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.

Legacy of love

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.

Happy Anniversary

1ct diamond1 ct diamond in white and yellow gold wedding ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Presenting a Ruby Beauty

oro de rey, custom design jewellery, winnipeg jewelleroro de rey, gold of the king, custom design jeweller, winnipeg jeweller

 

 

We showed our Facebook followers two beautiful rubies and asked them to suggest what fine jewellery we should make and how might they design it. We listened and here is our first piece – a stunning Ruby Ring set in 14 kt white gold.

Elegant. Sophisticated. Brilliant.

 

Romance in Roses

rose with ring closeAs high school sweethearts they were inseparable.  Lots of time to get to know each others’ characters, likes and dislikes – really seems it was growing up together.  Lots of travel through school trips as well as sharing vacations with each others families. University meant they no longer saw each other daily but their hearts continued to grow fonder.

He started planning a year before – even met with me to discuss what kind of engagement ring she might like. But this fall he set it all in motion.  We designed this spectacular engagement ring and then he started to set “the romantic event” in motion. You see, their number is 23.  First date, special days and events seemed to always fit with “23”.

romance roses engagement ringSo on December 23, she followed 23 candles into the room beautifully  adorned with 23 dozen red roses, fire blazing both in his heart and the fireplace, soft music playing and … well the rest belongs to their telling. she said yes, oro de rey, custom design diamond engagement ring,

 

Of course, she said yes.

 

Most Popular Month To Get Engaged

November collageDid you know the most popular month to get engaged is December?

Well guess what?  That’s next month.  Finding that perfect ring is a big deal.  It’s that one piece of sparkle planned to be worn forever. It doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful.

We want to be your jeweller.  Let us share our knowledge, experience and craftsmanship with you to create a one of a kind vintage, classic or modern Engagement Ring perfect for her.

Peruse our website.  Visit us on Facebook.  Look at our work and read the stories our clients have shared.  Then give us a call.  Our Concierge Custom Design Service will inspire you.

A Re-Creation

diamonds, gold, engagement rings, wedding bands, white gold, traditional, custom design, concierge jewellery, Winnipeg JewellerWe 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.

 

 

Blue and Green – Love Story Part 2

Engagement ring, custom design jewellery, oro de rey, gold of the king, gary king, winnipeg jewellerDSC09615

Let’s hear this engagement story straight from Jenny.

Gary King, oro de rey, concierge custom design jewellery service, winnipeg jewellerAlmost 3 years later, after getting a cat, house, and a dog we thought it was time to meet with Oro De Rey for an engagement ring consult. I knew I wanted a different experience rather than going to a regular jewelry store. After learning about Oro De Rey’s services I knew it was the right “fit” for Mike and me.

We met with Gary together back in May to start the process. Prior to our meeting, I had shared ring designs with Gary that I liked best – it was all about the Emerald cut for me!

And then the wait game started … I figured the ring would take a while to make but then June passed, and almost July.

News was being delivered from my friends all around me, people announcing their engagements, baby news, new houses… So I was starting to really wonder where my beautiful engagement ring was!

On July 19th we said we were going to have a pool day. (I bought a kiddie pool that I fill up with water and use for the hot days to dip into while sun tanning)

Mike had to work in the morning but when he got home we had a few beers and were just hanging outside in our “pool” with our pup.

We were both standing in the pool just chit chatting about our night plans. We were going to a Neil Young tribute concert (The Young’uns) where a lot of his family I had not met yet were going to be at. So I said to him, “Well it would be nice to wear my new engagement ring to meet your fam!” He said, “Ya? Okay.”

I must have looked shocked, so he got down on one knee in the pool and proposed.”

We’re glad he did!