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Brent & Jess make super romantic, one of a kind rings—and you get to help

by Keriann Kohler, Advertising Manager

You & Me Diamond Fingerprint Ring

You & Me Diamond Fingerprint Ring

There’s something magical about a ring with an inscription, something that turns it from a regular ol’ piece of jewelry into a kind of physical artifact of your love story. That kind of tangible romance is why I could never bring myself to get my grandmother’s engagement ring resized to actually fit me—what? Lose the inscription? Never. And it’s why I adore Brent & Jess‘s handcrafted fingerprint wedding and engagement rings. Not only do they come in beautiful modern designs, are handmade by master jewelers, and are affordable, they have the added twist of having your person’s fingerprint inside—or outside—the ring to carry with you always.

Brent & Jess fingerprint ring designs let you decide exactly how outwardly sentimental you want your ring to be: whether that’s your love’s fingerprint tucked away on the inside of the ring; boldly displayed on the outside (I love this option where the fingerprint design looks like a beautiful abstract design); or both of your prints meeting in the middle:

Set of Original Fingerprint Wedding Bands

Set of Original Fingerprint Wedding Bands

Wide Fingerprint Wedding Ring with Tip Print on the Outside

Wide Fingerprint Wedding Ring with Tip Print on the Outside

Narrow You and Me Forever Fingerprint Wedding Ring

Narrow You and Me Forever Fingerprint Wedding Ring

But perhaps my favorite part of Brent & Jess rings is that you actually get to be part of the creation process. Brent & Jess send you a fingerprint impression kit, and they use the impressions you make to craft your rings. So much of wedding planning is stressful, and not exactly conducive to, ahem, having fun with your partner. But spending a nice night at home making a part of your wedding rings over a bottle of wine? Yes, please.

And the bonus is that their unique process results in a ring that is a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted piece of art. As Jess told us:

Our truly unique process is a very sculptural technique, which produces a one-of-a-kind ring that is your very own unique fingers’ texture. Your loved one literally wrapped around your finger. Our patented process allows us to capture your real fingerprint texture. We do not engrave or etch the prints. They are handmade by us, one at a time. We take extreme pride in our craft and experience, and we stand behind our products. Brent is a master jeweler, and we both hold BFAs from Maine College of Art in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. We love doing rings for weddings because it is celebratory. It is a positive and happy occasion. The ring is something you wear everyday and is a constant reminder of your commitment.

Two Diamond Fingerprint Wedding Band

Two Diamond Fingerprint Wedding Band

Narrow Diamond Handcrafted Fingerprint Wedding Ring with Interior Tip Print

Narrow Diamond Handcrafted Fingerprint Wedding Ring with Interior Tip Print

Milgrain Edge Fingerprint Wedding Band with Exterior Wrapped Print in Sterling Silver

Milgrain Edge Fingerprint Wedding Band with Exterior Wrapped Print in Sterling Silver

And did I mention these guys are affordable? Sterling silver rings start at $195. Gold rings are quoted from gold prices and updated daily, and they even offer rings in platinum and palladium, which is a cool color, hypoallergenic, and rare. It’s also a great option for durability. They offer all kinds of customization for rings that are outside their standard designs, just reach out for more info on starting the process of creating the perfect ring. They are kindest, sweetest people to work with, who are totally invested in their customer’s happiness.

Plus, Brent & Jess are offering 10% off to APW readers only!

Sterling Silver 3mm Delicate Milgrain Detail Fingerprint Wedding Ring

Sterling Silver 3mm Delicate Milgrain Detail Fingerprint Wedding Ring

You Complete Me Fingerprints in Shape of Heart

You Complete Me Fingerprints in Shape of Heart

Organic Edge Alternative Engagement Ring with Green Tourmaline

Organic Edge Alternative Engagement Ring with Green Tourmaline

Narrow V Shaped Diamond Fingerprint Wedding Ring with Interior Tip Print

Narrow V Shaped Diamond Fingerprint Wedding Ring with Interior Tip Print

Set of You and Me Forever Comfort Fit Fingerprint Wedding Bands

Set of You and Me Forever Comfort Fit Fingerprint Wedding Bands

So if you and your partner have been looking for that ultra-romantic wedding band, Brent & Jess’s mix of a beautiful and unique product, master craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and supporting a family-owned small business is pretty hard to pass up. So go on, browse and enjoy. (And someone please buy this ring that looks like your initials carved into a tree that makes my twelve-year-old self so happy!) It’s such an honor to hook you up with committed, innovative artists to make something you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.

APW-ONLY DISCOUNT: 10% OFF YOUR ORDER until August 31, 2017! Just mention this post.

Keriann Kohler

After spending her formative years in a monastic pursuit to become a professional ballet dancer, Keriann has since embarked on a mission to make up for lost time by doing All The Things. A reader since way back, the APW community has taught her wanderlusting, commitment-phobic self that while exploration is good for life experience, marriage isn’t so bad for a relationship, and she’s been happily married since 2011.

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