Congratulations! You are headed toward a thrilling new chapter in your life—marriage. You have found your other half and are making a deep loving commitment to them.
You also have been to Wedding Bands & Co. to find the perfect symbol of your love. Whether that was an engagement ring or your wedding bands, these symbols of your bond are some of the things you will cherish forever.
We at Wedding Bands & Co. care that your relationship remains as eternal as the rings you chose to symbolize it. This email series, we hope, will offer you some ways to keep the romance alive and only serve to help you enjoy your relationship all the more.
It’s always the little things that make the most difference. This aligns closely with why customizing is so special at Wedding Bands & Co., the details on your ring is your story personified. You’re probably wondering how this relates to your relationship?
When you and your loved one interact pay attention to small things, just as you put care into the thoughts while designing your ring at Wedding Bands & Co. What is their favorite candy? Do they have a preferred bag they carry to work? Simple ways to show love can be going out of your way to make the little details of their day much better. Hide notes in their things, send multiple texts a day when you know they will be checking, or keep a “hug” counter that you jokingly remind your loved one to pay up.
Keeping the romance alive does not have to big and flashy, just thoughtful and sincere. You are the expert on your loved one, and you will have them smiling all the time with these simple things.
At some point, we’ve all heard the tale of celebrity engagements, and these stories tend to focus a lot on the ring! It’s nothing new that the rich and famous go all out on their engagements, but allow us to take you on a more in-depth look at some stylish celeb bling before giving our review of them. Julie Kosin of Harpers Bazaar already did an amazing, illustrated guide – which you can read here – but we’re going to go a little more in-depth on a few of the rings that caught our eye just as much as yours.
1. Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Heirloom
There’s almost as much history as there is beauty in this ring. Rated in at 18cts, this huge sapphire is surrounded by 14 smaller diamonds in a floral pattern. The perfect blue of the sapphire really draws the eye, and the surrounding diamonds actually make the center stone appear bigger. What’s more, this ring originally belongs to Princess Diana – Prince William’s mother – and has since been passed down to him to present to Kate.
Chief Designer Koorosh Daneshgar gives his personal thoughts about this unique heirloom:“I always love the classics! Sapphire with a halo-diamond setting is one of the most classic looks when it comes to engagement rings. I love the contrast between the blue sapphire and the white halo.”
2. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Engagement Ring
Angelina never fails to please with this stunning ring. She’s been pretty tight-lipped on the exact specifications of the ring, but it’s estimated to have cost almost $250,000 to make. Brad spent over a year helping design the ring, of which we at least know that all of the stones were of the highest color and quality – that would rate at a D in color, at the very least (on the typical scale, D is the highest ranking, as A-C are near-impossible to find!) and an IF (Internally Flawless) clarity.
Mory Tafreshi, Store Manager and expert gemologist, tells a bit more about the ring with his seasoned eye: “Baguette side stones typically flank the center stone, but we usually don’t see so many! They work well to keep the shape of the ring uniform, as opposed to round cut diamonds.”
3. Marilyn Monroe’s Eternity Band
Picture courtesy of LA Times
Marilyn Monroe and Yankee’s Centerfielder Joe DiMaggio tied the knot with a gorgeous, platinum-set eternity band, fitted with 35 baguette-cut stones! For those unfamiliar with the lingo, an eternity band is a style of ring that has diamonds set along the entire outside of the ring, rather than in the center. This ring is the stuff of legend, a beautiful band for a beautiful woman. In fact, it once went on auction for over $700,000!
Terrance Hanley, expert gemologist and consultant with Wedding Bands & Company, tells us a bit about the ring: “Stunning. Classic. Retro-Style. These styles of rings are meant to represent the endless love in a relationship – the irony of which in this particular relationship wasn’t lost on me! Still, the outstanding elegance of this piece can never be lost.”
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To define it simply, a wedding band is a condensed, physical representation of one of the best moments in a person’s life. “It’s designed to remind you of someone, and someplace, that you’ll remember forever,” says Koorosh Daneshgar, Chief Designer and CEO of Wedding Bands & Company. It hearkens to an emotional outpouring, built to remember and cherish love. It can recall a special proposal, circumstance and feeling trumped by no other. Take a moment to picture your own band, if you have one: that feeling of warm elation is the goal of a wedding band. When it comes to fine-tuning the band to give that sense of joy, there are a lot of factors to take into account: what is important about how it looks? How does it make me feel? Does it truly fit our unique love?
Zayna and Ahmad had a few of these questions and more when they stepped into Wedding Bands & Company. Ahmad had proposed to Zayna during a vacation in Europe. Over the course of the trip, she fell in love with the sight of the Eiffel Tower, and knew that that feeling, being surrounded by beauty and with the person she loved, was something she wanted to feel forever. She wanted her ring to reflect the unique beauty of the tower, while similarly reminding her of all of the feelings of emotions that she’d felt during their trip and engagement. For Koorosh, this would prove difficult: how do you capture the iconic Eiffel Tower without resorting to the cliché? He couldn’t make a ring based off of the spire itself, as it was too large and not shaped to act as a ring. Instead, Koorosh would look closer to the base of the tower, along the intricate steelwork for inspiration.
It was difficult, but not impossible. Koorosh took the beautiful, repeated steelwork and began to design a ring based off of it. After all, what’s more unique than a pattern found only on the Eiffel tower?
The end result, shown below, dazzled Zayna. It was love at first sight, and gave her the same sense of completion she felt every time she thought of her soon-to-be husband. Koorosh’s goal when designing the ring was to create an eternal memory, one that would allow her to remember exactly where she was when she was inspired. To this day, Zayna wears her beautiful ring, always having that source of happiness on hand.