Rachel and Jessie came to us wanting to use family gemstones in their ring. As I got to know each of them, I understood that family is the one single strand that is very important to each of them. I felt honored to meet various family members throughout the process on each return visit. Rachel’s engagement ring included her mother’s emerald cut emerald and tapered baguette diamonds. Jessie’s engagement ring included the same re-purposed baguette diamonds and Bostonian sourced matching sapphires in shape and size. They did not want their engagement rings to match, but to definitely be designed to have the feeling of being from the same family. The wedding bands were a showcase of their personalities as well. Rachel’s band incorporated both the emerald and the diamond elements within a straight band including round emeralds and small baguette diamonds. Jessie’s band was the inclusion of two thinner rims attached on the each side of her engagement ring to increase the overall width of the band to suit her lifestyle.