As soon as she accepts the proposal, a bride-to-be is captivated by her engagement ring. The sparkling symbol of love also attracts the eyes of proud moms, curious co-workers and friends on social media.
Creating wedding and engagement rings that become part of a couple’s love story requires the attention of a private jeweler, says Nikki Swift, founder and owner of Nicole Mera in San Antonio.
“Every piece of wedding jewelry that I design is an expression of the couple’s love,” Swift says. “I walk them through the process of crafting a completely customized ring that expresses the uniqueness of the relationship.”
Swift’s goal is for the process that shapes the ring to blend into a couple’s romantic narrative. In fact, “Mera” is derived from the Greek word “meraki,” which describes the act of putting one’s self into his or her passion.
“The time, energy and love that the couples give to designing the ring is a fun, stress-free and exciting journey that they will always share,” she says.