His first email told me he had an idea to combine a beautiful pear shaped diamond from his mother’s ring to make an engagement ring for the woman he wanted to marry. Great idea. Could we work the details between phone calls and emails – he being in Regina and I in Winnipeg?
Isn’t technology grand? Sending photos back and forth we designed a beautiful ring and wedding band – a true labour of love.
The ring is held in white gold. The engraved wedding band is the perfect complement.
Concierge service included delivery in Regina at a local Tim Horton’s. She said yes that evening.
I got a call that the bride wanted to bring her bridesmaids from Regina to Winnipeg for a weekend of fun. She thought it would be the perfect opportunity to meet with me to design her wedding band. So between mani’s and pedi’s, shopping and sauna’s, and her bachelorette party we met to work on it.
I flew out to Regina to make the delivery. The bride was expecting one band. The groom decided she should have two. They were to be like a halo to surround the centre stone.
So they were going to spend their 19th anniversary in New York. Elegant dinner – he pulled an Oro de Rey box out of their backpack and presented her with the diamond he thought belonged in her wedding ring.
She loved it. We set it in her original ring upon their return. She loves it. He’s smiling. We’re happy.
We’ve designed and created beautiful jewellery for customers across Canada made easy with the use of technology. You can see your design in 3D, chat through Skype or Facetime, have the prototype available to view through overnight shipping and in some cases I will arrange personal delivery.
A fun experience was meeting a customer from Regina halfway between Winnipeg and Regina in Virden. Our final meeting was to deliver the Engagement and Wedding Rings and have a game of golf with my customer, his father and future father-in-law.
We sat in B’s dining room to work on this Re-Creation. She had her mom’s original engagement ring and wedding band and wanted to use them maintaining their original charm. Using the diamonds from B’s engagement ring, we made another perfect matching wedding band.
She wanted some width so we used a wide white gold band setting the three rings into the white gold band.
Mom’s diamonds, her diamonds and some creativity made an exclusive, elegant and meaningful ring that both her daughter and granddaughter will one day cherish.
I’m seeing a growing trend to combine the past with the present in order to create a memory that will be cherished into the future. The thought-full-ness of the jewellery that is shaped into a new treasure is the key to this exclusivity.
For these rings, a daughter used her father’s wedding band and we added the original diamonds from her mother’s engagement ring.
Another generation was included in this next unique ring. Grandmother and mothers’ bands were fused together to be worn by the daughter. Priceless.
He’d started thinking about changes he wanted to make to his wedding ring about 25 years ago. Changes that would enhance the ring – just as their years together had enhanced their relationship.
So recently, he sat down with me and with one of his designers (yes, he’s in the business of creativity) and they sketched out his dream.
“Do you mean something like this?,” she’d say as he talked and she sketched.
First, his ring was cut in half and set apart to hold the 3 square cut precious gemstones – Sapphire, Alexandrite – their birthstones and a Diamond – the gemstone of marriage. To accentuate the gemstones, we set them each inside 2 14 kt gold bars.
Last weekend was the wedding of one of our customers. Perhaps we should say, “one of our friends” because they start off as customers but it doesn’t take long for them to become friends.
I worked with Dave last summer to design a beautiful, elegant ring for Nicole. This spring we started to think about the Wedding Bands. Their faith is central to their relationship and so they chose an inscription in Hebrew from the Book of Genesis which was hand engraved in Dave’s wedding band.
But that wasn’t all. When Dave presented Nicole with her Wedding Band and Engagement Ring, she found a second band to completely surround her Engagement Ring. He’s surrounded his love for her with his eternal commitment.