My best friend recently got married and another good friend recently celebrated her 11th wedding anniversary. And, tomorrow will mark my 2 year and 1 month anniversary! So what do we all have in common, other than joining into this wonderful club called marriage? …. Our diamonds!
Our engagement/wedding/anniversary rings were all created by the same talented jeweler, Jeff Martin of John Franklin Jewelers!
I thought I would take a moment to shed the spotlight on Jeff. I actually can’t take credit for “finding” him because truthfully, my husband found him when he was getting ready to propose to me and was searching for a custom jeweler to make my engagement ring.
Let me tell you a thing or two about my husband: he’s practical, financially savvy, has relatively good taste and believes that numbers, proper analysis, and statistics will almost always give you the right answers. So, when he was on the search for a jeweler to create the object of a large investment (emotionally and financially), you know that he didn’t take the task as any small thing. Instead, he spent over 2 months searching for the “right guy” to make the ring. (And let me tell you a thing about myself: I was particularly picky in what I wanted for my engagement ring. Hey, if I’m going to be wearing that on my hand for the rest of my life, I better like it, right?!).
My hubby found Jeff from John Franklin Jewelers after a plethora of research, client reviews, and forums online. What he liked about Jeff from the start was that he was a great guy, truthful and didn’t try to jerk anyone around. There was no price haggling – my hubby stated what he wanted (and could afford) to spend, and Jeff offered him options and worked with him to stay within that budget and still provide a more than exquisite ring for me! And of course, with John Franklin Jewelers having won San Diego’s A-List award and other ‘top vendor’ awards in the wedding industry helped with my hubby’s customer confidence!
Naturally, I didn’t know about any of this until after the proposal, but when I met Jeff myself, I instantly liked him. He also showed me the 3D CAD drawings of my ring when they were sketching and creating it, and also the rubber mold of my ring before it was actually cast in the palladium!
Since the proposal and even after the wedding, I’ve returned to Jeff numerous times for routine check-ups on my rings, cleanings and just to see what new jewels he has on display! I’m more than happy that my closest friends have also gone to him for their diamond and ring purchases. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend… and would you trust just anybody with that? ;-)
Thanks Jeff for your wonderful customer service and creating and continuing to create sparkling masterpieces that symbolize a lifetime of love, joy, and commitment!
Ladies: need help figuring out your dream ring? I’ll be sure to blog about some engagement ring options in the future..!