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Wedding: My Custom Wedding Band

by Meghann on August 27, 2012

Look what I picked up last week!

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Wait for it…

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It’s my wedding band!

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p.s. wedding bands are hard things to take photos of.

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Back in early July, Derek and I did some wedding band browsing that proved to be very educational. After trying on several styles of rings, I decided a sapphire/ diamond band worked best with my engagement ring.

The following weekend I discovered this old necklace at my parents’ house.

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It was a gift they had given me my junior year of high school and I loved it so much at the time, that I wore a kink into it. The necklace never sat quite right on my neck after the kink developed, so I retired it to my jewelry box for the next 10 years. When I re-discovered it, I immediately started to wonder if there was a way I could possibly turn this necklace into my wedding band.

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I brought it to a local jeweler the next week and we discussed what I wanted done. Since it was a basic customization, the estimate to get it done wasn’t anything crazy. They gave me a 4-6 week time table and I left the necklace in their capable hands.

4.5 weeks later, I got a call that the ring was ready. It was gorgeous, but not yet perfect.

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My engagement ring has a square/flat band and the band on the new ring had more of a round, curved edge. I was sure they were going to tell me it was my error for not telling them that detail up front or try to charge me for the extra work, but they were really sweet about the whole thing and were even the ones who suggested they fix it. This time I left my engagement ring with them (for a whole 2 weeks!) so they could make sure everything lined up perfectly.

This time, the rings came back looking like a set.

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See? Perfect!

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The only sad part is I have to wait a full four months until I can wear my band full time. Boo.

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I’ve tried wearing it around the house, but Derek thinks it’s bad luck. Is that true?

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