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Our designers have over 38 years of design experience collectively between the two of them. They aren’t just customer service people, they are true artists that also have training in the art of building jewelry. The reason this is so important, is they know what can and can’t be done as far as functionality and durability of a piece. They can help design beautiful elements but also recommend structural integrity into the design to make it last. When it comes to designing a piece of jewelry that you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on, it’s good to know you’re putting it in the hands of someone that is experienced and knows what they are talking about. You can’t go wrong with Tom and Melinda.
After going over all of the details of the design with you and determining what you would like to make, our designer will sketch your piece so that you can get a visualization of what your piece will look like. This is the first step to envisioning your result and is usually the point at which the customer then decides to move forward with the job and the deposit of ½ down is made. This sketch is what is used by the carver or CAD designer to build the piece in the next step of the process.
After the sketches, dimensions and gem stones are provided to the carver or CAD designer, the model will be made from this information. The customer will then receive either a full 3D rendering (which is a life like image of the piece) and/or a wax model of the piece, depending on the circumstances of the piece and the job. This will be discussed on an individual job by job basis so each customer will know what to expect.
We work only with the best of the best in the business. Our jewelers are trained to be experts in their field and are Master Craftsman. Whether your piece is hand-carved or is a CAD designed piece, it has been crafted by one of the best in the industry and is covered by our Roemer Warranty.
At Roemer Originals we use only the most highly skilled craftsmen and shops to create your one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. When you own a Roemer Original, you can take pride in knowing that you are wearing one of the finest pieces of custom jewelry made in the world today.
Bridal & Engagement
We specialize in building custom designed one-of-a-kind pieces of fine jewelry that capture and reflect your unique personality and style. Why settle for a copy, when you can have the original.
Each piece of jewelry we design starts from scratch. Let us tell your story…
Sometimes we've made pieces that are a conglomeration of jewelry items that have been handed down for generations from loved ones; pieces that are worn out or are not her style. She's been holding onto them in a box for years but finally decided it's better to turn them into something she’ll wear and appreciate, than to leave them in their current state sitting in a dark box, unworn and unloved.
Other times, it's the dream of a special gem stone, symbolizing an anniversary or the birth of a child, put into a special ring to be worn for years to come. Whatever your story may be, we’re here to help you create the perfect piece either using stones you already have, or helping you find the perfect gems to create that one-of-a-kind piece that will take your breath away!
Click on the images below, to read their individual stories behind each piece.
Chris had gotten Jenn a pretty fabulous tanzanite ring for the birth of their first child, so he knew he had to get her something equally fabulous for the second. He asked me to sketch up some ideas and email them over to him and he wanted to go with a pink sapphire stone. She absolutely loved it!
Rob and Karen came in together to design her rings. She had some ideas about what she wanted and showed me some pictures to work on the design. We combined a couple of ideas through the sketches to get the unique look that she wanted and made some tweaks to exact the details. When it was finished, the set was stunning and Karen had exactly what she wanted!
Kim had been wanting to make a new pink sapphire engagement/wedding ring for herself and called us to get the ball rolling so I could look for the perfect stone for her in Tucson at the International Gem Show. She wanted it to be a pale, pale pink, almost to look like a pink diamond. At first we thought she wanted about a 5 carat, but after canvassing the show for the first two days, I wasn't finding quite what she wanted, so she decided to go larger. She decided on a 6.96 ct unheated natural pale pink sapphire. Gorgeous stone! It took me almost 4 days and 1000 vendors to find her just the right stone. When I shop at Tucson for a client, I email or text pictures and pricing while I am there so they can shop with me and find the stone of their dreams. I returned home, we worked up the sketches on the ring and got it started and now she has this beautiful piece on her hand.
Diane came in with her original wedding set along with several other pieces of jewelry that her husband had given her over the years that she no longer wore. She really wanted to redesign her wedding set and include the rubies from the other jewelry and incorporate a halo into the design, so we sat down with the CAD system and worked with the design until we had just what she wanted. It turned out breathtaking, and now she wears it all!
Joe had me on the hunt for a beautiful green sapphire in Tucson at the International Gem Show to make the perfect custom engagement ring that he had envisioned. While I was there I stopped by several different suppliers and sent him images of the stones that I was able to find and spoke with him about how they looked to me and what I thought first hand. He chose a gorgeous stone and I brought it back with me to start on the custom ring flanked with diamonds and trinity knots for his fiance to be. It turned out fabulous and she said yes! (Since then we've made earrings and a necklace to match)
So, the pressure is on when you work at a jewelry store, right? Tom knew he had to design something extra fabulous for his proposal to Ali. I don't know how many drawings he went through (he won't tell me) but the finished piece is fabulous and Ali will certainly testify to that. She loves it!
For their anniversary, Duane wanted to surprise Terry with an upgraded ring. He knew she had been wanting one. He also knew I was heading on my buying trip overseas to Antwerp and I could hand select the perfect diamonds for the side stones for her and possibly the emerald for under the center stone, as well on my Germany portion of the trip. So, we drew up the job and I headed to Antwerp to look for diamonds and an emerald. I found just what we needed so Duane could make Terry cry tears of joy on their anniversary as she opened the diamonds at the dinner table, then she had to come by the store and drop off her original engagement ring so I could use her center stone to make the new ring including her stone. I showed her the sketches to make sure it was all exactly what she wanted and we moved forward. It was a wonderful surprise to be a part of with them.
Jim wanted something extra special for Patti for Christmas and he knew I had just come back from Germany with some gorgeous gemstones that I had hand selected while I was there. He also knew that Patti had yet to receive a ring that included HIS birthstone, a JIM gem, which would be an amethyst and I just so happened to pick up a fabulous amethyst that was perfect for her right hand. He asked me to sketch up a few designs that might be well suited for her that he could choose from and he chose his favorite. I was working with Patti at the same time on repairs and appraisals throughout the weeks prior to Christmas so we had to be careful that they didn't cross paths at the store. Sometimes, it was a bit touch and go as I'd text Jim and let him know just as Patti left and it was safe to come by! In the end, the surprise went off without a hitch and she loved it!
nda had taken apart several pieces and wanted to incorporate the stones into one large piece. Over a weekend, I took the stones home and thought about design ideas I could offer up. These were the three that I came up with for her. She went with the one on the far right. The carver carved it up for her to see and she approved it and we cast it from there and set all of those stones! What can I say...sometimes more is better.
Paula came into the store and was inspired by a piece that Melinda had on that day. The Natural Green Zircon piece pictured was a bit large for Paula's tiny hand though, so we discussed scaling things down and also discussed color options. Paula ended up staying with a natural Zircon but with a blue zircon from Cambodia and treated blue diamonds in the accent row with white diamonds throughout. it turned out stunning and was much more proportionate for her hand.