the Man’s ring

Ever since the first time I laid eyes on J, I’ve loved his style. J is just simply a stylish man who knows what he wants and what looks good on him. When it came to his wedding band, he wanted something that was totally him, but he also wanted to design it himself. He wasn’t into the typical wedding bands so we looked into alternatives and ended up choosing jade.

We went to a jade jeweler that did custom pieces and J described his ideal ring to the jeweler, a thick black jade band with his last name engraved in Kanji (J is Japanese and incidentally his last name literally translates to “black rock”). The jeweler then sent off the design to be created in China and it arrived in about a month. The ring is beautiful and so fitting for J. I was happy to get him something that he would be proud to wear. I’m actually thinking of getting a smaller version made in pink jade for me.

Here it is with my rings. It’s not the clearest picture to see the engraving, but I wanted to point out that it’s not the typical engraving where they carve it into the ring, it is actually carved out so that the characters are above the surface of the ring. If you click on the picture you can see a bigger size and see a little bit more detail.

The jeweler we worked with is T.S. Lin & Sons and they are based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you their contact info. I rarely see men with bands that are not gold,silver, platinum or titanium so I think that this is a really great alternative. It might not be typical, but it’s totally us.

pictures by styleish

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  • Tam Pham
    June 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    oh such a cool ring!!! love the originality.

  • Jenna
    June 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I really love this ring. I wish I could get That Groom to agree to wear a ring. He doesn’t want to have one at all!

  • Aricka
    June 4, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    The rings are very stylish, just like the couple!

  • {kay}
    June 4, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    i love that the rings reflect you as a couple and that they are totally original…you didn’t feel he need to stick with ‘tradition’. both rings are gorgeous!

    oh and by the way – i’ll blog wedding related posts every so often…so stay tuned! I hope I can pass on some cool ideas :o)

  • Kate
    June 5, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Oooh that is sooo awesome!! Love it. It’s so dark and handsome, that ring. 🙂

  • Guilty Secret
    June 5, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, very cool! It is hard to see in the photo but you get the idea… I bet it looks amazing in the flesh!

  • tiffany2stylish
    June 5, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Tam Pham – Thank you!

    Jenna – Thanks! Maybe after your married That Groom will realize that he really does want to wear a ring after all.

    Aricka – you are too sweet!

    Kay – Thank you! I will keep a look out for your wedding posts. I love your ideas so can’t wait to see what you got. 🙂

    Kate – thanks! too funny, you make me laugh!

    Guilty – thanks! and yes, the details are so hard to capture on camera.

  • Kate
    June 5, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I’m glad I crack you up – because you’ve been tagged!

    We want to hear more about the Mister!

  • Diabolina
    June 6, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    what a dream!!! love the unconventional!

    he is a gem – pun intended!!!