I wanted to write and tell you about the awesome experience I had with Allie Perry with American Diamond Exchange.
I originally saw Allie's
work on Reddit.com where someone was showing off their recently created ring. I really loved the style and had been looking around for an artist for a while. It's surprisingly hard to find an artist to design a ring, let alone actually create it!
I started locally and had a friend of a friend sketch out a few pictures. It was tough since she had no jewelry experience, but she was able to get a couple of ideas for me.
From there, I contacted Allie via Facebook once I found her page. From the very beginning, Allie was responsive, warm, and welcoming. It's a pretty personal process, and I wrote a lot about my relationship in order to give Allie a better idea of what I was looking for.
Even though it was all via email (although there was a few phone calls later), we were able to decide on a final design pretty quickly. I could tell that Allie really was invested in creating something special, and her first attempt at a design was nearly perfect. The design was drawn to scale, so there was no question about how the final product would look.
From there, she gave me regular updates on how the ring was going. She said that she wanted me to see the ring for the first time in person, which I agreed to. It was difficult, but definitely worth it in the end. I was basically placing all of my trust in her that she would deliver something beautiful that we agreed on. The fact that I did this without hesitation should give you an idea of how much trust I was immediately able to place in her.
She was very careful about deadlines and didn't want to promise anything too quickly. This was great, because she was spot on with her assessment, and I received the ring right on time.
The ring was absolutely everything that I had hoped for, and it was exactly what I envisioned from the sketches she sent, which is not an easy thing to accomplish. I was, of course, a little worried that I didn't have this done locally and if something was wrong there wasn't a store I could go to. However, all of these fears were nothing compared to the craftsmanship of the product that I received. I whole-heartedly believe that I would have been unable to find anyone in my entire state that could have done as wonderful of a job!
The experience was wonderful, despite never being able to meet with Allie in person. She was very responsive over email, and I never had to worry about where things were in the process. Communication was constant throughout, which was invaluable. I felt more connected to this process than I often do when I order something from a local store.
I cannot give a higher recommendation for Allie's work, and hope that she can make your engagement as wonderful as she made mine!
Cedar Falls, Iowa