Friday, July 03, 2009

Miss GWU: Maybe a Muse for Wedding Bands?

I've received many comments on my engagement ring from its antique appeal to the clarity of the rock. One of my favorites coming from my best friend "It is delicate but significant." Sometimes I catch myself staring at it because when I do, I get one of those exciting butterfly moments of reassurance that my man, Mr. GWU, knows me...like really knows me. From the time we discussed taking the next step to become engaged and to the actual engagement, I gave him no guidance as to thee ring; abstract at best. We visited one jeweler where I decided I did not want more than a carat and some sort of unique design. Literally that was all. The rest was left to Mr. GWU's imagination (and wallet :). Mr. GWU did good. real good. Following the engagement and learning more about the months leading up to the finish of the ring, I was happy to find out that Mr. GWU went to a local, family-owned jeweler called IGorman. Located on 20th st, NW, they were founded in 1981 and remain a family business set on high quality design and warm customer service. Mr. GWU loved working with them, particularly with his specific designer, Alishan. And here is thee engagement ring:

I love the ring. Since this was such a good experience for Mr. GWU and they have been with us on this part of the journey so far, I was thinking I would probably go to them for Mr. GWU's wedding band. I want something substantial, probably white gold, with a unique design or etching, and a short quote engraved on the inside. Looking at the work of the designing staff, I'm pretty confident they can capture my thoughts and produce a great wedding band for Mr. GWU. Here are some thumbnails from their site: http://www.igorman.com/

Has anyone worked with IGorman before on wedding bands and have suggestions on designers or anything else related to this process? Is it better to buy a band that is on the snug versus loose side?

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Blogger MissNationalHarbor said...

My fiance and I got our wedding bands there and he got my engagement ring there. The person he worked with is now gone unfortunately but we have a good rapport with the son's owner. Adam is his name and if you can I would work with him. He is very nice and attentive. He really works with you and provides excellent suggestions as well. In terms of snugness- when I went in last they told me to leave the ring snug. Your fingers swell in the summer and contract in winter. So if you are buying your ring in the summer I will bet they will tell you to leave it slightly snug. I bought mine in the winter and they told me to come back in July and if it was still loose we could come up with a plan to size it. They are a great choice!

Monday, July 06, 2009 10:29:00 AM  
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Blogger Sarah Mags Bayot said...

Thanks Miss National Harbor. That's really helpful.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:19:00 AM  

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