Old World techniques and lingo form the roots of Erika Winters‘ new Fidelia (Latin for faithful and loyal) collection of wedding bands. The Seattle-based jewelry designer recently unveiled an intimate eight-piece offering of hand-carved and etched bands in 18k gold, some with French-cut diamonds—“a revival of an old cutting style in which the stones are individually cut for each specific ring,” according to a release touting Fidelia’s debut.
Winters translated Medieval- and Victorian-era design effects for modern wear, giving each band the name of a literary character (think Viola and Imogen, among others). And while Winters is excited for retailers to get acquainted with her work, this isn’t her first foray into the commitment category or design in general. A year ago, the blogger for Pricescope.com debuted 11 engagement ring SKUs to private clients.
“Essentially, I started the engagement ring collection as a first foray into independent design,” she explains. “I plan to wholesale the engagement rings, too, after receiving many inquiries.”
Retail prices for the bands range from $980 to $4,800, and to date, one retailer—Jewels by Grace (sold online only)—carries her bridal offerings. And while you won’t yet find Winters at any trade show, you can see all of her bridal jewels online.
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