Monday, July 11, 2011

love & blood.

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earlier this year i was contacted by a local philly guy looking for a special engagement ring for his lady. although the resulting "simmone ring" was completed a few months ago, he wanted to wait until this month to go to the shore and propose to her in a photobooth! so now that they are officially engaged with bloodmilk, i can share these photos:

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the simmone ring is a marriage between my beloved sparrow claws and an antique ring setting. the claws add a subtle macabre element to an already intriguing and ornate ring. joining together my love for the past with my obsession with bird claws, which were also elements that michael found significant to their interests & relationship, it was decided that we weren't going to use a diamond center stone. however, there are several black diamonds encircling the stunning garnet (her birthstone) & the ring was cast in solid white gold and then hand oxidized to add my signature shade of gloomy gray. by choosing this metal, the ring retains a traditional significance, but the details reveal a unique strangeness. i loved working on this ring & am honored to have made an heirloom piece that will forever be a reminder of their love & commitment.

congratulations to michael & simmone.
xo

14 comments :

Peacockhead said...

Totally. Utterly. Amazing. I love the utterly unique ring, blood red stone, and the adorable proposal.

Angeliska said...

Oh, this is so beautiful... That photobooth proposal made me cry!
I love love love the ring - what a wondrous creation! Garnet is my birthstone also, and those black diamonds are very exciting indeed. Loveliness!

Jacqui.V said...

Breathtaking! And such a sweet engagement!

Dianne said...

Beautiful as ever.

RaLoup said...

Everything about this post is beautiful. A stunning ring, and an achingly sweet proposal.

Peg and Awl said...

This is incredible! The photographs are unbelievable and the ring is perfect!!!

The Stapelia Company said...

What a beautiful ring. What a lucky girl (he has taste!). :)

Leila Marvel said...

That ring is so gorgeous and so unique for their occasion! Just amazing.

Shanna - Nostalgia Film said...

What a fun proposal idea! To have it captured in such a way is awesome. And that ring is so gorgeous. Love the garnet!

Allyson said...

So lovely! The look on her face is absolutely priceless... those photos and that ring are a treasure! :)

Jasmine said...

Nice ring what a style,i jst really love this ring

The Hand Of Fatima Design said...

that is amazing!!

mark jewelry said...

I can’t express in words….. very beautiful.

personalized jewelry said...

The garnet stone embedded on an antique ring setting is as precious as their love for each other. :)