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.

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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.