"Amy, we did it! You made a loving, special, memorable moment...PAINLESS. Thank you for your genuine kindness, expertise and patience. Arielle and I are so happy with the Setting you made for us. She and EVERYONE love the engagement ring. I hope to call on you soon for a rehire! The Diamond fit perfectly...you may just call it 'The Perfect Setting.' ;)" May 13, 2013
“I highly recommend Amy and the Perfect Setting. Her attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction helped me create the perfect ring for my Fiancee!”
-Joel Feldman, NYC
"Amy designed an amazing engagement ring for my fiance and I-- truly a "perfect setting." We met with her locally, at our convenience. She listened to exactly what I wanted and had already spoke to my fiance about what he wanted, his budget, etc. She gave us honest and insightful input and showed us pictures and samples of things that were in-line with our criteria. I wanted a ring that looks good on my hand, can stand up to the abuse of everyday wear and an active lifestyle, has a "nautical" look, and is original. In the end, I am thrilled with my ring. The design is perfect and the diamonds are beautiful and even more incredible then I expected! I am looking forward to working with Amy to create our wedding bands."
- Katie A., Lloyd Harbor, NY
"This was an amazing collaboration between Amy, my partner, and myself. We started off with a general concept of what the project should be and I watched as Amy turned it into specifics, negotiating the differences in everyone's approach. She delivered on her vision, from sketches to wax models, to base cast (I am not very good at jewelry terms). But my partner loves it and it delivers a compromise at what he and I wanted. Everyone's happy..."
- Chris E, New York City
"I found Amy's company, The Perfect Setting, by doing a google search and I am so glad that I did. She listened to my ideas, gave me her expert opinion and helped me create something really special. I couldn't be happier with the finished product!"
- Haylee D., NYC
"Amy was a PRO! She asked all the appropriate questions, had suggestions after fully understanding what I wanted. She kept me appraised and involved as the piece was made. I am delighted THRILLED with the result. I would certainly recommend her to anyone and I am sure I will use her again."
- Nancy R, Scottsdale, AZ
"Naturally, I was reluctant to undertake a project where I wouldn't see the end result until AFTER some money changed hands, but The Perfect Setting quickly settled my uneasiness. Amy was very engaging, kept in constant contact, and was great with sending me pictures/updates. I couldn't be happier with the end product and will definitely use them again the next time I'm in the market for something special. I would definitely recommend The Perfect Setting if you're in the market for unique, personalized pieces, and want great customer service, to boot!"
- Krisen N, Alexandria, VA
“I recently had the pleasure of working with Amy when buying an engagement ring
for me to-be fiance. She took the time before our meeting to really get a firm understanding of what I was looking for. We met at my convenience and Amy brought the highest quality of merchandise with her, while being cognoscente of my budget. She combined an incredible halo setting with the 'perfect' diamond and my fiance could not have been happier with the ring. Not only does she love it, the compliments that both of us have received from friends and complete strangers have truly been amazing... I would and will recommend Amy to anyone looking to purchase new jewelry or repurpose something old.” From LinkedIn
- Bryan hired you as a Jeweler & Designer in 2012 - Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
- Bryan G, New York City
"After being divorced
and having my jewelry sit in my jewelry box for three years, Amy found and created new settings for my diamonds that I was planning to sell. She brought new life to my jewelry .... for my new life! Now I love it and wear it all the time - Thank you Amy!
- Betsy B. New Canaan, CT
"I have had the most fun shopping with Amy. She has great contacts, a superb eye, and is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to stones and their value. A win-win!!!!!"
- Edie A. New York City
"After years of searching for the perfect ring, I had almost given up - too many options to choose from! Amy came to my rescue and helped me select and design exactly what I had been looking for at less than the retail price. I can't stop staring at my gorgeous Asscher cut eternity band
. It is really the Perfect Setting for me!
