My husband was in the area for work, my then fiancée went to the store next door as well as Zales… we were directed to de Jonghe’s. We were able to secure an appointment in the afternoon. We were 20 and 18 years old and were not dismissed. Mr. de Jonghe assisted us with the knowledge of the diamond cut color clarity size, he helped us decide on the band. I am simple and my husband is not… He went back to Mr. de Jonghe and I got exactly what I wanted. He designed a simple flat band with a short setting because I do so much with my hands the higher settings were not comfortable. He placed 2 small marks , / / on each side of the diamond and I was happy. The carat is .27 which is more than perfect 28 years later. My diamond still shines and I won’t let my husband replace it with any anniversary ring. About a year of owning the ring my diamond setting broke, I called the office and returned my ring and diamond to Mr. de Jonghe. He repaired the diamond setting with a platinum setting for the mount. My diamond has not had an issue since. We moved to Virginia (for the job) and were able to locate a jeweler to match Mr. de Jonghe’s flat band simple for both of us.
Thank you for making what could have been an exhausting search and not pushing us in debt to purchase something overwhelming.
I still tell people about your shop and the wonderful experience we had. A couple of friends over the years said they had the same professional service.
Let me say, you’ve outdone yourself! The ring is stunning, magnificent, your best yet. It’s possible that you’re the best designer nationally. Ok, let’s not skimp on praise, how about the best internationally. Really your creations are beautiful. Please never retire. How would I get my jewelry/Dennis fix, I ask you?
Saratoga Springs, NY
Memories of our first Saratoga Jazz Festival – meeting with you in the arts festival under the tent. You and John connected immediately! Your first shop on the side street and the first pearl ring my sweet husband purchased for me, the beautiful opal & diamond pendant he gave me for my October birthday and anniversary. Happy times filled with love. Yes, you were “part of our special occasions” Thank you for your friendship and congratulations on your celebration of twenty-five years. Wish I could have been there. Wishing you and your family a great rest of the summer. Take care.
Pat Van Dussen
My ring is wonderful… I was speechless when I opened the box on Christmas morning. I want to send my sincere thanks for your superb craftsmanship. You have always, and continue to create wonderful designs that never disappoint. Charles and I appreciate your imagination and sense of detail, as well as your kind patience and customer service. We always think of you when the occasion for jewelry arises. Best wishes for a prosperous New Year and we look forward to visiting your store again.
A very sincere thank you for the most beautiful designed ring. It is even more stunning than the previous one and the platinum setting is so pretty and durable. We enjoyed working with you again – it is always a pleasure and thank you for the photos and appraisal. Enjoy the summer and we’ll stop by when we are in Saratoga.
Pat Van Dussen
I was more than thrilled to receive the beautiful piece of art you designed and made especially for me to wear on my wedding day! My mom and I looked high and low for something delicate and lovely to complement my gown but we came up short and decided to skip the necklace altogether. Then, the night of our rehearsal dinner, PJ presented the necklace you made was just perfect! I put it on and have worn it nearly everyday since. I received lots of compliments. My sister Anna put it on and didn’t want to take it off! We know she and Mom will love the beautiful necklaces you designed and made for them. Thank you for your care and attention in all of your beautiful work.
Margaret & PJ
Dennis & Evan –
I cannot thank you enough for the stunning artistry that I now have the privilege of wearing on my finger. I am positively enchanted with the recreation of my engagement ring and wedding band and very much appreciate the time and care you took to honor the spirit of my originals. The process was so thoughtful and enjoyable and I am looking forward to wearing these rings for many years to come.
I will be sure to stop in when I am in Saratoga – Thank you again!!
New York City, NY
Dear Evan and Dennis,
I wanted to thank you again for the one of a kind, meaningful and wonderful gift that you created for my sister and I A perfect wedding gift; sister rings that represent a bond we will share for life by rings that match but are each unique that we will wear for life. The design is a timeless one that represents us perfectly. Thank you!
Carla and Henry F.