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Behind The Scenes With A Groom – Custom Made Engagement Rings

by | Groom, Life As A Groom

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Andy of Kiss and Tell Photography
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Its fun being solicitor/photographer/bicycle restorer – I like to keep myself busy. The best thing is that I’m getting married to my co-photographer Mel. Visiting florists and vintage dress shops and ring designers and documenting the whole marriage process has been plenty of fun for us both.

Today, I’d like to share some pictures I took during during the engagement ring design process with Troy Clancy Jewellery. Because there’s nothing conformist about custom made engagement rings.

I was so surprised when I first saw his studio. I didn’t expect it to be so raw. Its looks more like a high-end blacksmith than a science lab. Troy uses traditional techniques and plenty of custom tools including that string driven, motion free precision drill.

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Custom Made Engagment Rings1950 Behind The Scenes With A Groom Custom Made Engagement Rings

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Apart from being a master jeweller, and being a part of an exclusive club of four (which includes the likes of Cerrone), who are the only diamond wholesalers in Sydney, Troy Clancy is an engagement and wedding ring design specialist, who says things like “the out of the ordinary and challenging jobs are the best kind”.

The ring pictured (and the ring he designed for me to give to my fiancée who obviously said yes) was one of those challenging and out of the ordinary jobs, and he loved being part of it. The humble design features 106 small diamonds embedded into a spiralling band, with a total weight of just under 2 carats.

Custom Made Engagment Rings1942 Behind The Scenes With A Groom Custom Made Engagement Rings

Custom Made Engagment Rings1948 Behind The Scenes With A Groom Custom Made Engagement Rings

Custom Made Engagment Rings1943 Behind The Scenes With A Groom Custom Made Engagement Rings

Custom Made Engagment Rings1944 Behind The Scenes With A Groom Custom Made Engagement Rings

Custom Made Engagment Rings1946 Behind The Scenes With A Groom Custom Made Engagement Rings

Access to Troy’s studio is by appointment-only and he begins every challenge with a consultation to get an understanding of what you want, and to create something that is uniquely yours. While he has direct access to the best range of diamonds in the world, he’s still a country boy, hailing from Wagga, and has that small business charm (which I think anyone would warm to).

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Troy confidently believes he is the best there is, and is also a bit of a know-it-all. He’s got plenty of amazing rings on his website, but also plenty of helpful info to back that all up, including explanations of different cuts and ratings of diamond. His diamond finder application can also help you work out what kind of diamond might fit in your budget.

Images by Kiss and Tell Photography

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Ms Gingham says: I love looking at professional work spaces. This is such a great insight into the hard work that goes into creating such beauty!

Andy from Kiss and Tell Photography says: “I honestly can’t believe that this has happened. I can’t believe that I proposed to Mel and we’re now getting married. Every time we sit down to start making wedding plans, we look at each other and think ‘I can’t believe we’re getting married!”

Groom Style – Denan

by | Groom, Groom Style

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Ms Herringbone
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Groom Denan’s suit from Simon Carter is just one of those ensembles that looks like it was made completely for him. The cut, the colour, the fit – just perfect for his Quirky Backyard Wedding to Elise. Add to the fact that we’re just crushing on Navy at the moment, and you’ve got yourself a winner!

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Images by Christine Lim

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Inspired Memories – Warrack

by | Groom, Inspired Memories

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Ms Herringbone
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I can totally understand that one of Groom Warrack’s most cherished moments from his gorgeous Modern Olsen Hotel Wedding to Beckie was the moment she walked down the aisle, particularly as their very talented friend Bertie Blackman performed a song live as she entered!

Warrack reflects “Seeing Beckie walk down the aisle with her dad was the most memorable moment for me. That, combined with Bertie singing one of my favourite songs, is something I will cherish forever.”

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Images by  Ben Capp

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