Robbins Brothers Ring Experts Wear Custom Engagement Rings

Being at Robbins Brothers, THE Engagement Ring Store, we come across a lot of rings! Different styles, diamonds, gems, metals… you name it, we’ve seen it! So, we thought it would be interesting to show what the ring experts wear. What I’ve found: Collectively, a lot of Robbins Brothers ring experts wear custom engagement rings! Each of our stores has a master jeweler, who can create your dream engagement ring. Here is a small sampling of the unique rings that have been created at Robbins Brothers, worn by our staff!

Shaina – Distribution Clerk

Shaina Engagement Ring

I work in the Merchandising department and stare at engagement rings all day (I know, poor me). Diamonds started to feel like work to me and whenever I would see a colored stone come across my desk I would be fascinated. When we got what would be my engagement ring in I couldn’t stop staring at the stone, an Alexandrite. The color seemed to change depending on the light. I love how dainty and out of the ordinary it is.

Casey – IT Director

Casey Citrine Engagement Ring

This isn’t my engagement ring, but this is a custom ring that I had specially designed by one of our jewelers. This is a checkerboard cushion cut Citrine, set in 18k yellow gold with fancy yellow diamonds for the surrounding halo and a platinum band.

Toni – Sales Associate

Toni Engagement Ring

I always thought I wanted a round center stone until I won a 3stone oval ring one Holiday Season. I wore it as my “right-hand ring” for years and really grew to love the shape of an oval diamond.

When it was time to choose my engagement ring, I chose oval as the center stone (even though I do love a classic round). I knew that I liked shared prong side diamonds because of its classic timeless style. I loved the idea of a simple look from the aerial view with a unique center stone.  In one of our designer’s (Simon G.) colored stone collection, I noticed that he set his oval center stones “East to West.” I also liked the idea of some added interest on the profile view of the ring. I fell in love with the crown-like prongs that were on a Coast designer solitaire. We asked Coast Diamond to custom make my ring incorporating all of the things I liked… It was a success, and I love my ring.

Brandy – Visual Merchandising Coordinator

Brandy Paparaja Engagement Ring

I chose to design my Engagement ring. I liked the idea of my ring being unique and designing it myself means I’m not limited to the styles that are currently available. And since I plan to wear this ring for a lifetime I wanted to make sure it was something I felt comfortable with. Being a Visual girl, I love color and knew I wanted a sapphire (It’s covered under our warranty) but there were so many choices in color, I went with a Chatham Padparadscha Sapphire. Visual Merchandising can put your hands through the ringer so I knew a full bezel would give me peace of mind knowing that my center stone would not fall out if I accidentally bang into something. I love, love, love my ring! Designed by Me!

Shulie – Marketing Communications Specialist


I always wanted my engagement ring to have an environmentally responsible diamond, so the choice was easy since Robbins Brothers provides lab-grown diamonds, the E3 diamond. For the ring setting, I really wanted the idea of the engagement ring and a straight wedding band fitting perfectly. I decided to have my ring custom made in 18K rose gold, with prongs styled almost like a crown and a slight knife-edge shank. Since I got a solitaire setting, I figured a little extra sparkle for the wedding band wouldn’t hurt. The wedding band is also gorgeous when worn alone!

Michelle – Customer Experience ManagerMichelle Engagement Ring

My engagement ring is classic but modern, just like me. The ring is set in 14k white gold so my mother’s 1.68 carat diamond always look brilliant with the Rhodium dip but the diamond is protected with a platinum hand woven basket. On my wedding day, I found out this diamond actually belongs to my great grandmother. This makes it so much more special to me. I’m now part of a long tradition with the women in my family.

If you have a custom ring from Robbins Brothers, show us in the comments and be sure to tag #RockYourRing!!

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Sparkly Simon G. Trunk Shows!


Come see the latest engagement rings, wedding bands and fashion jewelry from designer extraordinaire Simon G. at one of our upcoming Trunk Shows. ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle!!

Special Holiday Financing Available (call store associate for details)

Fri Dec. 5 11a-8p & Sat Dec. 6 11a-7p | Riverside, CA | 951.785.9064
Fri Dec. 12 10a-8p & Sat Dec. 13 11a-7p | Dallas, TX | 972.385.0614
Fri Dec. 19 10a-8p & Sat Dec. 20 11a-7p | Torrance, CA | 310.540.5659


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Henri Daussi Holiday Trunk Shows at Robbins Brothers


Every Henri Daussi ring is one of a kind and part of a unique European collection. Please join us at one of our stores for an exclusive trunk show to try on the designer’s beautiful engagement rings and wedding bands.

Appointments are highly suggested.

