Who is an alternative bride you may ask? Well, all brides are unique and expected but the alternative bride she is one to tends to buck tradition when it comes to the big day. Maybe she doesn't want a floor length princess gown, and opts for a simple sheath dress. Or instead of having a large wedding for various reasons she gets married in front of parents at the courthouse. And instead of diamonds, maybe she's into gemstones and their folklore. Or maybe she just wants something beautiful but more affordable, nothing wrong there.
When I started creating my rings, I never really had the bride in mind. Every once in a while I would receive a message regarding a proposal and it just warmed my heart to know my designs were taking part in such a wonderful occasion.
Below are some of the gemstone designs we offer that have been used in proposals! They are unique and unexpected, just like you/your bride.
Herkimer Diamonds are a unique form of quartz that grows in the dolomite mines in Herkimer, NY. They are double terminated (come to apoint at each end) and each one has 18 facets which creates a beautiful luster and sparkle. Some herkimers have black carbon inclusions, while others are water clear.
This cushion cut rainbow moonstone is tilted 45 degrees to offer a unique perspective on the traditional squared gem ring. It is set in our signature reinforced prong setting and is perfect to stack with other bands. Moonstone is said in crystal healing to help calm responses and stress, and avoid overreaction. It brings hope, enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. It is also said to bring strong energies of abundance to one's life.
Our simulated opal is set in a bezel and accompanied by a matching stacking band. This set is perfect for both an engagement ring and a wedding band! Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It can bring inspiration to projects and to life and Spirit. Its own spirit is at times like that of a child spontaneously playing, dashing color where ever it pleases. Carrying this imaginative spontaneity into the realm of you life can bring strong creativity.
Not a fan of squares? That's ok, we have round rainbow moonstones as well. This particular rainbow moonstone is set in bezel for extra protection.
If you have used one of our rings in a proposal, or the recipient of one, please send us a photo! We would love to see them out in the world.
Until next time!