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.
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.
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.
I gotta say, he’s got it right.
She’s never been one to follow the crowd. She dances to the beat of her own drum. Loves life. Knows what she wants. So when they designed their bands, they would not be traditional – unique, beautiful. Like the two of them.
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 were chosen to represent her two sons, his son and daughter and the centre stone for each of them. The coming together of two families.
White and yellow gold were combined to acknowledge the traditional and the new.
Wax moulds were built, changes were made as concepts were seen in 3 dimensions.
The prairies continued to be crossed through the fall. Things need to be wrapped up. Plans for a future together need work.
But as the crops are reaped, and the legumes and grain stored or sold, wedding plans begin to solidify. Dates are set and venues are found.
Oh yes, rings are ready.
and so are they.
The fall prairie sky at sunrise is filled with promise. There is crispness to the air, a soft mist creating a haze that unwraps the mystery of the night as the sun rises.
She’s travelling west again to meet her love. Even though it’s the middle of the harvest, his last harvest -he says you have to be able to stop when the opportunity is there to appreciate life. So, they are meeting where he asked her if she would spend the rest of her life with him.
Oro de Rey has presented them with their rings in wax in order that they might inspect them to see if there are changes they would like to make. They have chosen their rings based on different styles they have researched but seeing them in 3 dimensions is the best way to ensure the wedding bands are exactly as they want them.
Sunset on the porch finds them seeing and touching their prototypes for the first time. Looking at the loose diamonds, a diamond for each of their children, she has a lump in her throat. It’s all so real now. He feels it too and takes her hand. There are changes. Perhaps the yellow gold on the sides should be more pronounced?
There is no reason for concern. The whole purpose of creating the ring in wax first is to ensure that the ring when completed in gold is exactly what they had in mind when they started the design process.