He’s a pretty awesome guy.

original family rings, recreating signet ring, oroderey.com, making old new, winnipeg concierge jewellerHe’s a pretty awesome guy.  I know ’cause his wife’s whole body smiles when she talks about him.  They’ve moved lots because of his important work but the boys and her are ok with that ’cause he’s a pretty awesome guy.

That’s why she wanted an awesome memento to commemorate the next move – for his squad.  There were 2 rings that had been worn by his grandparents. You know, his family who helped shape him into that awesome guy.  She had those rings shaped into a ring with his squad’s logo.  Pretty sure he loves it. Pretty sure it will continue to be in the family for years to come.

He found the rings on the beach. Then he found the owner.

What a great story! BBC News

While skimming the sand with his metal detector, Mike Cogan uncovered treasure on a Long Island, N.Y. beach.

Just two inches below the surface, he found two rings — an engagement ring and wedding band — lost by a woman vacationing with her family.

Using Facebook, he sent out a picture asking his friends to reach out to their networks to find the ring’s owner.
Sure enough, the owner was found.

I love Cogan’s comment on his Facebook, “This return was more exciting than finding the rings”.

Budding Beauty

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All custom design jewellery starts with a seed – an idea.   Once that seed is planted, we just have to wait for it to bud.  Take a look at this budding beauty.  Wait for it – once it’s in full bloom, you’ll be enchanted with its exquisiteness.

Seasonal Enjoyment

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I really love taking pictures of my work.  I spend time looking around my world – sometimes inside, sometimes outside and try to find something magical that will bring the beauty of our jewellery and our environment together.


Every season offers a special view.  I think using the seasons as my backdrop offers part of the story too.  It tells the story about the time of year when the jewellery gift was bestowed.


Taking pictures of my work and sharing those pictures with you is also my way of honouring the true craftspeople I work with.  Gemologists and goldsmiths who take pride in the designing and creation of these precious, sometimes delicate, always spectacular works of art.IMG_0069

Honouring Persons with Disabilities

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This beautiful pendant was built in honour of a very special young man with autism, worn with love by his mother.

For greater awareness about autism, visit http://www.autismmanitoba.com/

14. Did you know…

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Gold can be made in different colours by mixing different alloys for different colours?

  • Yellow gold is made with gold, copper , silver
  • White gold is made with gold, nickel, zinc, copper
  • Green gold is made with  gold, silver, copper, zinc
  • Pink(rose) gold is made with gold and copper.

Life’s finest gifts

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The love of a little child

The moment just before one is sure of being loved

The understanding between friends

oro de rey, gold bandsTwo aged lovers going down the hill together

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The mountains, the desert, the prairies, the sea

First love

The joy of existence

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Turning Old Into New

process for designing ring, wax mould, oro de rey custom designStart with the original ring lost at the back of your jewellery box.

Invite Gary King of Oro de Rey into your home or workplace for custom design.

Consider options for new ring, taking into account the gold you will melt down and the diamonds you will use.

Build a wax mould so you can see what the ring will look like in 3 dimensions.

After you’ve inspected and ok’d the wax, wait for the ring to be ready.

Marvel at your distinctive, exquisite custom designed jewellery and wear, wear, wear.

As the sun sets on this long weekend and you come to the end of a perfect day,

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May it take you into a great September week, whether it is the beginning of school, the end of holidays or just back to work.