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Love Story: Kara & Drew

Fail Jewelry has had the honor of designing and making custom rings for beautiful people and occasions, it's our privilege to be sharing their stories. Meet Kara and Drew.

“It was a hot quarantine day”, Drew starts off, “on her birthday, April 20th.”

Drew proposed to Kara in the comfort of their own home… or to be more specific, the comfort of their own backyard. They had blown up a little swimming pool and spent the day with their two dogs and each other. Drew is Japanese and grew up making origami. It was that same day, that hidden inside a carefully folded origami bird, was Drew’s grandmother’s old wedding ring.

“I thought maybe it was taped inside, but as I opened the bird, the ring just sort of popped out and jumped into my lap”, Kara tells us. She was hoping Drew was going to pop the question soon, and make their family of four (two fur-babies), official.

That’s when the fun began! Having shopped at Fail, their favorite neighborhood jewelry store and been Christine’s neighbor for about three years, Kara and Drew knew exactly who they wanted to work on their rings. The newly engaged couple wanted to take the original diamond from Drew’s grandmother’s ring, and have Christine design something entirely new for Kara.

“It’s always fun to work on a ring with both parties involved”, Christine expresses as she reminisces on this custom piece. “I added my signature hammered texture as the thread running through both rings, joining them visually and creating the perfect set”.
When Kara and Drew went into Fail to work with her on the ring design, masked for safe social distancing, Kara was drawn to a one of a kind Sapphire ring that Christine had designed. And so, it was time to hit the sketch book!

“Both of my rings are just so beautiful but still wearable, I feel like I could even wear my wedding band on it’s own and still feel like I had something really special on” Kara said as she proudly held up the rings to the camera.
Thank you, Drew and Kara, for having us as part of this special moment! We’re so excited for the two of you to walk on over to the courthouse and say “I do”.
You can explore our engagement and wedding rings here. If you're interested in a custom piece, please contact me here to set up a personal consultation. I'd love to make something beautiful with you. 

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