- Dina B. Yardley, PA
"Amy, I must tell you that I am beyond thrilled with my new "old" jewelry
. Even though we discussed the design details, the pieces were so much more beautiful than I ever imagined. What a magnificent concept. With your expertise and creativity, you breathed new life into some old forgotten pieces. I have been wearing everything since Christmas. They were the perfect Christmas gifts from my husband and he loves them too. He is so happy to see some of the old jewelry that he gave me that was sitting in a box now revamped and being worn again. Everybody's happy!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
- Barbara W. Lloyd Harbor, NY
"I thought I had a very discerning and demanding eye, but Amy Certilman has an even more demanding eye for quality and design. I must tell you that the pendant looks absolutely beautiful!!!! I really think it was worth the time (Amy's and mine) and the effort (all Amy's) to achieve setting this stone and having it look so wonderful."
- Stephanie G.W. New York City
"Amy Certilman has genuine passion for jewelry. She has a great eye for how to reinvent old jewelry
into fresh new designs. I love my new set of gold and diamond rings. The hammered gold and irregular shapes of the settings gave new life to the rings I was so tired of wearing. Now I love the way they look and truly enjoy wearing them everyday!"
- Denise K. Huntington, NY
"Making a "clean sweep" through my husbands gifted jewelry when my 14 year marriage ended was truly a cathartic, uplifting process. The saying "out with the old and in with the new" applied to so many aspects of my new life. Transforming my beautiful jewelry into completely different, powerful and sexy statements was truly a gift of priceless value to me! I had no idea how, but I knew I wanted to return my diamond to my hands after my marriage ended. Amy had the perfect setting and it captured my diamond's sparkling beauty in an elegant, "statement" design. I always received compliments on my diamond ring before. Now, it is more than just flattering, it is empowering to again hear such unsolicited compliments during such a vulnerable time in my life! Thank you so much, Amy, for restoring more than just my ring! You restored my heart and spirit, too!"
- Carol L. Fairfield, CT
"Handing over your diamond studs and telling Amy to make them fresh, modern and wearable for everyday was a HUGE leap of faith. And I am so glad I did! Amy knew exactly what I wanted and I could not be happier. She is a pleasure to work with, so creative, amazing at follow up, and incredibly reasonable. I absolutely love them. They are insanely beautiful. Can't wait to work with Amy again.
- Leslie J. Larchmont, NY
'Many thanks to The Perfect Setting
for refurbishing my earrings and converting them to a wire from a post. I love them!"
- Terri F. Old Greenwich, CT
"I love my new rings! They turned out to be a lot of bang for the buck, which was my goal. Thank you, Amy. You're great at what you do."
- Ellen M. New York City
"I'm crazy about my new diamond ring, which rescued an un-used necklace from the bottom of my jewelry box.... I can't believe I let such a beautiful stone collect dust! The setting is so contemporary and stylish... I've been showing it off, and I feel like I got engaged all over again!"
- Nina M. Lloyd Harbor, NY
"I don't know who is happier, me or my wife. What a fantastic way to breath new life into an old jewelry collection. The value Amy provides by remodeling old jewelry far out strips what we could have seen in a sale. My wife now has a stunning new diamond ring she wears with pride and distinction... and we were able to do by it utilizing the latent value hidden in her jewelry box. "
- Brian M. Lloyd Harbor, NY
"I love the ring...the sapphire is just beautiful -- a little lighter, more brilliant in color than I had before! Also, since the jeweler cleaned all of the stones the diamonds sparkle too. Thank you so much.
-Patty Z, New York City
"Thanks again for redoing my grandmother's ring - it really did come out well - I appreciate your help and will do more in the future."
- Debbie F. Lloyd Harbor, NY
"I never wore my bracelet because I hated it! Amy helped me pick out a design and set the diamonds into a beautiful new ring that I now wear every day. Best investment EVER! Thank you Amy!
- Lisa A. Lloyd Harbor, NY
"The ring on my finger is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I cannot believe (and my husband can't believe) that this is the same diamond I wore for the last 10 years. Its unbelievable."
