Ann Westley is the founder of Ann Elizabeth Jewelry. As a designer, gemologist and jeweler, she creates custom jewelry for clients as they imagine “just the right” piece for themselves or for others.
A Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Jeweler, Graduate Gemologist and former GIA Gemology instructor, Ann has knowledge as a goldsmith as well as experience sourcing beautiful gemstones and fine metals to meet a client’s unique requests.
Her passion lies in choosing exquisite gemstones, in working with the finest-quality craftsmanship and in bringing a customer’s dream piece to reality. Ann believes getting to know her clients and their life stories leads to beautifully-finished heirlooms.
Ann Elizabeth Jewelry attracts clients throughout the United States. The many referrals from clients are the foundation of the company and demonstrate their trust in Ann and the quality of her work.
“When I pictured my wedding ring, I wanted untraditional. I wanted unique. Ann was a godsend to find the most beautiful, rough cut diamond. She turned it into the ring of my dreams before I even knew it existed. Now every time I look at the ring on my finger, I fall in love with it more. It’s one of a kind and unlike anything else I’ve ever seen. Working with Ann is the easiest. She truly is talented in her trade. I couldn’t have imagined a better ring experience. I have people compliment me weekly on my ring. It’s the greatest, most precious thing I own.”
“Ann makes the process of dreaming about, designing, sourcing and building a perfect, custom ring completely seamless. My fiancé first heard about Ann Elizabeth Jewelry through a friend. Then, from my initial conversation with Ann, she was able to imagine what my fiancé’s perfect idea would look like. From the first phone call, up until the delivery of the ring, Ann was such a joy to work with. While being highly-skilled and experienced, she maintained a genuine passion for what my fiancé and I wanted. She never pushed her opinions; she only offered knowledge that was well-accredited. Ann does a great job educating her clients. By the end of the process,I really felt like I had had a significant role in the ring. I loved working with her. And, if you need to keep it secret, Ann was willing to play along with whatever story you ask of her. Ann Elizabeth Jewelry really nailed the entire process.”
“Working with Ann was an amazing experience. She took a lot of the initial confusion and fear out of the whole process for me. It was so nice to talk to someone that did not want you to just buy what they had right there in the store. She was able to talk to me about what I felt was important in a ring and break that down into characteristics that I could understand. I knew that I wanted a diamond to “sparkle” but after talking with Ann and learning about the diamonds I knew how not only the 4 C’s but the table size, depth and symmetry affected the “sparkle”. Being able to talk directly to the person that was making my ring and also seeing the 3D renderings was such a fun process. Ann actually told me to take pictures of the process and give it to my now fiancé with the ring. She can now see me examining the diamonds, inspecting the unfinished rings, and looking over the 3D renderings. Documenting the process and giving her that book would not have been possible without Ann and Javier (the amazingly talented jewelry maker). I can’t imagine just going to a store and “settling” for a ring that I thought would work out after going through the process of making a custom ring. I was also hesitant about the cost but after researching for a while and comparing like diamonds and rings I found that the custom ring was no more expensive or often cheaper than a jewelry store. I would recommend Ann to anyone who is looking for an engagement ring.