Client Reviews From Around The World!
“I literally couldn’t have been more happy with the way this entire process went.”
I just wanted to let you know that I finally gave Anna the ring last weekend and she ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT!!!!
Seriously, she cannot stop looking at it and smiling and giggling about how perfect it is. Thank you again so, so much for helping me to create this ring…we are just so happy right now.
Honestly I can’t think of any review I could ever write that would be more genuine than for this. I literally couldn’t have been more happy with the way this entire process went, from the design, to the cost, to the final product…it was just magnificent.
I’m not sure if you planned on using any pictures of our ring on the website or anything like that, but certainly feel free to if you would like. I think it would actually make Anna feel really good to see it up there, haha. But anyway, I just wanted to say thank you again for this.
~ Dustin T.
Raleigh, North Carolina
“It's a personalized experience, not a retail experience."
If you want a stunning engagement ring for the love of your life, you have found the perfect artist to create it and to fulfill her dream.
Since this review is going to be read by guys – for the most part – my husband-to-be asked me to be very concise and to address important aspects that guys would like to know.
So here I go:
1) You can totally trust in Vanessa and her knowledge. From the minute that you contact her, she is very responsive and communicative. She will walk you through the process. She will ask you to fill a questionnaire to get a sense of who you are, and who your fiancé is. She will provide ample materials, and she will meet you in person (if you are local).
2) She is an expert on picking diamonds! You can totally rely on her expertise. It is a personalized experience, not a retail experience. This is not a retail transaction, this is a creative experience with a true artist. The information that she gathers from the questionnaire plus the interview will give her background in what to pick according to what you desire. She went out and selected several diamonds for us to look at and to choose the perfect one. Having pre-selected diamonds was one of my fiancé critical steps in the process.
3) You get great value, compared with regular retail jewelers… and with exceptional service. You are not paying overhead like you will in Tiffany stores.
4) The CAD drawing stage is an amazing opportunity for you to see the ring before it gets made and it will give you the opportunity to change, adjust or modify whatever you want. Very impressive! You can play with the design, and Vanessa was very attentive to my requests changing the mockups, and ready to accommodate whatever I wanted to see. One more time, at this stage Vanessa shows how much she values the relationship with the client.
5) Finally, Vanessa’s customer service, work ethic, and time-sensitive sense is priceless! She understands, respects and values your time and the emotion behind the entire process. She sent us weekly updates letting us know where in the process the ring was.
Lastly, I have to say that having worked with Vanessa was a wonderful experience, and I am head over heels looking at every detail on my ring. I can’t keep my eyes away from it, and of course everyone that sees it make special remarks about how gorgeous my engagement ring is. Thanks, Vanessa, for giving me not only a precious treasure, but also an unforgettable experience.
~Gary & Lina O’Neil
San Diego, CA
"My fiance is always asked where this perfect ring comes from."
When I felt it was time to start searching for rings, I did the usual rounds with my mom, of course. We visited Tiffany, DeBeers, Cartier and several high end stores. Many of them had gorgeous rings, but they were either far over priced, or not “exactly” what I wanted.
A friend of mine had suggested contacting Vanessa so I called and made an appointment. Just from our first phone call I knew that I was going to get the ring from her. Vanessa made me feel so comfortable. I provided her with my idea of the perfect ring, and she told me she’d have several stones and designs to choose from when I arrived.
When I arrived, she took her time, explaining each diamond and what the creation process entailed. We spent hours with her, and she gave us her undivided attention throughout the entire process. When I finally chose the diamond, it was time to build ring. As the process unfolded, I realized that I was creating my own unique vision, my own dream, rather than buying someone else’s, and that alone was priceless.
Another huge thing to point out was that I was in a huge rush. My “now fiance” lived abroad yet Vanessa was still willing to take the challenge and create the ring in time. All in all, Vanessa created the perfect ring, it is absolutely stunning. Her craftsmanship, etiquette, patience, flexibility and natural warmth made buying the ring such a joyous process. Vanessa poured everything she had into making our ring and to this day, my wife is always asked where this perfect ring comes from.
“I LOVEEEEEE my ring!!!”
When my fiance proposed, he wanted me to pick the ring When we started ring shopping we found Vanessa Nicole Jewels!!! We are both beyond grateful we did!
