A few months ago Taylor came out to see us at Walker Goldsmiths with the desire to get a Custom Engagement Ring for his sweetheart, Ashley. I teased him, “So you’re finally going to grow up? And he said, “Yep, Ashley’s the one”.
We’ve known Taylor for quite a few years now and had met Ashley at his folk’s house for dinner. The first time I met Ashley they had just returned from a horse buying adventure in eastern Washington and when she walked in with her spurs jingling I knew I was going to like this girl! So when Taylor showed up at our Walker Goldsmiths Studio with horseshoe nails I wasn’t a bit surprised. He wanted something special and particular to her personality and their relationship. They had been talking about what she might like and had some ideas.
I loved the idea of the horseshoe nail shape and Taylor and Ashley wanted it in white gold. Taylor is a good money manager and hard worker and the thought of a huge expense for a diamond ring was daunting to him, not something he was comfortable with since he was taking on a new adventure as “the family man”. Ashley has a darling 8 yr. old son, Adlai. Plus they have ranching as their goal. This is where Momma Nancy comes into the story. Nancy is my good friend, a wise momma, and knows that we can do some magic for her son. Nancy talked to Taylor and counseled him about the value of giving his beloved what she wants and deserves; to be mindful of who she is and what he wants to celebrate.
So Taylor comes out to see us again and tells me, “Cowgirls love their Bling! Let’s go for it.” We were mindful of their newlywed expenses, and getting them the best bang for their buck. Owen loves this challenge and went searching for the biggest, the best and the most reasonable priced diamonds while I carved and designed a horseshoe nail ring. What fun! We lost wax cast the ring and set the stones and “Wow” did we like it.
Ashley loved it and wanted a white gold form fitted band to snug around the edge for a Wedding Ring. Sometimes her practical Cowgirl life wouldn’t accommodate the total “Bling” so a band would be good for those times. Taylor liked the idea of Sterling ropes on a white gold band to go along with their theme for his Wedding Ring. The Sterling Silver will oxidize over time and show up nice against the textured White Gold.
And “Bling” it is! It totally fits this Beautiful Cowgirl and her handsome Cowboy. Thanks, Taylor and Ashley, for letting Walker Goldsmiths be a part of this wild adventure. We love making Custom Wedding Rings, especially the ones with such incredible personality and challenge. Love you kids!