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  • Writer's pictureLee Lally

White gold and diamond shadow wedding bands

The lucky owner of this beautiful diamond and sapphire engagement ring was thrilled to receive such a stunning family heirloom from her fiance. But, like most antique rings, her new engagement ring didn’t come with a wedding band, and modern wedding bands weren’t doing the ring justice. So, she partnered with Custom to let us create the perfect pair of white gold and diamond wedding bands to enhance the delicate beauty of her vintage ring.

Vintage and antique engagement rings are near-and-dear to our hearts at Custom. Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing we love more than helping couples create gorgeous custom engagement rings to represent their one-of-a-kind love. But, we appreciate the romanticism behind giving your loved one a ring that has a history of love behind it, as well.

However, as our bride-to-be found out, finding the right wedding band to marry to a beautiful antique or vintage ring is tricky. Rings of an early era (1900 or earlier) were often created to wear alone and therefore tend to have non-standard shapes. Most vintage wedding bands (1950 and later) are usually separated from the engagement ring as they get passed down through the generations. So, if you want to use a vintage ring as an engagement ring, most modern wedding bands won’t *quite* fit the unique shape of your older ring. This is also what makes vintage rings fun (for Custom, at least)! We can’t wait to breathe new life into an old ring with a wedding band (or in this case, bands) that make each ring uniquely the wearer’s.

In this case, our bride knew she wanted two bands, each with diamonds, that would frame her engagement ring. Custom knew we wanted the bands to enhance, not overshadow, the ring’s delicate filigree work. After some consultation and a few rounds of design, we came up with these two lovely shadow bands with prong set diamonds. We love how the bands gently hug the ring and the prong-set round diamonds give the outside edge a delicate scalloped look, gently mirroring the fine filigree scroll work on the ring. In the end, the bride loved the sparkle, the groom loved that it didn’t detract from the family’s ring, and we loved that we had two more happy customers.

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