GIACOMELLI featured on Destination I Do
Words by Candice Maniga
Photos courtesy of Giacomelli Jewelry
We’re no longer in the era of cookie-cutter catalogue weddings and letting the same old jewelry symbolize such different love stories. These days, even for the most traditional of weddings, it’s still important to tweak the style to add a taste of you from beginning to end. Natalia Giacomelli is a bride-to-be, fashion designer for today’s top lifestyle brands and the creator of Giacomelli Jewelry – the customizable, eclectic jewelry line that will add your identity to your engagement ring.
After designing her own engagement ring, Natalia was inspired to use her knacks of laser attention to detail and crafting fine jewelry to help other women find their dream engagement rings. Her line features modern designs with hints of vintage styles to match every bride and budget.
Natalia put together a three-step guide to speed up the process for fiancées looking into custom-designed engagement rings:1. "What’s your design inspiration?"
This is the first question I ask my clients because it’s important to have a clear idea of what design aesthetic you want.
2. Narrow down your stone selection.
Many people - myself included - love diamonds, but they’re pricey and not suited for everyone’s budget. Aside from diamonds, there are many gemstone options to consider when commissioning a custom piece. Three affordable, popular stones are Forever One Moissanite, bi-colored sapphires and moonstones.
3. Choose your metal.
“The process of designing your custom ring should be a fun and collaborative experience between you and the designer,” Natalia says. “For my clients, I always involve them every step of the way!”
We highly recommend you find out the correct ring size before purchasing. If you are buying for yourself or for someone else, here are a few options to help you: