I had a lot of personal stock in the engagement of Matt and Lyndsay. It’s heartwarming to see old friends embark on the adventure of marriage together. I was pumped about creating their engagement ring for a number of reasons: Lyndsay’s color palette was right up my alley. She had set her heart on a dark blue sapphire in a rose gold setting. Matt, whom I befriended during art school nearly 10 years ago, has great design sense. I knew collaborating with him would result in a truly unique piece of jewelry. And finally, I was thankful to finally repay a huge personal debt to Matt. He introduced me to my husband Ryan almost 5 years ago.
Lyndsay and Matt are one of the best travelled couples I know. Because of their jet setting ways, we designed a ring that was comfortable, practical, and special enough for her to wear wherever the wind takes them. The gemstone was sourced during my yearly trip to the Tucson Gem Fair. From the road I sent photo selections of the best sapphires I could find. Back in the studio, Matt’s keen eye for detail came into play as we dug into the ring creation together. Through more sketches and photos we created a turned bezel to just the right silhouette he desired.
The finished ring was cast in 14k rose gold with a sandblasted finish and millgrain detail on the bezel’s rim. It’s enchanting, modern, and elegant.