||[Feb. 3rd, 2009|02:47 pm]
Here's 44 potential wedding bands I like (for myself):
And those are just the ones on Etsy.
I'm really liking the rougher, sort of organic look... something that looks like bark, or water... but I also really like the ones with etched patterns of leaves and vines and such.
Ultimately, I might go with something I try on in person, since Austin should have no shortage of awesome jewelry places, but at least I have a much deeper understanding of what's out there.
I want something interesting, without being too garish... and I want something that will always appeal to me... I don't neccessarily care about precious metals, but I do want something that is durable.
Whaddya think? Any of those catch your eye?
I think all of those are awesome. Big help, right?
If you're looking something durable, see if you can find someone who does something neat with Titanium. Ben's ring cost me a whole $100, but it does not have any nicks or scratches in it, and it's as light as a feather. He really likes it, and the only drawback is that it can't be sized, so it would be best for you to order after trying on. But you can get them engraved...if that's important to you. And don't wear it while working somewhere that it could get caught because they'll have to cut your finger off ;-)
The one near the end of the listing that looks like bark, is really fantastic.
It's funny, I came in here to recommend bcyrjewelry, and you have four of hers in your favorites. That's who made Jen's ring; she has the one with the dandelion seeds on it. She was amazingly good to work with.
If you do go with one of hers, let me know -- I have some coupons for her.
Did Kaci tell you I wanted to make your rings for you?
also, on strength - brendan's is made of tungsten carbide which is apparently, the strongest metal. he likes it because he can bang on stuff with it and it will not scratch or bend. his was also $99. not as fancy as the ones you have your eye on. but he is not a fancy lad like yourself. anyway, tungsten carbide.