With green rings…
November 10, 2009
Okay, so our rings weren’t actually green. But that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t incorporate a green ring into your ceremony! I’ve mentioned Etsy (the wonderful online craft fair) before, and I’ll probably mention the site several more times in the near future, but I can’t recommend it enough. And it’s where we found our recycled gold, handmade in upstate NY wedding bands. They’re similar to Jason’s parents’ (Jason’s mom actually made those herself; another option). And the set was only a little more expensive than the single ring I bought Jason for our engagement (which wasn’t eco-friendly in any way, being from Zale’s and back when I was a kind of oblivious grad student, but we’ll keep it in the family and make sure it lasts a long time)!
Without further ado:
And here’s the Etsy listing. We loved working with Elizabeth of esdesigns; even though everything was through e-mail, it felt so personal. And we did have to have both our rings resized after we originally got them (our fault for guessing in the first place), which she did and then got them back to us in a matter of days. I love the way it looks on my hand. It doesn’t match my platinum engagement ring, but now I wear that on my right hand, so whichever hand I look at, I get to think of my wedding and the amazing man I married.
There’s an awful lot of great information about eco-friendly jewelry available on the internet, so I’m going to let you google all that yourself. I also talked a little bit about them in an earlier post on the engagement ring post above, so check that out if you need a place to get started! And let me know what you end up doing. 🙂
(this is also the first post with one of our awesome photographer’s gorgeous pictures. There’ll be lots more! You can see a few of us on her blog post “Amy & Jason’s Wedding,” but you should check out her whole website: http://www.nataliefrankephotography.com!)