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Antique Wedding Rings

Sunday, June 1st, 2003 · 4 Comments

Yesterday Jen and I crossed a big and momentous item off our wedding to do list: We purchased our wedding rings. We returned to the same shop in the Castro where we had purchased her engagement ring last year — Brand X Antiques in the Castro.

Moments after walking into the store, we saw the ring that we immediately knew was perfect for Jen — likely the same wedding band we had seen a year ago when we bought the engagement ring. It’s a platinum eternity band that houses the same diamonds as those in Jen’s engagement ring. And, like the engagement ring, the band is from the 1920s. It’s beautiful.

At first, I thought that my ring would be simple platinum — there was a rounded ring I really liked. I was going back and forth between it and a couple other square-cut modern rings. The thought of having a modern, cookie-cutter ring to Jen’s unique, century-old ring didn’t feel quite right, though. Then our friend Fred (co-owner of Brand X) pulled out of the other display case the ring that will soon make its permanent home on my left ring finger — a 1920s platinum band with some serious character. Although time has eaten into the detail, the ring is carved all around with apple blossoms. And it’s stunning.

We both feel really good about our choices in rings, and are eager to wear them…which is exactly what we’ll get to do in 54 days, 5 hours, 20 minutes, and 52 seconds.

Gabe & Jen’s wedding bands

Jen’s engagement ring

Tags: wedding

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dave Reed // Jun 1, 2003 at 10:12 pm

    Great choices, you two! Those rings will look lovely in the chapel when they’re whipped out (in, ummm, 54 days, one hour, and 46 minutes).

  • 2 Dan // Jun 2, 2003 at 6:21 pm

    You mean I only have 53 days, six hours, and ten minutes to find a date to the wedding? I am screwed!!

  • 3 Mom // Jun 4, 2003 at 8:06 pm

    To my son and his bride,

    What a wonderful moment. It brings back memories of the day your father and I chose our rings.

    They are indeed exquisite; love the antique uniqueness.

    Yikes. Can it really be that SOON til the rings slip on the fingers??? I am crying already. You better pack the Pepto Bismo for your dad; he’s more nervous than the groom, I think. You know how he empathizes with people.

    It’s going to be an incredible day! Thanks for all your hard work planning it.


  • 4 Sarah Martin // Jan 28, 2004 at 2:18 pm

    Came across your website when we were hunting for antique wedding rings for ourselves. Hope you don’t mind us dropping a message, but just wanted to say we wish you all the luck in the world together and hope your big day goes without a hitch. What a lovely idea for a website. I’m all choked up.

    Sarah and Stephen.