- Antonella P. Lloyd Harbor, NY
"I had an old tennis bracelet in my drawer that I hadn't worn in years. Amy came up with a double circle pendant idea, had it made and re-set. I have a brand new necklace that's beautiful, I love it!"
- Debbie A. Lloyd Neck, NY
"Amy did an amazing job transforming my rings into beautiful contemporary jewelry that reflects my style and taste. She has an incredible ability to creatively make suggestions that can work on each of your pieces and more importantly, she picks designs that fit your needs and lifestyles. I love all my new necklaces and earring and can not wait to find more pieces for her to work on!
- Elyse L. Port Washington, NY
"After my divorce my diamond engagement ring and wedding band were just sitting in my jewelry box. I didn't want to sell them because a) sentimental value and b) thought my boys might want the stones one day for their
brides. Amy created the most beautiful piece of jewelry out of both rings: a pendant that can be clipped on to any necklace. I have worn it on a leather and making it look casual as well as on a diamond chain and pearl necklace for black tie events. Strangers have approached me wanting to know where I bought it! I love wearing it not only because its a stunning piece but because I can keep my ex whom I still care for close to my heart!"
- Linda K., Bedford, NY
"Amy, I want to thank you for resetting my diamond studs
. You understood my vision and made it happen. The studs were a long-ago birthday gift from my parents, and now became a first year anniversary gift from my husband, so they are very special to me. I wanted to incorporate them into something "new" and beautiful that only enhanced their meaning. -- they are even more beautiful than I could have imagined. We appreciated that the cost of resetting them was significantly less than buying new earrings and was more appropriate for us at this point in time. They feel new but still have a lot of history, so I love them even more.We are very happy and hope to work with you again on future projects.... I would highly recommend Amy for anyone who is looking to create a certain look from existing jewelry, or seeking her advice to come up with something new. She is responsive, creative and sensitive to her clients' needs. Thanks again!
-Dena F. New York City
"As you know, I was reluctant to see my wife alter the ring I gave her early in our relationship. Perhaps the ring was more sentimental to me than to her, but more likely she just knew that she would never again enjoy it in the way she did when we were younger. Ultimately, of course, she won out and we're so pleased with the results. The piece has been transformed into something beautiful and current, a complete renaissance. She enjoys wearing it almost daily, which is far better than having a relic, stored but not worn. This is clearly a case in which the sum of the parts is greater than the whole! Thanks again."
- Steve C. Greenwich, CT
“Amy was a delightful, trustworthy and professional person to work with, from the beginning to the end of my project. She was immediately responsive to questions and turned around the work quickly and beautifully. I highly recommend her!”
: Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity June 28, 2011
- Ginger H. Lambertville, NJ
"Designing a ring with Amy was a wonderful experience from start to finish. She has a terrific design sense, and helped me to choose a new setting for my mother's ring which I am delighted with. It gives me great joy to be able to wear it, rather than having pieces of jewelry in a drawer that I never wore. I highly recommend The Perfect Setting, and thank Amy so much for designing this beautiful ring for me, I just love it! This was such a fun project, and I enjoyed working with you so much. You clearly love what you are doing....” -Pat A. Syosset, NY
“I really enjoyed getting to know Amy as she helped me to design a very special piece of jewelry. Amy helped me to narrow down which style would work best for me on an everyday basis and she helped me to create a necklace that is not only beautiful, but very "me"! In addition to her creative expertise, Amy was a pleasure to work with and made me feel like her focus was solely on me and that I could take as long as I needed to make the design choices I wanted. I appreciated her "customer first" mentality and know that she will always do whatever it takes to make sure that the client is 100% happy. I would absolutely work with Amy again for the next piece of jewelry we choose to design or reset!” From LinkedIn
- September 30, 2011 - Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
- Megan K. G, New York City
