Magma Gems - Andrew Jonathan Creations
"I don't have a lot of money, but I am hoping to design a ring that represents two imperfect people who both have God as their center," a recent client humbly stated to me on a cold wintry day. So a pair of half carat, rough cut, heavily included, diamonds were used as the accent stones. Then an absolutely flawless, NATURAL white, oval sapphire was used as the main center stone. All well protected in 14 karat yellow gold round band with bare claw style prongs. -Andrew Jonathan Owner/Designer
"I wear all these rings together, and the stones are falling out, can you make them all into one ring?" First we examine each stone for condition and sketch out a plan. Then we use a computer CAD program to see if it is structurally possible. Then we locate exact matches for the missing Blue Sapphires and diamonds. From there, a wax cast is printed. Two wax casts were made in order to make a two-tone 14K white AND yellow gold piece. Once cast, we polish, and hand set stones.
It is said that King Louis XV commission his royal jewelers to design a diamond that resembled the lips of a woman who had stolen his heart. With 58 cut facets, regardless of what is in fashion, it is still one of the most beautiful stones. This custom designed and cast Magma Gems pendant beholds a 1.22 carat VS2, framed with the highest quality natural emeralds. Set east/west these resemble the most beautiful lips indeed.
"Now I have to figure out when I'm going to ask her." Our client said with nervous excitement when he picked up his new custom engagement ring today. This 14 karat white gold custom cast Magma Gems ring boasts a twist style band with extra large accent diamonds and a timeless round brilliant cut diamond, definitely bound to make anyone's season bright. -Andrew Jonathan
Tense Watch Company is the oldest wood watchmaker in the world at 50 years old. Tense also grows their own trees, makes their own varnish, and hand makes each link. Everybody else just is a wood copy as they either warp or break. We like the Tense design, for the quality aspect, but also because they are great looking watches. Don't wait as you've got a perfect gift for a reasonable price right here at Magma Gems!
This amazing custom cast MAGMA GEMS 14K yellow gold ring boasts both natural white diamonds, and natural treated blue diamonds, all highlighting a fantastic round brilliant cut main white diamond. I can easily imagine gorgeous sandy beaches and deep blue waters, each time I see this ring! -Andrew Jonathan Designer/Owner
Magma Gems custom cast diamond oval pendant with .48 carats of diamonds AND our signature 14k bezel set diamond available in all sizes. Wear them together or separately. We have met so many new customers over the last few months. Check out this sunset view from our showroom. We're looking forward to making even more friends. Have a wonderful thanksgiving! I am thankful for you :) -Andrew Jonathan Designer/Owner magmagemsjewelry.com
The massive mining company GEMFIELDS has taken a huge global stance to protect and help humans. Through regular engagement of the people of Montepuez, they have educated on how to invest their wages into their own business and the mine also invested in both the personal businesses and schools for them. They and others like PACT are doing this stuff all over the world. Avoiding gemstones may make me feel better, yet it also hurts the good people too. Photos courtesy of GEMFIELDS & PACT
Emeralds have absolutely captivated us for centuries. This amazing natural emerald was found in the Kagem Emerald Mine, in the Kafubu Emerald District, Ndola, Ndola District, Copperbelt Province, in the country of Zambia. It’s for sale for just under $1-million dollars. better. This 14k custom cast Magma Gems ring, with bezel mounted stones shows off two extremely high quality, untreated, natural emeralds guaranteed to make their owner feel a sense of awe. -Andrew Jonathan
"SHE SAID YES!" We had the honor of playing a small part in this sweet young couples life. Luke spent hours researching and making sure his future wife, Alexis, received the perfect engagement ring. Congratulations to both of you from MAGMA GEMS CUSTOM FINE JEWELRY. Each piece we make is a small, unique, work of art ready to be proudly worn for decades. -Andrew Jonathan
Malachite is perhaps the oldest known green pigment. It is fragile and sensitive to acids and heat. Found in Egyptian tomb paintings, in European paintings, it seems to have been of importance mainly in the 15th and 16th centuries. This hand-made custom cast Magma Gems ring was made for a very important person. The four diamonds and six emeralds represents the biblical reference Malachi 4:6 and is an enormous size 17!
“What do you mean by ‘Curated Jewelry’ on your sign?” A customer asked. Like a museum, we often find unique pieces of jewelry that deserve to be restored and preserved. These pieces came from the Rust family estate whose ancestors were very wealthy lumber barons. This solid gold cigarette case, the natural coral and pearl broach, the solid gold opera glasses and the solid white gold Cartier compact have been beautifully restored and are on display and for sale here at Magma Gems Saginaw.
