Jewelry >J. Yontef Diamonds & Custom Jewelry
4004 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN | Directions 3721536.104470 -86.814900
By appointment only
Neighborhoods: Green Hills
From Classic to Couture
By appointment only; no display cases or sales pressure
Expert gemological and design guidance and education for the best quality and value possible
Custom designed fine jewelry made just for you
Ready-to-wear fine jewelry customized to your wishes
Redesign - Update unused jewelry; use your heirloom Diamonds and Gemstones
GIA-graded, Eco-friendly Diamonds encouraged
Platinum, Palladium, Gold and Silver
All Gemstones including Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby, Pearls, Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Spinel, etc.
Appraisals performed in your presence
Clients throughout the US served by phone, e-mail and fax for shipment anywhere
During the Christmas holidays, I had the pleasure of meeting Jay and Adriane through a mutual acquaintance. After discovering that they design custom jewelry, my husband and I decided to have something special made as an anniversary/birthday gift. Since we both know very little about jewelry, we did a lot of research on our own as well as read numerous reviews about Jay and Adriane. The entire experience from start to finish was an absolute pleasure. We learned more from them than we could have possibly learned from the internet. Not only were they extremely patient with us, but they listened to what we wanted. Jay kept us informed throughout the entire process. My necklace is stunning! I was at a loss for words when I saw it. The Yontefs exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a custom piece of jewelry to look no further than J. Yontef Diamonds & Custom Jewelry. Both Adriane and Jay are true perfectionists, professionals and a delight to work with.
I recently inherited a diamond ring from my grandmother. The ring contained beautiful diamonds, but the setting was extemely outdated. My goal was to re-set the diamonds into a simple 5 stone diamond ring. After being treated poorly by the larger jewlery stores in Green Hills, I found Jay and Adrienne through a google search-- and I am so glad that I did! I provided Jay with a few images of what I wanted. He then created a CAD image of what my ring would look like. One week later, the ring was on my finger!
Jay worked with my budget, and I ended up getting a custom ring (including a GIA appraisal) for cheaper than it would have cost at any of the larger jewlery stores!
I could not recommend Jay enough-- he was a pleasure to work with, he is passionate about his job, and the finished product far exceeded my expectations.
Jay did a wonderful job with my custom wedding ring. I had a vision that a ring be modified over the years with birthstones of kids we will have including me and my wife birthstones. It was wonderful. Jay out did himself. will go back again in the future.
I can't imagine my experience purchasing an engagement ring could have been any better than it was with J. Yontef.
Jay came highly referred to me from a friend. I'm so glad I chose to follow through with the recommendation. From the very beginning, the process was easy and relaxing. Jay has been in the business for 40+ years and was just as excited and passionate about my process as if it was his first ring ever! He made sure I recieved the knowledge necessary to build the perfect ring for my fiancee.
I was never pressured one way or the other, because once I had the knowledge I was able to make a knowledgable decision every step of the way.
I was asked once my budget, and it was never mentioned again. Jay made sure to keep it within the restraints, even coming in under my budget when it was all said and done. It was a personal experience and the ring came out better than I could have ever imagined. I cant wait to meet with Jay again, along with my fiancee. She was so thrilled to get a custom ring that had MY input.
Thanks again Jay and Adrienne!
I contacted Jay and Adriene about designing an engagement ring after having gone to several of the local chain stores around Nashville (Genesis, Shane Co.) and getting tired of their sales pitches and overpriced diamonds. After going to those places, I decided that (with the help of my dad who had done the same thing for my stepmom a few years earlier) that I would buy a loose stone and then have it mounted at a local jeweler. From the moment I stepped into their office, I was treated like a member of their family. They were extremely helpful in teaching me all I needed to know about designing the perfect ring for me. The first thing we did was examine and verify that the stone I had purchased fit the specifications that went along with its GIA certification. They said that I had done well with the marquise cut diamond that I had purchased, but I know now that had I gone to Jay and Adriane from the beginning, I could have been even more selective and satisfied with my choice of stone and would have gotten a great price from them as well. They showed me how the loose diamonds that you buy from the internet are at the lower level of each grade even if they do fit the grade they are given, and that there is actually a huge window of color and clarity even in just the F VS2 grades alone. I know that for the next gemstones I buy I will go directly to Jay and Adriane to pick the loose stone from the beginning.
After we verified the diamond I had purchased, we discussed a setting for the diamond. I showed them a picture of my girlfriend and they agreed that a marquise cut diamond was great for her. I then told them what I had in mind and Jay wrote down some information on my budget and design and told me he would get back to me with the design in a few weeks since I was not on a strict schedule. Within the month Jay got back to me with a beautiful design and began making the ring. It turned out better than I could of imagined; I can't wait to propose.
When my husband first proposed to me, I was in awe of how absolutely stunning and unique my engagement ring was! He then excitedly began telling me about the process of designing it with Jay and Adriane and making it into a reality. He couldn't rave enough about how professional, educated and fun they were to work with. I could tell he was proud of the product and understandably so! It came out so beautiful. I get compliments on it all the time! When we began the search for wedding bands, we knew exactly where we wanted to go for them. It was my first time meeting Jay and Adriane and they exceeded my expectations just as they had my husbands. Not only is the work they do breathtakingly beautiful, but they are a blast to work with and talk to. They listen when they need to and suggest ideas when you want them to. It's like having a family member you trust designing the most special piece of jewelry you will ever wear. I would highly recommend them for any of your jewelry needs. I know we will be back again. :)
I cannot recommend Jay & Adrienne enough. From the very start, they called me back right away and had great communication. So easy to work with. They're very passionate, knowledgeable professionals that listened very carefully to what I wanted and then gave me EXACTLY what I asked for.
Most importantly they made me such a beautiful ring that I am thanking my lucky stars I decided to have them make it. My fiancé and I wanted to design my engagement ring together- that was important to us. And the reason that we decided to do a custom ring in the first place, was because I had my heart set on something very unique. I'm not the typical diamond engagement kind of girl. From the very beginning I told Jay that I am wanted a morganite and rose gold ring, and I brought in an example of pieces that I had put together. My fiancé take it from there and he enjoyed working with them as well.
When my fiancé proposed to me I was absolutely stunned at how precise and exact the ring was to what I had asked for. I'm still in awe at how beautiful it came out and how proud I am of the fact that it's a custom design and a literal one-of-a-kind piece. I can't tell you how special it is to have a ring that was custom-made,designed by me and my fiancé.
I trust J and Adrian 100%. I know they worked really hard on that and it meant a lot to me that they put so much time effort into giving me exactly what I asked for. When I called them after we got engaged to thank them for helping bring the ring to life and for how beautiful it was, Jay told me he was so happy for us and that we were family to them and if needed anything else in the future they'd be happy to work with us again. That pretty much says it all.
If you're looking to make a really special piece or engagement ring and you wan it to be beautiful, well-thought-out, great quality and come from a place of passion and hard work and love, please please please go to Jay and Adrian.
They're just the sweetest and the best. The real deal. Thanks J and Adrienne for something so special.
I may not have a lot of experience or knowledge in gems or jewelry but I can tell you that creating an absolutely gorgeous engagement ring with Jay and Adriane is easily one of the best consumer experiences I have ever had. After leaving a contact email I was promptly called by Adriane to set up an appointment. We talked for around ten minutes and then she asked me to bring a few ideas and some pictures of my lady. During the appointment Jay and I talked about designs, my intent and budget amongst other things. Jay and Adriane helped me refine my ideas and set up a follow up appointment after he had some stones based on our ideas. At that meeting he showed me numerous options, highlighting pros and cons without pressuring me one way or the other. Adriane is particularly keen on pairing what shapes, designs and colors look best based on the pictures you provided. After stones were picked and an estimate was made CAD designs were sent to me showing me how the final ring would look and to make any last minute changes if needed (not necessary in my experience). After that it was a short three week wait and I was able to pick up an absolutely stunning sapphire engagement ring. Now I believe it is normal for friends and family to compliment an engagement ring but you know you have done well when complete strangers go out of their way to compliment your ring. That is the type of quality and professional service you get from J Yontef and I could not more highly recommend them to anyone who wants to make a truly special piece of jewelry for someone you truly care about.
When I began investigating ways to create an engagement ring for my fiancee, I did not think it would be as easy as it was. I had some family stones that I needed incorporated into the design, and most jewelers told me that they could take out a stone from a ring they already had and replace it with my family's stone. Well, I thought that was a rather round-about way to get things done. But that's not how Jay and Adriane operate.
From the moment I walked into their office, Jay and Adriane made me feel welcomed and comfortable. They helped show me that anything was possible with what I had available, both with my family's stones and my budget. We came up with several beautiful designs from which I was able to choose, and ultimately, we came in under budget. They were willing to work with me on my terms, educate me about the process, stone quality, etc., and serve as a sounding board when I wanted to talk things through. They took the time to meet with me on several occasions in order to get to know me and understand my relationship with my fiancee. I never once felt rushed or pressured into making a decision, and as a result, I think I came out of the process with the perfect ring. (My fiancee thinks so, too.)
Quite simply, we owe it all to Jay and Adriane. You guys are the best.
Jay and Adriane helped me design the perfect engagement ring. My fiancée’s perfect ring wasn’t something I could find in a store so I knew custom was the way to go. A lot of people will say their jeweler helped design the perfect ring, but I’m not sure many of them got that ring under the same circumstances I did.
Jay and Adriane helped me design the perfect engagement ring via Skype and email from half a world away. I saw photos of the main stone and some CAD drawings before the ring was made, but Jay and Adriane told me that I wouldn’t be able to get a true idea of how the final product would look from those things. I had to use my imagination and completely trust Jay and Adriane because the ring essentially existed only in our minds. Jay and Adriane could have a successful second career in mind reading because it turned out even better than I imagined.
I had planned to have Jay and Adriane ship the ring to me, but just before we were set to ship it I discovered that it was illegal to ship jewelry to the country where I currently live. I found some colleagues who were on vacation in the U.S. who were willing to bring the ring back for me. As luck would have it, Jay and Adriane were about to leave for vacation near where my colleagues were staying. Jay and Adriane hand delivered the ring to my colleagues who brought it back to me. So not only was my ring perfectly designed, sight unseen, it was also hand delivered halfway around the world. You don’t get that from just any jeweler. The ring is gorgeous, completely unique and my fiancée couldn’t be happier. Jay and Adriane had their work cut out for them with this ring, and they more than lived up to the excellent reviews I read about them.
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