WEDDING SHOW: While Seattle Brides Plan for the Big Day, Moms get Jewelry Repaired

Wedding expos serve as reminder of just how cool it is to be a part of the weeding industry. After all, there’s just a scant few sectors of our economy out there as underpinned with serving the interest of love as we are. We all follow these distinctive paths of creativity – be it arranging flowers, taking pictures, or in our case, making rings – but we all up at the same place: Helping to add significance to a moment where two people make a commitment to each other, to last a life time. It’s a big deal. And it’s a rewarding day’s work just to be a part of it.

Weddings bring the whole family together. There are of course brides, then moms, sisters, friends – and even sometimes, the groom. But of all who visit us at a wedding show, we’re keenly aware it’s mother who knows best. That’s why this year designers and jewelers from Green Lake gave moms a little of the attention their brides-to-be were getting showered with. We cleaned and repaired rings, for free.

First off, if you’ve been married for a while, then you know your ring is a bit duller than the glimmering, sparkling token it once was. And it’s no surprise – it’s been right there with you all these years, and endured every step of the way. So for moms we offered up our most technologically advanced system of jewelry restoration: Simple Green® and pressurized steam (like from an espresso machine). Presto! It’s like new. *If you’re reading this, please keep it a secret – it’s all we have!

But it doesn’t matter if you’ve had your ring of for decades, or just a few days; everyone likes to feel it’s something that will last a lifetime. Having an expert take some time to check on your gemstones ensures they wont be lost in a dark parking lot, or on a tropical vacation, or worse, down the drain.

Alas, steam and stone checks alone may not ensure a lifetime of confident wear. Nothing lasts forever – despite even our greatest hopes that it will – and sometimes your ring needs to be fixed. Restoring jewelry to its original luster, as well as to its owner’s satisfaction, requires creativity, experience, and above all, honesty. Green Lake jewelers specializing in restoration are of course rich in the aforementioned, but moreover, uniquely qualified to take on even the most daunting of tasks.

In the end, sure we met some new brides – but we got know the rest of the family too. We look forward to seeing new faces at the Seattle studio – and coming back to do it again next year!

The Seattle Wedding Show happens every year at the Convention Center. Looking to make a custom engagement ring? Want to get an older one fixed? Email your project at and we’ll get right on it!