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Customers' Appreciation and Lisa's Comments

Michelle S.

Bethel Park, PA

6/24/2014

We were looking to design a custom engagement ring when we stumbled onto Lisa's site and glad we did. Lisa was amazing with her professionalism, artistry, and customer service. Lisa was able to take our vision of what the ring should look and make it into reality. Once more, she was caring and reflective to our budget and time. We were ecstatic at the end product. We couldn't afford this ring in a chain store, nor could we get the personal touch that made this ring special and unique to us. She stayed late when we needed, listened to us, and cared about our feelings. It's incredible to find a person who only wants to create a design that perfectly matches a person's vision while working with them financially. She is a professional, she is an artist, and she will make your jewelry dreams come true. Thank you, Lisa, we love the ring. Michelle and Stephen.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

It was so much fun for me to bring your ideas to reality. You put so much thought into what you wanted and what it symbolizes. I wish you both all the best and look forward to working with you again.

Mark T.

Pittsburgh, PA

6/24/2014

Lisa is truly one of the best jewelers and metalsmiths in the area if not the country. Save yourself a lot of time and money searching for someone that does top-notch work and won't rip you off and just visit Lisa. From the moment you meet her and see her work, you'll realize how friendly, trustworthy, and talented she is. I have been overly pleased with all that she has done for me and would never go anywhere else.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Thank you for your kind words, It was a pleasure working with you to design this one-of-a-kind ring for Melissa. I wish you nothing but the best and look forward to creating jewelry with you again.

Natasha H.

Pittsburgh, PA

6/24/2014

I stumbled upon Lisa's name online, as I was searching for a jeweler to make a necklace from some older jewelry that I had inherited. I made an appointment to meet Lisa at her studio and was very impressed with her knowledge of jewelry and her selection of custom-made pieces.

She knows a ton about older, antique jewelry and is lovely to chat with! I decided to use her services and it took a bit over a month for her to create my new necklace (I thought it would take much longer). Honestly, I couldn't be more pleased; it's absolutely stunning, and I receive compliments on it all the time.(Bonus: Her prices are very, very reasonable and she tells you ahead of time how much her work will cost.)As I was so happy with the necklace, I also had Lisa resize a couple diamond rings that were my grandmother's. Again, I was very happy with the results of her work and am now able to enjoy those antique pieces, instead of staring at them sit in a jewelry box. I asked her to do appraisals on the rings and she had them ready for me when I came to pick them up.

Just to exemplify how happy I am with the work she has done for me, I will be returning to her at the end of the summer with my fiancé, as we have decided to ask her to create our custom-made wedding rings.

I highly recommend Lisa's services for anyone in need of jewelry repair or anyone who wants a custom piece created.

Carol H.

Pittsburgh, PA

6/24/2014

Whether you're shopping for jewelry or want to have something special designed, you won't be disappointed with Lisa Kotchey's work.She is an expert at what she does! She is well informed about the art of making custom-made pieces of jewelry and very easy to work with.

Her shop is also filled with some of the beautiful jewelry she has made on-site in her shop. If you have a chance to see her actually at work on a piece of jewelry, you'll see what an expert she is at doing the job right. She completed a redo on a ring I had purchased that turned out to be the piece I had originally hoped for...only better!

Lisa loves what she does, and it shows in the work she completes. I highly recommend her and will most likely be returning for another round of either shopping or jewelry designing.

Eliza L.

Beverly Hills, CA

9/12/2016

I cannot say enough good things about Lisa.

Lisa worked diligently with my now fiance to create an engagement ring which my sister describes as 'that ring is very you'. My sister and, mostly Lisa, nailed it. The detail and elegance of the ring is so very me. (I used to think there wasn't a ring out there that could top my Mom's wedding ring - I have been proven wrong!)

Being 3,000 miles away Lisa has shown more passion about her work and her customers joy than any jeweler in a ten mile radius - in the 90210!!!  

