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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More and Less // All that Glitters: The Ethics of Gold Jewelry

More and Less // All that Glitters: The Ethics of Gold Jewelry

The jewelry industry is wrought with problematic paradigms—beautiful things are often created at a high human and environmental cost. It does not have to be this way. If we educate ourselves as consumers, we can support a transition to safer and saner practices.

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Men's Rings Online: For Last-Minute Shoppers Who Want Variety

Men's Rings Online: For Last-Minute Shoppers Who Want Variety

Meet our editor's husband, Adam. Liz jokingly referred to him as "groomzilla" during the wedding planning process because he thought of and constructed many DIY decorations and had strong preferences in terms of the music, food, and the bar to name a few. But one detail he didn't think of until a few weeks before the wedding was his wedding band. In the end he rush-ordered something online that he ultimately didn't care for and only wore on the wedding day. Men's Rings Online exists for this very reason: to provide a large variety of wedding rings that can be rush shipped for free and easily exchanged, all for a fraction of the cost that you would pay using a traditional jeweler.

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