- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
When I was in the long process of designing my ring, I used this site a lot for reference so I thought I’d add my story in case it’ll help anyone in the future.
Basically, I always knew that I wanted a morganite and rose gold ring, and sort of went back and forth on the style. After trying on rings in the store, I settled on a pear shape.
I found one or two online that I liked a lot, but I wanted to have my ring cast with the gold from my parents’ wedding bands, so I decided to use a local jeweler. They sourced the stone (12x8mm) from a gem dealer in Dallas, made a custom wax mold and then finished the ring in about a month. The halo and band contain 36 ethically sourced Canadian diamonds, which was another important factor for me.
They warned me that there could be pitting effects from recasting the gold, but that it would only be cosmetic and wouldn’t compromise the structural integrity of the ring. I used two plain 14k gold bands that had never been resized, which the jeweler said was ideal for recycling. I don’t see any pitting in the ring, but there are cool little touches that show it’s handmade. I’m very happy with the outcome and hope that this ring is in my family for years to come. Cheers!