Losing anyone close to you is extremely heartbreaking and difficult to live through, but when it's your spouse, that grief can be exponential. When customers come to us to create memorial pieces for life's most difficult tragedies, we find that they prefer simple designs that commemorate the lives and the love they have for the one they lost.
We made this wide silver bracelet for a wife that lost her husband. The phrase "Always in My Heart" is stamped in our formal script font. To give the piece a little bit of depth and contrast it was accented with a raised 14K heart. The inside has plenty of space for other personal information that you may prefer to keep private.
While it pains us deeply to hear stories of our customers' losses and heartbreaks, we are always honored when they select us to make such meaningful pieces of jewelry for them.
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There are times when a name, date, or short phrase just don't sum up everything you want to say or commemorate on a ring. If you find yourself struggling to decide what you should put on your ring and what you should sacrifice then you might want to consider a graffiti style layout. All that means is the space on a wide ring is filled with lots of twisting and turning text in a variety of fonts... and of coarse a splatter of diamonds to boot!
Stumped on what you can put on a graffiti ring and keep the design fun, interesting, and meaningful? Here are some examples of the variety of information and design elements you can put on the rings to fill them up:
- Names / Initials of Spouse, Kids, Loved Ones
- Nicknames / Pet Names
- Cute sayings or inside jokes by kids or your sweetheart
- Important dates
- Big achievements and accomplishments
- Significant Locations
- Geographic Location Coordinates
- Hometown city and state names
- Area and zip codes
- Heritage, Nationality, Country
- Zodiac Signs
- Religious / Scripture / Inspirational Quotes
- Goals or Motivational Phrases
- Powerful words
- Birthstones and diamonds
- Symbols or Filler Marks ( dots - dashes- asterisks )
- Text in different languages
- Dates in Roman Numerals
- Raised Accent Shapes
So with so many different options where do you start? The best thing to get rolling is to start with a focus. For example I want to design a ring that celebrates our relationship from the beginning until now. Once you have that focus start asking yourself some questions. Where did you meet? How did you meet? Where was your first kiss? What do you adore about the love of your life? What do they mean to you?
Once you get some answers then chose the way you would like to have it personalized on the ring from one of the options on the list. If your first date was at Captains Cove in Bridgeport, CT you could write that location out completely, portions of it, or just put the coordinates. You could put the date it happened in Roman Numerals. Have fun with it, adding variety as you go along, and you will create a wide ring that will be cherished for generations. As always, if you need help just give us a ring and we can help you design one over the phone with live instant mock-ups of what your design will look like.
Here are some of the most popular wide bands on MetalPressions.com:
Sterling Silver 10MM Wide Band
14K Yellow 10mm Wide Band
14K White 10mm Wide Band
14K Rose 10mm Wide Band
We recently talked about how you can make your personalized jewelry a little different by off centering the text. Click to see the post about those unique jewelry designs.
Here are two other examples of how a small change like not blackening the text can set your jewelry apart. The absence of the black in the letters softens the look of the charm and makes the text more subtle; an effect that looks distinctively classy.
The charm on the left is a 14K 5/8" Gold Charm with Bail. The text is stamped in our block font.
The charm on the right is a 14K Rectangle Charm that measures 35mm x 11mm. The coordinates are stamped in our script font.
Both charms hang from the 14K 2.8mm Flat Oval Cable Chain.
If you want your text unblackened, just request that in the additional notes before you add the item to your cart or call to place the order over the phone. 912-771-1133
Today is the day to honor your dog so take a moment and give your pet a little extra love! Here's a shot of our happy shop dog, Lightning, and some pet inspired jewelry.
We recently started offering custom shirt studs at the request of some of our customers. The first few sets were thick round shirt studs with symbols on the front.
One of our clients wanted shirt studs to match the 14K white rimmed cufflinks that were being designed in honor of one of their favorite horses, to be worn at special events. In our typical fashion we fulfilled our client's request by making small solid gold rimmed shirt studs. The front text was stamped in our Fancy font and the back was done in typewriter font. A 14k solid white gold raised heart really adds that finishing touch to the cufflinks.
Personalize your set by purchasing these items:
14K White Gold Cufflinks with 14K Rim
14K white Gold Accent Heart
14K White Gold Shirt Stud Set
Choose Other styles and materials of Cufflinks and Shirt Studs
A couple of small changes in a layout can make a design unique and something you can call your own. When customers want something simple but just a little different than the standard name centered in the middle of the charm we work with them to create a layout that meets their vision.
