When Hugo Gingras and his fiancee Mary-Joyce came across Chris & Alix while shopping for an engagement ring, they were both delighted that they would be able to create something locally.
But the custom jewelry concept also solved a basic and yet agonizing dilemma for them. The Quebec couple had found themselves stuck between two rings, very fond of elements of both – and unable to decide between the two.
“We'd shopped around for rings and nothing quite stood out,” Hugo explained. “There was a little bit here and a little bit there that we liked. We ended up finding two rings that we liked, and thought it would be great if we could blend the two.”
Hugo set about looking for custom jewellers, but before finding Chris & Alix had only come across businesses in the United States. The couple have a great affection for locally-sourced products – which goes to explain the beautiful Canadian diamonds we used for Mary-Joyce's beautiful white and rose gold ring.
“We wanted to find something close by, where we could be sure where the diamonds had come from, so we were happy to find Chris & Alix,” said Hugo. “They were very fast, professional and nice to work with.”
Hugo, from Quebec City, has been dating Montrealer Mary-Joyce for around three-and-a-half years – and his surprise proposal went perfectly to plan.
“She wasn't expecting the proposal, but she absolutely loves the ring,” Hugo said. “It's really beautiful!”
We're glad the couple love their ring and we wish them all the best!