I’m always delighted to get to write about long time APW Sponsor Turtle Love Co., and their beautiful artisan jewelry. In fact, APW Editor Lauren just got her wedding ring from TLC. And while she’s not wearing the ring (yet!) she loves it, and she loved working with them. She told me:
We all know that Turtle Love represents amazing craftsmanship, eco friendly, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous jewelery. But what you don’t get to experience until you start doing business with them is how unbelievably friendly they are. And not just friendly, but thoughtful and caring. Maybe it’s because jewelers deal in hard stones and precious metals, but the majority of my experience with buying jewelery has been cold and rather faceless.With Turtle Love they treat your purchase like you’ve intrusted them to create something for you that they feel honored to make. They sent me the most adorable follow up emails after I purchased my wedding ring. They kept me posted on the process, they made sure that I was up to speed on when things would ship and how long it would take. They acted as if my ring was really, really, really important to me (because, um, it IS) and by extension really, really, really important to them. And aside from the amazing jewelery, the experience of having them as part of my wedding planning process (and then on my finger for, oh, the rest of my life) just made me feel good.
Of course, the lovely ladies at Turtle Love Co. are adding new pieces all the time – the ring above is the nested white topaz engagement ring, a take on the super-popular nested pearl engagement ring (and I love it!). And let’s be honest, you might as well check out all of TLC’s engagement rings while you’re at it.
In honor of Lauren, lets talk wedding bands. The ring with square and rectangular patterns is inspired by the I Ching, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Turtle Love Co. has tons of wedding bands for even those of you who are not so into jewelry. And perhaps most exciting for me? Coming soon… vintage engagement rings. And y’all know how I feel about vintage rings (in that I wear two of them). So, if you want to know when they come out, you can like Turtle Love Co. on Facebook or sign up for their email list (at the bottom of each page at TurtleLoveCo.com (and they send lovely emails).
So go, browse, and enjoy. Maybe you’ll find a wedding band, or an affordable engagement ring…or maybe you’ll find a stunning necklace to go with your stylish wedding dress (hint, hint, hint).