I’m a lucky girl.
A very lucky girl.
On 20th December just gone my husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. Ten years and three sons, and just a few grey hairs and ‘laughter’ lines! So to mark this occasion I got to have a proper meeting with Andrew at Sparkle Designer.
As I said, a very lucky girl.
We first met Andrew about four years ago when he had the stand next to mine at a wedding fair. Since then he’s regularly been pitched next to me and he’s tested my cake samples for me and I’ve watched people talk to him about diamonds!
Andrew makes bespoke jewellery of all different sorts but we were shopping for an eternity ring. He came to our house and we talked about what kind of thing we wanted and also what budget we had. He took measurements and looked at my engagement and wedding rings and then pulled together a computer image of the kind of thing we were looking for.
More detailed images followed – I think the technical drawings are fabulous and amazingly beautiful in their own way!
Then messages saying that the ring had gone for rendering, or that the diamonds were being set, and then it was going to be hallmarked…..
Until it was hand delivered. And I love it.
The lovely thing is that it feels truly unique. Like no one else will have one exactly the same. That it was made just for me. And I think that’s the real beauty of jewellery made by some like Sparkle Designer. Would you want to go to a wedding and see someone with the exact same cake as you? Or the very same wedding dress? I think jewellery is even more important in some ways. I’ve looked at the engagement ring on my finger for 12 years now. The wedding ring for 10 years, and now the eternity ring has joined them.
All that time. All those memories. All stored on one finger.
If you’re thinking about some beautiful jewellery you can find Andrew here: