“Rick Antona was the first jeweler I spoke to in my quest for the perfect engagement ring. I walked into Uptown Diamond, was greeted courteously by the staff and met with Rick to discuss what I wanted. He quickly understood what I was looking for and provided terrific suggestions to only enhance my proposal ideas. The diamond he presented was what I had envisioned, but I felt wrong buying a ring at my first stop. Rick understood and even recommended other jewelers to visit. I visited all the other stops on my list, drove all around Houston battling excessive traffic, but eventually ended up back at Uptown Diamond. Seeing what other Houston jewelers had to offer just verified my initial gut feeling of going with the diamond Rick presented.
At my request, Rick and Uptown Diamond quickly worked to set the diamond in a temporary setting (because I wanted this to be a complete surprise, my fiancé, Danya, and I had not shopped for rings and my plan was to propose to her with the diamond and have us both select the final setting). Uptown produced the ring in time for me to pick up Danya from work at the ordinary time and execute my planned proposal without her suspecting a thing.
Danya absolutely loved the diamond. She could not stop talking about how pretty it was even on the temporary setting. We went to see Rick again a few days later and he, again, took time to listen to what we were looking for and, again, provided suggestions that helped guide us to the perfect setting. Uptown Diamond modeled the custom setting Danya and I had described and provided us a wax mold for us to test prior to making the actual ring. This was ideal and Danya now has, literally, the ring of her dreams.”