The entire experience was AMAZING!
It was SO fun designing the ring with Vanessa. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she does! We never felt stressed or pressured like we did at other jewelry stores. She was very patient with all my questions and answered my many emails literally within 20 minutes!
I LOVEEEEEE my ring!!! It is PERFECT and even better than I imagined! You can tell Vanessa truly cares about the quality of her rings and she offers amazing value! We are SO impressed by everything and can’t even imagine having gone anywhere else! SO happy we found Vanessa Nicole Jewels! THANK YOU VANESSA!!
~ Erin B.
San Diego, CA
“Vanessa made the entire process very accessible and not daunting at all”
Vanessa Nicole Jewels has been the best experience I could have ever imagined when it comes to purchasing an engagement ring, so much so that my fiancé and I will be purchasing our wedding rings from Vanessa as well.
What makes her so great? A lot of things. For one, the rings are custom-made by Vanessa, and she does beautiful work. I worked with her one-on-one designing the ring for my fiancé until we figured out the perfect design. I did not know very much about diamond rings when I began this process, but Vanessa made the entire process very accessible and not daunting at all.
It is not about what she is trying to sell, and you don’t leave her place feeling like you’re just a number.
Additionally, Vanessa Nicole Jewels is very reasonable in terms of price. Vanessa will go out of her way to ensure the ring you’re buying is the best and most beautiful ring possible for what you are paying, and she knows ways to maximize your dollars for what you are getting.
Vanessa knows what she’s doing here. Bottom line, if you decide to work with Vanessa Nicole, you will be very happy with your decision. Guaranteed!
~Pat & Lauren
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“This is who you want to do business with!!!”
As an extremely picky customer, I found Vanessa Nicole by accident. My girlfriend and I were looking at engagement rings, and I was researching the technical aspects of making jewelry. I saw her video on how she was setting a center stone in a ring, and loved her personality.
We were in constant contact several times a week, and the final product was so much better than I imagined.
This is the first time in my life that I was absolutely completely satisfied and happy to pay the money for the ring and associated costs ( And I’m cheap!).
The ring is absolutely exquisite, and she has my highest recommendation. Look no further, this is who you want to do business with!!!
My email to her after I picked up the ring:
First of all, the ring is absolutely GORGEOUS! I knew in my mind how it was going to look, but the final product was so much better than I could have ever hoped… every other ring in traditional jewelry stores look like cheap toys in comparison! The detail and craftsmanship you provided just make it a piece of art that will be cherished forever.
Thank you for the entire process… I have never been more happy to spend that much money, lol. Not only are you an artist and a good businesswoman, but you treated me like a close friend during the whole process, and made it so much more personal. We will DEFINITELY work with you for wedding rings, and recommend you to our friends. Thank you again!
Most warmly and sincerely,
US Marine Corps
From His Fiancé:
I LOVE my rings from Vanessa Nicole. My husband got my custom engagement ring made by Vanessa and it the most beautiful ring I could imagine. She even gave him a video showing how the ring was made, with my then-fiancé talking about how we met, etc. We’ve watched it over and over again. My family still gets choked up watching it.
Anyway, we picked up our wedding rings a few days ago and they were beautiful! My wedding ring looks amazing with my engagement ring, and my husband’s ring looks so fantastic on his finger. Vanessa does great work and is a true professional! We really fell in love with Vanessa at the time she made my engagement ring. Having her make our wedding rings was a no brainer.
It was such a wonderful experience working her that we invited Vanessa and her husband to our wedding. We had so much fun with them, they are a wonderful couple. The symbol of our love and commitment to each other are the beautiful rings made by Vanessa Nicole Jewels! We love you Vanessa!
“I wholeheartedly recommend Vanessa to anyone who may shopping for an engagement ring.”
Obviously it can be unsettling for guys to deal with this process because of the costs involved, the decisions to be made, and the sheer gravity of the event. But Vanessa reassured me, never pressured me into any purchasing decision and made things simple from beginning to end.
Maybe more impressive, I conducted the whole process with Vanessa while out-of-town. We communicated via text, phone call, and mostly email.
She sent videos, gave honest assessments, and was in constant contact with me. Vanessa did all of the heavy lifting and gave me great options within my budget and I did not have to step foot into a store. I wholeheartedly recommend Vanessa to anyone who may shopping for an engagement ring.
