My customized engagement ring from Akala Jewelry is so beautiful and exquisite! Never have I ever seen such a beautiful ring in my entire life! Marty does a fantastic job in making people's dreams come true when it comes to getting the perfect ring! Thank you so much Akala Jewelry!!
- Chelsea Whittemore
We had a plaque made. It turned out beautiful, on time, and for the quoted price. Great experience!
- Matt Douglas
Had my wedding ring designed there and absolutely love it!! Kim and Marty are so friendly and nice to work with. Definitely will use for all my jewelry needs and repairs for now on!
- Lori Hampton
My fiance proposed Sunday and the ring was just a bit too small.. The jewelry store he purchased it from wouldn't be able to resize it for another week. I REALLY wanted to be able to wear it immediately! I called this morning and Akala had it resized perfectly and ready by closing time today.
Thank you so much for the speedy and friendly service! Looking forward to purchasing his ring from your business.
- Katy Wessels
Thank you Marty, Kim and Akala jewelry for taking my great (great? great?) Aunt Ella's ring and handling it with such care while re-sizing it so I can honor her and wear it. It came back sparkling and perfect. What a fabulous store with top notch service. This is now our go to one stop jewelry store hands down.
- Ashley 'Sparks' Hustad
Absolutely wonderful customer service along with high quality jewelry repair.
- Tyler James Timmerman
Akala is by far my most trusted jeweler when it comes to custom pieces and repair. I have had my ring completely re-built by Marty and could not be happier with the results. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and Marty is very very talented - I would refer business to him any day!
- Andie Young
- Ashley Roath
My husband consulted with Akala to design my engagement ring and wedding band -- and the result was beautiful. My husband really enjoyed the process of working alongside Marty to create something custom, and I loved that he put so much thought into my ring. We were so pleased with the service at Akala, we also ended up buying my husband's wedding band from them. And then my husband surprised me by picking out gorgeous opal earrings that I wore for our wedding rehearsal. We were consistently impressed with the quality of the jewelry, always fast turnarounds and great service from the entire staff.
Even more impressive: Akala hooked us up with ring engraving, soldering, two custom engraved champagne flutes that we used at our wedding reception (he even matched the design we used on invites, programs, etc.) AND a bottle of champagne with our names and wedding date engraved. All at no extra charge. Nothing but super positive things to say about Marty and his crew at Akala!
- Elise Wieseman
I went to Akala Jewelry to find a mother's ring and I got a beautiful one!! I wanted a unique 2 stone ring and I could not find one I liked in other stores. So, my husband and I met with Marty to design a one-of-a-kind ring. Marty was easy to work with, patient and had great ideas, as the possibilities were endless. It was amazing that my husband and I could design such a special (and breathtaking) ring together! Thank you Akala Jewerly for a wonderful experience!
- Kristi Lawrence
After 30 years, I was due for a upgrade. We chose a new stone and Marty masterfully made custom changes to my existing band (which I still loved) to accept the larger stone. It also was pretty beat up, so it needed repairs. Honestly, I think that the band looks better now than it did new! He really make it pop!
- Tamara Kolm Stepanek
I was referred to have a repair done on my engagement ring. I had somehow snapped off one of the prongs holding on the main stone. Not only did he repair it beautifully, but he did it faster than the quoted time. The prongs on my ring used to stick up pretty far, and could even scratch me or snag clothes. He fixed all four so they hold more securely and are much smoother on the end, so I won't damage it again. Cannot recommend him enough!
- Elizabeth McClure
Such nice and helpful staff. Looking forward to working with them in the future.
- Karen Chvatal Michaelson
Flew back to Lincoln for a family emergency and I needed some items engraved. Akala Jewelry was able to get them done in quick time and was able to delivery the items to me as traveling to them was not possible. Everyone at the jewelry store was very understanding of my situation. It's things like this that build a lifetime customer. When I need a piece of jewelry, Akala Jewelry will be at the top of my list.
- Jason Keezel
Very fast work, yet high-quality. They resized my father's ring to fit my hand; a mere two days later, it was ready and looking perfect. Plus, very reasonable prices.
- Heather Voorhees
I wish that I had a Macro camera lense to reveal the exquisite precision that Marty did in mounting my "nearly clear" .3c Heart Solitaire wedding stone.
My band had been smashed in a pocket door and I had taken it several times to independent jewelers to fix it, re mount it, etc. Living in "The OC" you would think that the job would be (at minimum) decent. The re-mount Kay Jewelers did was awful. It was sharp, off centered, unbalanced and caught on every piece of clothing I own. Several Jewelers here in South Orange County, CA told me that it wouldn't be worth the money to fix my wedding set. I spoke to the actual Jewelers who would be doing the work and was blown off several times. I was willing to pay any price.
I mailed my wedding set from California, to Marty in Nebraska. I think he took it as a personal challenge. Needless to say, he superceeded my expectations. I am forever grateful. He even modified my band to make it stronger and fixed my husband's band with beautiful results.
The Job: The heart solitaire setting is evenly spaced and balanced. And because It's a heart, it requires a special placement, pressure and precision point on the bottom. The mount doesn't hide my stone. It is smooth and clean. It looks like a brand new mount. The prongs are strong and still elegant. My solitaire doesn't look like it's going to slip out. He made a beautiful weld (as a customized request) to keep the three bands together and it looks exactly as I had envisioned it. What so many Jewelers in South Orange County, CA told me would not be worth their time, Marty did with ease and elegance.
Yes. Take your timeless pieces to Marty. Let him do what he does best. Trust that his integrity is true. I won't ever go to another jeweler again. I've found the talent I was looking for.
- Audrey Thompson