I turned to Cheyenne Weil, the most amazing wax carver I've ever come across. I've been drooling over her work since even before I got married, but I just thought that I'd never be able to afford it. Well, with a little help from my mom and sister, I was able to commission something extraordinary.
Among the what must have felt, to her, like thousands of themes and ideas I sent, she focused on one of my favorite flowers, the fairy iris.
|I am, incidentally, holding this flower while wearing my old wedding set.|
And that's gist of the story behind my ring. Now, onto the (loads of) photos.
I can't get over how incredible this stone is. When back-lit, it looks like a forest, some moss, or an organic painting. When it gets directly in a light source, its sparkle gets blinding.
Can you believe this carving? This woman is a master at the craft. This side shows the iris buds, along with the long, elegant leaves curving around the stone.
The other side shows a full-bloom fairy iris. Just breath-taking.
Sunset-light might be my favorite for this ring. The gold really picks up on the deepening sun rays, and the sapphire just sparkles without giving away any of its depth. It's safe to say I'm in love.
This ring is perfect for me as my wedding ring. I love that I know it is completely and utterly ethical, from our mining of the stone to the recycled gold used in it. For anyone thinking about a custom made piece, I can't recommend Cheyenne enough.
Of course, one of my favorite parts about it is that the stone is the exact same color as my husband's eyes, right down to the flecks of brown. And the fact that the stone originates from one of our honeymoon states...
Update! Cheyenne's posted about the ring on her blog, along with several of photos that really show the incredible details in the metal. Click here to see!
I hope you are having a wonderful Monday!