Category

engagement rings

Custom Designed Engagement Ring

By | Custom Jewellery, engagement rings | No Comments

Buying an engagement ring is one of the most special moments in a person’s life! With many people investing 1-2 months salary on an engagement ring it is a very significant purchase and one that should be approached with time and care. At Odyssey Jewellery we encourage you to come in and talk to one of our experts to find or create the perfect ring. We offer a wide array of designs from classic styles to more contemporary designs. With over 60 years experience in the jewellery industry we offer our clients affordable pieces at unparalleled quality.

How did we get to Engagement Rings?

Custom Designed Engagement RingThe history of the engagement ring goes back hundreds of years. While rings are recorded to have been used in ancient Egypt they can only accurately be traced back to ancient Rome. The engagement rings of ancient times are much different that what is worn today. In ancient Rome the bride-to-be wore two rings; one gold and one iron (iron was worn at home, gold was for outside the home). The engagement ring is often worn on the ring finger on the left hand – there was an early theory that a vein that ran through this finger was connected directly to the heart.
So who do we have to thank for the modern engagement ring? The first mention of a diamond ring associated with an engagement was given to Mary of Burgundy by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria in 1477. This gesture proved to be very influential and inspired those of the European upper classes to include a diamond into the ring they gave to their betrothed.

While engagement rings went through many evolutions, starting in North American in the late 1930’s diamond engagement rings became very fashionable – a tradition that has continued on to this day. Once considered only for the upper classes by the mid-20th century diamond engagement rings were worn by nearly 50% of married women in the U.S.

Often considered the most important piece of jewellery a woman will own in her lifetime, it can become part of a family’s history with it being passed down to future generations. At Odyssey Jewellery we work with individuals or couples to choose the perfect piece that best reflects the wearer.

How to Choose a Diamond

Many times an engagement ring is the first diamond someone has purchased. With that in mind at Odyssey Jewellery we will work closely with you on finding the best ring for your budget. When buying a diamond engagement ring we encourage all of our clients to work with our experts to learn about the 4 C’s of diamond quality. The 4 C’s stand for Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat. As one of the most important purchases of your life, and the ultimate expression of your love, it’s important you know what you are selecting. A quick of overview of the 4 C’s:

Colour – When discussing colour in relation to diamonds this actually means that you are looking for an absence of colour; a pure diamond has no hue.

Clarity – Each diamond is unique and can include individual characteristics called ‘inclusions’; each diamond needs to be closely inspected to determine the number and position of inclusions to establish its clarity.

Cut – Perhaps the most well known of the 4 C’s, the cut of the diamond greatly affects how it interacts with light and therefore its brightness and sparkle.

Carat – The carat weight is a term of measurement for how much a diamond weighs; the larger the diamond the more valuable.

Creating a Custom Piece of Jewellery

Custom jewellery has recently come back into vogue. Whether a piece of jewellery is worn on special occasions or everyday it is exciting to wear something that is unique. For many people jewellery is a sentimental embellishment that can be passed down to future generations. You can choose a theme to follow or create a piece to reflect a specific period of your life. By putting this extra effort into designing and creating a custom piece for yourself or your loved one you are imbuing the piece of jewellery with an extra sense of care and authenticity.
All of our custom work is done on site; we produce all of our pieces to the highest standard and will work to create the perfect piece for you or your loved one.

We encourage you to drop by our Richmond Hill location and speak with one of our experts; we are passionate about what we do and look forward to helping you find your special piece of jewellery!

Resetting Engagement Rings Or Redsigning Engagement Rings – Custom Jewellery Design Richmond Hill

By | Custom Jewellery, engagement rings | No Comments

Resetting Engagement Rings

Resetting Engagement Rings

A ring is built to last forever, but over time you may develop different jewellery likes and needs. Redsigning or Resetting engagement rings is a great way to hold on to the memories of the past while creating a stunning ring that better matches your current lifestyle and tastes. At our custom Toronto jewellery studio, we’ve worked with many people wanting to reset their engagement ring. Whether they simply want something different, or now have the financial means to have their ring upgraded, we have many exciting options for resetting your engagement ring.

Taking a ring you already have in your collection and revamping it can be a more affordable option than purchasing a new ring. Whether it be a few years old, or an heirloom ring that’s been in your family for generations, our experienced Toronto jewellery designers will turn your dreams into reality and we’ll walk you through the entire process. Our goal is to create a unique and personalized redesign for your ring and we’ll find the perfect setting for your stone.

Here are some of the most common ways to reset your engagement rings:

More Diamond Accents: Adding accent diamonds to your ring is an excellent way to instantly give your ring a more upgraded look and feel. A common method is to add diamond accents to the sides of the ring. With the right design and stones, you will find your centre stone is highlighted more in the ring’s design with increased focus and shine.

Upgrade to a Three Stone Ring: Many of our customers have greater financial flexibility as their career progresses and they want to invest more money in their engagement ring. Upgrading to a three-stone design from a single stone is an excellent way to add more value to your ring and to instantly upgrade its look. We’ll reset your ring to have two medium or smaller stones added, one for each side of your centre stone. This will make your centre stone appear larger in your ring’s design. Diamonds are the most common stone used in a reset, but other valuable gemstones such as rubies or sapphires can be used to create a unique and beautiful ring design.

Replace Your Centre Stone: One of the easiest ways to upgrade your engagement ring is to simply replace your centre stone with a larger and upgraded diamond. A larger diamond is a great way to symbolize the growth you’ve experienced in your relationship and also your financial accomplishments. Many couples cannot afford a big stone in the early stages of their relationship and chose to upgrade to a larger diamond as time goes on.

