History of the Wedding Band

Rings in particular are loaded with significance. Throughout history rings were used as personal talismans, in business transactions, as symbols of status, and of course to pledge your love to another.  The story of the wedding ring does not have one clear path; it changes with each religion and country's view of marriage. Some rings strictly marked the legal contract of marriage, while others were clearly crafted in the name of true love. 

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September's Top 5 Port Townsend Activities

No matter the month, day, or time of year - there is always a new place to explore, cuisine to be savored, trails to be hiked, and festivals to enjoy in and around Port Townsend. Here are September's Top 5 Port Townsend (and beyond) activities: Wooden Boat Festival, Olympic National Park & wildlife viewing, Jefferson County Farm Tour, Whale Watching, and the Port Townsend Film Festival.

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Colors & Karats of Gold

Many people have a lot of questions about the different colors and karats of gold. There are so many options which can make it confusing and a little overwhelming. So let me make it simple by telling you about the basics behind alloys. 24 karat gold is 100% pure gold which is a rich, yellow color and far too soft to hold up to the everyday wear of a wedding band. So how do we make rings that we can wear? Alloys!

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5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Silver Wedding Bands

Many couples are interested in sterling wedding bands, it is my job to help my clients choose the ring that is right for them so I am always upfront about the nature of this metal and its pros and cons. My husband and I love our silver bands, but I think that it is important to weigh out all of these options before deciding if silver is the right choice for you. 

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