As most of you know, I’m a bit of a violin nerd. And, when I say I’m a bit of a violin nerd, it’s more like full blown fiddle/violin nerd. If I go a few days without playing my fiddle, I start getting grumpy. Last weekend, while I was judging the Eastern Arizona Fiddling Contests, Michael Rolland and I spent 3 hours in the car (each way) geeking out on fiddling music. That’s just what I do when I get around other fiddle or violin nerds. But, I digress.
About 3 months ago, I asked Christina to marry me, and she said yes. So, for the last few months we’ve been getting ready for the big day (April 26th) and trying to get the details in place. I knew that her ring needed to be something special and I wanted a ring that was more interesting than a plain band, so we chose to get our rings custom designed at Darvier Jewelry Design Studio.
We both knew the owner, Tim, and trusted him to create something awesome that we would be proud to wear. Our Darvier designer, Alex, came through for us, and delivered a set of violin themed wedding rings that we will be happy to wear for a long, long time.
Here are the Ring Specs:
- Made of milled titanium for optimum lightness while playing my violin.
- Comfort fit for ultimate comfort will playing my fiddle.
- Dual finish – smooth sides and brushed center for more interesting-ness.
- F-holes laser engraved into the center band because they are awesome.
- Made of Palladium White Gold. It’s soft enough to cast nicely, and looks whiteish, while the palladium keeps it from getting dull and doesn’t require periodic maintenance like rhodium plating. It’s also hypoallergenic, and a brighter white than classic white gold.
- Contains F-Holes in the filligree. This is the extra fiddle awesomeness. It’s the element that ties the two rings together. And, she thought it was a great idea, which really let me know that she was a good catch, because she isn’t even a musician. Also, the filligree makes it look kind of old and classic.
- Octagonal outside border for a little clean modern look.
- The V Prongs protect the corners of the stone, and add sleek modern lines.
- From a side view, the band stantions cathedral up to the decorative halo. I really love the lines on the side view.
- The Stone is a 2.2 Karat Princess Cut Forever Brilliant Moissanite. It’s sparklier than a diamond. It’s conflict free. And, it’s substantially less expensive than a comparable diamond. It’s a win-win-win.
You can’t see the profile of the ring in the photo, so you can see the computer renderings of her ring as designed below. I think that the lines on the side view are exceptional.