 I think it is imperative to work one on one when it comes to fine jewelry and you get that with Lisa. I waited till I was in town to size the amazingly gorgeous engagement ring she designed and she also sized my Mother's diamond wedding ring and fixed a diamond watchlet I have. I will never go to another jeweler... Lisa knows her trade.Three thousand miles away and she is the closest jeweler I trust with my most prized possessions.

Lisa, I will definitely be seeing you again! THANK YOU.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Eliza, thank you for continuing to make the trip to visit me! I am so appreciative of your business, and I'm so glad you love your engagement ring and the rest of your jewelry. I can't wait to see you in Pittsburgh again soon!

Kristine S.

Gibsonia, PA

3/14/2017

Look closely. This little gem of a jewelry shop is full of unique finds and precious stones. Lisa is knowledgeable and personable. She had a wonderful eye for design which can be seen in her custom work. She helped me to pick the perfect settings for my Grandmother's diamonds. Lisa's work was impeccable and she really made my new rings sparkle.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

HI Kristine, It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you so much for your kind words.  This was a fun project since I knew your grandmother since I was a kid and it was an honor to make something so special for you from her wedding set.  Im glad we found a style to suit your style and I hope you enjoy these rings for many years to come.  I look forward to serving all your jewelry needs.

Marcie L.

Brooklyn, NY

8/2/2017

My fiancé ordered my engagement ring online and I was completely off on my ring size because it was HUGE. I stopped in at Lisa Marie's to get it resized. She was upfront about the cost and explained what she would have to do to resize it properly. She finished it within 15 minutes, total cost was $45 (my band has tiny diamonds in it that she had to put back in when they popped off due to the smaller ring size, which made the resizing a little more expensive than the base cost). She was amiable and chatted with me while she worked. A very nice and talented woman.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Marcie, I'm so glad I was able to get your beautiful engagement ring resized to fit properly! With such a special piece of jewelry, I'm so thankful you trusted  me throughout the process. I hope to work with you again in the future!

Z. P.

Philadelphia, PA

9/13/2017

If you prefer an honest to goodness craftswoman to a generic mall type situation - this is the place to go! Lisa completed my repair while I waited and her pricing is more than fair. My job was a simple one (antique ring sizing) but she treated it with care and was so friendly I felt like staying for a cup of coffee. Her custom work is on display and well worth looking into. Antique, estate, contemporary or custom...highly recommended!

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Zoe, so grateful  for a chance to help a new comer to Pgh.  I love our city and hope you will too. Thank you for your kind words and I'm so glad you're enjoying your newly-resized ring. Hope to work with you again in the future!

Natasha H.

Seattle, WA

6/19/2013

I stumbled upon Lisa's name online, as I was searching for a jeweler to make a necklace from some older jewelry that I had inherited.  I made an appointment to meet Lisa at her studio and was very impressed with her knowledge of jewelry and her selection of custom-made pieces.  She knows a ton about older, antique jewelry and is lovely to chat with!  I decided to use her services and it took a bit over a month for her to create my new necklace (I thought it would take much longer).  Honestly, I couldn't be more pleased; it's absolutely stunning and I receive compliments on it all the time.  (Bonus: Her prices are very, very reasonable and she tells you ahead of time how much her work will cost.)

As I was so happy with the necklace, I also had Lisa re-size a couple diamond rings that were my grandmother's.  Again, I was very happy with the results of her work and am now able to enjoy those antique pieces, instead of staring at them sit in a jewelry box.  I asked her to do appraisals on the rings and she had them ready for me when I came to pick them up.  Just to exemplify how happy I am with the work she has done for me, I will be returning to her at the end of the summer with my fiance, as we have decided to ask her to create our custom-made wedding rings.  I highly recommend Lisa's services for anyone in need of jewelry repair or any one who wants a custom piece created.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

It was a pleasure meeting you and working with you, and I am pleased and honored that you came back for me to create your wedding rings.   Thank you for all the referrals you have sent me.  I look forward to working with you again; wishing you all the best !

