Something not massed produced…
I remember this so well, because it ended up so great. It didn’t start out that way, it started out poorly, really really poorly. Jason (not his real name) has been a friend of mine since we were in grade 4. I was thrilled when he told me he had proposed to Rebecca (of course, not her real name.) She is the perfect match for Jason and I had already began to envision capturing their wedding photo’s. It was going to be an awesome wedding. I knew this.
Rebecca lost a diamond. Gone.
This happens waaaaaay more often then people think. I really don’t like trash talking a particular store or corporation but lets just say anything ‘mass produced’ or from a store you might find in ‘every major city’ is likely selling these rings. Now the diamonds in the ring, I’m not knocking those, for the most part, a diamond is a diamond is a diamond (totally not true there is way more to a diamond than I could possibly discuss here), but for the sake of our story it’s not the diamond I’m knocking, if you catch my drift. So she lost a diamond. Jason had bought her one of those cute princess cut rings with a bunch of smaller diamonds on the side. Totally the rage right now. He spent a ton of money on it too. She just came home one day and looked at her hand and noticed a stone was missing. She was angry, naturally. She works in an office and the most activity she does with her hands is squeeze a stapler. There is no good reason a stone should have fallen out of her ring.
Think about the people who make rings
Jewelry designers are no different than any other profession. There are good ones and there are bad ones. There are also great ones. The bad ones, unfortunately, usually end up working for these massive corporations where they sit on what can only be considered an assembly line, and put rings together. You can see how they get sloppy. Great ones go out on their own and do great things. Let me tell you about Hileman Silver Jewelry, the same I told Rebecca.
A beautiful alternative wedding and engagement ring
It’s happening. Every year more and more brides are opting for a custom made wedding ring. Grooms have thought this through before the proposal and are doing it too. Diamonds don’t carry the same weight in the wedding world they did even 5 years ago. That’s where Hileman Silver Jewelry comes in. These guys truly rock and when a bride or groom ask me about wedding bands I scream it from the rooftops. They offer custom rings made out of dinosaur bone, turquoise, sugilite and opal, among others. They really have been pioneers in this industry and it’s been exciting watching them progress. Check them out here, I know you’ll be thrilled you did.
Rebecca’s story had a happy ending
Yours can too. Yours can have a happy beginning as well. I love those rings!