3 Things to Discuss with Your Partner before Wedding Ring Shopping

3 Things to Discuss with Your Partner before Wedding Ring Shopping

For many people the wedding ring is the first piece of fine jewelry (or even jewelry at all) that they will wear. It’s something you are going to wear every single day, so you want it to be perfect, right? This expectation can make shopping for a wedding ring feel like a very daunting task.

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Want Modern Stackable Wedding Rings That Are Ethically Made? Rebecca Mir Grady Has You Covered

Want Modern Stackable Wedding Rings That Are Ethically Made? Rebecca Mir Grady Has You Covered

We love modern takes on the traditional engagement ring, and we love ring stacks even more, so we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Rebecca Mir Grady Jewelry to our Catalyst vendor community. Not only are Rebecca's rings stunning, but they are all handmade from reclaimed precious metals and ethically sourced stones in her Santa Fe studio so there's no diamond guilt here. Plus, you can feel awesome rocking your engagement or wedding ring for the rest of your life knowing you supported a LGBTQ+-owned business. It doesn't get better than that!

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Why Not Have Wedding Rings as Unique as Your Marriage? // With These Rings

Why Not Have Wedding Rings as Unique as Your Marriage? // With These Rings

Stephanie Selle, owner of With These Rings, firmly believes that “you can’t buy love, but you can make it.” In fact, it’s her tagline! Her studio in Port Townsend, Washington gives couples the unique experience of making their own handcrafted rings!  

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A Day in the Life of Oakland Ring Maker, Kendra Renee

A Day in the Life of Oakland Ring Maker, Kendra Renee

Kendra Renee is a metalsmith in Oakland who truly brings couples’ stories to life through their wedding bands by involving them in significant elements of the ring-making process, from collecting the raw materials to pouring the metal in the cast, creating the actual ring — talk about an awesome date night! Kendra says, “It’s kind of magical.” Recently one of her clients brought in gold nuggets that her grandfather had once been paid in for his work as a dentist. With Kendra, the client alloyed them and melted them into her wedding set so she will always have a little piece of family history with her. “People love to see the process behind the scenes — they literally see their ring take shape and become a part of its story.”

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My Feminist Wedding // Making Our Own Wedding Rings

My Feminist Wedding // Making Our Own Wedding Rings

Searching for wedding rings can be exhausting. There are seemingly millions of options — and you don’t want to choose something flippantly because it is something you plan to wear for the rest of your life. It should be special. It should mean something. You should love your ring, right? After all, the wedding ring symbolizes your never-ending, unbroken devotion to your chosen life partner. It’s a big deal.

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Legit Eco-Friendly Rings: Aide-mémoire Jewelry

Legit Eco-Friendly Rings: Aide-mémoire Jewelry

Aide-mémoire Jewelry is the company of your dreams. It's truly eco-conscious. down-to-earth, and woman-run. Looking for wedding bands? Say no more. If you're in Seattle, head over to their space for a consultation. If you're not local, schedule a Skype date.

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Where To Find Catalyst: With These Rings in Washington

Where To Find Catalyst: With These Rings in Washington

I try to live a pretty low-impact life both at home and in my studio practice. Materials used in jewelry can be incredibly harsh on the earth and so many of the people who live in places where metal and stones are mined. The jewelry industry tends to make it kind of hard to make informed decisions about these things. So in my business I consider it my responsibility to be transparent with my clients and supply metals that are one hundred percent recycled and gemstones that have been ethically sourced, lab grown or recycled. 

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