New Chrysoprase Wedding Ring Set!

Chrysoprase wedding ring set with pave` set white sapphire in sterling silver.

Chrysoprase wedding ring set with pave` set white sapphire in sterling silver.

We recently completed this stunning new chrysoprase wedding ring set.  This unique chrysoprase wedding set is inlaid with three pieces of chrysoprase on each side of three sparkling white sapphires.  The white sapphires are pave` set in a triangle cluster and at first glance appear to be one bigger trillion cut stone.  The total weight of the white sapphires in his ring is .12 carats and her ring is .09 carats.  This set is shown in sterling silver but the set is also available in 14 karat gold or platinum for an additional charge.

For those not familiar with chrysoprase, it is a rare form of chalcedony or quartz. Chrysoprase ranges from light to dark green but is most sought after in its striking apple green color. Chrysoprase is rare due to the fact that it is cryptocrystalline. This means that instead of being formed by large six sided crystals, the size of the crystals are extremely small and cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. Chrysoprase has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Moh’s scale and is in the same stone family as agate, carnelian, and onyx. Because chrysoprase is so hard, it is highly suitable for inlay and will stand up to daily wear and tear in a wedding ring.  The best known sources of chrysoprase are Queensland Australia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Arizona, California, and Brazil.  The chrysoprase in this wedding ring set is from Australia.

This his and hers matching ring set will be made to order in your ring sizes in 4 to 6 weeks.  All of our jewelry is handmade by the Hileman family in our Arizona studio.  This set may also be customized by changing the inlay from chrysoprase to dinosaur bone, turquoise, opal or any of the other stones you see on our website.  Black diamonds, blue sapphires, moissanite or diamonds could be substituted for the white sapphires as well.  Some modifications will be upgrades and additional costs will apply.  This style wedding set is also available in his and his or hers and hers ring set combinations.  Check out the listing for this beautiful ring set on Etsy or browse our wedding ring sets on HilemanSilverJewelry.com.

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You Don’t Have to Compromise on Your Wedding Ring Choices

Dinosaur bone wedding ring set with black diamonds.

Dinosaur bone wedding ring set with black diamond accents.

After years of working with customers to create their dream wedding rings, we have found that many couples are compromising on the most important piece of jewelry they will ever wear.  Not necessarily compromising because of cost, but because of the differing personal tastes of the couples.  Many couples come to us and are interested in matching wedding bands but struggle to agree on the style, shape, width and stone choices.  Usually one of the individuals is more conservative and the idea of purchasing a wedding ring as nontraditional as an inlay ring is already stretching the limits of their comfort zone.  While the other partner may be more outgoing and looking for a wedding ring that is big and bold and not at all what the other person would choose.

Why compromise and end up with a wedding ring set that is really not exactly what either one of you want?  We suggest that each person select the ring style that they will love and will be excited to wear for the rest of their lives together.  We can then work with the couple to choose elements that will tie the rings together.  The rings can be different widths or styles and still share the same central gemstones such as white sapphires or the same inlay such as turquoise or dinosaur bone that will unify the set.  Many couples are choosing wedding bands in different widths because maybe one likes a wider look and the other a narrow ring width.  They may choose to have us inlay the rings in totally different colors of the same type of stone.  Many men like our darker gray dinosaur bone and choose it for the inlay in their ring while some women feel our dinosaur bone with pink hues is more their style.  Although the inlay stones are totally different colors, both of the rings are inlaid in dinosaur bone and make a great looking wedding ring set.

Sugilite and amethyst wedding ring set.

Lavender and dark purple sugilite and amethyst wedding ring set.

The point is, don’t feel like you are limited in your wedding ring choices because of what is popular or traditional.  These are your wedding rings that you will wear for a long time and they should not compromise your personality or individuality.  Browse our Hileman wedding rings and wedding ring sets and let us work with you to create wedding rings that are uniquely you.

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Alternative Wedding Ring Options For That Unique Couple

There are magazines, webzines, and blogs all about the “Alternative” wedding style, which simply means less cookie-cutter Dinosaur Bone Jewelryceremonies and more weddings that match the personality of the couple. The “natural” bride, the “pagan” bride, and “same-sex” couples are just a few of the kinds of couples becoming more the norm than ever before in history.

Engagement and wedding bands have always been one of the most traditional and classic parts of the ceremony. “Something old, something new…” has often referred to a passed down engagement ring or set of wedding bands from the bride’s grandparents. The couple may have chosen to accept the gift of one or the other to save money, and because it means a lot to the giver, but may feel a bit left out of their own special day.

Today, more couples are realizing that the wedding day, belongs to them. It’s nice to try and make concessions for parents and close relatives, but ultimately, it is the couple who should be ecstatic about their own unique wedding. Choosing unique engagement rings and wedding bands are a way to express yourselves and your individuality without making a huge scene. If you are not the types to go completely outside the box you can plan a traditional wedding and walk down the aisle with a unique wedding band option like a dinosaur bone ring.

For many alternative couples who may also practice alternative forms of spirituality, they may find it to be a true sentiment of their love for nature and the Earth: to wear something that was once a part of nature. Many couples today, whether they consider themselves alternative or not, are seeking other ring options besides diamonds. Colored gemstones, unique inlay materials and non-traditional metals like stainless steel or sterling silver can add to the individuality of their wedding rings

Turquoise is also a beautiful option for engagement rings and wedding bands, as it signifies strength, protection, and healing. There are a multitude of gemstones and natural materials that have significant mystical and spiritual meaning. No matter what background, culture, or religion you practice, gemstones are a fantastic choice to make your wedding bands stand out and memorable to everyone who sees them.

Although you may not want to have your wedding in the midst of a circus or haunted house, you can go outside the norm with your ring choices to express your true personality as a couple.

New Dinosaur Bone Jewelry in More Colors

Dinosaur bone and white sapphire engagement or wedding ring in sterling silver.

Dinosaur bone and white sapphire engagement or wedding ring in sterling silver.

Hileman Silver Jewelry now has more color options available for our dinosaur bone jewelry designs.  We have always had a variety of red dinosaur bone options, but now we have several choices in grays, a white base bone with reddish spots and some yellow with red accents.  We are busy creating new jewelry with these new dinosaur bone colors.  One of our favorite new ring designs is a wedding or engagement ring with a white sapphire in the center and the new white/gray base color gembone with random reddish-orange spots inlaid down the sides.  It is a little more subdued than the bold red dinosaur bone but has a very interesting pattern and makes for a very unique wedding ring.  You can purchase or read more about this new dinosaur bone ring at our Etsy shop.

Gray dinosaur bone and white sapphire ring in sterling silver.

Gray dinosaur bone and white sapphire ring in sterling silver.

A great example of our new gray dinosaur bone with black matrix is this new man’s ring design.  The top of the ring is inlaid with one piece of fossilized dinosaur bone that is slightly raised above the surrounding silver.  The bone is a combination of several shades of gray with very distinctive black webbing running throughout.  Three sparkling white sapphires are channel set on each side of the dinosaur bone center.  This ring will also be available with black diamonds instead of the white sapphires and other materials may be substituted for the gray dinosaur bone.  Look for this ring to be listed soon at both our Etsy shop and our Hileman Silver Jewelry website.

If you are interested in learning more about dinosaur bone and dinosaur bone jewelry, please read our blog page about dinosaur bone.  For detailed information about dinosaur bone, how is it is formed and its metaphysical properties, read this information from BoneMasters.com.

We offer a great collection of dinosaur bone jewelry in a variety of colors and patterns inlaid in sterling silver.  To browse our large selection of dinosaur bone jewelry including rings, wedding ring sets, pendants and earrings please visit our Hileman Silver Jewelry website.  If you would like to see more photos of our dinosaur bone jewelry, please go to our Flickr page and view our “Dinosaur Bone Jewelry Collection“.

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John and Mark

http://www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com

Here comes the bride (and the groom)!

Sterling silver his and hers handmade wedding ring set inlaid with Australian opal.

Sterling silver and white sapphire his and hers handmade wedding ring set inlaid with Australian opal

Hileman Silver Jewelry’s focus lately has been on creating an alternative to mass produced, cookie cutter wedding ring sets. We have created several his and hers wedding sets in sterling silver featuring white sapphires, black diamonds and blue sapphires for the center stones. We have accented them with inlaid black onyx, Australian opal and bright blue lapis.   So far, the new handmade wedding sets have received rave reviews, so we are working to expand our color palette and introducing a few more style choices. Look for several new wedding band sets to hit our shop page in the next week or two. Buy handmade!
Mark

Check out the new wedding set at  http://www.shop.hilemansilverjewelry.com/Wedding-Rings_c7.htm