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engagement ring guidance & custom design

I can be your secret weapon.

"Guys: Thinking of buying a ring but not sure where to start, what to buy or how much you’re going to spend?! Look no further. Mary White Jewelry is here to help. I was in your position in May 2022 and Mary helped me through the entire process and made the whole process easy and fun! Her knowledge on types of diamonds and and 4 C’s helped me find the right diamond for my fiancé. She is an expert in the diamond field and was with me every step of the way. We spoke before I even started looking and the idea I had for a diamond, she helped find and source it, keep it in budget and was able to advise on what diamond is a good value. I would not of been as confident or found the perfect diamond that I did if it wasn’t for Mary. 


She’s the best and will make your experience easy, fun and unforgettable."


holding hands with engagement ring

You want an impartial expert (that's me) for one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. 

With 25 years of experience in fine jewelry design, custom consultation, and production, I will save you significant time, energy, and money. This process is supposed to be fun.


My favorite elements: diamond & center stone selection, vintage pieces, ethical sourcing consultation, and custom jewelry design.  

No commissions or kickbacks. Just honest, transparent advice. 

lab created diamond engagement ring

In 2018, I had the privilege of collaborating with Mary in the pursuit of the ideal engagement ring, and the experience was truly remarkable. Her expertise and dedication shone brightly as she guided me through the intricate and intimidating world of diamonds, allowing me to make an informed and thoughtful decision.

With unwavering patience, she listened to my preferences and provided me with a wealth of knowledge. It was clear that her goal was not just to sell a ring, but to help me find a symbol of love that would be cherished for a lifetime.

Her guidance was invaluable when it came to selecting the perfect diamond. We carefully examined various options, and her keen eye for detail ensured we found a diamond that exceeded all expectations. The ring she helped me create was not just a piece of jewelry; it was a testament to our love and commitment.

I am immensely grateful for the support and expertise she provided during this significant moment in my life. Thanks to her, I was able to present my partner with a stunning engagement ring that captured the essence of our love and commitment. She truly went above and beyond, and I will forever appreciate her assistance and dedication in helping me find the perfect ring.       


The Summit.


Sit back, relax, and get engaged.  I've got this.

I'll book appointments with local jewelers for stone and setting viewings when possible,

offer virtual gem and setting viewing via zoom,

take care of the ordering process, 

and provide guidance regarding resizing and any follow-up needed once the ring is received. 

Free consultation on wedding band selection. 

The ultimate easy purchase. 

$500+, project dependent

The Talk.

The first step in making it happen.

Free phone consult with me. A safer bet than calling mom just yet

We'll connect over a zoom, phone call or google meet to see where you are in your process.

Get oriented with a solid path to making it happen in your timeframe. 

15 minutes


The Ally.

We'll create a ring mood board based on your partner's vibe to get us on the same page. 

Guide you in establishing your preferred budget and keep you there. 

Offer advice on the best setting options to suit your love's lifestyle. 

Curate a selection of center gemstones to choose from after educating you fully in stone characteristics.

$250-$500, project dependent

what brought me here?

I began making jewelry as a child- it started as it does, with beads and friendship bracelets, and developed into soldering and smithing. I began taking classes at Maryland Institute College of Art's Meadow Mill facility in 1999, then moved to New York with my partner, Scott, to complete the jewelry design and studio program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. While completing this training in Manhattan, I wove in personal explorations along the way, taking classes at the 92nd Street Y and Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine. We moved to the CA Bay area in 2011, where I worked in custom jewelry design and diamond sales for Brilliant Earth as a senior jewelry specialist. 


My greatest joy through all of these roles has been as a knowledgeable guide leading someone in love through the process of creating a ring. 

Mary White Newcomb

Thank you so much again- Sarah adores the ring and I know that without your help, I would have spent too much, stressed out a ton, and probably would have picked the wrong style entirely. It was great from start to finish- didn't expect that from such a big purchase!    -Nick

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