05 Nov The Story Of Sarah’s Engagement Ring
Scott and I have six kids, ranging in age from 15-24. So far, no weddings (thank goodness – not ready for that yet!) But we do have a “bonus” daughter – Sarah.
Sarah started working for us in our jewelry store, Scott’s Custom Jewelers, right out of high school. She was toying with the idea of being a jeweler, and wanted to test the waters.
We loved having her with us, and as we grew and moved our custom jewelry store out of downtown and into Fairlawn, OH, Sarah followed us. She studied Jewelry Craft at Kent State University, and while she went to school, she continued to work for us part time.
Working with Sarah was a treat. She is a feisty little Italian/Irish beauty who not only knew how to make jewelry, but was a great sales associate as well. She is engaging, sweet and really knew how to make our customer’s happy. Most people assumed she was one of ours (and we may have let them believe it, because we felt like she was!).
So, when Sarah started dating Shawn, we kind of knew he was “the one”. And when Shawn came to us to custom design her diamond engagement ring, we were both honored, and truthfully, scared! This ring had to be perfect.
We knew what kind of diamond ring she would want – working in a custom jewelry store, Sarah and I have seen a ton of beautiful engagement rings. Shawn picked out a stunning oval shaped diamond and Scott started sketching.
Sarah is a girly girl. Flowers, butterflies, pink and plenty of sparkle- it all needed to be in this ring.
We started with the center stone. It was a beauty, and adding a custom diamond halo made it crazy gorgeous! The band was a twisting duo of diamond ribbons, that would not only add character to the ring, but help it add stability so it wouldn’t turn on her hand. Under the center diamond, we cut out images of butterflies on the basket, and of course, added more diamonds there too.
Sarah let us know years ago that a rose gold ring would be her choice – that was a no brainer. The combination of pink and diamonds and swirls made this custom engagement ring a showstopper! We just knew that she would be floored with it.
Even better, her wedding band.
A shadow eternity band of rose gold and diamondsï»¿. The perfect compliment to the engagement ring.
Thank you Sarah (and Shawn) for letting us be such an important part of your life together.