I love making custom jewelry! Working with our clients, hearing about their stories and what their particular piece of jewelry will represent to them is the best part of what I do. What I love about being able to give someone a custom piece of jewelry is that I know that this piece of jewelry will be worn and loved differently from all the other pieces that were bought in a store where they are one out of hundreds or even thousands made just like them. A personalized custom piece can be passed down through generations, carrying with it the story and the meaning that brought it to life in the first place. Continue reading “Heirloom Jewelry; What’s your story?” »
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According to The Wedding Channel, ‘many couples aim to retain links with the past and their family history [on their wedding day]. You can do this with your wedding jewelry, which has become as important a wedding custom as any other that has evolved over the centuries. Whether you start your own family tradition by incorporating heirloom jewelry on your special day, or you continue to follow in the footsteps of generations past, ‘wearing something old’ is definitely an aspect that brides continue to find appealing.
Why do we wear our wedding band on our fourth finger of the left hand?
In 3rd century Greece, the third finger was thought to be connected directly to the heart through the ‘vein of love’. It was in early Rome that a gold band worn on this finger came to symbolize everlasting love and commitment in marriage; often with the design of two clasped hands around the finger. It was in 860AD that Pope Nicolas decreed the requirement of an engagement ring to express a man’s intention to marry a woman; a gold ring given by the prospective husband was to symbolize financial sacrifice he was committed to for his future wife. Continue reading “Bridal Jewelry: something old or something new?” »