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.

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.

“Gary, I love my ring”

So I was just heading out to the 1st fairway with my wife when we bumped into a lovely lady about to take part in the same golf tournament.

“Gary, I love my ring”, she said as we met. (You’ll remember this ring from previous recent pictures).  I smiled and turned in time to meet her future sister in law who joined in, “Gary, I love my ring”. (We designed her engagement and wedding rings 3 years ago) Out from behind a car, mom popped out and chimed in, “Gary, I love my ring”. (We redesigned her wedding ring some years ago).3 engagement rings in one family, two generations of engagement rings, oro de rey, gold of the king, winnipeg jeweller

We had a great chuckle and I walked away thinking how honoured I am to be considered the jeweller of choice by two generations of family members. Three beautiful rings adorning three lovely ladies hands.

 

The Two Shall Become One

2 wedding bands one with inscription from GenesisLast 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.

I gotta say, he’s got it right.

Anticipating

Brilliant diamond, diamond studded shank, gold engagement ring, oro de rey I received a call from a  young man looking to purchase an engagement ring.  I love that first phone call because that anticipation and enthusiasm is so palpable.  I have the privilege of letting my heart skip a beat with the excitement of it, too.  It never gets old.

So, here is where we are today.  He’s picked out the diamond.  He’s chosen an exquisite mount with diamonds along the shank.  And now he has to wait patiently for it to come together.

Imagine what it will look like when it all comes together.

From Bud to Bloom

Family heirloom peridot and emerald with diamonds set in gold family ring

I love how this ring came to bloom.

Her grandmother bequeathed a ring to her set with 5 diamonds.  Those diamonds became the sentinel stones to her children’s birthstones –  the peridot is for her son, the emerald is for her daughter.

Just like the orchids started with buds, so the wax mould was the budding of this beauty.  One step in the custom design for a happy customer.  And unlike the orchids, this bloom won’t fade.