For years I worked with an amazingly talented jewelry designer. Not only did he have a successful commercial line available at fine jewelry stores nationwide and a chain of stores bearing his name, he also designed one-of-a-kind pieces for very lucky brides-to-be, wealthy society matrons and celebrities.
I think that custom-designed fine jewelry is one of life’s ultimate luxuries. Choosing each and every aspect of a piece – from the big decisions like metal type or clarity of stones, to the tiniest of details like the specific type of prongs used in a setting – ensure that the completed piece is exactly what you envision.
Until now, that level of choice simply wasn’t available to the average consumer. But, Anjolee has changed all that! Now, you can enjoy the same level of design choices in your diamond engagement ring, eternity band, tennis bracelet or solitaire earrings previously reserved for pop stars, sports legends, and Academy Award winning actresses!
My own search began with eternity bands. I have always loved the timeless, classic look of an eternity band and Anjolee had so many ways to customize. Single row, double row, “Red Carpet”… even rings featuring colored stones (I chose amethyst).
Cut and prong style come next. Even with my background, I never fully realized how many options there are! Round cut, princess cut, channel set… I really had to think about what I liked best. Luckily, all the options were on one page, so I could compare side by side. It was a little overwhelming, but I used the “two method” — look at only two rings, choose the one you like best, then compare that one to another single ring. Repeat. (and in my case… start over a few times!)
After ring style, it’s time to move on to yellow versus white gold. Choose from white gold (10K through 18K), yellow gold (10K through 18K) or popular platinum. Simply click on the metal type you prefer to see the image change. It may be surprising how much of a difference it makes!
At this stage you can also zoom in for incredible detail or choose the 3-D animation to view the piece from all angles. For an eternity band, this is not much of an issue. But, when purchasing earrings or pieces that have a side that shows and one that doesn’t, I found the rotating animation extremely helpful.
So that you can be compltely confident in your piece, Anjolee issues a Certificate of Authenticity for each diamond jewelry item ordered. This details all the characteristics and properties of the diamond jewelry purchased, such as diamond color, clarity, cut, carat weight, shape, diameter of stones, number of stones, polish, fluorescence, metal type, and appraisal value.
And, that’s it! With all of your selections in place, your beautiful piece of fine jewelry will be manufactured exactly to your specifications.
Because Anjolee is one of the largest diamond jewelry manufacturers in the United States (since 1977), you can be assured of the highest quality workmanship, best customer service and fast delivery. And, because you are working directly with the manufacturer, prices are well below retail.
My own ring is breathtaking! To see the endless possibilities and the ring of your dreams, visit Anjolee.
I promise, you will never want to settle for a ready-made piece of jewelry again!
Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.
DISCLAIMER: I custom-designed a piece of jewelry using the Anjoee website in order to fully evaluate both the process and the final product. No payment was received for this review; all opinions are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.