"I highly recommend Amy and The Perfect Setting. I asked Amy for advice regarding an amethyst ring I received after I had my twin daughters. One of the amethysts had fallen out. Amy's response was "send it to me and I'll take care of it." We consulted and she recommended fixing the prongs and replacing the two other amethysts which were different colors. The price was great and I told her to go ahead. To my delight, the ring came back with 3 beautiful matching stones and I've now receive many compliments on it. And then Amy had the fantastic idea to take the two old stones and turn them into necklaces for my girls. The necklaces are very sweet and the perfect "big girl" necklace for my 5 year olds.” - Julie G. , Stow, MA
"Amy's business is unique. From evaluating a box of jewelry
left to me by by Grandmother to helping me design some stunning unique pieces for me to wear using some of the old stones. She is creative, easy to work with, very perceptive, very ethical, will save you money and both design and create fabulous one of a kind jewelry but will also sell your no longer worn jewelery to fund your gift to yourself. I have nothing but raves for this woman's work. Flexible and straightforward. No mysteries. I also learned a lot in the process and in the end have some beautiful pieces to wear. In addition she refurbished some jewelry that I gave as gifts to my sister in law and my nieces. I will continue business with her without hesitation.” January 6, 2012 From LinkedIn
- Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
- Susanna F., Yonkers, NY
"I picked up my engagement ring without my husband, he worked late so I did not get the chance to show him until the next morning....Good morning!!!! So .... Scott trained last night @ the gym after work and did not get home until well after 10:00 and I was asleep. He came into my home office this AM @ 6:30 a bit groggy, said good morning, gave me a kiss and turned to get his coffee .... I said "wait look at this" (he did not know I picked up the night before). Right away his eyes opened wide .... "WOW" he said... "How Beautiful". "Are you Happy"? So of course I am. Scott held it in his hand as well. He agreed the setting and band were nicer than any that we saw in the jewelry stores. So he is too is very pleased. The diamond is so well balanced with the size of the band. I remember it used to feel so to heavy in my old setting. Thanks soooooo much. Can't wait to see the engagement ring with the wedding band when it comes in. I am so glad I followed my instincts and connected with you!!! I am so looking forward to you doing Scott's wedding band. The fun will really start when we reset the other diamonds and work on the pearl earrings too!! Talk to you soon. Thanks again,"
- Kathy L., Lloyd Harbor, NY
"I went to Amy with a vague idea about reworking my engagement ring and a guard ring. She patiently went through myriad design options with me, and then delivered a gorgeous ring right on schedule. The whole process was a pleasure."
- Kelley H. Montclair, New Jersey
"I was so impressed and truly moved that that within so little time Amy had my engagement ring (an heirloom) re-sized
and on my finger-- and all without having to get a new band, something that other professionals said could not be done. Amy truly understood the sentimental value of this piece and her kindness and expediency was just wonderful.You are a gem and I look forward to doing so much more business with you." - Gabrielle M., NYC
"Amy was a tremendous help in planning and implementing my custom diamond eternity band
. She hand picked the diamond and was instrumental in the design and layout of the ring. She truly loves helping others find and/or design the ring of their dreams!" - Bridgette P., Syosset, NY
“I would never use anyone else. She is honest, smart and talented
. Amy cares, meets your needs and has amazing insight. With gold and diamonds, there is no one better” January 28, 2012
- Elyse L., Port Washington, NY
“Amy did a great job with my wife's earrings. Excellent work, timely, and very helpful. Highly recommended.”
-Mitchell K., Lloyd Harbor, NY
"Amy's professionalism, creative solutions and hand holding gave me not only a piece of mind but a new love for old pieces that had been 'shelved'. Thanks to Amy, my jewelry has a future!" - Tracy H., Laurel Hollow, NY
“Amy was recommended to me and she didn't disappoint! My son was getting in engaged and he knew what he wanted but didn't give the greatest amount of time to have it done. Amy made it happen even after spending quite a bit of time explaining the details of diamonds and giving the education he needed to make a good decision.The ring was on budget, beautiful, and my future daughter-in-law was blown away. I would recommend Amy to everyone."
- Debbie MG., Basking Ridge, NJ