October, Pumpkins, Opals and More!

It’s the month of pumpkins, apples and multiple stones to use for this month full of treats, leaves and autumn changes.

Which brings us to this months birthstone – Opals, Rubellites and Tourmalines! 

Tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors.

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Raw Pink Tourmaline
Raw Pink Tourmaline

Rubellite is a particularly beautiful gemstone from the colorful family of the tourmalines. Its color shines in the most beautiful nuances from red to shocking pink.

Opal is a hydrated formless appearance of silica. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike the other crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite,marl, and basalt.

The internal structure of precious opal makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed, it can take on many colors. Precious opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black. Of these hues, the reds against black are the most rare, whereas white and greens are the most common. It varies in optical density from opaque to semitransparent.

Raw Opal Stone
Raw Opal Stone

At Avianti, we only use the highest quality of Tourmalines and Opals. The variations in the colors and cuts are endless. However, instead of showing everything, here are a few of Avianti’s custom, hand-made items.

Rose Gold and Tourmaline Diamond Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Rose Gold and Tourmaline Diamond Ring by Avianti Jewelry

Tourmaline occurs in every color of the rainbow and also in combinations of two or three colors.

Round Checkered cut Tourmaline Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Round Checkered cut Tourmaline Ring by Avianti Jewelry

Tourmaline was highly desired by royalty in the Far East. The last Empress of China, Empress Dowager Tzu His was in love with pink tourmaline. Tourmaline became valued in Europe when the Dutch began to import it from Sri Lanka in the early 1700s.

Rubellite and Diamond Rose gold Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Rubellite and Diamond Rose gold Ring by Avianti Jewelry

Opals are also the Wedding anniversary gemstone and are given as gifts for the 14th and 18th year of marriage.

Peruvian Opal Necklace by Avianti Jewelry
Peruvian Opal Necklace by Avianti Jewelry

The color of opals is mainly determined and caused by the gem’s selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color.

Butterfly Opal Yellow Gold Necklace by Avianti Jewelry

If you would like something custom created with your birthstone to fit your style, don’t hesitate! Contact us here and we would love to work with you!

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Unique and Artistic Earrings by Avianti Jewelry | La Canada Jewelers

Unique and Artistic Custom Earrings

We have made some new custom earrings we wanted to show our blog followers today. These beautiful 14K White and Yellow Gold Earrings are made with different stones such as Rutilated quartz, Tourmaline quartz, and more. Persons these days are always trying to be different in clothing, shoes, and accessories. These earings are a perfect way to accent your new look. Give us a call at 818-248-1116 for information on these beautiful custom earrings.

If you are interested in any of the earrings above, please inquire at our CONTACT page.

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Handmade Cinnamon Diamond Enagagement Ring | La Canada Jeweler

So a customer brought us a plain ring as seen below, we extracted and cleaned the existing diamonds. Once the diamonds were cleaned, we were able to use the diamonds to create a custom ring with Cinnamon diamonds.

See below the final product of what we created. (below)

You may ask, what do we do with the metals of the old rings ? Simple…We melt them down to create other custom jewelry, which explains why its not as expensive as you might think to create a new custom ring out of your old jewelry. Avi melts the precious metals  himself and appears that he has a knack for blow torches…

If you are interested in Avianti Jewelers giving you a quote on a custom ring, please visit our CONTACT page.




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Another Custom Diamond Ring Success Story | La Canada Jewelers

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A customer came in with a plain white gold band ring accompanied by an alleged matching band. Unfortunately after time the band that came with the ring was poorly engineered and began to wear away the mount of the diamond ring as seen below. In this situation it was fortunate she did not loose the beautiful high quality 2.13 ct center diamond.

(Below) You can see the diamond about to fall out of the damaged mount…

(Below) You can see the bent mount…

(Below) You can see the accompanied band that caused damage due to poor engineering…

We then got to work by removing the existing diamonds, cleaning the diamonds, designing a new custom band with diamonds not only on the matching band, but also on the primary ring by adding new diamonds. Below, you can see the end result. The new bands will no longer cause damage to each other, and the diamonds look more elegant than ever in the newly designed custom set.