Fri Dec. 5 11a-7p | Seattle, WA | 206.826.7464
Sat Dec. 6 6 10a-7p | Bellevue, WA | 425.635.7464
Fri Dec. 12 10a-8p & Sat Dec. 13 11a-7p | Fullerton, CA | 714.871.5000
Sun Dec. 14 11a-6p | Torrance, CA | 310.540.5659
Fri Dec. 19 10a-8p & Sat Dec. 20 11a-7p | Dallas, TX | 972.385.0614


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6 Nerd Rings to Express Your Love

By guest blogger Shaina Woodcock, Robbins Brothers Merchandise Distribution Clerk


There are things you are passionate about. What better way to take your passions with you as an expression of your love than in the form of a ring? If you are inspired by your favorite things then let these rings inspire your love.

-In the interest of full disclosure, there will be shameless references peppered throughout this article with no apologies.

The Legend of Zelda nerd

“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.” Express your love of Hyrule wherever you go with this ring for him or her. The engraving in the classic Nintendo NES font really pulls it all together.

Nature nerd
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
Stuck in the concrete jungle but love trees? Take a bit of nature with you wherever your adventures lead with this ring from Lashbrook. With laser etching of birch trees you are never far away from a forest escape. (Sku 0399567) (Sku 0399567)

Space nerd
Ordinary metal is so boring. Your ring needs to be extraordinary with a hint of extraterrestrial. This band is inlayed with meteorite and comes in many different styles to satisfy your naked finger needs. (sku 0399563) (sku 0399563)

Dr. Who nerd
Don’t blink or you’ll miss this TARDIS ring inspired by Dr. Who. With subtle cutouts representing the police call box and cleverly set diamonds you’ll be ready to face all of time and space with your Time Lord by your side.

Gamer nerd
Is the Playstation your favorite console? Show your dedication to the system and your lady with this custom engagement ring. The colored stones really make this piece, don’t you think?

Indiana Jones nerd
Sure, Indiana Jones wooed his share of women, but this would be his choice, should he settle down (I’m choosing to ignore the ending of The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). With the shank made to look like a coiled whip and the yellow diamond representing the idol, this ring belongs in a museum.

It doesn’t matter what you are passionate about, Robbins Brothers can make your ring dreams a reality. If you saw anything you liked, come into our store and we can custom make a ring worthy of your devotion.

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Graduate Students Get Engaged At Dallas Baptist University!

Just Engaged! Congrats to Madison & Dominique who got engaged at the beautiful Dallas Baptist University bridge.

Just Engaged! Congrats to Madison & Dominique who got engaged at the beautiful Dallas Baptist University bridge.

Engagement Date November 8, 2014
Projected Wedding Date May 2, 2015

In Madison’s Words

How did you two meet?
We met at college in Abilene, TX. He attended Abilene Christian University and I was a Hardin-Simmons University student. He attended an HSU volleyball game to watch an old high school friend of his, I was playing for HSU at the time, he laid eyes on me, and the rest is history!

How did he propose?
The reason I was making a trip to Dallas this weekend was to celebrate Dominique’s birthday early because it lands on a Tuesday and I am still in the process of finishing graduate school in Abilene, TX. Boy was I in for a surprise. I knew something was up because I saw a test notification from my best friend pop up on his monitor, and they never speak unless something’s up. I was expecting something to happen the next day, Friday. Friday passed by, nothing unusual happened.

Saturday rolled around and I set out for my apartment search. He had a group project meeting that afternoon and we had dinner and movie plans to celebrate his 23rd birthday that night. After getting back from my apartment hunt, we began to get ready for dinner and a movie and he says to me, “Oh shoot! I forgot to leave a paper with my group for our project. We’ve got to go by campus before dinner.” This was hard for me to believe, but I went with the flow and we were soon at Dallas Baptist University. After running his “paper” inside to his group he came back to the car to tell me, “My group really wants to meet you.” I found this strange, it was a Saturday night and we were late for our “dinner reservations.”

Soon after getting me out of the car, he led me toward the DBU bridge that crosses over a campus pond. The venue was beautiful and we came to the end of the bridge where a gazebo was decorated with rose petals at my feet, framed pictures of us over the past 5 years, and 8 red and white balloons. After admiring the decor, he continued to lead me through the gazebo and near the shore of the pond where a single bench stood alone.

Dominique pops the question!

Dominique pops the question!

He looked into my eyes and reminded me of our time together, how we’ve come thus far through good times and bad. He dropped down to one knee and asked me to make him the happiest man alive. I SAID YES!!!!!! Soon after, my mom and some of my absolute dearest friends cheered from across the pond!! I’ve never been more overwhelmed with joy in my entire life. I could relive this moment over and over again. It was perfect!

What do you love most about your engagement ring?
I love that it has character! The rose gold is my favorite and the round brilliant cut could not be more perfect!

Madison rocks her beautiful rose gold split shank diamond engagement ring from Robbins Brothers Dallas

Madison rocks her beautiful rose gold split shank diamond engagement ring from Robbins Brothers Dallas.

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