Kind Words

Custom Gold & Sterling Cuffs with Heirloom Diamonds & Emeralds

Custom Gold & Sterling Cuffs
with Heirloom Diamonds & Emeralds


Dear John Paul,
I absolutely love my cuffs! They turned out even better than I had anticipated and they suit me perfectly. But I really want you to know it means the world to me that you were able to use jewelry I had inherited from my grandmother to create pieces I can wear everyday. You have given me a gift I will cherish forever.
Please except my heartfelt thanks,
— Karen R. Bend, Oregon


You made me the happiest girl in the world. I love everything! You are a master.
— Shawna M. Sandpoint, Idaho

John, Brenna and Amy are so fun and helpful to work with. I went to John with just a vague idea for a engagement ring for my wife and he designed and created exactly what I wanted. A year later we returned to have them make our wedding bands and since we no longer live in Bend, they were gracious enough to keep in touch regularly via email. The first time we saw our wedding bands in person was the night before our wedding and they are so stunning! We still visit Bend regularly and stop in to say hi and have our rings cleaned, just because it was such a pleasure getting to know and work with them. We couldn't be happier with our experience.
— Brett M.

How I adore my newest JP piece! Thank you for helping me walk around town ornamented with such unique pieces of art: they certainly add some bounce to my step!
— Mallory B. Bend, Oregon


A story about our John Paul rings...
I tried to keep the ring a secret, but who was I kidding, his ring was so perfect I just had to make sure it fit and it did, perfectly, then I couldn't get Reed to take it off he loved it so much, finally I got it away from him and told him he had to wait until July, then tried my best hiding spot. Now every morning I wake up he is lying in bed asleep with his ring back hiding place seems to work, he LOVES IT! I LOVE it, I love mine! It fits perfectly! You are a rockstar! It seems we may have quite the game of hide-n-seek on our hands until the end of July. Your abilities have gone completely beyond our expectations, time after time! I may have to develop a jewelry habit!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you!
— Rickey and Reed, Studio City, CA

Custom Wedding Bands Palladium & Diamond solitaire with our signature leather texture

Custom Wedding Bands
Palladium & Diamond solitaire with our signature leather texture


Dearest John Paul,
Thank you so much for making such a beautiful ring for Lucy. It brings us great pleasure to see how proud she is to wear it. I know she'll treasure her first piece of JP jewelry for the rest of her days.
— Mary Kay, Chicago, IL

I had been looking for a ring for Ron and just couldn't find what I wanted. Thanks for your time, creativity, knowledge and (non-salesman) approach. We finally found what we were looking for!
— Ron & Adele, Bend, Oregon

Custom Engagement Ring 14K Yellow Gold, Bi-Color Montana Sapphire

Custom Engagement Ring
14K Yellow Gold, Bi-Color Montana Sapphire

When I decided that I was going to propose to my girlfriend of 3 years I knew I had to choose the perfect ring. The only thing I knew was that she did not want a diamond. With this knowledge I perused Bend for a jeweler who would help me design the perfect ring. JPD was the final stop after a fruitless evening of ring shopping. And boy did I save the best for last. Brenna was amazing to chat with and I knew right away that this was going to be the shop I would be working with. Their communication was amazing and they helped me through the whole process. The proposal went flawlessly and she was SOOO surprised! I did it in Manzanita on the Coast at sunset. I set up a blanket with special trinkets from each of the states that mean the most to us (Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Connecticut (where she's from). I then had her sister bring her down to the beach to watch the sunset with her, where I was waiting. We spent a few minutes going through her "gifts" while she built up her excitement and anticipation. I then, of course, dropped to a knee and popped the question. She said YES! It was PERFECT! She is obsessed with the ring and so am I!!!! It is so perfect for her and for us. The way the color changes depending on the light is EXACTLY what I was imagining when designing the ring with JPD! They nailed it! And we couldn't be more excited about the result. Thanks again!
— Ryan H. Boise, Idaho


Dear John & Crew,
Thank you SO MUCH for the beautiful ring & amazing experience! You three were so fun & we appreciated your patience as we navigated the uncharted territory of jewelry design! It was so exciting- the finished product is BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely LOVE IT! My daughters said - "it's so you" - an enormous compliment & validation that it is totally perfect! Thank you so very much!
— Daly, Bend, OR