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
Amazing experience! – I am so in love with my beautiful sapphire ring guards that my husband had made for my Christmas present. They match my wedding bands beautifully which had been handed down to my husband by his grandmother
Jay was so easy to work with and the end result, incredible!
J. Yontef is incredible! – I got my ring this weekend, and I can't stop admiring it! Usually when I look in a mirror I check to make sure I look presentable, now, I look at my diamonds :) :)
My fiancee and I went to J with a few pictures we had taken at Jared's. Not only did he price match what we had, I got a MUCH more beautiful diamond. Neither of us knew a thing about diamonds and clarity, and to be honest I thought i wanted the biggest bang for our buck. Boy was I wrong. I can't get over how sparkly and clear my diamonds are, and that is what EVERYONE is telling me. J and Adriane were able to manipulate a simple picture and few comments into something I never knew was possible. I am SO excited to carry this baby on my finger for the rest of my life!
You will read in some reviews about the time and how long it takes to get the ring done. Well, this is true, but my goodness, coming from the girl who couldn't possibly wait another day- ITS WORTH IT. Go visit them, not only will they create something more beautiful than you can imagine, you will learn about diamonds and be able to talk like a pro :)
J. Yontef Made My Fiance Cry... – My Fiance and I walked into his office without knowing anything about how custom jewelry was made. It was a great experience for J to sit down with us and show us step by step what the process entails. The atmosphere was really nice and very personal.
We went to J with a really bad sketch with pen and paper what we wanted. J took that drawing and ran with it. Everything about the engagement ring was just amazing. He use a lot of diamonds from other pieces of jewelry that I already had and added some a lot more to complete a brilliant ring.
When I went back to pick the ring up, I was just shocked at how he made the sketch come to life. My jaw dropped. When I surprised my Fiance at her office to give her the ring, ( and purposed with a ring this time ) she cried.
One of the best parts along with the amazing work was the price. J gave me a price that was half of what other custom jewelers wanted. Great Job J!
Oh, What a Beautiful Ring – I had been looking for a Morganite ring to match the rest of my set for 2 years and never saw one I liked. I did, however, finally find a gorgeous trillion stone. I bought it and brought it to Jay. He and Adriane and I poured over ring settings until I spied "the one". It didn't take long at all for the ring to be made, and when I saw it I was very, very happy. It's a show stopper, with Jay having added special details to the setting.
Jay and Adriane have created pieces for me before and, not only are they beautiful, but the process is always fun!
Remarkable Find in Today's World – Dealing with J. Yontef was an astonishingly positive experience in a world where there are few such experiences anymore. I can only add my plaudits to those already listed on this site.
My grandmother had bequeathed my wife a beautiful set of earrings with a one-of-a-kind setting and a unique set of matching stones. In a snowstorm at a public event, somehow one of the earrings got lost and all of us were quite upset. We spent hours looking for the lost earring to no avail.
Ordinary jewelers, even "quality jewelers" just looked at us quizically...they had no idea how to match the stone and not much interest in duplicating the setting. We were about to give up completely when we visited Jay and Adriane in their unpresuming premises.
From the moment we walked in the door, our experience changed radically. The Yountefs understood our distress and, after examining the piece, agreed to try to match the stone and to duplicate the setting. And they gave a firm price for doing so. Little did they know the magnitude of the project for which they were enlisting.
It turns out that the stone was a rarity, and the Yountefs spent months going from jewelery stone show to stone show looking for a match. While most would have given up early and just returned the earring, they refused to quit because they understood the importance of the piece to us.
Finally, months later, they were able to locate the necessary matching gems in a gem display in the Far East. They then recreated the original in a fashion completely like the original -- it is impossible to tell the difference.
Even despite all of the unexpected grief this took, and the unexpectedly high price of the stones, they kept to their original estimate because that is the kind of people they are. I was so delighted I would have gladly paid more, but they wouldn't hear of it.
As a buyer of much jewelry from upper tier establishments over many decades, the Yountefs are several classes better than any of them. I can recommend them unreservedly for any project that requires individual attention. You will get it and, based on my experience, they will make sure you are pleased.
I would (and will) return in a heartbeat. You won't be disappointed either.
the best – Their enthusiasm in what they do and honesty is hard found; likened to a hand shake sealing a promise. We came in with our own idea of a design and they were willing to make it! They suggested a few points where it would look better, but were still more than happy to make our drawing happen. Thank the heavens we took their advise, it looks better than imaginable. Trust them and let the Yontifs help you if planning a design, or better yet let them take the reigns and you'll get something even better. An honest and professional experience.
Great job on vintage wedding set repair – I was looking forward to working with Jay after reading so many of the positive reviews here. My mother's wedding set had been put away for some 30 years because she had worn the bands very thin, and they were in danger of breaking. Also, there was a loose diamond in the wedding band. She gave me the set some time ago, after my father died, but I've just had it in safekeeping. Since she died in 2009, however, I thought I'd get them out and have them repaired, as it is a beautiful set and should be seen.
Jay checked the set, looked over what needed to be done, and quoted a very fair price for the work. I think he originally told me it would take two weeks or so and it ended up being a little longer than that, but it was not a huge deal since I wasn't on any real timeline for a wedding or engagment plan or anything like that.
Jay and Adriane are very good to work with. I have two more rings that I need to redesign and have re-set, and I plan to work with them to revive those rings as well.
Great Experience – Adriane and Jay were great to work with. I have a difficult schedule to accommodate and wanted a very specific and uncommon stone for my fiance's engagement ring. They were not only accommodating of my schedule, but went through great lengths to find the stone I wanted. Adriane used some of her connections in jewelry design business to get in contact with the owner of the only mine in the world the produces the type of stone i wanted.
The ring was set with precision in a beautiful palladium setting and came out even better than I could have imagined; my fiance loves it!
New stone in ring designed by wife.... – After moving from St. Louis we were looking for a jeweler to reset my wife's wedding ring with a larger stone. We've never felt comfortable with our jeweler options until we stumbled on JYD&C. Since my wife designed her ring I was worried that we would either get pushed into a standard setting or have to listen as the jeweler explain everything that was wrong with the ring (Both of these happened at Genesis). Jay and Adriane took the time to listen to her, understand how she wanted the ring to look, explain the options and to offer us advice about which metals to use. Everything about the experience was perfect - no surprises from the cost to when he expected it to be done. After having us look closely to our stones and describing them to us in a almost teacher like manner, he took several pictures and descriptions of our ring and stone - without me asking - that assured me he was a serious gemologist and not some "sales" guy. In the end the ring was perfect - everything about the experience was perfect.
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