- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2016
When I was first looking at custom rings, I found a lot of pick-a-stone pick-a-setting rings that weren’t unique enough for my tastes—of course they were lovely, but I really wanted to see creativity, and I still do! There is just something so special about having a ring that is made from the ground up, with only one person in mind. When I was searching, I also saw a lot of the same pictures over and over again, so if you have posted your ring before, please show a new angle in this post. I’m sure there are lots of ladies out there still experiencing the same thing, so this is for them too. If you could, please post: A Picture: let’s see those rings that no one else has!
Your Ring Stats: size, metal, stone specs, (cost of you’re comfortable.)
The Inspiration: a little bit about yourself, and your taste.
The Artist/Company: where did you have your ring made?
Timing: the experience you, or your fiancée had, from start to finger.
Reception: how others have reacted to your ring, good and bad.
I’ll go first.
Size 5 Platinum .98 Carat Pear Cut Natural Alexandrite. $5,000 for the everything, including the matching wedding band
I’m a graphic designer, with a strong background in naturalism. Bottom line—I wanted something nature inspired, colorful, and heirloom quality, with a stone that was geologically rare or unique.
Julie at Wexford Jewelers sculpted my ring from wax. (Cadillac, Michigan)
It took about 3 months start to finish. My fiancée gave me full discretion to design it. It involved a lot detailed PDFs, and even more detailed communication. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, and I’m glad to finally have it on my finger!
I’ve had mixed reactions. Everything from “Wow, I’ve never seen that before, how unique,” to “Is that an engagement ring?” or “Is that a diamond?” I sometimes have the urge to explain how rare and amazing I think my ring is, but don’t. I love it, and that is all that matters, even if it’s tempting to be a know-it-all-it. I once told someone, asking about the ring, that I loved it because it was a color that I could never get sick of (you know, because it changes colors), to which they responded “Hmm, do people normally get sick of their engagement rings? I’ve never heard of that.” Needless to say it would have been pretty insulting if I was sensitive about it. I still have only met one person who told me that they loved that my ring didn’t have a diamond.
- This topic was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by vespria.