These two charms are great examples of how off centering the name can create a clean but intriguing design. We justified the the names to the bottom right and placed them on an angle. The gold version is a 1/2" yellow gold charm with gold rim with a single name in our typewriter font.
The silver version is 5/8 Silver Charm with Silver Rim and Flush Set Stones. The flush set stone fills in the extra space by the shorter name very well.
Do you have a unique layout idea for a personalized charm? Call us at 912-771-1133 and we'll show you a free design preview with our online jewelry design software.
If true love is eternal than what better shape to represent your everlasting love than a Möbius Strip Wedding Band Set. If you were to trace your finger along the outside surface through the twist you can travel from the outside to the inside and and back again without ever losing contact. We could wax poetic about the Möbius Strip and how it is a profound symbol for love, connection, and commitment, but we think its pretty straight forward ;-)
This couple chose to get 14K yellow and 14K white gold bands with a simple engraving on the outside in our typewriter font. The continuous loop does gives you the ability to inscribe long phrases that transition from the inside to the outside of the ring without a break. Checkout some other Mobius Rings.
Whether you love to reminisce about the places you have been or you are dreaming about where you want to go, this charm is for you. We filled our Medium Silver Rimmed Rectangle charm with some of the worlds greatest fashion cities like New York, Milan, London, Paris, Barcelona, and Tokyo; we have been to some, and are dreaming of visiting the others someday.
To keep our design fun and enticing, we used a variety of fonts and arched the cities around the charm to give it movement and a feeling of traveling. The dotted line carries you on a trip through the cities and the accent white diamonds give it a little necessary bling. The rose gold accent heart emphasizes that these places have special meaning and matches the rose gold rim and chain.
Have yours created as pictured or customize it with your own special locations.
Get started with these components:
-Medium Silver Rectangle Charm with 14K Rose Gold Rim
-14K Rose Gold Cable Chain
-Heart and Other Accent Shapes
-Flush Set Diamonds
Call us for Jewelry Design Help.
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When you dedicate your life towards a goal and then, through hard work and dedication, achieve that goal you have good reason to celebrate. Two years ago that's just what Stacy V. did when her husband developed a drug to combat Cystic Fibrosis. Stacy wanted to incorporate the chemical compound into the design of 14K cufflinks. At first glance the design might seem simple with small letters and simple shapes made of straight lines, but turning that into a stamped image that looks good can be quite challenging. We took great care to make sure we created a stamping tool that would be clear and accurate to the original image. The result was exactly what Stacy was looking for.
As all well accomplished and successful people tend to do after an achievement, Dr.V continued his efforts working toward developing more life saving drugs. Two years later he passed another major milestone and developed a second life saving compound. Stacy approached us again to memorialize the new compound in another set of cufflinks. This time around the design was substantially more challenging. While we can't comment to the chemical complexity, from a visual standpoint the image was more detailed and much wider. To fit that design on the cufflinks we had to use a slightly larger round charm and scale the image down. Scaling the image down required that we paid meticulous attention to the tooling design. Some of the characters and lines in the design were smaller that the smallest fonts we use to stamp. In addition to that some characters were a fraction of a millimeter apart. As with the first time, our attention to detail paid off with a faithful recreation of the chemical compound on the cufflinks.
We congratulate Dr.V and Stacy for such amazing accomplishments and thank them for being repeat customers and for challenging our skills.
Get your set started:
- Custom Round Cufflinks
- Custom Square Cufflinks
- Custom Rectangle Cufflinks
Need a custom image? Give us a call.
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As custom jewelers that make a wide variety of wedding and bridal party jewelry we get to meet so many wonderful couples starting the next chapter in their lives. It always seems that the couples who laugh together have strong relationships that stand the test of time. For those couples with a tendency to walk on the lighter side of life together, it's not surprising to see that humor makes its way into the design of their wedding and bridal party jewelry.
These gifts to the bride and groom, from the mother of the bride, are a great example of a design that captures the couples fun loving personalities with elegant style. Mom wanted to personalize a gift that this couple could not only wear on their wedding day but any time they shared a formal occasion. She loved the beautiful combination of sterling silver and 14k solid gold. Pairing a set of cufflinks and a 3/4” heart necklace ended up being the perfect ‘something new’ gift on their special day.
Get your set started:
- Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Cufflinks
- Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Heart
- Get the set
Customize a set for your next wedding gift! Call Us!
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