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  • Rachael Byers

Otherwise Engaged

One of my favorite things about being a jewelry designer is working with brides. It's such an honor to be asked to share in such a special day by way of creating a piece for the bride or her maids. Choosing the right color, picking a design that fits with theme, no detail is forgotten. I have to be honest, it's always been a little lost on me just how much detail goes into a wedding, from the jewelry to the many other facets of planning...until now.

A little over a week ago I got engaged. We've only begun thinking about the wedding and already I'm overwhelmed (this seriously seems like a full time job in itself!). Thank goodness I have a wonderful partner, who often knows me better than I know myself, to share the planning with. I definitely won't bore you with the details (seriously, I don't even care about the color of my napkins), but there will be one piece of this journey I will be sharing...the jewelry. My engagement ring to be precise. My fiancé is a wise man and knew I've always dreamed of designing my ring as well as his. Therefore, he proposed with a simple, elegant diamond ring which will become my wedding band. 

If you've ever asked yourself "why in the world does an engagement ring cost so much" you'll definitely want to follow this blog. From sourcing the diamond, to sketching the design, CAD's, revisions, and more, you'll experience the process that all jeweler's go through before that symbolic circle lands on your hand. Yes, it's a lot of work, but after all...its the one thing you'll wear everyday for the rest of your life.  

  • Rachael Byers

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