There’s this myth out there that since birth every girl’s been dreaming of her wedding, her engagement ring, her future babies and of course the person she’ll be getting all that from and doing all that with. Now I don’t know about you, but I never fell into that category (and I felt like a full-on weirdo for a long time, not falling into that category, since that’s what a real girl is according to every single advertisement I’ve ever seen made about women). These days, I finally know we’re all different and I’m not some crazy exception. We all dream – or don’t dream – of very different things, and that’s fine. But one thing’s for sure…
Whether or not you’ve grown up dreaming of the ring your beloved would eventually place on your finger, I’d like to bet that the *specifics* of that ring have been very well thought out.
Case in point. A friend of mine got engaged a couple of weeks ago. Almost everything went perfectly. She loves the man who did it. She loves the way he did it. She’s a private person and didn’t see herself being able to express her true emotions in that moment if he’d done it in front of a crowd or their families; knowing this about her he dressed up in a three piece suit and proposed to her in the middle of their living room. She even loves how quickly he did it – they’ve been dating for four months (courting one another at a little macaron shop in NYC for six months before that – I know, HOW ROMANTIC).
But there’s one thing that… if she’s honest… she hates about what went down.
Designing your own ring is probably the one thing that I suspect every one of us would ultimately choose to do, if we were given the choice. You’re going to be wearing that thing presumably for the rest of your natural life. You should at least like looking at it, AMIRITE?
So, one of my favorite jewelers to hit up for just this purpose? Joseph Jewelry.
Joseph Jewelry is located in the Seattle and Bellevue area where you can drop in to start up a design with one of their artisans or, if you’re not in the northwest, you can work with a designer online to create your custom piece(s) using their website. They’re all about pleasing you, design-wise; you can customize one of their already existing pieces to make it more you, or you can work with a designer to build your own special design from scratch! If you’re a purest and want your partner to handle the design based off of pointers from you, that’s easy too. These designers seriously know what they’re doing. By the way, they also offer engravings (I love me some engravings), both machine and hand engravings, and they’re done by a master hand engraver they have on staff.
You guys, I die over the designs they share online. And I am someone who is ferociously against using the phrase “I die.” So you have to see them. I can easily spend an irresponsible amount of time browsing their engagement ring section, and I’ve already got a ring of my own, so yeah.
SEE, I WASN’T KIDDING.
Peace and love peace and love,