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Harvest Gold' First Engagement!

Original publish date: Feb. 28th, 2012

 Harvest Gold Gallery has had it's first engagement!!  Kate and Brad came in and wanted a local gem handcrafted into her engagement ring.
She wanted it to be special. 
We recycled her diamonds from an old ring and added a Maine Amethyst.
He slipped it on and....
She had a family ring made to fit him so he could have an engagement ring too.
She slipped it on and..
I asked for a pic of their hands, and Kate's little pink socks showed!
So of course, we had to document that.
A toast of Apple juice and a strawberry to celebrate a new adventure!!
Look at Grand-mom's amaryllis and Varvara's painting of roses to add some flowers to a perfect engagement.  Thanks for letting be a part of your special day Kate and Brad!
Take Me Out to the Ball Game.... and Say I Do!

Original publish date: May 25th, 2011

This past week one of our customers took his girlfriend to a Red Sox's game at Fenway park and proposed to her on the big screen! He gave her a custom made Harvest Gold Jewelry ring and she said yes! Baseball, weddings, and engagements really spell out summer to us, so why not combine them!?



And here is the ring!! It looks lovely on her beautiful hand, and the back drop isn't too bad either! Congratulations!!
A Custom Engagement Ring: Made from Heirloom Jewelry!

Original publish date: Sep. 7th, 2010

We LOVE making custom jewelry, it gives us an opportunity to work closely with our customers to help translate their love and their story into an heirloom they will cherish!
Here is the story of Bethany and Wade's engagement ring (pictured above). Bethany and Wade are engaged and they came to us with the hope of repurposing a few pieces of family jewelry into one ring.  Bethany is a big fan of etsy and sells her own work on the site. Thus it was only natural for her to search for a ring on Etsy. And through her search Bethany found us!
Bethany wanted a non-traditional ring that would be both comfortable to wear on a daily basis and yet would be classic, lasting a life time.   Bethany also wanted one ring with the look of two bands. In addition, she wanted different textures, various widths, and a combination of different golds- all wrapped into one beautiful ring.  To start, Bethany had her father's yellow gold wedding band which was very sentimental, especially because of its engraving. In addition, Bethany also had a sapphire from her mother that both her mother and grandmother had worn in its original setting, a high traditional tiffany mounting. As with most family jewelry, over the years the stone had received a few "love taps" and therefore the stone's chips needed to be concealed. 
Keeping all these factors in mind, we began brainstorming. We worked all these ideas and materials into one ring with 2 textures, two colors of gold, two widths, engraved with the parents sentiment and a bezel setting for the sapphire to hide the "love" taps!  Bethany now has a ring that incorporates something from her father, her mother and grandmother- what a great foundation to have as one begins their own marriage, to be so blessed. Now Bethany can wear this custom ring for a life time and pass it on to the next generation. 


Bethany sent us these fantastic photos! Here is Bethany modeling her ring.
Above: the preservation of the engraving from her Father's wedding band.
Bethany was a treat to work with and we are so thrilled she is so happy with her ring!
Bethany left us fabulous feedback on our Etsy Shop:
I can't express how much I enjoyed working with Lynda to design our engagement ring. I originally found her through etsy, because I was looking for a jewelry designer who would recycle my parents old wedding/engagement rings. Not only did she spend endless time helping us design the ring, she gave us ideas we wouldn't have thought of--such as saving the inscription on my Dad's ring. The ring came out just as I imagined. And it fits perfectly!! I highly recommend contacting Lynda if you have an interesting idea or you want to recycle/reuse an older piece of jewelry. We were able to create our entire ring from these family pieces. Though my Dad won't be able to attend my wedding--I now have something that will represent him. Thanks again Lynda--for giving these materials a new life.
Harvest Gold Gallery: Offering a Wedding Venue in Maine!
Original publish date: June 8rd, 2010
We had a couple, a customer,  approach us to host  their small intimate wedding in our lovely yard over Memorial Day weekend!  They loved the view of Kezar Lake and the White Mountains and wanted their wedding bands to reflect their special Day! So they ordered a custom matching set of our Mountain Range ring.  This Wedding venue idea began to blossom last summer as a fun way to market our jewelry and gallery to the wedding community.  We are so inspired by our setting and surrounding landscape we have always felt this would be a beautiful place to be married! And now after hosting our first wedding we are exploring our wedding venue potential. See our Flickr Album for more pictures of this special day. (and click on the individual pictures in this blog to view them larger)

The bride had bouquets of local spring flowers made for the ceremony, and they looked just lovely in the Maine Landscape.

