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January 27, 2023
Five Most Popular Styles of Engagement Rings

It’s not just a ring; it’s a work of art. It’s a story. It’s a symbol for your commitment to one another. The engagement ring is only the start of what is coming, so you may as well make it special. Some people know exactly what they want out of their engagement ring, and we […]

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January 27, 2023
The Premier Gems Engagement Ring Guide

Here’s the positive side, you’ve already done the hard part. After thinking long and hard about what you want out of life and who you want to share it with, it’s time to pop the big question. The Marriage Proposal. “Would you do me the honor of…” With every proposal comes the ring. And while […]

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December 1, 2022
Helping You Chose The Perfect Diamond Cut

It’s the first thing they notice and the one thing we get asked about the most: the center stone of your custom ring. It should catch the light, glitter, and amaze everyone - even you. Diamonds are by far the most popular and universal stone for a custom engagement or wedding band, and how it […]

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October 21, 2022
Why We’re Offering In-Home Appraisals to Calgary Residents

Each piece of jewelry carries a unique story, which comes with immense value. What are you doing to protect that value? We know our customers invest a considerable amount of time and money into crafting and creating unique, custom pieces. The same goes for anyone who has acquired a gemstone or heirloom that is essential […]

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September 20, 2022
Are you ready to design your own custom jewellery?

"I don't think I could get away with wearing something like that," a customer in the shop recently told us. She was looking at one of our items on display - a custom diamond engagement ring going out to a client the next day. The ring was somewhat extravagant; the client had wanted something that […]

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September 1, 2022
The Loving Intention

Love isn’t just for February. It isn’t just for roses and champagne. It’s not just for sunset walks on the beach or the swell of music that comes up when the two lead characters are about to go on to their happily ever after.  While they may be quick to say that Romeo and Juliet […]

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August 8, 2022
How To Make an Eternally Timeless Ring

Hope springs eternal in every human breast. And while that feeling may be deep inside each of us, the rings we wear on our fingers remind us every day - here is something to hope for. This ring, spurred by hope, starts with a sense of curiosity. We at Premier Gems love the curious - […]

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June 28, 2022
The Most Valuable Gemstone In The World?

You’d be surprised.  Something we’re asked a lot: what’s the most valuable stone you have? Our answer is always: that depends. More often than not, our customers come to us with a good idea of what stones they like or want featured in their custom-made jewellery. Our goal is always to give you something that […]

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June 1, 2022
How We Preserve And Enhance What You Value The Most

What do you value most?  It’s something we ask our customers all the time, especially when we start to develop their custom jewellery pieces. Knowing what you value helps us shape what we create for you. Of course, when you work in the world of fine gemstones, rings, necklaces, and more, it’s easy to talk […]

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April 27, 2022
What Is Most Valuable To Us?

Ask just about any gemologist what the most valuable and exciting diamond in the world is; they’re likely to bring up the Dresden Green Diamond. 41 carats. For reference, most engagement rings may feature a stone that is just one carat. Couple the astonishing size with the fact that the stone has a natural green […]

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David was looking for a custom engagement ring featuring an emerald cut diamond. David was referred to us by a current client and contacted us to set up a consultation. “You seemed really genuine and really cared about designing and making the perfect piece. I love the diamond, and you were not pushy. The experience […]

David - Engagement Ring

April was looking to create a fun, funky statement ring using an inherited large Blue Zircon and some diamonds from old jewellery. “I found out about you guys from a mutual client. Once we met I liked your ideas. You offer great service! I’m totally amazed by my new piece! I couldn’t be happier”.

April - Restyled Ring

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Premier Gems, a custom design jewelry store, opened in Calgary in 2005, the realization of owner Jeff Nechka’s passionate world wide pursuit of gemology and design.