Add a Halo to Your Centre Stone: Adding a halo to your ring is a great way to completely change the overall look and feel of your engagement ring. Our team of ring designers will work with you to find the right halo design that not only frames your centre stone but also adds some more sparkle to it.

Upgrade the Setting of Your Diamond: Another way to reset your engagement ring is to upgrade your ring’s setting. Not only will upgrading your setting make your ring more attractive, it can help protect your centre stone from getting damaged (especially on the sides of the stone). Our team will work with you to find the right setting and bezel for your ring.

Add Coloured Stones: Looking for something a little different when resetting your engagement ring? Adding coloured stones to your ring setting can open the door to an almost endless amount of design options. Stones such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds can be used to add an interesting and unique look to your ring.

In order to keep your engagement ring look pristine for years to come it’s recommended that you have it maintained by a professional jewellery cleaner on a regular basis. We recommend that our customers have their rings cleaned, inspected and maintained yearly. It’s very important to check the condition of your ring’s stones and the setting claws. Our team can also do ultrasound cleaning of your ring to keep it sparkling for years and decades to come.

We provide the following services at our Richmond Hill jewellery factory:

  • Remodeling
  • Engraving
  • Ring shank replacement
  • Laser inscription
  • Re-sizing
  • Polishing
  • Claw re-tipping
  • Soldering
  • Diamond re-cutting
  • Resetting
  • Watch repair
  • Pearl re-stringing

If you’re looking to reset your engagement ring, look no further than Odyssey Jewellery Designers. We’re proud of the high-level of perfection and skill we bring to every engagement ring redesign we do. Our team of experienced ring designers will work with you to come up with a ring reset that suits your tastes and budget. Learn more by contacting us today.

View Our Gallery Of Engagement Rings Here

Custom Designed Engagement Rings

By | engagement rings | No Comments

Advice for Buying Custom Designed Engagement Rings

Custom Designed Engagement RingsEvery engagement ring should be truly unique and represent the journey you and your partner have taken together and the exciting road ahead. At Odyssey Jewellery Designers lnc., we’ve been helping newlyweds in Richmond Hill and Toronto create beautiful custom engagement ring designs to tell their individual tale of devotion and love. With over 60 years of custom jewellery design experience, our talented team will walk you through the entire engagement ring purchasing process.

Let’s face it, shopping for that perfect engagement ring can be stressful^ There are so many choices and after a few visits to jewellery stores, the choices can seem overwhelming. Every person has their own unique tastes and budgets. Working with a custom engagement ring designer is an excellent option for many engaged couples. Your own style and preferences are transformed into your engagement ring.

A well-designed custom engagement ring will symbolize your relationship, your love, affection, and future. Engagement rings are made to last the test of time and will serve as a family heirloom for the many years and decades that follow your proposal. Many engagement rings are eventually handed down from generation to generation, providing an immortal footprint of the love you share with your future spouse.

The process of creating a custom design engagement ring begins with an idea. We take a lot of pride in our ability to create unique engagement ring designs with our customers. Our team of experienced jewellery designers will partner with you to create a beautiful ring design that is unique to you and built to last with the finest materials. Many couples want a diamond engagement ring, we’ll work with you to navigate the many options and find you something that’s perfect for you and your budget.

Common Engagement Ring Cuts

A round brilliant cut diamond is one of the most common custom engagement ring designs in our jewellery factory. We can enhance the centre diamond in many ways to make it unique and individualized.

Double Band – Looking for an engagement ring that instantly projects an image of style, luxury and beauty? A double band might be the perfect engagement ring for you. The diamond coupled with the double band shank provides an excellent way to show off your diamond.

Radiant Cut – Cut with angled corners and facet patterns, a radiant cut is an excellent option for many engagement ring shoppers. Known for their ability to sparkle, this diamond cut is great for really showing the character of your diamond.

Halo – This ring setting is meant to sunrround your centre diamond with diamonds. Many of our customers are delighted to see the end result of a halo engagement ring. There are a wide range of stones that can be used to add an extra layer of customization to your engagement ring.

Solitaire – Built with beauty and simplicity in mind, a solitaire settinE allows the focus of your ring to land directly on the diamond. These rings are designed with simplicity and elegance in mind.

At Odyssey Jewellery Designers we create affordable engagement ring pricing. Our experienced team of jewellery designers will work with you to create a beautiful engagement ring that works with your budget. There are many customizations that can be made to make both your loved one and bank account happy.

It’s important to plan ahead when having a custom engagement ring designed. Remember, the ring is being specially created for you and it will take some time to make. Every ring design is unique and time frames will vary from customer to customer.

An experienced designer will ask the right questions to fully understand how your engagement ring should be designed. Not interested in a custom designed ring? We also have an extensive selection of engagement rings in our showroom. We can also repair, clean and resize an engagement ring you already own.

We are able to provide exceptional service for the couple purchasing an engagement ring together or more traditional customers who want to shop alone. When shopping alone, pay attention to your partner’s jewellery preferences and style. Sometimes it helps to enlist the services of a best friend or close family member of your future fiance to make this job much easier.

Our jewellery store has built a reputation for providing exceptional service, craftsmanship and high-quality. We understand that an engagement ring is a lifelong investment and we work hard to exceed each of our customers expectations on every engagement ring we create and sell.

With over 60 years of experience designing custom engagement rings, we are ready to help with your big moment. We are a full jewellery design factory and all work is done right on premises. Discover how we can bring your love story to life and help you create a perfect engagement ring that reflects the love and future the two of you share. Speak to one of our experienced engagement ring designers to get started.