I am so inspired by the engagement ring that my friend Pat made for his fiance, Meghan.
Yes, you read that right. Made for his fiance.
Before they were even dating, he convinced her to avoid diamonds because of their deleterious impact on the world. She acquiesced but mentioned that her future fiance better do something special in its place.
So once Pat became her fiance, he took it upon himself to learn how to make a ring. He chose a synthetic emerald and spent more than 50 hours designing and making a ring under the guidance of a professional jeweler. He had it engraved with a Celtic knot and a Gaelic message to honor her Irish heritage. Such dedication and creativity!
If any of you are interested in making your own wedding rings: