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June 27, 2012   |   filed in random studio stuff
t is all quiet on the wedding front for the next few months as I take a well earned break and settle into my new surrounds and explore Perth. I have had lots of time to reflect on my life in Wollongong and the amazing people I met and were inspired I thought I would start a little blog series on "Wollongong Vendors I love" to showcase all the fabulous people, businesses and suppliers I had the honour of working with over the past few years. 
First up, is Meakins Jewellers . Penny and Laurie are the faces behind the name and I have been honoured to experience both  their amazing jewellery creations on some of may favourite couples wedding days, but also on a personal level recently. They created the stunning black diamond weddings rings for Rachael & Peters spectacular wedding in Hamilton island last year, as well at the beautiful rings of Monique and Paul's elegant Ravensthorpe wedding in 2010. 
Earlier this year I got the most amazing email from Laurie which inspired me to meet with them to chat about resetting my rings for me. I was honoured that Brad proposed almost 12 years ago with his grandmothers diamond that had been in her family for many years. At the time, we had the ring reset but I was never 100% happy with the result. Late last year, my skin reacted to the yellow gold and I could no longer wear my rings. So I took my rings into Meakins and Penny helped me to create a design for the ring I dreamed of. I wanted to showcase my beautiful "old" diamond, something befitting the age of the stone, and I wanted something with texture and detail. Being a handcut diamond that wasn't completely round, she created a stunning design to help "round out" the diamond and highlight it with a circle of smaller diamonds, and set it on an amazing band with spectacular cameo engraving. I totally LOVE it ..and you'll see why when you look at the pretty!  
I cannot recommend Meakins Jewellers more highly. They are amazing artists that care, they listen to what you want and go above and beyond to make something unique and fabulous just for you! If you are looking for something for spectacularly "YOU" then please go visit them..and tell them I say Hi! xxxx jk