With this Ring

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Over the years, I’ve had couples with all types of engagement rings and wedding bands. Engagement rings range from traditional solitaires (think Tiffany platinum) to rings with colored stones.  Yellow-white-rose gold….all are choices of my couples, over the years.

My couples have selected vintage rings and family heirlooms.  Many contain sweet inscriptions, of course, too.  A recent Star Wars-loving couple, had movie inspired etchings on their wedding rings!  I’ve had couples with matching bands—and even one couple who took a class to learn how to make their own!  The bride, a fashionable accessories designer was inspired by a New York Times article highlighting jewelry workshops, A Wedding Ring Experience, where couples learn the basics of melting, milling, bending, sawing, soldering, shaping and polishing rings!

While listening to NPR the other morning, I was introduced with yet another wedding band options—plastics/silicone!  At first blush, I found the idea silly (and much beyond the rather high-browed “All Things Considered” program).  But after listening to the piece, I could actually see the benefit of a $24.99 wedding band.  According to Brighton Jones, one of the co-founders of Enso rings, “[We pitched] them to weightlifters, to nurses who don’t want to rip their latex gloves and to lovers of the great outdoors like.” Having recently become friendly with a rock-climbing enthusiast, I could see how a person—not wanting to lose or damage a precious wedding band—might choose this option as a sign of one’s beloved.  Some might select a silicone ring as a back-up to a more traditional band, others choose to wear them all the time.  The Enso rings have become quite popular with the non-traditional set!


About the Author

As a professional ceremony officiants I believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony and ritual to serve basic needs, both of society and you as an individual. In close collaboration with you and your loved ones, I love to create and perform personalized ceremonies that reflect your beliefs, your philosophy of life, and your personality.

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