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 technologyContinue reading “Legacy of love”

Happy Anniversary

            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 ringContinue reading “Happy Anniversary”

Blue vs Green – Love Story Part 1

They met at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers game in September 2011 in the Rum Hut. Mike and his buddies are hard core Bomber fans and the day Jenny met him, he and his buddies were all in their “Blue Suits” even wearing their spray painted gold shoes. The Bombers were playing the Roughriders this day and it was aContinue reading “Blue vs Green – Love Story Part 1”

A Stunning Design

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 sketchedContinue reading “A Stunning Design”

Gratitude and Pride

Every custom designed engagement ring we make fills me with gratitude and pride. Gratitude for the trust that is placed in Oro de Rey to design a ring that is meant to be worn on the bride’s hand always and pride at the beauty of the finished product.  My clients, my colleagues and my friendsContinue reading “Gratitude and Pride”

Adam Tells His Own Engagement Story

The plan went off without a hitch! I waited until Brandi got home from work. Our daughter didn’t want to go to sleep but Brandi’s magic got her to sleep with relative ease.  Brandi came back into the living room and sat down to enjoy a TV show. She asked me if I could getContinue reading “Adam Tells His Own Engagement Story”

Prairie Love Story Part 4

Their love story started in spring and it bloomed through the summer, trips across the prairies, whispers of love, commitment and marriage.  Words, actions and symbols. The design for their rings needed to include not only the love they have for each other but also the love they have for their children. So diamonds wereContinue reading “Prairie Love Story Part 4”