Bernadette S.

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Amazing work

My husband took an old inherited ring and necklace to her to remake into a new wedding ring set for our 20th Anniversary. He went to a number of other jewelers who said they couldn’t do what he wanted. Lisa said “sure, no problem!” It was a surprise. When I saw the ring, it was absolutely gorgeous. I couldn’t have asked for more perfect rings. The fact that she used everything from my grandmother’s jewelry, even the gold, meant more to me than I can express. I can’t stop looking at them.

Debra M.

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Great experience !!

More than once I have turned to Lisa~~ jewelry repair or purchasing an item in her store. She is very helpful and knowledgeable ... feel lucky to have “ found” her.

Bryan K.

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Fantastic experience and great quality work

This review is long overdue, but about a year ago, Lisa helped bring my ring design to life and it couldn't be more perfect! I had a story behind the design and Lisa worked with me to get it right. This was the first time I have ever dealt with rings, so she went the extra mile and walked me through each step, giving me a complete understanding of how the process worked. My fiance absolutely loves the ring and I would highly recommend Lisa if you are thinking about getting a ring. My fiance and I will be going back soon to get our wedding rings done. Thanks again Lisa!

Debra K.

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Wonderful new use of old jewelry

My husband decided to refashion my engagement and wedding rings to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We gathered several old and broken rings and presented our ideas to Lisa. She did a fabulous job of understanding what we wanted, and her crafting was lovely. I am sitting now admiring my new rings and feeling grateful to Lisa for helping make our celebration of forty years together so memorable.

Anja S.

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Perfect every time

I was recommended to Lisa by a co-worker who had her wedding ring crafted by Lisa and I am so glad went. I brought in a pile of assorted pieces of jewelry that I no longer wore, a pair of earrings, a necklace and 2 rings looking to create a milestone year birthday ring out of the pile of misfits. Lisa helped me craft a one of kind stunning ring with items that would have just collected dust in my drawer! She was able to translate my ideas and her expertise into a final design that is beautifully crafted, fits perfectly, and reasonably priced. She even gave me credit for the gold in the jewelry I brought in against the gold I needed for my final ring. She just finished my wedding band and again she created the ring I had envisioned! We went back again to buy my fiance's wedding band. She is easy to work with and I would recommend her to anyone!

Alexander L.

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Perfection

Having no prior knowledge about buying a ring let alone creating one Lisa made this one enjoyable process for me! We got a design settled rather quickly and when I had decided on a Date, With a short deadline, She got me the ring and the following Evening went Perfectly! My now Fiancée was blown away at the quality and craftsmanship of the ring! I recommend her to anyone who is on the "Ring Hunt" if they cant find what they want elsewhere! Will most definitely be back to see Lisa for all future Jewelry Needs! Thanks Again Lisa! Abby & Alex

Steve M.

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Fast Amazing Service Beyond Excellent Quality

As a first time buyer in an engagement ring(I mean lets hope most of us are first time buyers) Lisa really helped me out. She went out and found 8+ diamonds for me to look at, she took the time to explain the cuts, the clarity so on and so forth, much better than the youtube videos. I felt extremely confident in my purchase thanks to her guidance!! She even went so far as to get the item done on my timeline which was a VERY short time. And she created a band which was absolutely perfect!! Thanks so much!! I will be back for more.

Albert E.

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Stress Free Ring Shopping

Lisa made the experience of purchasing an engagement ring exciting and stress free. Having family involved was in important aspect to me and Lisa made my family feel welcome and included. She was very budget contentious and kept how much you wanted to spend in mind at all times. Lisa kept me updated about the process and how the ring was coming along throughout. She was able to replicate a picture I showed her perfectly and I couldn't be happier with the result. Exceeded all expectations in every aspect of the process. I plan on using Lisa in the future for all jewelry needs and getting my wedding bans from her! I will recommend Lisa to all my friends and family in the future for all of there jewelry needs.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Thank you for your business and congratulations on your engagement. I love the custom designed oval diamond engagement ring I created for you and I wish you both nothing but the best. I am glad I was able to make the process less stressful for you. I think anytime you can make an informed decision the less stressful it is and I am happy to share my knowledge of diamonds with you. I hope to get to work with you again. thanks and please tell your friends!

