It brings me so much joy to be able to create custom engagement and wedding rings for my clients; more so when they seek me out because of my commitment to sustainable practice. Such was the case with a couple all the way from Amsterdam.
Ronald and Christina had been looking for a ring that fit their aesthetics and their values. They both were looking for something a little more modern, a little more handmade and, of course, ethical.
Ronald got in touch with me via email and we quickly realized that we were on the same page about what they wanted for her ring. It had to be Moissanite; Christina is committed to making their lives more sustainable. She also wanted something with more subtle textures and not too large since she has small hands.
He had her ring size ready (smart!) and I was able to give him a quote and a quick turnaround on the timeline to make her ring. Shipping all the way to Europe can be both expensive and nerve-wracking, but fortunately Ronald would be in the States (Las Vegas, baby!) for a whopping 2 days, which provided me just enough of a window to make his ring and whisk it to his hotel in Vegas via FedEx. Oh, and it had to be a secret so that he could surprise her with a proposal on a romantic trip to California. (Author’s note: He asked her to marry him when they were on the beach in Santa Monica in the moonlight. Well done.)
The verdict - she said yes! They graciously sent me the picture from the night that they got engaged and some lovely images of her wearing her ring in the sunlight.
I love it when customers seek me out for my commitment to sustainable practices. It makes me that much more grateful that I get to do what I do.