Traditional and Unique Wedding Band Engraving Ideas

Traditional and Unique Wedding Band Engraving Ideas - Mokume Gane Rings - Custom Jewelry by Jaume Labro

Selecting the perfect wedding ring can take an incredible amount of patience and skill. After carefully considering your budget, you need to take sizing, band width, metalwork, and gemstones into account. Does your bride-to-be desire ethical gold and eco-friendly diamonds? Will you design your own wedding ring with a jeweler, purchase one directly from the case or perhaps go the vintage route?

When these swirling questions are finally out of the way, couples are often surprised at the final hurdle: should they include an engraving? Silly and treasured, timeless and one-of-a-kind, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding band engraving ideas. Whichever one you choose, an inscription makes it yours forever.

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Promise Rings – Significance and Meaning in the 21st Century

Promise Rings – Significance and Meaning on the 21st Century, Custom Jewelry by Jaume Labro

The Greeks were among the first to wear rings not only to represent marriage but also as a pledge of fidelity or loyalty. Throughout the centuries, various western civilizations adorned themselves similarly. In Roman times, the Claddagh ring – featuring two hands for friendship and a crown-topped heart for loyalty – was a popular choice for betrothal ring. Today, the design is recognized as an Irish tradition, and often given between couples with Irish ancestry.

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Marcel Tolkowsky: The Father of the Ideal Diamond Cut

Marcel Tolkowsky - ideal diamond cut - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

When you are searching for the perfect piece of diamond jewelry, you simply know when you have found the right one. The way it shines, the weight against your skin, the texture of the materials and the instinct that the piece was meant especially for you. While our love for jewelry is often based on feeling and emotion, it may surprise you that we have a mathematician to thank for it.

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Tips and Tricks for Fine Jewelry Care

 

Mokume Gane Fine Jewelry Care Tips - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

Preserving and caring for your most precious possessions should always be in the back of your mind. Heirlooms are meant to be treasured, and repair work can cost almost as much as a new piece. With these easy jewelry care instructions, you’ll keep your fine jewelry and Mokume Gane in fine shape for generations to come!

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9 Incredible Jewelry Making and Design Techniques

Jewelry Making and Design Techniques - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

Though jewelry trends may come and go, one thing is certain: people love to adorn themselves with beautiful designs. Check out this list of nine incredible jewelry making and design techniques that have made a lasting impression on the world.

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Give Back to the Planet Through Your Love of Sustainable Jewelry

Give Back to the Planet - Jaume Labro Sustainable Jewelry

Gold and diamonds have been fought over and sought after for centuries, and the modern market is no different. With the increase of environmental destruction and the taking advantage of mine workers, we at Jaume Labro have made a promise to only purchase from ethical companies with transparent business practices and sources.

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The Ancient Japanese Technique of Mokume Gane Comes Alive at Jaume Labro

The Ancient Japanese Technique of Mokume Gane -Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

Since the 1600s, Mokume Gane has been celebrated as an intricate Japanese metalworking art, originally inspired the ancient art of Damascus steel sword making. With Mokume Gane, wondrous, nature-inspired decorative patterns were hand-hammered to craft the handles and sheaths of katanas. Mokume Gane blades were a reflection and symbol of status in feudal Japan – specifically in samurai society – and the intricacies of each piece were intended to impress. Today, Mokume Gane is most often showcased in jewelry pieces.

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The Myths and Meanings of Your Favorite Gemstones

The Myths and Meanings of Your Favorite Gemstones - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

The continued demand for diamonds and other precious gemstones has resulted in hundreds of years of destruction of ecosystems and whole communities. At Jaume Labro, we follow the route of each gemstone and guarantee that we only purchase the highest-quality pieces which follow the strictest restrictions and regulations.

That said, choosing a gemstone can be a tough process, and we’d like to make that process a bit easier. So here is a list of our favorite gemstones to work with and some facts that may influence your next custom jewelry piece!

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Forest protection program

We guarantee that we will only support environmentally responsible suppliers – and you can choose to go even further as ‘your’ trees are planted in an ancient forest under threat. Perhaps one day, you will go and visit ‘your’ tree, but even if you don’t, your jewelry will remind you that somewhere in Africa, a tree is reaching towards the sky because you chose Labro.

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