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History of Engagement Rings

Many credit the origin of the symbolic wedding and engagement rings back to the ancient Egyptians and ancient Greece. There are many different bridal customs based on myths, legends and lore and the history of the engagement ring and wedding band is no exception. It is impossible to pinpoint the exact beginning of the engagement […]

Meet Aret, the owner of Livia Diamonds

Aret Oymakas, the owner of Livia Diamonds, is an expert jeweller and diamond engagement ring designer who is honest and passionate about his work. Aret comes from a long line of jewelers. He is a 3rd generation jeweller and his passion for diamonds and jewellery design started when he was 12 years old working in […]

A One-of-a-Kind Diamond Engagement Ring from a Photo

A couple of weeks ago, a client approached me about creating a custom diamond engagement ring for him that resembled a ring style his future fiancé had fallen in love with in a photo. He put his trust in me to find him the perfect center diamond and to make the engagement ring with the […]

She Really Loves Hearts

I had a client named Jenna come in and see me a few weeks ago. She liked some specific Verragio engagement ring designs, but thought they were a bit too intricate and she wanted to tone it down a little bit. She loves hearts. She is really into heart shapes, so we decided to design […]

A Beautiful Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

A few weeks ago, I posted on the Livia Diamonds Facebook page, a 3D CAD rendering of a custom diamond engagement ring I was designing for a client. It has a 1.35 carat pear shaped centre diamond with a double halo, the first halo being in pink diamonds and set in rose gold. It may […]

7 Things No One Tells You About Shopping for an Engagement Ring in Toronto

SO, YOU ARE READY TO PROPOSE. CONGRATULATIONS! It’s a big step in your life. It can also be intimidating – that’s completely normal. The truth is that most of us don’t know much about engagement rings until we are ready to start shopping for rings. To help you set your expectations, here is some important […]


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