Client Testimonials

Custom Jewelry and Design

With 30 years of experience of designing custom wedding and engagement rings I’ve had the pleasure to work with many clients through out the years.

“I came across the incredible craftsmanship of Jim Dailing during my search for unique, handmade mountain wedding bands for my husband and myself. From our first email exchange, I knew he would be the only person I wanted to work with on this special & meaningful task.

Living far off from his home in Oregon in the bayou of Louisiana posed no problems throughout the design and fabrication processes. Jim responded expeditiously to all of my emails, answered all of my questions & made thoughtful suggestions according to his obviously vast expertise. He even incorporated photos I took of a specific mountain range we wanted represented on our rings, and greatly exceeded my expectations with the similarities. When I received my ring the size needed adjusting and he had it back to me, from coast-to-coast, in 24 hours – just awesome!

My husband and I both get compliments on our rings and I always look down at my mountains, sky and stars with pride. The quality of Jim’s work is second to none. If you are looking for a meticulously crafted, substantial piece of jewelry that you will cherish for a lifetime, look no further; you have come to the right place.”

“I am very thankful that I came across Jim online. My girlfriend (now fiancé!) has a family bracelet that holds very special meaning to her. Jim was able to take the bracelet design and craft a beautiful, custom-made engagement ring. Even though Jim was 8 hours away, the ease of working with him was awesome.

His unique approach included mailing me a wax prototype of the ring to evaluate before making the actual ring. When I proposed, I will never forget the look on her face when she recognized the design. I couldn’t have imagined the ring or my fiancé’s reaction being any better. Jim nailed it!”

“My ring is perfect. It is completely comfortable on my finger, and I wear it every day, everywhere. It is gorgeous and I feel good every time I look at it. It’s truly perfect – exactly what I wanted, only even better than I could imagine.  Thank you!”

“Jim is not only a master when it comes to creating beautiful, unique pieces, but he is sincerely passionate about the emotions that live behind and around them.

Jim made my husband’s wedding ring, and for our fifth anniversary, I asked if he could help me with a somewhat complicated present for my husband. I sent him on a scavenger hunt throughout Bend, picking up clues and little gifts at businesses throughout town. The piece de resistance was a meeting with Jim, where both of them came up with a design for an anniversary ring.

From the very first phone call, Jim was on board and excited. He talked about the love that is symbolized in his work, and also the honor he feels in creating each piece. Jim just gets it. He was so thrilled to be a part of my husband’s scavenger hunt, and that made it all the more fun for me, and for my husband.

Jim is a true artist, and understands creation happens outside and inside the studio. He is open-minded, deliciously humorous, and really fun to be around. I am so looking forward to seeing this anniversary ring, and I am so grateful for the experience that will bring it to life.”

“Taking the first steps of designing a custom ring for my fiance, I was pretty nervous working with a designer long distance. Now, happily engaged, I cannot imagine the process or result without Jim. From taking a rough idea based on a family design, through mailing prototypes back and forth, and up until the final ring, Jim’s passion for his work shone through. His experience and connections within the industry allowed for all possibilities.

As somebody who had more of a direction than an idea of final design, it was immediately clear that Jim would not be content until I was satisfied with the finished product, no matter the time or number of changes involved. In every sense of the word, he is a true craftsman. We are looking forward to working with Jim once again for designing her wedding band.”