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    I live in Alberta, Canada. I would like to have a family ring made with pearls, sapphires and diamonds. (2 kids born in June, 2 kids born in April and one born in September) All I've been told by jewelers I've approached here is "don't put pearls in a ring". I think I've educated myself on the potential risks with pearls and would like to proceed - I like the idea of buying an extra pearl at the time the ring is made as "insurance". I am looking for personal recommendations for a jeweler who would be willing to work with me in this process (budget about $1500).

    Thanks in advance!

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    purveyor of pearls Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pearlescence's Avatar
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    Hi - I am sure you will be able to find a jeweller who will be able to make such a ring for you and of course pearls can be set into rings. I wear pearl rings (obviously!)
    Another suggestion though..why not make one yourself. You could either find a jwellery making class to attend and make from scratch or go halfway and purchase a made finding (the metal part of the ring) with a five stone claw (prong) arrangement and source and set the stones yourself.

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    Hi Five Pearls..
    I recently had a similar request from a man in Germany. I sent him to my dear friend Katja who is a master goldsmith and has a gorgeous gallery here Petaluma California. They communicated via email and his wife was overjoyed when she received this surprise. Katja made a gorgeous custom gold, pearl and diamond ring for him for around 1000 Euros. Here is the ring and another similar one that she has in the gallery. Here is a link to her website. 
    http://www.tuttoamiamo.com/

    Katja makes a lot of really special custom pieces and she is very familiar with pearls. Send her an email and I hope you will be pleasantly surprised with what she can do for you and the family ring.
    Best of luck, Sarah
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    I love those! Thanks Sarah!
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    WOW Sarah

    Katja's Work is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing those pics!!

    Cheers

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    Splendid! I love her business name, as well as goods.

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    Drooooooooooool!

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    That's a beautiful ring!

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    Katja's work is gorgeous!
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    I'd suggest that you give Elevation Gallery in Canmore a call and see what you can find out about Chris Beck's work -- he's won several awards for his pearl designs. I thnk he does some work in Calgary, too, but I don't know where.

    http://www.elevationgallery.ca/jewellers/jeweller.htm

    (I have NO affiliation with them ... )

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    How did I miss this thread? The ring and pearl is free-flowing and gorgeous.

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    You guys are killing me with all this tempting beauty!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojimapearl View Post
    Hi Five Pearls..
    I recently had a similar request from a man in Germany. I sent him to my dear friend Katja who is a master goldsmith and has a gorgeous gallery here Petaluma California. They communicated via email and his wife was overjoyed when she received this surprise. Katja made a gorgeous custom gold, pearl and diamond ring for him for around 1000 Euros. Here is the ring and another similar one that she has in the gallery. Here is a link to her website. 
    http://www.tuttoamiamo.com/

    Katja makes a lot of really special custom pieces and she is very familiar with pearls. Send her an email and I hope you will be pleasantly surprised with what she can do for you and the family ring.
    Best of luck, Sarah
    Hi kojima, You have done really very nice post. I like your ring design and also color of diamond. Its looks vintage gold ring. Thanks for share this post.

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