How does the Miss Diamond Ring process work?
Miss Diamond Ring is an exclusive complimentary concierge service offering luxury engagement rings and gemstones at a considerable value. Having worked in the haute jewelry industry for best-in-class brands Harry Winston, Tiffany's and Van Cleef & Arpels, Michelle connects her clientele to an insider network of top rated GIA certified stones and ivy league Rodeo Drive bench jewelers to achieve a luxury ring at non-retail prices. Because we are not tied to just one jeweler or wholesaler and can offer you options from any wholesaler around the world, our loyalty lies with you, the client and finding you the best diamond on the market.
Why does your experience with Tiffany & Co, Harry Winston and Van Cleef & Arpels help me?
The devil is in the details. It is the smallest detail in a setting and stone that can make a significant impact on how beautiful and desirable a ring looks. My years of experience in working with these luxury brands have provided valuable insight as to perfect side stone ratios, setting techniques to better showcase a stone, halo angles, melee sizing, tricks to making a diamond look larger, knowledge on how to choose a stone at the "sweet spot" of color, cut and clarity, ideal shapes for hand size, and much more. As one client put it, my service is your "shortcut" to the engagement ring process. It will save you a considerable amount of time, money and stress because I have done this for years and for thousands of couples.
Do you offer services to buy special occasion jewelry?
Yes, luxury bracelets, necklaces, earrings, cocktail rings and watches are items we assist clients in procuring. Also available are previously-owned designer brand watches, engagement rings and jewelry.
Does Miss Diamond Ring work with only one jeweler?
I work with a number of diamond brokers and jewelers in Los Angeles. Due to my network I can obtain pricing from multiple wholesalers and present them to you so you have options. These stones will be the same cut, color, clarity and quality as seen in luxury retail shops, only prior to the markup. Every jeweler I work with has been in business between 15 - 35 years. I am able to offer my clients the unusual ability to trade in their diamond for an alternate cut or size, should that be necessary after the proposal.
Where do your diamonds come from?
Diamonds will typically come from Africa, Australia, Russia and Canada. The diamonds are then cut in Belgium or Israel. Miss Diamond Ring only works with GIA certified diamonds, as it is the most reputable gemological institute in existence.
Are your diamonds conflict-free?
Miss Diamond Ring only works with conflict free, GIA certified diamonds. In 2003, the US passed the Clean Diamond Trade Act which is what enacted the Kimberley Process. The Kimberley Process is a system that prevents conflict stones from entering the diamond supply chain. It ensures that all rough diamonds be accompanied by a certificate issued by the government, and only then can they be exported and imported.
How does your philanthropic donation to children work?
With every purchase, we send funds to our partner organization to feed hungry children in Los Angeles. The organization we have chosen to partner with is the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which feeds 1 million people in Los Angeles every year and 97% of the funds raised go directly to their food programs. When you purchase your engagement ring you will have made a powerful impact in the Los Angeles community.