Category Archives: Stories Behind the Rings – Wedding Ring Stories

Below you’ll find a collection of some of our customers’ unique wedding ring stories. Many of them feature heartfelt recollections of experiences that were used as inspiration for the creation of their custom wedding rings or other pieces of keepsake jewelry.

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Custom Anniversary Necklace – Dave & Linda’s Story

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My Wife’s 25th Anniversary Gift A few weeks before our anniversary, my wife and I traveled up to Madeline Island on Lake Superior (just outside of Bayfield, WI). While we were touring on the island, my wife insisted on walking through all the gift shops and when we were in the last shop, I noticed […]

Story Behind the Ring – Emily and Paulo

A Kidney Stone is the Star of This Meteorite Engagement Ring Proposal Story I met Emily in January 2016 during the most painful time of my life. I was in the ER and honestly thought I was going to die. I had been suffering from horrible stomach pain on and off for months and I finally […]

Story Behind the Ring – Amy & Nick’s Love Story

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Amy and Nick met when they were 13. Little did they know, they would end up married and spending the rest of their lives together! Here is Amy’s side of the story: My husband and I got married in our home state of Maine on August 20, 2016 (the same day as Chris Hardwick), and […]

Story Behind the Ring – Dalaki’s Surprise Proposal

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Dalaki and Olivia Engagement Video from Blue Horizon on Vimeo. Above is a video about how I asked my best friend to marry me. I am currently in Oklahoma and she is in Utah. We were wanting to get married but before the time of our marriage and the current date, we could not have a […]

Story Behind the Ring – Anne’s Pet Ash Memorial Ring

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How Anne Turned Memories with her Parrot into a Pet Ash Memorial Ring Anne was devastated when she lost her beloved pet parrot after over 20 years together. Read below about how she worked with us here at JBJ to create a beautiful Pet Ash Memorial Ring to carry their memories with her forever. My parrot was […]

Story Behind the Ring – Melissa & Darrel

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I met Darrel the summer of 2009.  He was from a rural community near Owen Sound, two hours north of Toronto, and I was from a small logging community in northern British Columbia. We met in the middle while working in Edmonton, Alberta, and shared our first kiss on Canada Day. After 6 ½ years, […]

Story Behind the Ring – Jamie & Wally

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Jamie and Wally’s Deer Antler Engagement Ring Story This story behind the ring comes from Wally, an avid outdoorsman who fell head over boots for his beautiful bride. We made the custom engagement ring and wedding bands especially for this adorable pair. See the story and the rings below: I met this beautiful lady who is […]

The Story Behind the Ring: Emily and Mike

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The Story Behind Mike and Emily’s Custom Ring Today’s Story Behind the Ring focuses on a pair of avid outdoor lovers and a custom antler wedding band.  Emily and Mike have a love that is deeply rooted within nature and the arts. Mike creates hunting bows from Ironwood, and once Emily saw our variety of Ironwood […]

The Story Behind the Ring: Alexandria

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The Story Behind Alexandria’s Ring This Story Behind the Ring comes from Alexandria and how she found the perfect ring for her fiancé. Before she came to Jewelry by Johan, Alexandria was having a difficult time finding the ring that fit her fiancé. She came to us to have a custom engraved ring made and we […]

The Story Behind the Ring: Amelia and Alex

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The Story Behind Amelia and Alex’s Custom Engagement Ring Alex found Jewelry by Johan and immediately knew that he had to propose to his beloved with a custom engagement ring, and that is just what he did. Read on for this sweet proposal story. Congrats, Alex & Amelia! “Amelia and Alex met through their mutual […]