A client handed me her business card and asked, “Are you able to make a pendant out of our company logo?” She was celebrating her work anniversary with her business partner and was hoping to create something that signified all their hard work. There was once a time when companies gave their employees a 14k gold gift for their service. The gift could have been a lapel pin, or even a watch.
“I can’t afford a big diamond, can I just buy a Moissanite for my ring?” NO! Rings are to represent your special, unique and rare love. Putting a fake diamond in a ring, says your love is not special, unique or rare. At Magma Gems we want to make sure that whatever honors your hand is absolutely amazing. This custom cast 14k engagement ring with diamond accents pays all respect to the show-stopping perfectly cut natural White Sapphire. Now that represents something real! -Andrew Jonathan
Have a loose diamond from an old ring? Or how about a great diamond stuck in an old men's ring? I once asked a customer this question and she said, “ As a matter of fact I do!” Many of our clients never even thought to have us make them an updated, elegant piece out of a ring or loose stone they had in their jewelry box for years. This simple Magma Gems round slide pendant has breathed new life into this diamond!
“Aren’t you the jewelry store that has that Marilyn Monroe statue out front?” A lady asked me at the post office. I get that question at least once a week. Our original store owner was never a big Marilyn fan but felt she would be a conversational piece. She was definitely showing her old age with cracks and mold before we gave her a new paint job and an updated hair doo :) I even thought about giving her a tattoo! LOL
Do you or someone you know have their spouse’s Gold wedding ring stored away? We are proud to announce the Magma Gems MEMORY BAND. Our jewelers carefully create a pendant out of the original band WITHOUT destroying it by melting it down. Select from 100’s of charms or jewels that best represent that special person. This ring still retains the original engraving and their loved one was indeed the star of their family! Figuring out beautiful ways to remember those we love is our passion :)
"Can you make me something that will remind me of my mother?" Asked my client. Jewelry to me is all about sentiment. It does not matter how much something costs if it brings you joy and the desired effect a special piece should bring. Don't waste your money and fingers on jewelry that means nothing to you. Only wear JOY jewelry. Like this Magma Gems custom cast 14k gold and diamond eternity ring with two fantastic pear gemstones, emerald and sapphire, representing their birthstones.
Citrines are an ancient jewelry stone believed to have healing & wellbeing qualities. Most, if not all citrine you see are heat treated crystals. However, the Earth naturally produces three types: One type is the deep brown citrine, aka Madeira citrine. These are more rare than the more common lighter honey or white wine colored natural citrine. This beautiful oval citrine set in a Magma Gems custom cast heavy round 14k gold setting reminds me of ancient times.
The history of pear shaped diamonds is an interesting one. In 1475, a Flemish cutter by the name of Lodewyk Van Bercken invented a diamond-polishing wheel called a scaife. His scaife transformed the diamond trade. This innovative polishing wheel enabled Van Bercken to place facets into the diamond with absolute symmetry, and opened the doors to the creation of complex diamond cuts. When a woman requests a Pear shape diamond like this Magma Gems custom ring, she is asking for a timeless piece.
A bright spot during a solemn time. Wearing fine Jewelry is about memories, love and celebrations. We are able to take stones out of old rings and make them into other amazing ways to remember loved ones. This 14 karat yellow gold teardrop shaped pendant holds tenderly the wedding diamonds from her mom’s wedding ring.
Last Christmas we met a wonderful young man in his late twenties looking for a gift for his girlfriend. My wife and I had the most pleasant conversation with him and a few months later he returned and announced, "I have found the 'ONE' and I'm going to propose!" He decided to propose in the beautiful State of Hawaii. This 14K white gold 1.70 carat diamond with natural blue Topaz accent ring will always remind them both of that amazing moment when he pledged his unending love. She said "YES"!
"Is there any way to make my diamond stand out?" Asked one of my most recent clients. The answer: Halo. Which means surrounding the main center stone of a ring with smaller accent stones. Think of it like a picture frame around a beautiful painting. I believe when applied properly, this frame surrounding a client's special jewel serves like a spotlight bringing wanted attention to a smaller or sentimental stone. This 14K white gold ring is utilizing the halo for all the right reasons.
Hand engraved jewelry has been around for thousands of years. Most people know about basic inscription engraving which is when you have a jeweler write something special inside the band for you. This is typically done with metal plates and a machine which is very straight and limited in size and style. Believe it or not, this hand engraving is at the BOTTOM of this emerald cut diamond ring band. Making this 14K white gold custom cast ring truly one of a kind!