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
Amazing place for jewelry and very original pieces
- Andrew Thompson
They are the BEST!!!
- Kathy Rink
Marty did an AMAZING job taking several pieces with a great deal of sentiment to me and my family. I will forever treasure this piece and am so very happy with his work. Thank you Marty!!
- Katie Wertz
My diamond studs are secure after locking posts were replaced with what I had. Great service, wonderful customer support. Highly recommend.
- Cathy Stump Rauch
- Renee Haskell Trompke
Marty did an amazing jog of redesigning my wedding ring while using my actual ring to create my new band. It's beautiful!!
- Patty Steward Clements
My daughter and I had the pleasure of working with Marty on designing a ring from her grandmothers wedding rings. We sat down with Marty and he showed us all types of settings was very patient with us as we worked to design the perfect heirloom. When you walk in you are greeted with a smile and all the staff is friendly. I will definitely be back for other jewelry purchases.
- Cheryl Lee
Wow. I cannot say enough positive things about Akala.
I am from Illinois. I wanted to make my fiance's ring out of white gold and stones from rings of my mother, grandmother, and her mother's rings. I mailed him the two stones and half-shank of white gold and he put together renderings from what I sent. He texted and called me as needed to get the ring designed EXACTLY how I wanted it (even got it engraved for free!). The process was quick, the service was friendly, and the quality is SPECTACULAR. I have zero complaints in my interactions with Marty and the others at Akala.
I ordered the ring a little big, so after I proposed, my fiance sent it back in to have it resized. Marty resized it the day he received it, re-engraved it, and mailed it back to her with chocolate! Seriously. I don't care WHERE in the U.S. you live, Akala jewelry is THE place to go for rings, especially if you're wanting a custom design.
- Noah Diestelkamp
Great work! Easy to work with! Made us exactly what we asked for.
- Shannon Rink
Amazing people!! Amazing Work!!! I Recommend them to Everyone looking for that something special!!! Marty does Amazing detailed work!!!
- Kathy Rink
Marty and the entire staff at Akala jewelry were amazing to work with! Marty created a custom wedding ring for me that perfectly resembled what I dreamed of! We could not have chose a better jeweler and will continue to take all our business here for many years to come!
- Alex DeVries
Simply the best! Great inventory, even better people
- Billie ODell
Absent-minded me forgot to take her wedding set off before entering the pool at the gym, resulting in a horrible case of oxidation. The folks at Akala cleaned and checked out the rings, then applied a rhodium plating while I waited...for free! This is customer service that seldom exists anymore, but I'm so grateful I found it at Akala! (Of course, I had to treat myself while I was there...) Thank you so much, Akala Jewelry! I'll definitely be back!
- JJ Mayer-Adams
Marty and his staff were WONDERFUL to work with! He drew up my ring using images I sent him and customized it to fit my heirloom diamond. He was very professional and friendly. He checked, cleaned, and modified my ring, soldered the engagement ring and band together, and suggested insurance to protect it. He was quick, gave us very personal attention, and even helped us "off the clock". I am incredibly pleased with the results. I love my ring! Kimberly and Jan were also very friendly, professional, and easy to work with. I will definitely visit Akala again!
- Dayna Wyatt
Can't say enough good things about this place! They have repaired and cleaned all of my old stuff making them look/work like new and the selection of new merchandise is so much better than the box stores.
- Gordon Miller
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4230 South 33rd St.200,
Lincoln, NE - 68506
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