This week, we’re making a throwback to a custom jewelry project Takayas holds particularly close to his heart. Back in the earlier days of Takayas Custom Jewelry in 2013, our friends Bryan and Julie reached out to craft a tailor-made set of rings that they would feel truly represented who they were – incorporating all the styles and themes that reflected their tastes and resonated with them as a couple. Featuring unique setting methods, sparkling diamonds in alternating colors and cuts, split-shanks, and more, this custom bridal set makes a statement that’s absolutely one-of-a-kind!
Bryan and Julie loved the look of tension-set rings, which involve placing pressure on either side of a gemstone to hold it seemingly suspended in the air without the use of prongs. As they also enjoy an active lifestyle together, Takayas crafted Julie’s custom engagement ring with a similar type of setting that would wrap protectively around their precious center diamond – with a secret additional reinforcement from below, using the bezel settings that hold their glittering accent stones within the ring’s side-gallery! Enhancing their jewelry’s compelling, modern look, the sleek 14K white gold shank also curves and arcs to form two layers, further supporting the structural integrity of their stunning piece.
After the big proposal, the newly-engaged couple soon came back to Takayas with a new special project: a wedding band that would complement the distinctive style of Julie’s striking engagement ring! To reflect the dynamic shapes and patterns of their first design, Takayas sculpted their dainty white gold wedding band with a series of embedded princess-cut diamond accent stones that mirror the channel-set lines of black diamonds on their engagement ring’s shoulders. The dazzle is compounded with their signature row of bezel-set diamonds within the wedding band’s side gallery, crowned with a deep, mysterious black diamond in the center. Worn proudly together on Julie’s finger, the effect of their spectacular bridal set is at once beautifully timeless and boldly innovative.
In the years since Bryan and Julie received their incredible custom rings, they’ve been enjoying them every step of the way. Across their many adventures throughout life and marriage, the heartfelt jewelry created just for them has always been a fixture of the amazing relationship they share! We’d like to extend our greatest “Thank you!” once again to such wonderful friends of ours for inviting us to play a central role within the story of their love – and we hope that your rings will always accompany you as you continue your remarkable journeys together.
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