When my partner and I started discussing our long-term hopes for our relationship, we decided that rings to commemorate us liking each other a whole lot would be fun idea. I was super excited – Lev wasn’t against wearing rings, and was interested in something fancier that a regular gold band. After some research, most of it conducted on Etsy, he came across two shops he especially liked:
- WedgeWood Rings: http://www.etsy.com/people/WedgewoodRings
- Jewelry by Johan: http://www.etsy.com/people/jewelrybyjohan
Being a salary-earning adult at that point (now I’m an unemployed adult with ambitions of self-employment), I giggled at Lev until he felt encouraged enough to pick a favorite ring from each shop – at which point I happily dubbed the more economic wood ring from WedgeWood Rings the engagement ring, and the costlier meteorite ring from Johan’s bench as the wedding ring.
We are both very happy with each of the rings, so I wanted to praise the two epic jewelry benches! This post will be mainly for WedgeWood Rings, and a later post will focus on Jewelry by Johan
Engagement Ring: “Titanium band lines with Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl” from WedgeWood Rings
Working with Steven was a pleasure, since it was barely any work for me, the customer. He responded to Etsy messages quickly, was friendly, concise and efficient. I contacted him with custom specifications for wood, titanium finish, size and width of ring – Steven confirmed that he’ll take on my order and set up the invoice for me. Once I paid, Steven thanked me for the order, promised to provide photos as soon as he’ll have them, and gave by a deadline by which he would ship the ring. He ended up completing the ring several days ahead of deadline and shipping early. Here are the photos of the ring he provided:
About 3 weeks into wearing the ring, Lev noticed that the epoxy finish that sealed the wood portion of the ring was flaking – he was very careful with the ring, yet the finish was behaving… not at all how we expected a month into ownership.
So I contacted Steven for help – asking for diagnosis and potential solutions. Steven decided that the cause was most likely a bad epoxy batch, and that in either case he’d be able to re-apply a finish for us. We coordinated on vacation schedules – first he was out of town, and then we were – but in another month we had the ring back in perfect condition. It’s been over 7 months since then at this point, and the finish has remained in the same condition as when we received the ring back. Here’s some eye candy 🙂