My Custom Gemvara Rose Quartz Ring
Happy Tuesday! Today, I'm sharing a bit of background on the beautiful Gemvara rose quartz ring that Rob gifted to me for Christmas 2015. It's a beautiful custom piece (and I'll touch on the meaning later), but he did have some help, so it's only fair that I highlight the amazing team at Gemvara! What's Gemvara? They're an online custom jewelry company we recently discovered on Instagram (surprise, surprise!). They sparked interest because we were looking for a way to up cycle an old jewel, and the team at Gemvara specializes in fully customizable stone resetting! It's all so easy: 1. you pick a setting, 2. send in your old jewels for crafting and 3. they send you back a beautifully made masterpiece. But they also specialize in custom-made jewelry from scratch!
Fast forward to when Rob surprised me with this emerald cut Gemvara rose quartz ring. I'm a HUGE believer in healing crystals, and the moment I found out I was pregnant, I draped myself in tons of rose quartz. It's a light pink stone that's called the "stone of the heart" aka the mothering crystal and coincidentally my zodiac stone! It inspires nurturing of the self, promotes bonding, is a good stone to place on the stomach during pregnancy, and to take to the hospital to be near the baby during birth. And ultimately, it's the stone of unconditional love! Swoon.
Rob worked with the designers to create a custom ring that would symbolize the love that we share, but also the new love we have for our growing family! The emerald cut rose quartz stone is gorgeously flanked by white diamonds and white sapphires, in what's called the "Lara" setting. Elegant, sophisticated and the perfect ring to wear on my left hand, as we welcomed baby Arya into the world. Plus, a little fun fact - rose quartz is the Pantone color of the year!
I don't necessarily buy into all the hype surrounding "push" presents, but I am so grateful for such a thoughtful gift to symbolize the birth of our daughter. Every time I look down at my left hand, my heart smiles and that's the best feeling of all. I can't wait to share this with Arya, when she's older!
So anyway, that's my Gemvara story! No matter the milestone, there are so many beautiful and customizable options to choose from, and I can't say enough good things about the quality of the pieces. Each one comes with free shipping, 1 year warranty, a 101 day return policy and a reliable (SUPER friendly) customer service team to hold your hand along the way. Rob always says "Happy wife, happy life" and I'm certainly one happy wifey! Much love to the Gemvara team. <3
PLUS: Gemvara's collection of floral inspired rings, necklaces and earrings are perfect for spring! I'm loving the Open Leaf Necklace, these cute Daisy Earrings and these knotted vine drops. Check them out below!