Ben’s wedding band arrived safely in the mail!
Not wanting to buy traditional wedding bands from traditional jewelry stores, we opted to take a look at what sellers and artists on Etsy.com had to offer. Honestly, as fired up as I am about spending my money locally as often as possible and using as many local and independent resources as possible, I was a bit worried about the quality I could expect from Etsy.com.
Have you ever bought anything from Etsy? Thanks to this wedding, I’m now a pro at seeking and finding on etsy.com. My experience so far has been above exceptional. The site is user-friendly, and the sellers give the best customer service you’ll ever receive. Each seller that I have bought from has communicated back and forth with me through countless emails, making sure what they send me is what i want, custom-creating individual pieces, and then checking back with me to make sure I am happy with the end result.
Ben’s ring was no exception. Stoutwoodworks‘ quality is as above-board as their customer service. Ben’s ring arrived with instructions on caring for the ring, and an invitation to send it back if it ever needed spruced up.
I followed suit and ordered my ring from a jeweler on Etsy as well. It’ll arrive soon!
- Why the wooden ring? In part, it’s because that is what Ben wanted: a unique non-traditional ring that was a different as he is. It’s also a good choice because, in part, his last name is “arbor tree” in German. Wood has also had quite a theme in our relationship: I used wood as a theme in a poem from me to him, and my wood-grained heart tattoo that I got as a reminder to always wear my heart on my sleeve. Hope that answers any questions!