AVANT GARDE | Fine Jewelry and Unique Gifts

Founded 1976 • Angie's List since November 2007

Not Rated| 34 Reviews

Description

We are a full service jewelry boutique specializing in custom design, engagement rings, wedding rings, diamonds, gemstones, moissanite, repairs, jewelry restoration and a contemporary blend of fine and fashion jewelry....

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04/08/2017

Needed to have a vintage heirloom ring inspected, nephew is giving as engagement ring to girlfriend. Needed to ensure ring was in good condition and looked it's best. Took to another shop in Austin, they recommended replacing the main diamond head with more prongs (prongs were worn down and diamond might fall out - $234 and 2 weeks quoted). Found Avant Garde here on Angie's list - no pun intended ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Vintage ring prongs retipped

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08/29/2016

Brian explained exactly what was needed to repair the ring. We left it with him and in a couple days we received a phone call to let us know what the cost would be for all repairs. When we picked it up we were amazed at the beauty the repairs and proper cleaning made. Small side diamonds that could hardly be seen before were now visible; it is a beautiful piece of art that I am delighted to wear. ...

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I inherited my grandmother's engagement ring, but didn't wear it because it kept catching on fabric and towels. My husband and I brought the ring into Avant Garde and met with Brian Hoover. By placing the ring under an LCD digital microscope we were able to see how much wear the ring had sustained over the 60+ years that my grandmother wore it.

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04/23/2014

When I walked into Brian's shop I had just lost my mother a couple of days before and was hoping to wear her wedding band to her memorial in a couple of days.  Brian said he would have it ready to wear the day before the memorial and it was.  It was slightly too big and Brian refused payment until I brought it back in and it was perfect.  Then he refused payment altogether in sympathy for me and I...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Sizing of a ring.

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04/16/2014

Brian did a great job and the rings looked great (and fitted!) when I picked them up.  I will definitely use him again.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I had two rings resized.

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01/12/2014

Best shopping experience of my life! Brian is passionate about his job. His positive energy reflects in every aspect of the shopping experience. I thought shopping for an engagement ring was going to be a nightmare. Brian made it a pleasurable experience and he taught me some stuff in the process.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
purchased an engagement ring

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Services Offered

“We are a full service jewelry boutique specializing in custom design, engagement rings, wedding rings, diamonds, gemstones, moissanite, repairs, jewelry restoration and a contemporary blend of fine and fashion jewelry.”

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Payment Options
Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Financing Available
Senior Discount
10%
Emergency Service
No
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