"PERFECT FROM BEGINNING TO END"
Tuesday, April 3, 2017
Buying an engagement ring can be intimidating. I knew from the onset that I didn't want a pre-packaged department store ring, and that I wanted a custom piece made, but I had no idea where to start or whether my budget would allow for it.
My first and only call was to Ian, and I am eternally grateful that I started here.
Ian and Ciara greeted me like family from the moment I stepped in the door, and set about learning about my story, my soon-to-be fiancée, and what kind of design I was looking for.
They were inquisitive, engaging, friendly, and most important of all - supportive.
Immediately, the two began crafting a design to my specification and sourcing the perfect diamond, all the while keeping me updated and informed at every turn. In fact, we became acquainted on a first-name basis in no time.
Ian showed me conceptual designs of the ring before the final build, and even in computer form it was better than I could have imagined. But it paled in comparison to the final product.
The ring literally could not have been more perfect. The diamond was incredible, the construction was flawless and the design perfectly suited my fiancée's lifestyle. I haven't seen this much sparkle in rings many times dearer. Ian's attention to the smallest of details is nothing short of incredible, and truly embodies the dedication and experience that he puts into every ring and relationship.
In short, do you and your loved one a favour and come to Ian and Ciara. There is simply no reason to go anywhere else.
"IAN DAVIDSON CREATED THE PERFECT RING FOR ME!"
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Ian Davidson created the perfect ring for me! My fiancé was speechless when I proposed. My overall experience from start to finish was excellent and I would recommend Davidson and Co Jewels to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, uniquely designed ring with flawless diamonds at a reasonable price.
"STILL BEAUTIFUL AFTER SEVEN YEARS"
Monday, October 19, 2015
When the time came to choose an engagement ring for my wife I wanted something special. A co-worker told me about Ian and he was able to take the ideas in my head and merge them with his unique designs to create exactly the right ring for Rolena. It is now over seven years later and it still looks just as beautiful as the day she got it.
Wes & Rolena Versteeg
"I AM ABSOLUTELY THRILLED WITH THE RING THAT IAN DESIGNED..."
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
I am absolutely thrilled with the ring that Ian designed as a replacement for my 35 year old wedding rings.
The design process is not easy for those of us who are not exactly sure what we want but Ian was able to calmly guide us and accommodate our ideas and changes along the way until we had something that suited us perfectly.
He supported our desire to have continuity from my original ring and incorporated my center diamond, which was my husband’s grandmothers, as part of the new design.
Thanks again, Ian.
"I LOVE WEARING THE JEWELLERY IAN HAS DESIGNED FOR ME..."
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Ian Davidson has been designing jewellery for me since the 1980s. Unlike picking out a piece from a jewellery store's inventory, the process of designing "bespoke" jewellery is more complex, creative and rewarding for both designer and owner. Over the years, Ian and I have gotten to know each other and have enjoyed working closely to meld our design ideas. The results are unique pieces with a story behind each. I love wearing the jewellery Ian has designed for me and the compliments I continue to get because of their timeless quality.
"WORKING WITH IAN DAVIDSON WAS A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE..."
Monday, February 13, 2012
Working with Ian Davidson to create my engagement ring was a special experience for us. Ian was so patient, and really listening so that he understood exactly what we wanted. The oval sapphire he brought in for me to see was so beautiful I cried. Then he went about designing the tension ring with recessed baguette diamonds. It was a very positive collaborative design process. Ian presented me with a ring, so intricately beautiful, I was amazed.
It far exceeded any expectations. I am extremely proud to wear my ring. Ian's engaging personality, eye for design and professionalism will make your jewellery purchase very intimate and memorable. My fiancé did not just buy me an engagement ring, with Ian, he bought an exquisite and unique piece of jewellery and a truly wonderful experience.
"YOU HAVE CERTAINLY PERFORMED MAGIC ONCE AGAIN!"
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wow, You have certainly performed magic once again Ian.
"I APPRECIATE YOU WORKING WITH CHARLOTTE AND ME..."
