Searching For AMAZING Custom Engagement Rings?

Example of a Making of the Ring™ DVD for your engagement ring.

Top 3 Ways VNJ Is Different from Other Jewelry Stores for Custom Engagement Rings:

1. The Making of the Ring™ DVD service is available with every engagement ring, which documents the entire process of creating her custom, one-of-a-kind engagement ring up close. Each man is interviewed about what they love about their future fiancé and what they’re looking forward to in their marriage. This voiceover is then layered on top of the footage showcasing her one-of-a-king ring being made exclusively for her.

2.  Vanessa is an international diamond setting consultant who teaches other jewelers around the world how to create custom engagement rings. She apprenticed with a 3rd generation Russian master jeweler to become an expert diamond setter specializing in micro pavé. With millions of Youtube views, Vanessa guides future brides & grooms on the best ways to select the perfect engagement ring.

3.  You get to work one-on-one with the person who will be making your ring rather than buying a pre-made ring from a salesperson. It allows for her custom engagement ring to be significantly more meaningful and will show you put extra thought into making it special for her. (Bonus points for you!)  By working with Vanessa who is the owner of the company, you can also be sure that reputation is highly valued, therefore it brings high accountability to make sure you have an AMAZING experience.

“She said it is exactly what she wanted”

Client Review:  "I just wanted to let you know that Rachel loves the ring! She said it is exactly what she wanted (and it fits too!). Thank you so much for making the perfect ring, and being so helpful and responsive to my ideas. If any of my friends are looking for a place to have a ring made in the future I will send them your way. Sincerely, Theo M."


I’m Vanessa Nicole and I create custom, one-of-a-kind engagement rings.

My specialty is micro pavé, which is a highly specialized diamond setting skill that is performed under a microscope. It is a very popular design element for custom engagement rings.

I’ve heard so many horror stories from women who have purchased their engagement rings setting online, from a big box store, or a mall jeweler only to find that the craftsmanship is poor quality. Most engagement rings are made on an assembly line overseas, creating the ring from a mold with the metal being as thin as possible. This keeps the cost low, but you have to continually visit the store again and again for repairs.

Why not invest a bit more upfront to make it right the first time? Personally, I would hate for anything to go wrong with my own custom engagement ring because there is SO much sentiment behind it. I’m sure you feel the same way.

No matter where you ultimately choose to invest in your custom rings setting, enjoy the process and take lots of pictures! Let me know if you need any guidance – I’m happy to help.


Vanessa Nicole

“Vanessa has mastered her craft”

Client Review:  "Vanessa Nicole Jewels Vanessa was a pleasure to work with from start to finish and her work is amazing. My ring is just stunning! I feel like she had a better understanding of what I wanted than I did. Vanessa has mastered her craft, I’m so glad my fiancé came across her website. I can’t wait to design our wedding bands! "

~Keith & Alyssa C.

The 1st Step in Designing Custom Rings is Selecting the Material for Your Setting

white gold wedding bands

White Gold

Yellow gold band

Yellow Gold

platinum diamond ring


The 2nd Step in Designing Custom Rings is Selecting the Style for Your Setting

Oval Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring - Vanessa Nicole



Oval Cut Diamond Three Stone Ring - Vanessa Nicole

Three Stone

The 3rd Step is Deciding if You Want Any Decorative Elements on Your Personalized Engagement Ring Setting

platinum engagement ring with milgrain setting


white gold custom engagement ring with engraving


Hidden Birthstone Set Inside The Ring

“I sincerely could not be happier!”

Client Review:  "I think Vanessa is an angel from above! She and my fiancé designed my engagement ring, and I sincerely could not be happier. My ring is perfectly me; I could not have done any better. Vanessa is so sweet and completely empathetic towards budget. The quality is there ten fold. I would recommend her to anyone! I was blessed to meet her when I got the ring re-sized. She is super helpful, knowledgeable, and a joy to encounter."

~Alicia Rasmussen

What Size Diamond Should You Choose???

Below is an example of the type of diamond video we create for clients showing gorgeous diamond options for them to consider for their custom engagement ring.

You’ll see that a diamond with a halo covers the finger with a lot of bling!  Because halos are a great element on personalized engagement rings, they allow you to get more sparkle for less money invested in the center diamond.

Platinum double halo cushion cut engagement ring

Cushion Cut Halo

White gold halo oval cut engagement ring

Oval Cut Halo

Platinum halo round brilliant engagement ring

Round Cut Halo

Worried If She'll Like It?

Some clients are apprehensive about having custom rings created rather than simply purchasing a pre-made ring because they fear it won’t look like what they want. We have a solution for that!

For all custom rings, a CAD model is created on the computer which shows every angle of your ring before it is actually created in metal. If necessary, you can make any adjustments to your ring’s CAD model until you approve of the final design. We’ve never had a ring returned, so that’s pretty good odds that you’ll love your personalized engagement ring.

When you purchase a pre-made ring at a traditional jewelry store, tens of thousands of the exact same ring are being worn by other women. There is certainly value in overseas manufacturing, but not when it comes to engagement rings.

At Vanessa Nicole Jewels, we don’t carry an inventory of rings that were made months or years ago. Each ring is created one at a time, just for you.

Watch Christine Receive Her Custom Engagement Ring:


70% of our engagement rings are created for clients who don’t live in San Diego where our studio is located. 

There are many options when it comes to the design of your ring. When it comes to custom rings, we can do pretty much anything you desire!  You’ll see a lot of designs to choose from, and we would be delighted to discuss creating your DREAM custom engagement ring.

Custom engagement rings are the BEST!

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