It’s the holiday season, I’m sipping on Peppermint Mocha, I have Christmas music on full blast here in the Emmaline Bride office, and there’s joy and love in the air. Ah, the holidays: a popular time of year for couples to get engaged. I mean, this week alone two of my friends got engaged – and it’s not even Christmas yet. If you’re thinking about popping the question soon – or you’re hoping to nudge him in the right direction with a gorgeous handmade engagement ring, today’s post is for you! We’re sharing some of our favorite twig engagement rings that are sure to put the sparkle in your season thanks to Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry. And, we’re also sharing the answer to an often wondered question: why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger. Oh, and if you are trying to drop a hint for the holidays, just leave the window open on your laptop… you never know. ;) Enjoy!
You may have heard that a diamond lasts forever… but we think a handmade diamond or gemstone ring lasts forever + a day. We kid, we kid. If you’ve been an avid Emmaline Bride reader for awhile, you know we have a big ol’ heart for all things handmade. And, as you may have guessed, handmade wedding rings are no exception. If you are gearing up to pop the question, we recommend handmade wedding rings as an option.
But why? …
HAPPY FRIDAY, brides! Hope you have tons planned this weekend (I know I do)! If you thought JAW-DROPPING, WOW-WORTHY engagement rings were only found at jewelers and fancy-pants places downtown, think again! Some of the most incredible, original, awe-inspiring engagement rings are handcrafted by artisans – like these pretties (above) by Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry. When we discovered Barbara’s shop, we were floored. These rustic, nature-inspired rings are something we’d only dreamed of (or heard about in fairytale dreamlands). Check out the detailing – that’s handmade, honey! You won’t find rings like these in chain stores.
But you WILL find them at shops like Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry, an EB Featured Artist! Barbara creates some of the most awe-inspiring rings we have ever seen. Her collection of engagement/wedding rings are especially beautiful, with nature-inspired details and sensational diamonds and gemstones. In fact, everything is made from recycled gold and most of the diamonds are pre-owned – easy on our collective social conscience. Check out our mini-inspiration board featuring some of our hand-picked favorites!