5 Reasons to Have Custom-Made Rings

The world is changing, and so are our values. In the past, people used to value the mass of gold and carat of stones in wedding rings, but today the trend is changing. More and more people are being guided by their taste instead of traditions and superstitions concerning rings. Custom-made rings now hold a more special meaning in the choice of jewelry for future brides and grooms. Here are some reasons to opt for a customized ring for your magical day!

1) Heirloom

After putting the ring on their ring finger, the bride and groom officially accept the new status – they are now a family. One of the main advantages of having your ring custom-made is that you can include something passed down for generations into it. This will allow you to add more symbolism at this vital time and for the rest of your married life. For instance, it could be an important date, names, stones etc. As a rule, the inscription is made inside the ring, and its meaning is intended only for the wearer.

2) Celebrity Ring Designs

Have you seen an elegant bridal jewel by Cartier, Damiani or Bvlgari in the hands of celebrities, and your dream is to have the same ring design? We understand you; these types of wedding rings with the delicate work and impeccable taste of professional jewelry brands rarely leave you indifferent!

Not surprisingly, copies of famous jewelry have firmly taken their place in the fashion of wedding rings. If you like a particular design, you can have it custom-made for you. The primary condition for success in this business is to choose the right jewelry workshop so that the desired rings are a replica, not a caricature. Experienced jewellers should only use high-quality metals in their work and pay attention to the smallest details.

3) Ring With Couple Designs

Another excellent option custom-made rings allow you to have is designs that emphasize couples’ strength and spiritual bond. It can be a jewel engraved in pairs where parts of a sentence are written on each partner’s ring. Or, for example, accessories with a complimentary design: a key and a lock, half of a heart, part of a design, a puzzle, etc. These rings are usually connected together as two missing parts symbolically recall couples’ romantic love story.

The matching patterns can be made of any material and decorated with various stones, for example, with diamond inserts. It can also have unusual shapes by creating edges on which light plays effectively, reflecting thousands of reflections.

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4) Combination of Metals

Do you want rings with a similar design but with different metals? With custom-made rings, you can make this happen! You can give free rein to your imagination. For instance, in the past, many couples preferred a combination of three shades of gold: yellow, white and pink. This golden alliance was a symbol of love, friendship and loyalty. You may also use platinum and rose gold. Besides, one part of the accessory can be smooth and classic, and the second can be decorated with ornaments, engravings or small stones.

5) Unique Designs

Or maybe you have a unique idea? Share it with a jeweller – together, you will create a masterpiece, unlike anything else. You can have an unusual texture by choosing the shape of the chain, braids, knots and carvings. The animalistic style of jewelry attracts more and more brides and grooms. In such rings, you can find pictures of animals, outlines of plants, a combination of small and large stones. All these details, harmoniously assembled in a single accessory, can embody a truly exclusive jewel.

We are sure that every story is unique, so why not make your rings unique as well?! If you want custom-made rings for your big day, the team at Hofland Diamonds INC. can bring your jewellery design to life. They’ll take the time to discuss your style preferences, stone choice, budget and everything else! Contact them for more information.

How to Propose in 2020 (Without Screwing It Up)?

Are we to be blamed for the end of romanticism? The renegade of love stories that collapsed the box office for decades, the transformation of personal relationships, the change in the way of understanding feelings and emotions, and, most palpably, the annual decrease of weddings and celebrations speak for themselves. In 1990, the marriage rate was 9.8 weddings per 1,000 people in the US, a figure falling considerably year after year (although there was a small rise following the crisis). In 2018 it stood at just 6.5 per 1,000 people of the population.

But why kill off love when you can establish a set of rules in this new romanticism? – Rules that promote respect and equality as fundamental pillars of any human relationship and seek to rid us of archaic stereotypes and traditions that, in many cases, discriminate against the LGBTQ community! However, there are still questions about whether there is always room for certain norms (such as asking for someone’s hand) in this emerging vision.

Today, this act’s meaning has changed considerably and has become emblematic, almost the last shred of traditional romanticism. So, we can say that this kind of proposal still holds its place in this new generation, although there are certain aspects to bear in mind to make it flawless. And the most important one is that it is a genuinely voluntary, generous, and love-driven act (as corny as that may sound). For all the romantics willing to dive into the thing in 2020, here’s a little guide to propose to your significant other flawlessly!

Who Asks Who?

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We’re all for that oh-so-romantic proposal moment, but listen up, when you are all ready to propose, please don’t just buy a ring and get on your knees!

Not only because romanticism cannot put an end to the female initiative, but because establishing roles about gender leaves LGBTQ couples out of the game. So, whether you are a man or a woman, and regardless of your partner’s gender, don’t wait for the other person to ask you simply because tradition dictates. Let’s get rid of stereotypes!

The Gift

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Ring for them, watch for them. Traditionally, this was the default combo for the time of engagement. But in 2020, the rules are set by you and, if she does not wear rings or there is no budget to spend on a watch, you can create your tradition, providing a detail (material or not) with emotional value and symbolism for both. If we move to the extreme of romanticism, we will say that it is the ring if something is expendable in all this. There’s no better gift than getting down on bended knee and propose in front of that person and asking them to spend the rest of their life with you!

A Memorable Spot

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In this new millennial romanticism, the place is much more relevant than the gift that is given to ask for the other person’s hand. That does not mean that you have to climb to the top of the Empire State Building to swear eternal love, but that the setting you choose is meaningful to both of you. The first city you traveled to together, the beach you escape to every summer, the bar where you had your first date, or, without going any further, the living room of your house. If requesting the other side of the planet is incredibly exciting for both of you, go ahead, but it is not always necessary to magnify every detail.

The More Private, the Better

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The violinist putting the soundtrack to the beautiful picture in a trendy restaurant or the flash mob with all his friends and family can be exciting in a Hollywood comedy. But in real life, proposing to your partner in a public place or at a family gathering can be catastrophic. It would be best if you chose a moment of intimacy, where the other person feels comfortable and in confidence, to avoid embarrassing moments and, above all, if the answer is not as expected.

Above All: There Is Prior Consensus

If you have reached the end of this article, it is because, possibly, you plan to propose to your partner soon. Here’s our last (and most important) tip: make sure you have that conversation before you jump in the pool. We want to think that, in 2020, no one asks for marriage if there is the slightest doubt that the other person can reject the request. So, make sure you are both on the same page and share that illusion by walking down the aisle together. And long live the bride and groom!