If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, you can make sure she’s got friends for life with a piece of custom diamond jewelry. There are a number of fabulous jewelers in the Houston area who can turn precious stones and metals into complete works of art. The next time you need a gift for that special someone, or perhaps just want to treat yourself to a piece of jewelry for a special occasion or everyday wear, make sure to keep one of these jewelers in mind — they’re some of the best around!
Johnny Dang & Co.
253 Sharpstown Center
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 777-2026

This local designer has had his jewelry seen in national and international performances, as his pendants and other custom work are a favorite of hip hop and R&B artists. If you’ve ever wanted to have a bit of bling, you’ll definitely want to check out one of his three showrooms in the Houston area. In addition to having pieces that are fan favorites that you can buy and take home that day, the sky’s the limit to what you can dream up for him to design for you. The custom work doesn’t stop at necklaces, either — his on-site design department will make sure you get the piece of your dreams, whatever that may be.

Dickinson By Design
6164 Richmond Ave., Suite 203
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 789-4200

The experts at Dickinson by Design have decades of experience in fine jewelry under their belts, and they’re ready to help you make the engagement ring of your dreams. Working with computer design programs, they’ll create a video of your ring in cyberspace, and then create a wax mold from that rendering to show you before working with the metal and stones. They also work extensively with gemstones other than diamonds, so if you need a bit of color added to your piece, they’ll be able to help you select the right stone and setting, and teach you to care for it to ensure it can become a family heirloom.

Deville Fine Jewelry
5700 Woodway, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77057
(281) 501-3810

For a piece that will last a lifetime, head over to Deville Fine Jewelry. Their designers and craftsmen are dedicated to creating a masterpiece for you that is exactly how you want it. If for some reason after they create your piece of jewelry you realize it’s not up to your standards, they’ll remake it within the first month, and if a mistake is made on their end, they’ll recreate everything until it’s as you ordered. It can take 3-5 weeks to create your piece, but the wait is well worth it for all of the detailed craftsmanship that goes into it. For those who like to plan far in advance, they offer a diamond upgrade program for their custom work. So if you want to replace your solitaire with a larger stone for an anniversary, they’ll offer you the full value of your old diamond towards your new one!

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Diamond Cutters International
4265 San Felipe, Suite 960
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 222-2728

These experts will help teach you everything there is to know about a diamond before you buy anything – -they really want you to know what it is you’re getting and how to get the best pricing! To make sure you have the best experience when shopping for your diamond for them to place in a setting; their shop is open by appointment only. This way you have the one-on-one attention you deserve when making a big purchase like this. They’re dedicated to helping build relationships and marriages: not only do they have great advice on creating a one-of-a-kind ring, they have relationship advice on their blog to support their customers even after they pop the question.

Klein’s Jewelry
5868 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057
(832) 316-1388

First opened in 1969, Klein’s Jewelry is a family-owned business dedicated to finding the right piece for the right person. If they don’t already sell it, they’ll work with you to make exactly what you’re looking for. First, you’ll meet with a designer to let them know what you’re looking for. After they draw a sketch of your piece, you’ll work with their CAD designer to create 3D computer renderings of your ring or necklace so you can see what it will look like from all angles. You’re involved with the whole process to ensure the final product exceeds your expectations!

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Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.