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
Simplicity makes great service. – I was in the market for a custom engagement ring, and came across J. Yontef in my search. His immediate return of my call, and comfortable conversation was just the start. Once i saw the simplicity of his actual office, i knew he didn't mess around with unnecessary things that might clutter a situation like buying a beautiful piece of jewelry. My fiance' and i dealt with Jay directly, and he set us at ease at every turn. Explained his background, and what he hoped for for us, and past clients. We had our idea, he ran with it without hesitation. A simple section of an antique spoon that had great sentimental value is now set with a beautiful stone and sits on my beautiful future wife's hand. Jay made it known that he never breaks anyones bank, and we were no exception. I spent less than planned, and got more than i could have hoped for in service, timeliness, and of course the finished product. I highly recommend J. Yontef and can't wait to get back to him to start work on our wedding bands.
Best custom jewelry in Nashville – My fiance (she said yes!) wanted to use 8 small stones from her grandmother's ring in her engagment ring. I looked all over Nashville, met with many jewelers and settled on Jay because of his ability to make the custom product that I wanted. He made me feel comfortable by introducing himself, outlining his credentials, and letting me know that he'd done this a thousand times before. I found this reassuring.
I also liked hearing about his love of stones and the education he received on the west coast and from people abroad. He has a very worldly education.
We then picked out a center stone (of my choosing) to complement the 8 smaller stones that my fiance provided and then selected a setting. A few short weeks later, a beautiful custom ring was waiting. My house was flooded, so it took me a little longer to propose than expected, but when the time was right, I asked and she said yes! It was a very special day indeed. The quality of Jay's work will last a lifetime.
I was so impress with Jay's work on the engagment ring that I could not wait to go back to have him create a platinum wedding band for my fiance. I had an idea in mind and Jay was able to work with me on what would look best. In the end, he took the engagement ring and created its perfect match. I am extremely impressed with Jay's work! This will not be my last trip to see him! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Great Help, Great Ring! – My girlfriend (now fiance) surprised me in February by coming to visit, so I called up J. pretty last minute for some help finding an engagement ring. (I wasn't expecting to be able to propose for another month or two) He sat down with me the day after I called him, he explained the categories of diamonds and how they're rated, he helped me pick out a diamond and a band, and he did it all within my budget and in less than a week! I could not have been more impressed with his service and knowledge, and I will definitely be calling him up in the future if I need anything! J. Yontef is AMAZING! You will definitely not be disappointed!!!
Great Engagement Ring Experience – Having had no previous experience shopping for an engagement ring, I was somewhat daunted by the thought of it. I really hate to think of what the entire process would've been like had I not gone with Jay. Not only does Jay demystify shopping for diamonds and designing rings, he makes the experience enjoyable and educational. I learned alot and felt entirely comfortable with every decision I made.
I cannot emphasize enough how flexible Jay was during the entire process. My job doesn't always allow me to plan out of the office appointments in advance, but Jay worked with me on short notice and made scheduling meetings easy. Not only that, he allowed my future mother-in-law to come with me and have input on the ring design and final selection of diamonds, which was incredibly helpful since I wanted to surprise my fiance with the ring, but still be sure she would love the design.
Importantly, Jay listened carefully to what I wanted from an engagement ring and made it happen. He was absolutely never pushy and never tried to upsale or get me to choose something I didn't want.
Most importantly, my fiance absolutely loves the ring, mostly because it was custom designed for her and turned out exactly how we both envisioned it.
I wouldn't go to anyone else and hope Jay will design our wedding rings as well.
Restored Family Treasure – I am the business owner, Jay Yontef, and our client, A. Thompson, sent us the following review in an e-mail on July 16, 2010 to post on his behalf.....................
I took an early 20th century diamond engagement ring to J. Yontef for repairs. It was a tricky project involving the reconstruction of a lattice-work bridge underneath the setting. Mr. Yontef examined the ring very carefully and provided a thorough explanation of the ring's style and construction. Our first meeting was highly informative and provided insights into a family heirloom.
After our initial consultation, Mr. Yontef explained that he would be able to repair the ring instead of having to reconstruct the whole piece, thereby saving me considerable resources. A couple of short weeks later, the ring was back, better than ever. The attention to detail was extraordinary, and you would be hard-pressed to find many jewlers who would even attempt -- let alone succeed -- in the repairs. The finished ring is true to its origins and beautiful.
