Flea markets, thrift stores, estate sales... these are a few of my favorite things.
A few years later, I met my husband. During our first summer together he brought me to his dad's country house for the weekend. At the end of an evening soaked with wine, my future father in law and I were sitting on the patio deep in conversation about life. He was talking about his days as an estate lawyer, and all of a sudden said, "wait here" and disappeared into the house.
He returned with one of the most beautiful rings I (still to this day) have ever seen. He said it was given to him by a favorite client, an old woman without family who took a liking to him. He said that my spirit reminded him of her, Elsie. She had always worn this ring, and for years after she died he wore it on a chain around his neck. I love this ring so much that a few years later, my husband kidnapped it and took it to a jeweler who used it as inspiration to design my engagement ring.
It was too big. Even for my middle finger. So I wrapped some gold wire around it to fill the space. And then I wrapped a little more.
I started wearing it every day. The response was mind blowing. Everybody wanted one. Hmmmm, guess I had to go source out a bunch of cool vintage rings to wrap in gold, fine by me!
10 years later, the vintage rings are still so much fun for me. I've even done some custom ring wrapping for my most lovely customers. These are so special to me because of the stories behind them.
What better way to take a memory and make it more special than to wrap it gold?
And that is how the Vintage Collection came about. The rings are here too. But remember they are one of a kind, so if you see one you love, best to hurry.
When I find something I love, I just want to wrap it in gold.