photo (3) specializes in custom orders. From time to time, we like to showcase some special custom orders and, really, what is more special than a wedding or anniversary?

Today’s story is from London, Ontario. Manal, a Lebanese Canadian, contacted us in a panic. They had trusted a jeweler in Canada to make a bespoke engagement ring. If you know anything about Lebanese weddings, you know they are quite the affair – gorgeous and painstakingly planned. She had found the perfect fiancé, now she wanted the perfect wedding and ring.

Manal was quite specific about the design, which incorporated both a round cut center diamond and a halo of baguettes, as well as micro pavee diamond work on the prongs. What she got from the Canadian jeweler left her in tears at her engagement party.    Could we make her dreams come true?  Absolutely.

Here in Istanbul, we quickly got to work. Over Skype and email, Manal and Louay worked with our master jewelers to get the design exact. We sourced a better diamond at a lower cost and, of course, the quality and value of work here in our market far surpassed the first attempt in Canada.

When Manal and Louay saw the finished pictures, they couldn’t believe it was their ring.

“I didn’t think it was mine!  It’s gorgeous!  Wow, Wow…I loveee it!!!” – Manal

After being sent by courier to Canada and seeing it in person, they confirmed what we are sure you will agree with… can make your dreams come true.

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It was a pleasure to bring an added level of happiness to this lovely couple. We wish them many years of happiness and love.

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Maureen Gumus is a writer, editor, jewelry enthusiast, and world traveler.Originally from the U.S., Maureen is proud to call Istanbul her home - one that she shares with her master jeweler husband, Nurhan, and their cat, Mink.

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