I should add that Mr. Yontef went the extra mile in answering a follow-up question about the ring's vintage.
I could not be more pleased with the final result, and with his commitment to perfection.
Work of ART – Jay and Adriane are some of the MOST FABULOUS people you could ever come across in life, much less have design your jewelry!
When my fiance and I inherited his Great Grandmothers engagement and wedding rings, I searched for the best custom jeweler in Nashville, and I believe we actually found two of the most educated and creative jewelers you can find in the country.
As soon as I met them (they were my first stop on my search), I called my fiance and said I didn't care about anything on my wedding day as much as I cared about marrying him, and having Yontef's design my wedding band.
Not only did they harvest the diamonds AND use the gold from his Great Grandmother's rings, they listened to EXACTLY what I said I did and didn't like about jewelry, and they created something NOBODY has ever seen before. EVERYbody in the last few days (just got married 4 days ago), has noticed the uniqueness and beauty of my ring. Absolutely, it is second to none.
Even throughout our wedding planning process, when we thought we wouldn't be able to afford exactly what we wanted, I was willing to forgo anyone else's work, and just wait for them when we saved up the money. It worked out that we didn't have to, and they even negotiated design-work and material costs because they're WONDERFUL people, and we were able to have my design for my wedding day.
I could NOT imagine there are more fantastic people out there than these two--willing to listen to your input, and create their own work of art of it--in this business. Trust the reviews, and put all of your trust into Jay and Adriane Yontef!!!
Jacki Lear--Nashville Resident and Business Owner
Wonderful wedding band – For our 32 anniversary, my husband and I decided it was time for a change and sought out many jewelers in the area. Not being happy with any of them, we found Jay through Citysearch and set up an appointment. Lucky day for me! He found us the perfect Asscher cut diamond and was able to have a setting and wedding band made just the way I described! Jay did suggest another idea for the band (diamonds all around), but wanting to give hubby a little financial break, I insisted on diamonds half way around. Wrong choice! I should have LISTENED to Jay because one year later, we returned to Jay and asked him to rework the wedding band. A few weeks later he delivered to me a BEAUTIFUL wedding band that included diamonds all around . The band makes my Asscher cut diamond POP out! I can't take my eyes off this new set! He used the previous diamonds we had and was able to perfectly match them to the new ones. He took great time making sure the quality was second to none (even when we couldn't tell the difference, it mattered to him) and we couldn't be more grateful. Jay treated us like this was one of the biggest purchases of his life and made us feel like we were his best customers. Little does he know, Jay will always be our jeweler and I will tell anyone who will listen to "run, don't walk" to Jay Yontef when purchasing a piece of jewelry for a loved one. It will instantly become a family heirloom!
Killer Ring – For my birthday/anniversary combo event, we wanted an upgrade on my diamond wrap for my sapphire/diamond engagement ring. I did some Nashville jeweler visiting that left me unimpressed. When I Googled custom jewelers in Nashville, Jay Yontef's stellar reviews caught my eye. I was a little shy about taking a small job to him, but forged ahead. What a great experience. When I met with him the first time, he assessed the situation and understood what I needed to fully complement the sapphire. He gave me several options and the rest was easy. When I picked up the finished KILLER RING, I was impressed with the hand-picked quality of 7 brilliant diamonds that "popped" (to use his words). I knew that I would have inquiries about where this remarkable work was done, and have already passed on his contact information to four colleagues. My husband is very pleased with his gift to me.
Beautiful Ring! – I was looking for a unique, vintage-style ring for my fiance. I wanted to use a family diamond, and design a setting that she would love. J. Yontef helped me design the perfect ring that no one else would have! He gave me personal service in a comfortable environment, and the ring was ready even sooner than I planned. My fiance loves the ring!
Treasured Family Heirloom – I was looking for a piece of jewelry to give to my wife to commemorate the adoption of our daughter and I knew that going to the typical jewelry dealers was not going to provide what I was looking for. I found J. by a Google search for custom jewelers. I provided J. with a design idea and he took it from there. What impressed me more than anything besides the ultimate ring which was fabulous was J.'s absolute enthusiasm. He provided us with a gorgeous one of a kind piece of jewelry that will certainly become a treasured family heirloom. Thanks, J.!
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