About a year ago, I posted a rendering of an engagement ring design I did for a client, along with the finished ring. I loved that she wanted her birthstone, aquamarine, rather than a diamond, to be the focus of the ring. In addition to symbolizing something obviously personal, the specific “watery ocean blue” she was looking for in the aquamarine was a clear tie-in to her love for the coast of her native France. (I did have to beg her not to swim in the ocean with her ring, though.)
When I posted the engagement ring rendering and finished ring last year, I did not post the accompanying wedding band, which I also designed. The reason was that the wedding was a year away.
Now, closer to the date, I’m thrilled to be able to post both rings together here:
I think the combination is stunning and is a fitting choice for a very elegant and lovely bride-to-be. I wish my client and her fiancé an ocean of love and happiness in the years ahead!
I think so, too! Did you know that the diamond engagement ring “tradition” is entirely a DeBeers invention? They’ve worked hard to convince (brain wash) us into thinking that a diamond ring is the ONLY type of engagement ring that is acceptable. They were successful in getting Americans and especially the Japanese to buy into this story…in most places in Europe, it didn’t catch.
Gotta run now. Hope you are having a nice Sunday!
Wow, Joana. That is the most beautiful wedding ensemble I have seen in a very long time. Brava to you! A talent for design indeed.
Wishing you well, and missing you, too!
Thanks so much for your nice words on my engagement/wedding ring duo and for writing me on my blog! I understand that you’ll be coming this way sometime soon….would be nice to catch up over coffee somewhere if you have the time. Please let me know. (I can bring my viola and serenade you during lunch if that will help;-)
All best wishes,