The happy couple!

Their matching mountain range rings.

The Daughter of the Groom poses against our lovely view! Sure to be a picture they will cherish for many years to come. To learn more about having your wedding at our Gallery please contact us through facebook, twitter, or our etsy shops!  
Graduation Rings

Original publish date: Mar 31st, 2010

Hey everyone! The two kids just graduated college and Bill and I thought it would be a great idea to make them Harvest Gold Jewelry custom class rings. Check them out!

We engraved the inside with their school name, their name and the year.


Congratulations to Morgan and Aurora! They both graduated from Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. Morgan received his degree in Environmental Science and Ecology. Aurora, his girlfriend, received her degree in Fine Arts. 

And a big congratulations to my daughter, Carley. Check out her ring.
Carley received her degree in Communication Studies from Stetson University in Deland, FL. 

Bill and I couldn't be more proud. What a great start to our busy summer!
The Happy Couple: A Custom 5-Diamond Engagement Ring!

Original publish date: May 2nd, 2010

We had the pleasure of making a lovely diamond engagement ring for a friend of ours! The to-be-groom was so sweet and wanted the ring and the entire proposal to be a surprise. He told us he wanted a 5 diamond ring and mentioned the style of the cut. We found the diamonds and I went to work setting them in white gold. Constructing the setting was a welcome challenge and with Bill's architectural thought process and my artistic approach we came up with the perfect descending arrangement. Once completed then came the biggest challenge- keeping it all a secret!! Thankfully we didn't have to wait too long since he proposed this weekend!
Then on Sunday the couple stopped by to share the happy news and to show us the ring on the bride-to-be's finger!

This is our favorite part of being jewelers: seeing the happy faces and making something that represents a couple's love and commitment to each other. Congratulations to our friends!

Wedding Bells and Custom Orders!

Original publish date: April 30th, 2010

We've been busy around here with some romantic custom orders and we wanted to share the pretty results.
   ABOVE: is a matching set of our popular Tree of Life Ring one made in yellow gold and the second in white gold. I took this picture with the rings perched on our white fence over looking our view of the mountains and Kezar lake!
See the picture below for a more accurate depiction of the gold colors. The rings were sent to Vermont - the land of maple syrup - so they will fit right in with all their friendly trees!

We made these beautiful custom bands for an etsy customer to fit with her engagement ring. We bent the rings allowing them to create a lovely nestled border around her diamond ring. One ring is beaded and the second is smooth. What a fun idea to add a little variety to an engagement ring!

Selling our jewelry through etsy has been a real treat. We have met- virtually- with some fantastic customers and the dialogue and collaborations that follow always reinforce why we love making jewelry in the first place!

One customer wrote, "I am so happy to have my wedding ring made in Maine! I spent all my summers growing up in Maine. It's a wonderful state and I love to support family businesses there whenever I can!"

We couldn't agree more!

Matching Mountain Wedding Bands

Original publish date: Jan 29th, 2010


Another great story in our little series!

Since being told to join etsy this past fall, we have enjoyed the new connections and people that the crafting community has introduced us to! We love working with couples in designing the perfect piece for their engagement or wedding, so Harvest Gold and etsy feels like a perfect match!

Anyway, so one day we received a phone call from a couple who was vacationing in the Caribbean. They had found us online and were so delighted becomes it turns out when they weren't on vacation, they lived relatively close! Oh the power of the internet.

So when they returned they stopped by and we discussed making our mountain range ring for them. Instead of our original yellow gold mountain range on the rose gold band, they opted for a white mountain range instead. The color combination is realy striking and we think they turned out splendidly if we do say so ourselves! Their rings are pictured above. click here for etsy click to the item.

They live near the mountains and were in fact married near them, so it was only fitting that the eternal symbol of the mountains became their own symbol.

A CHARMING custom order!

Original publish date: Jan. 28th, 2010

We recently had a woman come to us with her grandmother's vintage charm bracelet. On it hung a charm of she and her brother from when they were children. Now that the bracelet is hers she wanted to add new charms of her own children. So sweet, adding on to a family heirloom with something of your own.

So we made identical charms of the exisiting ones and above is the result. You can see the original charms are at the bottom and the new ones by Harvest Gold are at the top. Next we will attach them to the gold bracelet. 

*We Love sharing the stories behind the jewelry we make and plan to bring you many more.