I bought my fiancee’s engagement ring from SK. In short summary, SK is now our go-to jeweler and we’ll definitely be back for our wedding bands and other jewelry!
Prior to visiting SK, I did an extensive amount of research on diamonds and understanding how the 4Cs and other factors affect beauty and price. I also visited a number of jewelry stores all over Toronto, where I was underwhelmed with the service, knowledge, quality of product, and designs.
I made an appointment with SK and mainly dealt with Lorne and a little bit with his daughter, Melissa (great family run business). I was extremely impressed with their knowledge, experience, patience, designs and quality. They were also responsive in email and phone communication.
A few significant factors that made me confident in SK are:
1) Each ring is made to order. They use 3D printing for their casting process vs standard molds. This allows for higher accuracy/quality and custom/intricate designs (even though I used a standard SK design).
2) They don’t use re-melted gold. I see this as quality.
3) They don’t stock diamonds, rather they are part of a network and brought in diamonds for me to select on based on my specific requirements. They only sell diamonds graded by GIA or AGS labs. From my research any other lab grading is not as strict and thus not worth bothering with.
4) With all the positive aspects of SK, their pricing is extremely competitive and represent tremendous value. Buying an engagement ring can be an emotional process, however Lorne helped me stick with my initial budget when I was contemplating on expanding it!
Thanks SK jewelers for being part of this and making a ring that she loves!