Andrew B.

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Exceptional Service and Craftsmanship

My fiance' was overjoyed not only that I asked for her hand in marriage but also that I presented her with such an amazing ring! She absolutely loves the ring and so does everyone that has seen it!! The overall experience was wonderful. Creating a custom design with Lisa was truly a pleasure. Her first draft of the ring pulled all of my criteria into a beautiful and cohesive design needing very little modification to achieve what I wanted. She was very eager and willing to meet with me and to make design tweaks so that the exact vision I had in mind came to life. Overall I would highly recommend working with Lisa on any jewelry project. A truly pleasurable experience!

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Andrew, thank you for your kind words and for your willingness to share your experience here with the public. It was a pleasure to work with you; I love creating one of a kind pieces and yours has so much detail and symbolism behind it that we were able to "Weave" into it. I look forward to working with you again and wish you the best of luck! I truly appreciate your business.

Jami G.

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Engagement Ring Perfection

Lisa replicated a ring that I had been obsessed with that I had seen online. The marquise ring surrounded by diamonds and diamonds on the band looks vintage with a modern twist and it is SOOOOO SPARKLY! I often find myself just staring at it. Lisa also made it possible for my engagement to be on Christmas morning. Thank you, Lisa. - Jami (Nick's fiance)

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Jami, thank you and congratulations on your engagement. I have always loved Marquise and was excited to work with one in creating your ring. I am looking forward to meeting you and making a band to match. Please tell your friends where Nick got your ring, Happy Planning!

Mark W.

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10/10 Experience

Lisa did a beautiful custom engagement ring for my fiance, all while making the process easy and stress-free for me. I brought Lisa a few pictures of what I was thinking and she immediately reviewed multiple diamonds with me as well as bands. She always gave me her full attention and expertise during our meetings. The ring turned out perfect and the process couldn't have been more enjoyable or easier. She truly cares about her craft, and you could see that she was genuinely excited to make the ring special for both my fiance and me.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Wow Mark, thank you for your kind words, I enjoy creating each and every piece I make especially when it's a special purchase like an engagement ring. I've been at this for over 30 years and understand that this can be a daunting task. I try to explain the facts and help you make an educated choice and you picked a beauty. I thank you in advance for telling all your friends and the family about me. Happy customers are my best advertisement. I look forward to working with you and meeting your fiancé in person!

Ryan G.

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Master of the Craft

The engagement ring Lisa made for my fiancé was beyond my expectations. I would never shop anywhere else. With Lisa you know exactly what quality of product you are receiving and she stands behind her work.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Ryan, thank you so much for your kind words and I could not be happier that you and your fiance are so pleased with the custom ring I created just for you. I'm looking forward to working with you again to create the perfect wedding rings. Please tell all you friends where you got your ring made; your business is greatly appreciated!

Michael T.

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Great Experience, Breathtaking Work, and the Result was the Perfect Engagement Ring

Lisa was recommended to me by a friend who said she was an "awesome person who does awesome work" and he was right. Lisa helped me to design a custom engagement ring and my fiancé absolutely loves it! She is getting so many wonderful comments about the ring. We are both so happy with the work Lisa did on creating this beautiful one of a kind ring and the friendly educational service she provides! We will be returning to Lisa for all future jewelry needs. I highly reccomend Lisa Kotchey for anybody interested in purchasing some new jewelry.

Comment from Lisa K. of Lisa Marie Kotchey Designer

Business Owner

Mike and Amber, Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for trusting me to create this special ring for you. I look forward to meeting with you when it comes time for bands or anytime you want to stop in for a cleaning. Please feel free to tell everyone you know where you had your ring made. Wishing you all the best!