"As the proud owner of nearly two dozen (yes, you read correctly) pieces of jewelry from this small business, I can say (with gumption!) that working with Christine is an absolute pleasure. Not only am I the proud owner of many designs, giving this jewelry as a gift so many times has proved exciting for my friends and family too! Each time I wear Christine Alaniz Designs the compliments roll in - and I can't stop ranting (bragging)! When it comes to custom requests, Christine's intuition is second to none. The organic elements in her collections are timeless AND unique. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing or designing something special with this amazing jeweler. You will not be disappointed."
"I can’t recommend Christine enough! She took my idea and designed a piece more beautiful than I could have imagined. She’s responsive, straight forward, and most importantly she does great work!"
"Christine created a custom 40th anniversary ring that is stunningly elegant and reflects the highest standard of taste and craftsmanship. She is brilliant and talented. Working with gold and rubies from two rings inherited from my mother, I asked Christine to create a ring that would be both old and new: honoring both my mother’s memory and expressing my enduring love in a long marriage. I wanted an immediate heirloom in a timeless style my wife would wear every day, which would show the stones to best advantage but mounted with complete security because of their sentimental, and monetary, value. Setting vintage stones requires skill that not every designer has.
It had to be a surprise, Christine and I had to collaborate mostly by email, and there was a tight schedule. I poured over her original designs online which showcased her technique, and I picked two that had aspects I liked. She quickly produced photograph-like, highly detailed images of my stones set in two ring designs adapted from those prototypes. The images were so precisely representative with the stones exactly proportioned and the subtle gold work so detailed, it was as if she had already made two rings and had them professionally photographed. We agreed without hesitation which variation expressed the essence of what I was going for, so Christine got to work, delivered ahead of schedule, returned to me the bits from the old rings that she did not use, and, had it been necessary, would have sized the ring after the anniversary. (sizing is an important consideration. Christine was able to get this exactly right based on minimal information and her experience, but she had also designed the band to allow for adjustment.) The process was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. And yes, my wife loves the ring and considers me a genius. But Christine deserves the credit."
"Thanks so much for this! It was absolutely a pleasure working with you as well! We love the ring. It's fantastic!"
"I have several pieces of jewelry from Christine - I love them all! My husband had her design my custom engagement ring, which led me to her website, and now I just keep adding to my collection of Christine Alaniz jewelry! She is easy to work with and makes your piece just the way you want it."
"I have several pieces made by Christine, most of which I wear every day. The designs and quality are impeccable. She is brilliant. I can't get enough of her jewelry."
"I have purchased several pieces from Christine, including our wedding bands and matching earrings for our bridal party. Couldn’t be happier with the quality and designs of everything. Looking forward to our next purchase from her! Customer for life!"
"Christine makes the most beautiful jewelry. She will work with you (and within your budget) to give you a custom piece that you'll be thrilled to wear yourself or give to a loved one. She has made engagement rings, wedding bands, and other custom pieces for several of my friends and family, and they all love their Christine designs."
"Christine creates unique, stunning jewelry with amazing craftsmanship! Absolutely LOVE!"