Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wedding Bands

These bands go with the engagement ring I posted earlier this month.
The couple chose to use their birthstones with diamonds for their wedding bands.
The Sapphire and diamond one of course, matches the  engagement ring.

Here is a close up of the Sapphire and Diamond band. The sapphires are so brilliant in their color. You just want to gaze at both the rings (engagement and band) together, without interruption.
Nathan, you did VERY VERY GOOD!

The Pariaba Tourmaline and Diamond are for the groom. I think this ring is one of the most beautiful man's wedding bands that I have ever seen. The colors of thetourmaline, the diamonds and the color of the metal make this piece breathtaking for me.

You will also need to understand that this color is one of my two all time favorite colors.I know that all three of these rings will be "show stoppers" They are breathtakingly beautiful!
I want to show a picture of the engagement ring on the bride's finger.

August 6th is just around the corner! It won't be long until these rings of covenant are worn continually for at least the next 50 years!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pretty! Pretty! Pretty!

When my children were little, the word pretty was used by them instead of the word jewelry. So anytime I had jewelry on that caught their eye, I heard, "pretty!".

This is an engagement ring  was made especially for a lady that I have known for the last 12+ years.She is such a wonderful  person. I was so excited and honored to be chosen the jeweler of choice by her fiance' to make her engagement ring.

Now you will see why I call this piece "Pretty". It will definitely catch the eye of anyone that gets glimpse of it.

We (He and I) spent quite a few hours searching for the perfect stone! We found it! Here it is!
This is a Gemological Institute of America graded stone. It has a serial number engraved into the girdle of the stone. This photograph is magnified several times over. You can see that it is a beautiful stone. The GIA report states that the color is a F and is very slightly included. Meaning that with the naked eye you can not see any inclusion at all.  The F color is very very favorable. Most diamonds in the market are H and lower on the alphabet scale. This one is two color grades better than "normal". I would love to have a stone  this size and color in my personal collection.

Her honey wanted to add natural blue sapphires to the engagement ring. This is what he decided on.

We ordered two perfectly matched round stones to set on each side of the diamond. These stones are phenomenally colored and their quality is very high!

This is what the ring looks like now... with the exception it is finally on her finger and now it is catching everyone's eye and time and time again.... she is hearing Pretty! Pretty!  Pretty!

Pretty! Pretty! Pretty!

Congratulations Nathan and Lynette!
May you be as happy as you have always dreamed you would be!