Welcome to our blog.

What follows is a gallery of custom designs that we have created over the past several years in collaboration with our wonderful clients. Please enjoy, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Please refer to the image numbers if you have questions or comments for us.
To see a larger image of any jewellery, just right click on it and follow the prompts.

Best regards,    Tannis

email:    tannis@jbjewellers.com
phone:  403 263 5680

White Gold or Platinum

People love the idea of a platinum enagement ring. It has a real romance about it that captivates the imagination. Platinum, however, is significantly more expensive than gold to craft. It also tends to lose it's lustre with wear and can be disappointing visually, depending on the alloy. Because of it's strength, though, platinum lends itself to claw settings, pave settings and carved designs.

At JB Jewellers,we find that 19 karat white gold works extremely well in situations where platinum would not be appropriate, and is in fact our most popular choice for the majority of our clients.

Check your rings regularly

As a gemmologist/designer, I find conversation at dinner parties will often turn to jewellery.
I'm always interested in what others are wearing: where it's been made, the history of it, the significance to the owner - and I always have a close look at the condition of it. Like many other things, jewellery requires regular check-ups and maintenance. I recently looked at a friend's original engagement ring and was horrified to see several of the claws holding a very substantial diamond were missing completely. She had no idea, as she hadn't looked closely at her ring for a while, so I suggested that she take it off right then and there. That was a very close call and could have caused her a lot of heartache, not to mention the actual cost of replacing the stone.
As well as regular check-ups of your diamonds and other gems, don't forget to clean them at least weekly, if you wear them every day.

Why custom jewellery

Getting a custom designed ring is a lot like purchasing a made to measure suit.
The fit is perfect for you, the materials are terrific and you can expect to get years of pleasure out of wearing it.
It's important to get a ring that is the appropriate size for your hand (long fingers or petite hands, etc.). Your personality and lifestyle will also dictate the design. Are you very active, an A-type personality or perhaps more reserved? Will the stones have to be set in a very strong mounting or can they be delicate?
All these things are addressed in a design appointment, but we have also done this for many clients around North America. A hand tracing will work just fine and a little on-line conversation about lifestyle, etc., even photos or drawings of other things that inspire you will all work.
A ring is usually a significant puchase, often times an emotional one to mark a milestone in your life or those you love.
Remember you can buy a ring anywhere "off the rack", but the advice and experience that an accredited jeweller offers, the attention to detail, the selection of precious metals and stones, are all significant and will make your experience a positive one that you will enjoy for years to come.