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Custom jewelry

"Unique" "one-of-kind" "original" these are some words that many customers want and look for from each piece of jewelry they buy. It is important that we give our customers what they want. Therefore, we sit down with our clients and listen to their ideas, and help them design their next perfect piece of jewelry.

Often, at the initial meeting Tim and Suzanne sketch up what you want. Then, our Photoshop Genius, Rhiannon, mocks up an approximate look to give our customer a great visual. When we get the final okay we get straight to work.

The initial work varies by what our customer already has or wants completely new. Many times, our customers have old stones that they want to set in to a new piece. When additional or all new stones are needed, Suzanne sources the best stones from our many qualified dealers in New York City and around the world. 

Once production starts our production specialist and star designer, Suzanne, works carefully with our team of talented jewelers to assure that the work receives the quality of service that our clients expect from our name. 

And because most of  the custom work that we do for our clients is rarely seen, I am going to take this opportunity to show you some of our more recent masterpieces! 

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This piece was a special one! This pendant was inspired by a wedding ring that our customer wanted to match. Her wedding band was an antique style and her beautiful center diamond was a large antique cut as well. We used the leaf design from the ring and used yellow and pink gold to soften the light yellow "cape" color of the antique center. The graduated stones that surround the center diamond give the pendant a feminine appeal, and enhance its antique look. A great necklace to wear everyday. The final product speaks for itself: perfection! 

Now, let's take a look at this beautiful diamond and sapphire ring! Isn't it stunning? I think so. A customer came to us with an idea and a diamond. She had all diamond pieces that she liked and wanted to do something different. Suzanne sat down with her, ideas were exchanged, and a design was created: sapphires and diamonds - a perfect pairing! Perfectly matched sapphires surround the center diamond all in a handmade wire-work platinum setting. A new family heirloom!

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These amethyst earrings are SPECTACULAR! What makes them so great?  They are mystery-set with no apparent way to see how the setting holds in the amethysts. The whole side of the purple stones are open to adore.  Completely custom designed for one of our favorite clients - we love her creativity! - these earrings swirl and dangle and create quite a stir (she has said) when out and about with them on.

Okay, let's talk about this watch. It didn't look like this before. Someone came in do to our Jewelry Wardrobe Assessment and she had a watch that she didn't like because it was too simple. She also had a diamond circle pin that luckily was the SAME diameter as the watch. We worked our magic and the final outcome turned a plain old watch into a diamond accessory that every woman would love.

What is the next piece we will make for you?

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Thank you!
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We finished out a great year with a wonderful holiday season and can't thank you enough. We loved visiting with our regulars, seeing new faces, and reconnecting with customers we haven't seen in years. It's always a joy to catch up with you and show you some of the pieces we're most proud of.

We now return to our regular hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 10-5. We are excited to bring in this new year with our staff and all of our loyal clients. We can't wait to see the projects that you bring to us. Happy New Year to all. 

P.S.: Keep an eye out for our next blog; it'll feature some amazing custom pieces!

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Layaway Plan

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of fine jewelry, but thought you couldn’t afford it? Perhaps, spending $10,000,  $25,000, or $45,000, seems like too much to schedule at one time. We have the perfect solution - with as little as 20% down and with monthly payments you can reserve your treasured jewelry in our super flexible layaway plan with Zero financing charges! 

 Purchase what you want and use convenient monthly payments to get you to your goal over the time period that works for your budget.  Pay as little or much as you want each month and work within a time frame that is convenient.  Together,  we can come up with payment options that work for you.

And with just 20% down, your piece stays secure in our safe until your last payment. 

 We accept all major credit cards for our automatic layaway program but you can choose to make additional payments or pay the entire balance at any time.

For in stock items, if for any reason you need to cancel your order after 30 days from order date, there will be a cancellation fee of 10% the total of your order. There is no cancellation fee before 30 days.   Custom designed items are, of course, not available for return.

As an extra incentive, from now until December 24 you will also receive our fabulous T. Foster & Co. gift bag! 

Call us today to place an order with our layaway program

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A new kind of ring

A couple of weeks ago in one of my blogs I mentioned that Suzanne and I were hunting for a morganite for an engagement ring (read that blog here). Yes! A morganite for an engagement ring, had to say that twice because once I show you're going to want one too! 

Quick story! 

A customer came in wanting to buy an engagement ring for his beautiful girlfriend.. As any couple that have been together do, she hinted at how her perfect engagement ring might look like.  He told Suzanne that he wanted a "pink morganite diamond". Pink diamonds are extremely rare and are hard to find. However, "morganite" is an similarly colored stone that has a beauty all its own, just as a pink diamond does. Suzanne and I went up to New York and found   the most beautiful stone imaginable. When Suzanne showed the young man,  he loved it, so we went straight to work.

The ideal ring had a very delicate band, all totally set with diamonds with a highlighted stand alone pink morganite.  The added challenge was that it also had to be ready by a certain day, HER BIRTHDAY, which was just one week away!  He proposed to her on her birthday, and I am sure that this was a surprise that she was absolutely thrilled to receive. 

Now the RING! 

Sadly, not for sale :(

Sadly, not for sale :(

Look at this beauty! Myself and the rest of the staff had been excited to see how this turned out. And, I must say that is a close to perfect ring if not perfect. Let me remind you that this ring has to be one of my favorite rings we have done.

I must say that a pink diamond this size would cost just about $2M! But, this morganite that totals a little over 4 carats draws attention. With a rock this size you can bet that she will be turning heads.

Emeralds!

Do you love emeralds?

Well, I have the rings for you. We just made three new emerald rings that are absolutely stunning. During our Harvest Day Open House, we all got to wear some of our favorite jewelry. I realized that not only is green my favorite color, but it also looks great on me. Now I'm obsessed with emeralds.

Here is a picture of me and the rest of the staff wearing our favorites in case you weren't able to make it to Harvest Day!

If you're curious about those collections you can just click on the pictures to browse. 


Your Friends will be green with envy

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Look at these spectacular new rings that we just added to our collection! These three one-of-a-kind rings that are just perfect for everyday wear- as right or left rings! (Don't you think?)

Each of these rings are unique and have something that makes them stand out. And because I like to talk about each piece on its own here are more pictures! Hope you love them as much as I do.

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Now take a look at this beauty! This meticulously made, 18K white gold ring is accented with 2 square emeralds totaling 0.86 carats, and 0.63 carats of oval, round and baguette diamonds. The variety in the diamond shapes really sets this ring apart.

Look at that detail! This is an 18K white gold ring with 2 square emeralds totaling 0.72 carats, 0.69 carats of round, pear-shaped, and baguette diamonds. To die for.

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Last, but not least is this 18K yellow gold ring with a unique crossover design. A pair of rare Sandawana emeralds in a trillion cut, totaling 0.76 carats is accented with an additional 0.20 carats of diamonds. Beautiful and perfect for everyday wear.