If you are interested in Avianti Jewelry designing a custom ring, or if you have a story as listed above feel free to visit our store at 2137 Foothill Boulevard  La Canada, CA 91011
(818) 248-1116

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Pearl Ring converted to custom masterpiece | Avianti Jewelers

We wanted to share this start to finish custom pearl ring we had designed. It all started when a customer brought us a pearl ring it lacked the detail and the personality that the client had wanted. We replaced the standard pearl with a white south sea perfect round pearl. See the ring below.

Shortly after we received this ring, we got to work on the wax composite…

The original mount was used, we therefore cut the mount to place on the new band…

The original band was cut, and credit was given to the client toward their new ring…

The new custom mount and band was then made…


The new high quality pearl was selected, and the new custom ring came to life.

Also, notice the clients initials on the bottom of the ring…

If you are interested in Avianti Jewelry designing a custom ring or jewelry piece for you, please visit our CONTACT page or come in to our store at 2137 Foothill Blvd. La Canada, CA, 91011.


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La Canada Jeweler | Best Custom Jewelry prices

We have this beautiful Emerald Ring fro sale. From the photos below you can see the detail in this ring with over 8.3 Grams of white gold surrounded by 86 round diamonds. This has a magnificent 1.6ct Emerald that has a bold green tone. In our store we sell this ring for 4623.00 see the listing HERE. however, we wanted to reward our blog followers with amazing discounts from time to time. Therefore, for our blog and Facebook followers we are discounting this ring to 3236.00. We again would like to thank all of our Facebook and Blog followers for keeping an eye out on our blog for specials. Give us a call at (818) 248-1116 or visit our CONTACT page and message us.

Look at the detail in this ring, a ring with this much detail certainly makes a statement!

Avianti Jewelry is located at 2137 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, CA, 91011 Come on in and take a look at our huge inventory of unique and artistic engagement rings.

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Department Store vs. Custom Jewelers | Which is better?

Client bought an engagement diamond ring from a popular department store retailer. He was then dissatisfied with over all quality of the ring, however he loved the actual design of the ring itself. He brought the ring to Avianti Jewelers and then we photographed the engagement rings as seen below.

He not only wanted a larger diamonds but also quality certified diamonds. We then got to work and started on the white gold band (below)

We then located the quality certified diamonds that were requested by our client. We then produced this beautiful engagement ring that our client specified. (below)

Notice the difference in quality in the diamonds in the same lighting conditions below.

What do you think of the Final product? Let us know, your comments are welcome below on our blog…

If you are interested in a custom ring please visit our CONTACT page.

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La Canada Jeweler | La Canada Customer Success Story

A few weeks ago a local La Canada resident had came to Avianti Jewelers with a vision for a custom engagement ring. He had made a wooden tool box with a design he loved some years back, and he wanted that design to be incorporated in the ring band.


Next he had brought in pictures of iron work at the Griffith Park Observatory and wanted the design to be embedded in the ring design as well. (Below)

He had seen a ring that had the theme he had envisioned, however it was not quite perfect. (Below)

After 3-D computer generated composite, and customer approval, we went to work on his dream custom ring. (Below)

The custom ring is now finished, and we took a quick picture of it before giving it to the client. Note: from the time the customer came in and shared his idea to completion was 2 weeks. (Below)

If you are interested in a quote for a custom ring, please visit our CONTACT page. Or you may call us at (818) 248-1116

Avianti Jewelry is located at 2137 Foothill Blvd. , La Canada, CA, 91011

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How Custom Jewelry is Made | Avianti Jewelry La Canada-Flintridge

How Custom Jewelry is made…

First we start with your original ring as seen below.

We then make a wax composite of your ring and mold a new gold ring…

Our custom jeweler has 43 years of experience and will manually set the original diamonds after they have been professionally cleaned.

After the diamonds are set, your new ring will be delivered to you as the day you purchased it.

If you are interested in having your old ring transformed into the same ring as the day you bought it, please visit our CONTACT page.

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