With the summer in full swing, we are working on a couple of new pieces for our alternative bridal line. We can't wait for them to be finished so that we can share them with the world. Here are some images to whet the appetite:
Until next time!
While following your dream can be extremely self fulfilling, it can also mean long hours, sleepless nights and even fear (to not utilize one's own potential). Throughout the years we've learned that the best way to tame those fears is to relish in small victories. A sale, a new client, a publication, or a stranger wearing one of our pieces.
This month we've received a number of small victories and wanted to share them with you all.
Elle Canada July 2017
Our proudest moment this month would have to be Nelly Furtado wearing our palm cuff and Assipio Ring in Elle Quebec July 2017 issue. My Portuguese husband is super proud of this one, as am I.
We feel eternally grateful and hope for many more small (and big) victories to come.
It's a beautiful day that we are happily spending in our favourite spot(our studio). With the warm weather finally here, we are working on a number of unique rings for our soon to be engaged and married couples. Over the years, we've noticed that custom orders, especially wedding and engagement projects, give us the most meaning to our work. Sketching designs, together with the bride and groom, and creating a story that they wear for the rest of their lives... its beyond words. It's poetry.
The process first begins with initial sketches based on the couple's description and inspirations.
After this, our designs are created in digital form for the customer's approval.
Following this, the piece is created in wax and cast using the desired metal.
After this, the cast ring is sanded, polished, set with stones and brought to life.
Custom engagement rings are a great option for those with a specific vision and desire for a ring that is truly one of a kind.
I've been in the studio all week getting ready for INLAND, and finishing pieces for my dear clients in the US and UK (you guys are amazing!). Putting the final touches on pieces and packaging has to be my favourite part of the process. Everything comes together like a perfect painting. With that said, I thought I'd share what my packaging process looks like!
Now, back to work!
I've recently had to answer an interview question which asked me what my favorite piece of jewelry was. While I love all things shiny (especially diamonds, sapphires and moonstones) my go to jewelry is always ear cuffs. In case you guys haven't been exposed to the ear crawler phenomena, this type of ear jewelry essentially starts at the bottom of your ear and “crawls” its way up to the top of your ear, hence called the ear crawler. These are some of my favorites:
Realm Ear Crawler and Aphelion Ear Cuff for the contemporary look.
The Cosmic Ray Ear Crawler for the delicate look.
The Languish Ear Crawlers for the faceted, edgy look.
The Branch Ear Crawlers for the organic look.
Ear climbers, crawler, cuffs, jackets or covers, what ever you want to call them, they are super cool. Join the rage!
P.S. New ear cuff designs launching next month!
Lately I've been wildly obsessed with everything vintage. This week its specifically small, French, vintage inspired velvet ring boxes. Surprisingly enough these beauties are available only in a handful of shops. Below are some of my favourites.
THE MRS BOX: Vintage inspired velvet ring boxes offered in every hue imaginable.
AMONIE: Using the finest velvet and ribbon, Amonie engagement ring boxes are custom designed in Australia. Each piece is handmade and has a heirloom quality, ensuring they will be a treasure to keep for generations to come.
Now that the bride's ring finger is taken care of, it is time to choose the grooms wedding band. It can be tough to find something that he will wear for years to come if he does not wear rings regularly.
To help you in your quest for a unique men’s wedding band you can explore the different wedding band materials, styles and designs available to the groom.
Currently there is a growing trend in organic wedding bands. Possibly inspired by the trending Game of Thrones, or by our desire to be conscious beings, the organic look is definitely here to stay. Whether the band is hammered, faceted or chiseled, this contemporary approach to design will be timeless.
When it comes to the wedding band's finish, a subdued matte finish is most popular at the moment.
Personalized wedding bands are on point right now. While engraving your wedding band isn’t anything new, it should be uniquely you, after all. You can add your names, your wedding date or a cute message on the inside of the band for a truly one-of-a-kind ring.