Cathy Heinz Designs Wedding and Engagement Rings

Custom Design Your Own Rings

Let's Create the Ring You Really Want

Many of my customers want to purchase creative, original, one of a kind rings that will commemorate the most important day of their lives. It's a special pleasure for me to work with my customers to design a piece that will give a lifetime of pleasure. Plus, the process is fun!

I love working with couples to design the perfect engagement and wedding rings. When we sit down to work together, I will ask you a lot of questions about your preferences - gemstones, metals, style, and budget, among others. This helps me to understand what sort of design will be the right one for you. A custom designed ring can vary greatly in price, so if you're working within a budget, I understand. Good design doesn't have to break the bank.

I have many designs that are appropriate for wedding and engagement rings. You may want to look at the designs on my Rings page. Many of those designs can be adapted to use other gemstones in different sizes or another metal for the ring or the setting. Below are some of my favorite designs. Each can be made with the stones or metals you want. Click on each photo for more info.

Beautiful Simplicity

I met with a couple who are planning their wedding. The bride-to-be didn't want a traditional engagement and wedding ring set. She wanted just one diamond ring. She liked the look of a wider band; it gives the ring a very substantial feel and plays up her diamond very well. The groom wanted a traditional band, except with a hammered surface to give it a more textural feel.

"We were very fortunate to find Cathy Heinz and her wonderful skills in design and handcrafting of the finest jewelry. We had very specific desires for our wedding rings and Cathy was completely attuned to our wishes. She showed us many examples of her beautfiul work and then guided us in melding varied elements into our perfect rings. When we went for the fitting, we were a bit nervous, as you can't be sure with custom work. But we were totally thrilled with both rings and are very excited to wear them every day. Cathy provides a fine synthesis of customer service, design, and handcrafting. We highly recommend her."


Timeless and Amazing

Here's a ring that I worked with a young couple to design. The young lady wanted a ring that would have an Art Nouveau look, with swirled vines and leaves, and that would also incorporate maple leaves as part of the design. I drew out a pattern based on her ideas. When she saw it, she sent me a message that said," It's exactly what I was looking for and couldn't draw or find online." I etched the design in the band and then added a beautiful aquamarine. Here's the final product! The groom-to-be pronounced it "timeless and amazing".

Aquamarine Etched Art Nouveau Engagement Ring
What a lovely way for them to start off their life together!

Wedding Party Jewelry

Give mementos that will make a memory for family and friends
Your wedding should be beautiful down to the last detail - why not give your bridal party jewelry that will remind your attendants of your day every time they wear it? A stunning pair of earrings or a necklace will complete the story of your wedding day. Even the littlest bridesmaids can have a special keepsake! And don't forget the mothers of the bride and groom. A special piece of jewelry to wear at your wedding and forevermore. Don't forget the guys - I can design cufflinks or tie tacks that will remind them of you every time they wear them.

Clover Earrings
Clover Necklace
Bride in Clover Earrings and Bracelet

The earrings and necklace above are just a sample of jewelry that others have chosen for their weddings. And, of course, I can work with you to design pieces that will reflect the theme of your wedding and your individual taste.

Restoring Family Jewelry for Your Wedding

Many brides have treasured family jewelry that they would like to adapt to wear for their weddings.

"Prior to my wedding my mother gave me several strands of pearls that belonged to my great grandmother, however they had broken or missing clasps, and none of the strands were the right length. Cathy and I had a couple of conversations and she listened to exactly how I envisioned my wedding necklace, down to how many knots, pearls, number of strands, the type of clasp, etc. She re-stranded and re-knotted my great grandmother's pearls into a wonderful necklace that I will wear for years and years to come. Cathy did a wonderful job in the amount of time promised and I highly recommend her to anyone with jewelry needs and wishes." - K.L., Portland, ME

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