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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Etsy Wedding Rings

Photo Courtesy of HelenesDreams

Unfortunately, I was stuck in the school computer lab until 6pm the other night fulfilling some idiotic district mandate (can I get in trouble for broadcasting that over the internet?).

When I needed to let some steam escape from my overtaxed brain, I struck up conversation with one of my colleagues who is in the wedding planning process.

We specifically talked about Etsy and what a wonderful, delightful, surprisingly splendid place it can be for inexpensive, hand-crafted, beautiful engagement/wedding rings.

Like this ring for $68.

Sixty-eight dollars!

I don't know much about the nuances of jewelry (I'm guessing sterling silver isn't as good as gold?), but there are a lot of different options on Etsy.

Any good Etsy leads?


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20 comments:

Marisa said...

We got our rings from an antique shop, but we looked at etsy too....They have beautiful stuff.

Therese S. said...

This ring: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33122783

Angela said...

garnetgirl has beautiful stackable rings!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/onegarnetgirl?ga_search_query=onegarnetgirl&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

lindab said...

I've been loving this artist:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/singleBbeautiful
These are all recycled metals and conflict-free stones in organic settings. Her prices are so reasonable- some non-diamond engagement rings are less than $100!

Kelsey said...

I'm planning on buying a rose gold wedding band from etsy...here are some thoughts:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29970967

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12319242

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22371909

Not sure if anyone has had experience with Brilliant Earth but my engagement ring is made by them, 100% receycled metal and an ethically sourced diamond from canada. I even got a certificate telling me what health and safety standards are enforced for the workers! Great customer service too.

Jocelyn G said...

I am completely in love with this wedding band set because it's beyond personalized, haha:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33855984

And I also love anything by onegarnetgirl on etsy.

Heidi said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mcfarlanddesigns

I love all of her work and ethics. We plan on having something custom made for my wedding ring.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if any of these artists with design just a setting? My fiance's mother gave him her diamond (marquis) from her engagement ring to his dad, and we're looking to put it in a setting, but I don't want to go to a standard jewelry store. So many of the etsy, turtle love, and other rings are so beautiful and fit right in with the ethical and environmental message I would love to encompass with my ring. Any help would be fabulous!

Autumn said...

@Anon: I would imagine most of those designers would be more than willing to do custom work and to fit the stone you already have.

I think these will be our wedding bands: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30800659
I find symbolism in the two sides really being one and have a soft spot for learning about Mobius strips from Mr. Wizard.

I think this is pretty too: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13757161

brandylee78 said...

Oh heavens yes! Ruff House Art. Jill is making my invitations (in two languages), and he been overly accommodating and kind. I also bought my wedding earrings on Etsy from Silver Nutmeg Studios. You can't bet a $9 accessory, and they're stunningly pretty leaves.

leenie said...

We got my ring from the seller sue lane and he got his ring from the seller jim daling. They were in the several hundred dollar range, but we just loved the styles and hadn't seen anything like them anywhere else. Both have been great to work with.

A.Mountain.Bride said...

I'm addicted to two Etsy jewelers...

Beth Cyr...simply loverly.

Beyond the Rockz (everything is made from recycled, re-purposed metals...love some of their fun stuff!)

Marinade Handmade said...

I've been loving this seller: SingleBbeautiful. Her rings are awesome, unique, recycled and conflict-free. She has an entire his/hers wedding set for as low as $210. What a bargain! My mister and I are giving her stuff some serious consideration...

Brandy said...

We got my wedding set from Kate Szabone's etsy shop for less than $300 and the rings are absolutely beautiful. Rose gold, grey diamond engagement ring, hammered rose gold stackable ring on each side. We're etsy browsing for his band now!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kateszabone?ga_search_query=kateszabone&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Phoe said...

I found his band here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29154726

Oh, and 'idiotic district mandate' is redundant. :D

Marissa C. said...

Oh man! So excited about this post since we just got our rings recently. The rings in this shop are all crafted out of recycled coins and run $30-$50 a piece. Here are ours:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30046809

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33556295

The service and quality are fantastic, btw. One of the rings didn't fit + we had to send it back, and he was super polite and speedily fixed the ring for us.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are both horticulturists, enjoy woodworking and got married under a huge oak tree this summer. I was so excited to find this beautiful wedding ring for my husband on etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30671051

We special-ordered it in white gold without the oxidation and it is absolutely perfect. Rachael Sudlow was wonderful to work with and her prices were quite reasonable.

Alia said...

This is such an amazingly helpful post! My fiance and I are definitely going to be trying to plan on a budget, and all the etsy links are a great place for us to start looking for rings. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Ooh... just found this seller- Bloom Studios- with beautiful eco-friendly organic looking rings:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloomStudios

A-L, from An Honorable Estate said...

Heart of Water Jewels does some fabulous work, as does Julia Kay Taylor.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartofWaterJewels?ga_search_query=Heartofwaterjewels&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=date_desc&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title

http://www.etsy.com/shop/juliakaytaylor

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