Radiant Couple
Jenna and John are a young couple we know locally, who were certain early on that they were a “forever” couple. So I wasn’t surprised, though I was delighted, when John came to us to design Jenna’s engagement ring. After some discussion, we found an almost 2-carat rectangular radiant-cut diamond, and John immediately knew what design he wanted.
Like our other custom designs, we selected a bridal ring designer we knew would do a superb job with that particular stone, and would honor John’s other design ideas. This is a polished and well-dressed couple, so the ring needed to be smart and sophisticated. According to the happy couple, we hit the mark!
A Beach Wedding
What happens when two redheads find each other and decide they want to spend their lives together? Lots of laughs, and journey to stand under the chuppah and be joined in marriage. Kerry and Mati chose Long Island Sound at sunset for their nuptials, and the setting is as gorgeous as the photo suggests.
With a honeymoon in Hawaii as their plan, we thought it was delightful to craft Kerry’s rings using a twisting vine pattern, not unlike the flower leis that we knew would be placed around their necks when they arrived in Hawaii. Aloha and congratulations to you both.