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MAKING MY WEDDING RINGS

From puff-painting my kindergarten backpack all the way to planning + designing my wedding day, if there is something to know about me it's that I find joy in the effort + in the fruition of bringing my ideas to actuality.


So it's no surprise that I had been dreaming + drawing up my wedding ring ideas years before babers (my husband) even popped the question!


That being said, I still wanted the surprise of the engagement ring + proposal so I kept the engagement ring style a bit open for Gal's personal touch (spoiler: he did amazing).


The wedding band however, was thought through, drawn up + pretty much set in stone YEARS before Gal even considered dropping the knee! haha

LET'S TALK...


ENGAGEMENT RINGS


Knowing that I wanted a very busy wedding band, there was one main hint I dropped to Gal about how I saw my engagement ring looking... and it was with a thin, basic band.


I showed him an instagram page that was making engagement ring bands thinner than industry standard and I just fell in love!


I couldn't find any other jeweler that was producing such thin bands!


Luckily Gal's mom is a jeweler here in Cape Town, SA and she was willing to make anything happen!



WEDDING BAND


For the wedding band, I really wanted something unique + something that showcased multiple diamond cut styles. I have always loved emerald + baguette cuts so I knew I wanted at least one of them to be included in the style.


We went with a half decorated band for 3 reasons:

  1. The sharp corners of each shape were scratching + catching on things. Removing it from the underneath reduced that dramatically.

  2. The sharp corners also made the band uncomfortable for the neighboring fingers - so keeping the plain band half way around minimized the discomfort. * The ring does shift around at times which results in points 1 + 2 happening so I may add beads inside the band to help from the band twisting.

  3. It made the ring much more affordable! WIN!


WANT TO LEARN MORE...

CARATS | COLORS | PRICING | CUTS | ETC

Watch our vlog to learn more about diamonds and get tips from the diamond queen herself! We get super into detail about what to look out for + consider when buying a ring!


If you have any questions, feel free to email me! You can also contact Aviva (Gal's mom) from Cape Diamond Exchange + she would be happy to answer any questions you may have!


info@capediamondexchange.com | She also ships internationally *wink wink*





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ABOUT ME

Thanks for taking time to read my blog post! I hope you find value in it! If you're new to seeing my content, Hi my name is Mariah! I love sharing my take on fashion, travel, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, bridal and more!

I have been writing + creating photo/video content since I was about 12 years old (2007) - never in my wildest dreams thinking I could be doing this as a full time job 10 years down the road.

I moved to South Africa shortly after meeting my husband and we got married 5 years later (2020)! We often travel back and forth between Florida, USA and Cape Town, South Africa - both of them home to us.

I have two puppies, Chai + Bentley. And I hope to be telling you about children some day soon!

Until then, I will keep sharing my current passions, tips + tricks, thoughts + tools for life! The adventure continues....!

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