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I appreciate you working with Charlotte and me.
We got engaged on May 15th which coincidentally is both or our birthdays. You got the ring to us just on time and it made for an amazing weekend.
As you can see on the front of this card, Charlotte absolutely loves her ring and so do I.
So... thank you so much!
"I WANTED TO CREATE A WEDDING REING TO REFLECT OUR 13 YEARS TOGETHER."
Saturday, September 12, 2009
My husband lost his wedding ring a few years ago, and I decided that it was time to replace it. I didn’t want to give him “just another wedding ring” I wanted it to reflect ‘us’ and the life that we have created together over the last 13 years. I looked everywhere for something that was right, but couldn’t find it. Until I found Ian. I gave Ian a vague sentimental notion of what I wanted, mere words, and he gave me back the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. A perfect symbol of the life that my husband and I share, and a way for me to tell my husband how much I cherish him that mere words couldn’t.
Thank-you, Ian, for your patience and guidance through this process, it was such a joy to work with you. What a truly wonderful thing being able to have a wedding ring made and designed specifically for someone you love.
"I WANTED SOMETHING UNIQUE, ELEGANT AND FUN."
Friday, May 12, 2006
After making the easy decision that I wanted to ask my future wife to marry me, I then had the impossible task of finding her something unique as a symbol of our love and commitment to each other... yes all dribble but the reality is I wanted something unique, elegant and fun to help her remember she's getting married.
So looking scruffy on a skateboard I wandered through Ian's showroom doors not really sure what I was doing. Fortunately Ian was on the ball, His design process steps are clearly outlined on his useful website but this was my experience.
Ian quickly assured me that I'm not the only lost sole he's had to deal with. We quickly established why I was there, what Ian could offer over a generic ring that comes in a little blue box and what the next step was (set a budget, pick a stone).
My timing, as always, was impeccable. One of Ian's gem dealer was in town the next day so he was able to look at some stones straight off the bat. Ian really seems to have an ear to the ground with his dealers and could offer access to stones not readily available else where. Whilst he gave me plenty of options, he found me the stone I didn't know I wanted straight away. He gave me time to think on it, but he convinced me this was the stone that would make the ring everything I wanted it to be (he was right). Next step, design!
I went in there thinking I would tell Ian exactly what I wanted. Fortunately, after giving Ian some suggestions, lots of information on my wife to be, and discussing some ideas with Ian he went ahead and designed what he knew would work. All I can say is have a little faith, and don't be afraid of providing some input. Ian's design was much more than I could have ever asked for, he listened and incorporated design changes when I asked and he created something That we'll keep forever.
Ian went above and beyond to help me have a ring on the day I'd planned and my wife to be is over the moon with the results. Best of all we stayed within budget.
Our suggestions are trust in Ian's experience and skill, keep your mind open to things you didn't think you would want, find the right stone, and and don't be afraid to have specific input as Ian will find a way to incorporate it.
"WE WERE CONFIDENT THAT IAN COULD COME UP THE THE DESIGN THAT FIT OUR VISION."
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
We first met Ian in 2004 when we were looking for a wedding ring for my husband. Ian instantly connected with my husband and we were confident that he could come up with a design that fit the image we wanted and a unique design. He had great ideas we hadn't thought of and brought in several stones for us to choose from and was willing to bring in many more if we didn't find something we liked. He got it bang on right away and we chose one of the first three stones he brought in. His concept drawing was great, but he went further and made a wax model to help visualize the final product. Five years later, my husband loves his ring so it was a natural choice to go back to Ian to make a ring for myself to commemorate the birth of our daughter.
For my ring, Ian and his co-worker provided concept drawings that were so life like and beautiful it was hard to choose. He brought in one stone that wasn't quite what we wanted, but took my feedback and came back with something better than I had imagined. Its a beautiful ring and I wear it every day. Thanks Ian for your beautiful work.
Not only does Ian do amazing work, he is about building relationships and we love to drop in to say HI and look forward to having more pieces made in the future.
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