Unique Engagement Rings Hand Made in Santa Barbara

Unique Engagement Rings Hand Made in Santa Barbara

This ring was interesting and fun to do for many reasons. First the individual was young, and it always impresses us when, at such a ripe age, they are already keen on finding a design for their engagement ring that resonates with them. Also, the individual was a lady who was designing for herself, often a smart decision because they are the one who is going to happily wear the engagement ring for a very long time.

Santa Barbara Jeweler's Bat/Fish Earrings

Earrings in Ebony, 18 yellow gold, and diamonds

Earrings in Ebony, 18 yellow gold, and diamonds

These gorgeous day or night wear earrings are hot off the CNC. They are made from top quality ebony, 18 karat yellow gold, and fine diamonds. The exceptional design has been developed after hours of drawing and rumination. The bats are mirrored, and each one having diamond eyes. This tesselation becomes an angel fish, the bat ears are also the angel fish tail. From the side and bottom you can see an offset, because otherwise you would not be able to distinguish the bat ears. Design and execution are a passion for Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe jewelers in Santa Barbara.

“we design, make jewelry and jewelry tools, consult, and teach. We do all of this from us for you “

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Custom Engagement Rings Here in Santa Barbara

With more than 30 design awards we can create your dream one of a kind jewelry, and custom engagement ring here in Santa Barbara. When we work together we guide you from start to finish, through the magical phases of this memorable event. The resulting ring will remind you of this happy union for generations. We guarantee our work as long. We can help you get a diamond , or sapphire, or use your stone, whatever you desire to commemorate your marriage. We sit with you to bring an original design to life. We show you a render to be sure you can see what the end product will be , and we execute it with great skill for you right here in Santa Barbara.

Custom engagement rings and wedding rings are what we do best, from sitting with you and listening to all your hopes and dreams for the future together, to your life style choices that express who you are as individuals and as a tandem moving forward from here onward.  The ring is a symbol of the relationship that will be with you for the rest of your life. We strive to get you exactly what you need and want, a design that does not come in a box already wrapped up on a shelf somewhere else.

Give us a call. Consultations are always free and maybe you can have the engagement ring of your dreams. 

custom blue sapphire platinum and diamond engagement ring for David Gross Group

custom blue sapphire platinum and diamond engagement ring for David Gross Group

custom blue sapphire platinum and diamond engagement ring for David Gross Group

One of our great customers is David Gross Group a new York based company because their stones have a great polish, and terrific color. They come to us Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe jewelers in Santa Barbara because our customers appreciate great design, and superior execution.

 Custom Jewelry Design From Paris

Custom Jewelry Design From Paris

Gregore and I travelled to Paris for the first time to attend our annual AJDC retreat…Paris is such a beautiful city because of its architecture and parks. We extended our stay by 10 days beforehand, and happily were able to celebrate Gregore’s birthday with our friends …

18 KARAT YELLOW GOLD EARRING STUD WITH INNOVATIVE CLAWS

18 KARAT YELLOW GOLD EARRING STUD WITH INNOVATIVE CLAWS

Today I want to share a very sweet stud earring. It  show's off David's smaller cushion shaped rubies nicely, and adds a unique flair to the prongs in which they are set. In fact we do 3 versions, one with marquite diamonds, carre  diamonds, and round diamonds as you see here. We plan on making one with pear shaped diamonds too. 

Emerald-Cut Ruby Earrings With Diamond Pave'

Emerald-Cut Ruby Earrings With Diamond Pave'

Designing for emerald-cut stones can be a challenge. The reason is that they lend themselves to straight lines and angles so the impact can often be on the formal side. With this design we were aiming for a more casual feeling that could be worn easily during the day with jeans and t shirts.

Swirl Earrings For the Discerning Customer

Swirl Earrings For the Discerning Customer

Lately we have been designing  stud earrings. This fashion accessory is understated and feminine. David Gross has lovely matched round pairs in blue sapphire and in ruby. It is too easy to just put them into a four prong setting. We wanted to create something unique and pretty. Gregore has a real flair for drawing with arcs. Though we both design for David we leave the final decision to him because he knows his taste better than anyone. 

Ruby and Diamond Earring Designs

Ruby and Diamond Earring Designs

There are "many ways to skin a  cat", an unfriendly saying but the meaning is right. As for designing fine jewelry the saying holds true. When I am asked to create ideas for stones a customer might own I consider 2 main things, will it make sense to the customer and how can I save some time in creating the design. I need to save time because there is often  a time frame the client has or that I have if work is a little backed up. Rushing a design in reality is nearly impossible because ideas come to us, and often when we least expect them. But as  practiced designers it happens that we end up with a large reserve of ideas that have worked in the past or newer ones that one just wants to try out.

Striking Santa Barbara, Home of Exotic Couple Making Exquisite Fine Jewelry

Striking Santa Barbara, Home of Exotic Couple Making Exquisite Fine Jewelry

It was in tropical Santa Barbara that Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe Jewelers became a reality. Gregore arrived from gorgeous Vancouver, Canada with its majestic mountains, and scintillating rivers; Jennifer-Rabe from "La Costa del Sol" the  Mediterranean coast of Sicily and later in Southern Spain. The exposure to these richly beautiful, natural landscapes, combined with a lot of freedom to play as children, created a fertile ground from which to blossom as artists.

Blue Sapphire, Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring

Blue Sapphire, Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring

The opportunity to work with beautifully cut and polished Sapphires has been a real privilege for us at the Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe jewelers workshop in Santa Barbara. I say this because many of the stones in the corundum family come with their native cuts. These are done usually to maintain weight to create more value. Still a well faceted stone has the hard edge brilliance that a not so well cut stone lacks. At the same time, great care needs to be taken while handling the stone during setting not to scratch it in any way, or it will be very obvious.

Members Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe Jewelers Host Retreat in Santa Barbara for AJDC

Members Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe Jewelers Host Retreat in Santa Barbara for AJDC

Every year AJDC has a retreat, sometimes in the USA or abroad. The members who are able travel great distances for a short period of time, to participate in meetings and leisurely activities. Most important it is a chance for very old friends to see each other again. Friendships have lasted since AJDC's inception in the 1980's. 2017 the retreat is in Santa Barbara hosted by Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe Jewelers. We will be sharing beautiful Santa Barbara. We are sad Cesar is not here to share his cuteness.