Monday, May 23, 2011

Design your own wedding ring


Will you save money? Probably not. But not everything is about that, is it?

OK, it is, these days, but I still thought this was interesting—a story by Natalie Ermann Russell in USA TODAY WEEKEND (May 20-22, 2011).

First she quotes someone saying a wedding ring is an emotional piece of jewelry. Not sure what that means, but it sounds deep. I would add that you will look at it every day of your life.

First, she advises, realize your fingers will change over time. You may need to resize the ring. Don’t use wood or titanium, which don’t resize.

OK. Got it. No wood.

Check on how to maintain white gold, yellow gold, platinum. Methods vary.

Before consulting a designer, draw it. Don’t worry about costly gems all the way around…only part of it will show.

Find a reputable designer. Check out mjsa.or or snagmetalsmith.org.

My sister took a picture from a magazine. You could do that.

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