Cody & Natasha's beautiful engagement photo with engagement ring
Cody & Natasha's Custom Ring Story
I knew when I proposed to my lady, the ring would have to be both beautiful and unique, much like her. I was also heart-set on being involved in the process, as I did not want to give such a unique woman an off-the-shelf common ring, just special and one of a kind. I was just not sure where to start.
What better place to start than a dream? During a dream I asked her to imagine the most beautiful ring she ever saw. She described it to me after the dream, a big center gem, blush sapphire, with a rose gold band. She added her own sketches to my notes and drawings.
I had an idea now on what to make but still not a means of creating it. I started asking around, and it turned out my co-worker knew a local jeweler, Innsbruck Jewelers. I met Ben at Innsbruck Jewelers soon after, and it was an interesting discussion-attempting to quantify and design a ring based off of only a finger size and a sketch. I realized at this time that if we were making a custom ring, I could design my own custom wedding band as well and fulfill my longing of being a part if this special design process.
Over the next couple of days, I dwelled on ideas until one struck me and stuck with me: the engagement ring would be the ring of her dreams in part, and would be completed when the wedding band was added. A two-part ring also allowed for white gold to be used as an accent background as it encircled the main gem with a magnificent, pure sparkle. I made Ben some computer designs quick as I could so he could sketch them professionally.
Everyone on staff had a great time watching this ring turn into what it is in the engagement photos. Cody had a great eye for concept and Ben helped with his knowledge of detail/proportions and design to make this dream ring a reality. Custom work takes about 4-6 weeks for completion on average .It is a two-piece ring that is very unique and was fun to see these great photos where Natasha was wearing it!
THANK YOU Cody & Natasha for letting us use your Custom ring story!
The ring mounting & stone before being set
The Ring Renders to look at before the go ahead on the ring
The finished piece!! So beautiful
To my darling , with love!
As I was growing up, I saw many notes that stated "to my darling with love". I really never knew what that meant. I knew dad truly loved mom, but I never knew to what extent. Dad, always gave mom the the best of his heart through jewelry, among many other ways of showing love. He dearly loved his family, most importantly, his wife until the day he unexpectedly died in 2015. Mom and I were extremely close, which not many moms and daughters can agree. We were the bestest of friends ever until her dying day. I miss her dearly. Mom had many pieces of jewelry which she had given me as I am an only child. For many year I put the jewelry in the gun safe in the basement. I decided last December that "why am I keeping these beauties in a safe in the basement" rationale. I could be living mom and dads legacy to create a beautiful gift in honor of them. I took all the jewelry to Innsbruck Jewelers. I met with Ben , the owner. He is very understanding and genuine about creating a custom job in honor of mom and dad! He heard my story , and he worked for months to create a beautiful ring. When I saw it, I burst into tears! Ben and his wife Connie can definitely create your dream legacy of a loved one. Please consider this jeweler if you have stones, jewelry, etc. to create a legacy under his guidance. He will absolutely create a beauty that you will love! ~Cheryl J