Since 1989, Dale and Linda Condy at Gems of La Costa Jewelers in Carlsbad have helped hundreds of couples find their perfect engagement ring with a simple, “win-win” business philosophy. They have a professional staff dedicated to your satisfaction with prices and policies established to earn your repeat business.
In a world of inflated claims, with many boasting the highest qualities at the lowest prices, we understand that what you really might be looking for is trust. At Gems of La Costa, we don’t believe in hype or high pressure, just straight talk and common sense and our goal is to make your experience as pleasant as your price.
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“I just got engaged a week ago. My fiancé had the ring of my dreams made at Gems of La Costa. It’s the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen!!! Dale, Peter, and Linda put a lot of heart and soul into making this the perfect fit for my style and the dimensions of my finger.
I couldn’t be more pleased. They were also very sweet to my man while they designed this custom ring behind my back. The whole experience was wonderful. I can’t say enough nice things. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ” ~ Jessica on Yelp
Read 5 Star Reviews on Yelp from some of our Carlsbad and Encintas clients for engagement rings.
How do you know, what color and clarity is right for your engagement ring?
Finding the right engagement ring can be quite overwhelming. Everybody has heard about the 4C’s : Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat but which grades offer the best value? With more than 40 years of gemological experience, we can assist you in deciding on the right combination of size and quality. We’ll also explain how to get the most value for your diamond investment. If you are looking for a princess cut diamond, round brilliant cut, cushion or emerald cut diamond, we can help you find the right diamond for your ring.
If you’re considering a unique size and shape that we don’t normally stock, our computer network can locate and deliver a well-priced selection in as little as 24 hours or less.
What about a custom designed engagement ring?
If you can’t find exactly what you want, our master jeweler can create your own one-of-a-kind engagement ring or diamond wedding set in yellow gold,white gold or platinum from scratch for you.
Sometimes, our customers have seen a design in a magazine and would like to get a similar – customized version or they want to use diamonds from a heirloom jewelry. If you came up with your own idea or you would like to recreate a lost family piece, we can take your ideas and turn them into reality.
Custom design jewelry usually starts with a good understanding of what you are looking for. Sketches of designs or Photoshop mock-ups are a good start for us to find out what you are looking for and narrow down details and size considerations.
Computer Aided Jewelry Design
In most recent years CAD, computer aided design is used to create more intricate designs then what was possible with the traditional wax carving or fabricating custom jewelry from scratch. Furthermore, CAD Jewelry Design can give you a preview of all sides of the piece and adjustments can be made to the piece before it’s has been cast and finished.
We also carry large selection of unique men’s wedding rings made of yellow gold,white gold, platinum, steel, titanium and tungsten.
We are an official dealer of Dora International Wedding Bands. Since 1994 Dora International has been combining the finest gold, titanium, platinum, palladium and diamonds to create rings that unite modern design with a timeless style, that marry the latest technology with true hand craftsmanship. Rings that are more than simply beautiful, they’re a reflection of the best in us, and something that will last a lifetime.
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Carlsbad Business Journal: Read Article
Title: Engagement Rings in Carlsbad, CA
Reviewed by Justin H, Carlsbad on Feb 28
Summary: Top quality, excellent service and save money! Engagement Rings Carlsbad
Description: It is rare to not only find someone who is exceptional at his craft, but even more rare to find a jeweler that has your best interests at heart and looks to save you money. Who does that? Dale at Gems of La Costa in Carlsbad.
I was looking to upgrade my wife’s diamond and interviewed numerous local jewelers in Carlsbad and surroundings. I ended up going with Dale because…
Number 1: He is a gemologist.
Number 2: His depth of knowledge on diamonds was most impressive in comparison to his competitors.
I found him to be very genuine, honest and forthcoming in all our dealings. To fit the upgraded (larger) diamond into her engagement ring, I was told we would also have to create a whole new platinum engagement ring setting. Dale knew how sentimental my wife was in keeping the original platinum (heck, I got down on one knee with that thing!), so I was surprised and thrilled to hear from Dale that he could actually work with the original platinum setting (saving me thousands) and making my wife cry (in a good way!)
Her new diamond is brilliant and wherever she goes, the compliments are flying!
If you like top quality, excellent service and saving money, run (fast) from the mall chain stores and go see Dale.