Posted October 14, 2018 07:06:03A new wave of women are flocking to the bridal industry, and for many women, it is an opportunity to have their wedding rings made by a respected jeweller, rather than just a DIYer.
But for some women, a ringsmith isn’t a glamorous way to pay their respects to a loved one, and it is not a very good way to look after your finances.
We spoke to Sarah, who is married to a man who is a jeweller and was asked by his wife to make rings for their wedding.
Sarah’s husband, John, was very keen to have her make the rings, she said, and they went to the local jeweller for advice.
Sarah said: “I had to talk to John a lot, and he explained how to do it and everything, and I thought it was the perfect thing to do.”
The ring itself is quite simple, so it was quite simple to make, but I also thought it would be really nice to wear it.
“It’s really important to be able to wear a wedding ring for yourself, it’s very important to know how to make a wedding band, so you can wear it for the rest of your life.”
John’s wife, Jo, agreed.
She said: ‘I didn’t want to do this on my own, I thought I should do it with a jewellery workshop, so I got a jewellers workshop to help me.
“I did the whole process for the wedding rings and they gave me a nice set of instructions, so they were really easy to follow.”
But the problem is that I was a bit nervous because I don’t know how the ring would look.
“If I didn’t have a wedding wedding band on, I would not have had a ring made for me, but if I did have a ring on and I didn to wear the ring, I’d feel embarrassed.”
So I was really nervous about what it would look like.
“Sarah said she had to wear her wedding ring to the wedding, and her husband thought she looked “over-dressed”.
She said she would not wear her ring to their wedding because it would make her look “overly happy”.
She added: “He said if you are over-dressing, you look like a bridesmaid and he would like that.”
He’s been really good with me, he’s really nice, he understands that I’m a woman who has been through a lot and is still struggling.”
And I feel really lucky, it feels like I’ve got a piece of history that I can share with my family and friends.
“Sarah’s husband also said he was proud of his wife’s work, saying: “She’s been making this ring for me for over 25 years, so she’s got a really long tradition of making beautiful rings.
“Sarah, who does not work in the wedding industry, said her family are supportive of her decision to take on the job.
She added that she hopes to continue making rings for her family and said: I don`t have to worry about the money anymore.”
Every wedding is different, so this is just another part of my life that is really important.
“That’s a great opportunity to give something back, and that’s something I’ve been looking for.”
Sarah added: ”I’ve had to change my wardrobe a lot over the years, but it`s not just about the wedding ring.
“There are other things that I enjoy doing that have been really rewarding, but now it`ll be my family that will look after my finances.”
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