San Francisco, CA
“Out of every single yelp review I’ve ever written, her company receives my highest recommendation.”
One huge thing I appreciate about Vanessa is that we never felt like she was trying to swindle, milk, up-sell or shame us.
Every single penny was well spent on my ring.
You can tell she wants what’s best for you and your loved one as that’s how she’ll get more clients, through happy customers. She knows a LOT about the industry and out of every single yelp review I’ve ever written, her company receives my highest recommendation.
~Allison & Tk
Or Call Vanessa At (619) 800-0134
“My fiancé loves her & you can tell by her other reviews that every single woman that has worked with Vanessa adores her”
I had decided that buying a ring from Harry Winston or Tiffany’s was not as personal or rewarding as having a custom ring made.
If you have the means to buy a nice ring from the name brand companies you quickly realize that once they make the sale that’s as far as their effort goes. I did their selection process, ordered samples and did a lot of research at Tiffany’s.
One afternoon after doing a viewing of samples I felt similar to if I was just buying another car. For me, a ring is symbolic of one of the most important decisions in my life and deserving of my personal attention.
From a pure price perspective you can expect to pay 40-50% less for exactly what you want vs. at Tiffany’s and H.W. Once you have decided to make a custom ring with Vanessa, one of the most important things is her open communication and ability to work within any budget/ideas and design.
The process I followed to narrow down the selection of the center stone was very meticulous. I picked a diamond from an online store and brought it with me to Vanessa Nicole Jewels. She presented 3 other diamonds that were similar to the one I picked online to compare against.
We did fire/color comparisons between them, and low and behold after all that pre-work I did, I actually chose one of hers! In reality, she really didn’t care where the diamond came from… for her its about the ring. So I sent the other diamond back the next day to the online company.
So after all that we got to the fun part. I presented Vanessa with a design that I liked and we worked through the amazing process of making it. She does a first pass 3D render of the ring and you can make small changes as many times as you like until its perfect, I only had one pass as the first one was amazing.
Her client list is competitive, so don’t procrastinate if she is someone you're interested in working with. However the attention to detail, her consistent and persistent communication allows you to work with her at any schedule and pace you may need to.
One of her differentiators is the custom video production she does of your ring making process; this was probably the single thing that will impress your fiance afterward and definitely worth doing. My fiancé loves her and you can tell by her other reviews and people on her website that every single woman that has worked with Vanessa adores her and most are extremely jealous of her ‘perfect’ job, LOL.
~Dan & Colbi F.
“Why Can’t All Wedding Vendors Be Like Vanessa?!”
I live in San Francisco – this was no problem at all. Vanessa was responsive and accommodating from the very beginning.
When I emailed Vanessa and tried to explain (in extremely vague terms) what we were hoping to find for our wedding rings, she wrote back and it was like she could read my mind. Vanessa rephrased what I had said in to terms that made sense. Any clarification questions that she had, she would include pictures with the various options, so that it was as clear as possible for us. I sent her a photo of my engagement ring, and she worked with that to help me figure out the best wedding ring design for me.
She answered every question I had in a way that was thorough, and even educational. (I learned a lot from her!) She worked with both of us to ensure the best value for the money we could spend, and gave us her professional opinion when we asked for it. She mocked up both of our rings, and even helped me do something special as a surprise for my fiance on the inside of his ring.
The design process was easy with Vanessa. Then, once we approved the designs, it got even easier (if that’s possible). Vanessa would check in with us at every step of the way to let us know where things were. She confirmed when she would charge our credit card, and when she was polishing, shipping, etc. It was exciting– and you can feel her excitement in creating these pieces, too!
The end product is perfect. We got the rings and can’t stop trying them on. We’ll be wearing them for the rest of our lives, and I couldn’t be happier that we chose Vanessa Nicole Jewels to help us create them.
One day, my fiance was emailing with Vanessa about shipping options and exclaimed– “Why can’t all wedding vendors be like Vanessa?!” That sums up how appreciative we are of Vanessa, her professionalism, her honesty, and her quality. She genuinely cares about her customers. (She even helped me brainstorm gift ideas for my maid of honor!) I’ll be recommending Vanessa to all of my closest friends and family.