Post # 1
My fiance’s been scouring the web for a wedding band with some sort of Celtic design, and he’s currently loving the rings designed by Katherine Aberle on this website: http://www.artisanweddingrings.com. Have any of you heard of this designer or this website?
It’s crazy to think about making such a big purchase from a website we’ve never heard of, but her stuff is just beautiful. Here’s one of my faves:
Post # 3
I haven’t heard of her but I love that band. If you’re concerned about buying off the web site, have you looked in stores around you to see if they carry anything similar?
Post # 4
Thanks, Kitty – we love the band too! Some local stores have had one or two Celtic styles, but not too much of a selection. Maybe we’ll have to wait and shop around when we’re back home in Boston for the holidays – definitely a much more Irish part of the country than the deep South, where we’re currently living!
Post # 5
OMG Colette that’s EXACTLY what FI wants! We’re going to check in an Irish neighborhood in the Bronx but I’ll def. hit up this website Thank you!!
Post # 6
Dancy, glad to help! I love that all her designs seem to be available in platinum, white gold, yellow gold, etc. Lots of choices! I will let you know if I do end up ordering from that website. And if you find any amazing Celtic rings as you search, please spread the word!
Post # 7
I am the owner of artisanweddingrings. I’d like to address the issue of ordering on a wedding ring on line. One thing you can do is look at third party assurances– such as the Better Business Bureau (in our case) and also testimonials.
I would also say one more thing– where ever you get your ring, buy it with recycled precious metal. Gold mining causes massive human rights and environmental attocities around the world. The gold in one new wedding ring can cause up to twenty tons of toxic tailings. If you want more information on the issues around ethical sourcing, you can visit fairjewelryDOTorg.
Post # 8
Colette – when my FI and I were dating, we had a ring custom made for us from raru.com – they did amazing work and they have HUNDREDS of Celtic-inspired rings.
Their service was very good and even though their website looks a little funky they are very legit. We had to come back to them a few times for replacement rings 😉
Post # 9
There’s nothing crazy about buying a ring online 🙂 I picked out my Claddagh engagement ring from a website called ShanOre. Another great site to check out is AllCladdagh. They had some really nice men’s celtic wedding rings. Plus, the prices on both sites are very reasonable. Neither site has a particulary large selection but what they do have is very pretty and I thought the quality and design factor was lacking on some of the other celtic ring sites. Raru and Artisan excepted 🙂