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Autumn continues to be the most popular season for tying the knot (according to the 2019 WeddingWire Newlywed report). Event planners advise searching for wedding bands 2-3 months before showtime, and though it may be hard to imagine in this heat, crisper air will be here in just about that time frame.  Here are few services we offer to the fall wedding couples:
  • Engraving & Printing Services: Cut in stone, carved in rock, etched in metal—familiar idioms denoting permanence and endurance. In this era of tweets and cutesy snapchats that disappear or get buried in volumes of media-feeds, the opportunity to preserve a few heartfelt words or permanently mark a meaningful moment takes on more significance than ever. The age-old custom of engraving a message on the shank of an engagement ring or on a couple’s wedding bands is the easiest way to personalize these treasures and turn them from status symbols into genuine keepsakes. All of our precious metal and steel, and titanium rings that are 4mm or larger can be machine engraved. Cobalt, and ceramic can be laser-etched. you can email or call us any time with questions or to discuss special requests.


  • What to engrave, did you ask? Here are some ideas:
    • Initials and Names: AB+CD, ABC+DEF are simple and classic. Some couples choose to wear each other’s names, pet names, or nicknames (just be sure, muffin n’ cupcake, that you’ll still love them when you’re sixty four…). Combined monograms usually have the couple’s last name initial in the center, flanked by smaller-sized first name initials—hers on the left, his on the right. 
    • Dates and locations: Dates can be expressed in Arabic or Roman numerals, and can commemorate a first date, wedding, engagement, or other milestone date.  Significant locations can be spelled out by name (Butte, MT or Venice, Italia) or indicated by geographic coordinates (i.e. latitude and longitude; 46.0038°N, 112.5348°W and 45.4408°N, 12.3155°E, respectively…).
    • Romantic sentiments: Up to four words will usually fit. Popular ones include: "I Thee Wed," "Our Love is Eternal," "All My Love," "I Marry You," "Never to Part," "My Heart Is In Your Hands," "Soul Mates Forever," "To Have and To Hold," "No one But You," "I’m Always With You".
    • Famous Quotes: “Love Conquers All“ (Virgil), “Who, being loved, is poor?” (Oscar Wilde), “…a single soul inhabiting two bodies” (Aristotle), “Dearer than eyesight, space, or liberty” (Shakespeare).
    • Religious Expressions or Verse: "God For Me Provided Thee," "My Beloved Is Mine and I Am His" (Song of Solomon 2:16), “Love is Kind” (Corinthians 13:4). Some verses may be too long, but you can put the citation instead such as: Ruth 1:16-171 Corinthians 13:13, or Matthew 19:6.
    • Connected Words: Sayings that are too long, have two parts, or complete each other can be split between two bands. For example: "To Infinity/and Beyond!," "How Sweet It Is/to Be Loved By You," "Little Spoon/Big Spoon," "When I Saw You I Fell In Love/and You Smiled Because You Knew."
    • Personal Mottos or Secret Codes: Original creations, inside jokes, or words in a foreign language—many people like the gravitas of Latin such as "Semper Fidelis" (always faithful) or "Pari Passu" (on equal footing), the flair of Italian such as "Vivo Per Lei" (I live for her) or "Il Mio Cuore e il Tuo Per Sempre" (My heart is yours forever), and the romance of French such as "Je t’aime" (I love you) or "Mon Amour" (my love).
  • Wedding band selections are more often a matter of taste and compatibility with previously chosen engagement rings. Even if the bride-and-groom-to-be decide to go for a simple, straightforward classic, at least consider taking a look at current trends. 2019 trends for this fall include floral and leaf motifs in rose or yellow gold, bands with larger stones (make it happen with lab-grown diamonds or moissanite which are lower price alternatives to natural diamonds), customizable colored gemstone bands, and for him – how about going for fall foliage colors with striking new white and brown diamonds in yellow gold?


  • With all the planning and details – ring decisions may have been put on the back burner. Consider avoiding crunch-time panic by shopping for your engagement ring and wedding bands early. We are here to give you advice you need on profiles, sizing, materials and styles.


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