It catches your eye as she walks by; is that ring real? We've all seen the celebrity engagement ring with the supersized stone, and the flurry of look a-likes that flood the market afterwards. What makes the original so luxurious, and the imitation just that; the ugly stepsister?
There's more to a luxury engagement ring
than meets the eye. If you really want to feel that luxurious supernatural hum when you look at your engagement ring, or if you truly hope for your beloved to swoon every time she gazes at the ring you engaged her with, consider these three things. More...
It is no secret that social media is everywhere. So it makes sense to take advantage of hashtags for your wedding. A hashtag can be used on multiple social media platforms — including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram — and it’s a great way for you to go back and see some snaps your guests took throughout the day instead of being inundated with text messages and pictures during your honeymoon. Hands down, a hashtag is the best way to find the best candids from your wedding. There’s no such thing as too many wedding photos, after all! And who doesn’t love a good wedding selfie or two?
What do the skeptics think? While everyone is in agreement that hashtags are great for organization, it’s easy for them to be overused. And for some couples, phones can be banned entirely. They way they see it, it’s important for people to simply enjoy the moment. After all, the couple didn’t spend all this time and money planning a wedding for the guests to look at their screens all night.
These can be especially fun for couples with larger wedding venues and more people in attendance. The idea behind a live texting screen is easy — either a DJ or the venue provides a large digital screen and they set up a phone number where guests can anonymously text in well wishes. Many couples elect to use this technology as a way to promote love on their happy day from people they may not be able to talk to as much during the festivities.
The scaffold engagement ring is a new take on the traditional concept of a bridal set with a separate engagement ring and wedding band. With a scaffold engagement ring, as you become one in marriage on your wedding day, so does your set of rings. Your wedding band slips into the engagement ring securely and the two rings truly become one. Krikawa is pleased to debut a new style of scaffold engagement ring that has been added to our growing collection.
The Juicy Scaffold Engagement Ring
is inspired by our popular Signature Juicy
design. Like the other rings in the Juicy Collection, "hand-cut European style pavé" set stones of your choosing follow arching curves up the sides of the ring to support your center stone. With this scaffold engagement ring, you have the freedom to choose from a variety of wedding bands that can be made to slide right into it. You can choose a diamond accented band
for added sparkle, a mokume gane band
(pictured) for a beautifully unique set, or a simple wedding band
for a more modern look. Whichever you decided, you are certain to have a one-of-a-kind bridal set when the two rings are joined.
Let us take you behind the scenes so you can see how this beautiful ring came to be...
Are you considering a matching set of wedding bands, but would like to retain your own unique individual expression? This was the case for a couple who came to Krikawa looking for custom wedding rings. Although the couple both loved the idea and symbolism of the Celtic Knot, they did not want their rings to be "matchy matchy." Thus, a wedding band set was created that is kindred in style but not identical.
These Celtic Knot Wedding Bands
feature the same eternity knot wrapping around the entire band, however that is where the similarities end. More...
What happens when you have a beautiful, heirloom engagement ring and would like to have a matching wedding band to make a complete bridal set? You cannot expect to walk into any jewelry store and find a perfect match. This was the case for a lovely couple who came to Krikawa for a custom wedding band to match an inherited, antique engagement ring. When asked the story of her engagement ring, this is what she said...
"So it's actually my grandmother's engagement ring. She gave it to my
mom for me to have, one day when I was ready. I was in high school.
Diamond engagement rings are simply not “one-size-fits-all” and when you are shopping for yourself or a lover, keep these handy tips in mind for choosing the right stone.
At first, this question might seem simply answered, “it’s all about what you can afford.” Yet many other factors should influence your design decisions and will make a big visual impact when you wear your diamond ring.
12. November 2015
There’s great handmade jewelry in all pockets of this country, but we think the designs coming out of Arizona are especially beautiful and worth introducing to locals and out-of-towners alike. To that end, Krikawa recently unveiled a permanent in-store
display of Arizona jewelry. It’s the first space of its kind for area metalsmiths to show their work, and we’re thrilled to shine a light on this fine and very difficult craft. The display will offer a regularly rotating lineup of contemporary jewelry inspired by the natural beauty and history of our state. Here are four artists we’re featuring right now:
Mountains settle the soul. "Climb every mountain!" is a directive that has pulled on millions of souls around the world.
I love going to the mountains. Hiking, camping, or just driving through; time in the mountains seem to put things into perspective. It's funny; the first date that my husband and I went on was actually camping. And, two years later, on our honeymoon, more than half of the three weeks was spent camping.
When I spend a day or two in the mountains, my mind clears from all the mundane garbage that seems to collect, and I feel a greater sense of clarity. As John Muir put it, "The clearest way to the universe is through a forest wilderness." More...