Heather Asbury’s jewels break Dallas’ flashy mold. Instead of predictable high-carat rocks, you might find a ring of rough-cut diamonds surrounding a carved emerald. Micro-pavé diamonds wrap around gold bangles with intricate interior scrolling. Rubies and sapphires adorn vintage pendants on enamel. Asbury sketches custom designs before sending them to Indian jewelers, who hand-assemble each piece using exotic stones from India, Africa, and Turkey. To shop, Asbury will come to you. www.raregemsofindia.com
Olschwanger Designs wants clients for life, so Eric Olschwanger sits with each client to sketch out his or her dream design and discuss stones and setting options before bringing it to life.