Sometimes You Get That Call That Will Inspire You
When Edbbie called I was twenty minutes from leaving my office for a full day of appointments. He wanted to know if I could possibly make him his dream ring in time for his wedding.
When I found out he was getting married in three weeks I started to get tense. Then he said he was calling from Georgia, wow what next?
My Favorite Rings Seem to Always Come With a Great Story
As he described his dream ring with roses and vines done in enameling, excitement replaced my nerves.
Edbbie’s Dream Rose Ring
When Edbbie was ten years old he drew a ring with roses and vines. He had kept that drawing all these years. As years passed he even drew instructions on it.
He took it to one jeweler after another asking if they could make it. The answer was always no. Years went by.
He then got engaged to Meaghan, the love of his life. This ring idea had great meaning for him and he really wanted it to be his wedding ring. He tried a couple of other jewelers. He got nowhere and set aside his idea.
That Enamel Blog and the Last Minute Try
I had written a blog post about enameling jewelry and Edbbie found it while searching online one last time, searching for a way to have his dream ring made.
He picked up the phone and there I was, more fascinated by the minute as he told me his story. His last name means pink and rose in Spanish. I was his last ditch effort to get his dream ring made for his wedding day.
How could I resist such a beautiful challenge?
The Vision of a Ten Year Old Meets a Determined Jeweler
We called and emailed each other through the day as I had Edbbie double check his finger size and email me the drawing he did when he was ten.
Meanwhile I was talking to my CAD (Computer Aided Design) guy, my enameler and gold caster and trying to figure out how wide I had to make Edbbie’s ring. Oh yeah, Edbbie wanted two thin yellow gold elements in his band. I also needed to figure out how long it would take to make his ring if everyone who helps me worked together and put Edbbie’s ring on the fast track.
The First Step
I gave Edbbie a rough idea of the cost of his ring. He said, “get started!” My CAD guy jumped on it and made the CAD faster than he ever had. “I basically bumped everyone for Edbbie!”
When I emailed the CAD to Edbbie, he asked if there was any way to add one more vine so they intertwined. The Answer was “Yes!”
We had such a tight deadline for each step of Edbbie’s ring that it was on my mind each day as his wedding crept closer.
All the Stars Align
When all the steps were finished I felt so happy. This romantic project both challenged me and pushed out my boundaries.
Then I mailed it overnight and it arrived the Thursday before Edbbie’s Saturday wedding.
Here’s what I heard from him in this email:
The ring just got here. It fits and it’s absolutely stunning. Thank you! – Edbbie R.
Edbbie, I thank you! Across time and space a unique ring was created. It was a great ride and I was so happy to be a part of making your dream ring become real. Your vision as a ten year old was pretty extraordinary!
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