Agora is a bespoke diamond company that combines professional expertise and a modern approach for creating custom fine and bridal jewelry.
When it comes to diamond purchases, we understand how overwhelming (and intimidating) the process can be.
At Agora, we strive to provide you with a top-tier and transparent process designed to take your stress away and ultimately create a memorable and unique piece of jewelry.
Whether you’re thinking about proposing, planning your wedding, or giving new life to a family heirloom, you deserve a trusted partner and guide who values life’s greatest moments as much as you do.
An 'agora' served as a central gathering place in ancient Greece to bring people together for artistic, civic, and social engagements.
Robert Oh, founder, originally began his career on Wall Street first in asset management and most recently as CAO/COO of Sales at a global investment bank within its Capital Markets business in the Americas. Over the years, he remained closely involved in the diamond industry earning his Graduate Gemologist ("GG") certification from the GIA and "sitting on the wheel" learning the intricacies of diamond faceting and cutting from one of the preeminent diamond cutters in New York's storied Diamond District.
Rob formed Agora during the late evenings in his NYC apartment (while working in banking during the day) recognizing an ongoing need for trusted guidance in the diamond jewelry process, to fulfill his passion for the trade, and to answer a call to entrepreneurship. He recently turned the page on corporate life to dedicate his time and energy on Agora and continue his late father Charlie's legacy of delivering exceptional diamond expertise, jewelry, and service to clients.
While engagement rings get much of the attention, wedding bands and other bridal jewelry provide complementary pieces to complete the look for the big day and beyond.
Through a curated process grounded in thought and close consultation, we’ll help you design a milestone piece that will last a lifetime.
Have something else in mind? Have a family heirloom you would like to incorporate? At Agora, in addition to diamond rings, we support other unique jewelry needs such as earrings, pendants, necklaces, and more. Custom design may seem daunting but we work hard to understand your specific needs, create an elegant vision, and deliver a product of the exceptional craftsmanship.
The anticipation of planning a proposal is stressful as is. Our goal is to lift some of that burden by simplifying and clarifying the process to design the perfect ring for your partner.
Here’s how we do it:
At Agora, we approach each design with a consultative experience and draw upon deep industry knowledge and expertise to create a unique vision for your ideal piece.
Our aim is to design each piece to speak to the person wearing the jewelry, by understanding your specific needs, creating an elegant vision, and delivering a product of the exceptional craftsmanship.
Work with our trusted, talented team of jewelers, supplies, and designers to create each custom piece
with the highest quality craftsmanship and a top-tier and transparent process designed to take your stress away.
In around 2-3 weeks time, we’ll be proud to deliver a timeless and unique jewelry piece that will be the ultimate statement of commitment, love, and consideration for your partner.
We utilize modern design, technology, and jewelry construction to ensure each piece is crafted to the highest of standards.
Once you approve the diamond and design, our team will get to work and create a design draft of your custom piece’s final look.
After understanding your core requirements, through a proprietary acquisition process, we’ll curate a specific set of stones that achieves your ideal ring. Let the diamond professionals utilize their expertise to provide you with a set of stone recommendations.
We first start by listening to capture your vision, requirements, and any other inspiration you may have. Not sure of what you want exactly? Don’t worry, we have ideas to design a piece of jewelry that you and your partner will love.
We draw upon decades of experience in the diamond industry as GIA certified experts, a keen design aesthetic, and intelligent jewelry construction to provide you with an unparalleled experience and final product.
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Let’s design a milestone diamond piece with intention, transparency, and customization at every turn — together.