Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Modernist, Elegant, Sleek, Wearable, Expressive
What about your business are you most proud of?
I've been told that my approach to walking grooms and couples through the design process has been called a breath of fresh air for people who have become overwhelmed by trying to shop for jewellery on the high street and online. The fact that I've found a way to make ring shopping easier makes me very happy.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
For Brides - Don't be afraid to ask for help. A wedding is not just a big event, it's a rite of passage (pretty much the only one left in modern western culture). The fact the western world seems to expect the bride to organise her own rite of passage herself has always seemed to me to be a bit unfair.
For grooms - Help your bride! Find any way you can, large or small. You're in this together. And the more stress you can lift from your bride's shoulders, the happier your big day will be.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
The process always starts with an email or phone call. From there, I meet with one or both partners, and I spend some time talking to them about their personal style, and what they want. If they already have ideas of what they like, we work from that. Either way, I work with them to develop a design which they love.
What is the most romantic engraving you have seen on a wedding ring?
Actually, one of my all-time-favourite engravings I've seen in recent memory was a bride who put on the inside of her (often absent-minded) groom's ring "Put me back on!"
Which ring do you think holds most significance for a bride?
From what I've seen, everyone attaches their own personal meaning to their jewellery. I once new a lady who had a side-band made with two different-coloured pear-shaped gemstones. One of the stones represented her 5 year old daughter, the other her 3 year old son (her children from her previous marriage).
I loved how she had found a way to symbolise not only her life with her new husband through her engagement ring, but also the beautiful things she was bringing with her from her previous marriage as well.