Thursday, December 20, 2012
My Jewel of the Month for July was Lori Kadezabek‘s unusual custom engagement ring.
Lori and her fella, Brian “Roley” Riolo, got married on November 10. This week, Lori emailed me a photo from her wedding with the note “I uploaded a pic to Facebook and I am getting shout-outs on how amazing my ring looks and I AGREE!!” I asked her if I could share the picture with y’all and she agreed.
Then she sent me more photos — apparently the ring was a big hit with Noelle Soroka Photography.
The white-sapphire-and-diamond ring in a two-toned gold setting is one of my favorite custom pieces. It was fun to design for a bride with non-traditional taste and know that I got it exactly right. Lori emailed me this summer to say, “I cannot even tell you how many peeps are loving my ring! They think it’s the coolest thing ever, they’ve never seen anything like this before, and it’s so perfectly ‘me.'”
I’m going to need to ask Lori about the cute jacket she’s wearing here. I love the dress too, and the lace cuffs are bridal rock ‘n’ roll.
I’m blown away that I made the cover of this special wedding edition of US Magazine. Um, if I added this to my website’s press page, do you think anyone would complain?
Belated congratulations to Lori and Roley! I wish you all the happiness in the world … and lots of anniversary jewelry and push presents, of course!
UPDATED TO ADD: Check out Lori’s comment below to get the scoop on the jacket, the dress and how you can get your own custom wedding magazine! Also, if you want the Wendy Brandes ring that inspired Lori’s ring, you can get it at Broken English Jewelry in Santa Monica, Calif.