About five years ago, my husband heard of a tiny jewelry shop that someone recommended we check out. When we walked in, I immediately recognized the jeweler's face and the style of work in the case. I'm not ashamed to admit that I got a little bit choked up as I was remembering my visits to his earlier shop. My mother had recently passed away and I inherited her diamond ring. I asked the jeweler, Mr. Ken Olsen, to make a new setting for her diamond, but the story doesn't end here.
As someone who is a craftsman, I am even more enamored now with Ken's work than I was as a young girl. I understand the amount of time it takes him to create a mold, to make the ring, and to add the intricate engraving. It was visiting shops like Ken's, and my mother's love of vintage jewelry, that planted seeds of interest in engraving that didn't take root until many years later. These rings are a meaningful heirloom treasure with a layer of unique history.