At Forever Artisans, we feature real life stories to inspire your custom design. This is the true story of how Elizabeth designed the perfect wedding band.

Where Did the Inspiration for the Design Come From?

Diamond Nexus engagement ring and custom vintage wedding ring

I have my dad’s hands which could never support one of those dainty little rings, although I always liked them. I wanted a substantial yet elegant design without breaking the bank. I’d been researching alternative diamond rings long before we got engaged. I really admired the mission and views of Diamond Nexus (Forever Artisans’ sister company) and because of their reviews and other policies, I believed in their product. My fiancé picked out the “Diamond Diva” with a 1 carat center stone in white gold. I couldn’t be happier with my ring- it’s gorgeous! I get compliments every single day and get caught staring at it myself. I love it, love it, love it!

The inspiration for this design came originally from my grandma. She had a wide band that I always loved. I looked but couldn’t find anything that blended her look with mine that would also compliment my engagement ring. Oh and we can’t forget about a reasonable price range. I couldn’t justify spending thousands on a ring, even one that means so much, that’s just not me. As I researched vintage/Victorian style rings I found that sapphires played a role. The meaning behind the sapphires resonated with me- faithfulness, trust, loyalty, sincerity and devotion. This is a second marriage for both of us so the significance of that stone became important. My new search now included a vintage, wide band with sapphires!

As for wedding bands, when I saw that you could create your own one of a kind design with Forever Artisans I was intrigued. My fiancé was totally on board so I inquired. Best decision ever!

Lab created sapphire

Overall Experience:

I had so much fun designing this band with Forever Artisans. It was so easy too. I emailed my thoughts then they came up with a professional yet easy to understand blueprint for me to approve. After that a master jeweler confirmed the integrity and structure of the ring and voila! The rings were created and sent back to me in a timely fashion. It was all very exciting. I have to admit I was nervous about sending my engagement ring to them for the custom fit. But they were so professional and organized that it put me at ease. When my rings returned back to me and I saw my design come to life I couldn’t believe my eyes! And my engagement ring was as dazzling as ever with a new dip and thoroughly cleaned.

Custom vintage-inspired enhancer wedding band made by Forever Artisans

My unique design is a double band that fits above and below my engagement ring also known as enhancement style. My ring sits perfectly in the center because it was set during the creating stage to ensure the perfect fit. It has Victorian detail with one sapphire on each band to symbolize both of us. It also has the vintage feel I wanted and to be honest it’s the most sparkly beautiful ring I’ve ever seen.