I'd gone into this shop a few times to do some small stuff--sizing rings, watch batteries, stuff like that. Then, when my wife and I were shopping for my wedding band, I remembered that Robert had mentioned that he made custom jewelry. I had a pretty specific idea of what I wanted, and wasn't finding it, so I thought hey, I'll ask him.
I told him what I wanted--alternating sapphires and diamonds, princess cut, going about halfway around my finger. He told me he'd make some sketches. A week later he called me and said, I know you haven't committed to buy it, but I thought it was an interesting concept so I made it anyway--it's yours if you want it. It was exactly what I wanted, so I asked how much, and it was only $550. $550 for an 18kt ring with 6 diamonds and 7 sapphires is a steal!