I like rings. I like ‘em so much that when the phone says, “RING RING!” I answer by saying, “Yes, please.” Of course, not just any ring will do. Right now I’m digging on Krikawa Jewelry Designs. Run by husband and wife team, John and Lisa Krikaw, KJD will knock your socks off. They carry a sweet selection of plain and diamond wedding bands, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Seriously. Have a look:
According to the site, this “mokume band arches above the ring shank to form an architectural window through the ring.” While the ‘window’ doesn’t really do it for me, I love the way the stone looks with the platinum Mokume Gane and the delicate detailing around the stone itself. All of their Mokume Gane stuff is excellent, by the way.
This modern puzzle ring is crafted with three diamonds in palladium and 18k yellow gold. Intended as a unique and unforgettable wedding band, there are both men’s and women’s sizes, with some differences in style. The ring shown is for all the ladies in the house.
Did I mention that the good folks at KJD will also create custom rings based on client specs? They will work with a stone you already have to create a beautiful design or work with you to draw up a design that suits you and your sweetie perfectly. This ring features a cognac diamond set in 18k yellow gold with six diamond accents. The most intriguing aspect of this ring (for me) is that the band was photo-etched with a pattern from medieval armor. Cool, no?
It’s that sort of attention to detail that really makes me salivate.