Designer Germee Ronirose Abesamis believes one’s jewelry serves as an expression of one’s personality and taste. Hence her Dearest Jewelry brand specializes in customized wedding jewelry such as engagement rings and wedding bands.
Founded on the idea that engagement and wedding rings are more than just accessories, Dearest Jewelry is made to reflect every client’s journey.
“We work closely with couples to create exquisite rings that celebrate life’s most important moments. Because we believe that every ring tells a story, we can help you tell yours,” says Abesamis.
Abesamis, who is trained in Italy, helps clients create engagement and wedding rings that are as unique as their relationship and love story.
Here are her design ideas and guidelines on how to customize love bands:
Go for a classic with a twist. Classic designs include an engraving of the couple’s names and the date of the wedding. Clients can put a little twist by having their initials etched on either side, or swap signatures in each ring, or have their thumb marks imprinted on the rings.
Don’t focus on finding identical rings. Abesamis says wedding bands don’t have to match as most couples don’t always have the same personalities. She instead suggests to find a common element that will tie up their love story without compromising individuality to achieve a design that echoes their common ground: love.
Shared interests such as The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars can be an inspiration. Personalities can also be depicted in the color, shape, or finish. “For men’s rings, I love solid masculine ones with a little personalization on thickness, shape, finish—depending on their preference,” says Abesamis.
Immortalize your secret. Wedding bands are more exciting and memorable if they include a secret story or a symbol that only the couple knows. Dearest Jewelry once made a ring inspired by “moon and stars,” a secret code by the couple that was incorporated in the design.
Use cultural symbols. Incorporating symbols from the client’s culture is a good idea. Dearest Jewelry has once designed a ring with three triquetra symbols.
Or life inspiration. One groom decided to place five stones in the bride’s customized wedding ring by Dearest—symbolizing and giving honor to the five women who have served as her inspiration.
Find a unique concept that you both love. Abesamis once created a personal ambigram logo that served as a symbol of the couple’s combined name, executed in Old English or calligraphy form. One wedding ring had a tiger’s eye and the groom’s birthstone integrated in his ring.
Etch the things you love doing together. For those who love to travel, a plane, luggage, or a landmark of a memorable place can be the rings’ inspiration. One couple who loves to eat together had some squiggles and a fork designed into their bands.
Pick specifications together. Abesamis suggests couples find the stone they both love and discuss the possibilities that could be created out of their mutual design and budget. “A unique stone, like Dearest’s latest design that is a triangle-shaped diamond on a wedding band, made one couple happy,” she shared. “Picking stones is both a science and an art. We can help find the perfect stone for you, maximizing your investment in wearable art.”
Check out www.weardearest.com for more information.
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