Originally published in The Huffington Post
Even though couples wear their wedding rings every day of their married life, wedding bands can be plain and, if you buy them from a large retailer, not personal to the couple. That’s where Ashley Hilton and Laurel Williams come in.
Hilton and Williams are the husband-and-wife team behind Ashley Hilton Jewelry, a New Zealand design company that creates personalized wedding and engagement rings (Husband Hilton creates the jewelry and wife Williams handles the financial side of the business). Working with photos (or occasionally just a few words) as inspiration, Hilton etches simple, elegant designs into handmade rings that tell a couple’s story.
HuffPost Weddings spoke with Hilton and Williams about their design process and what it means for couples to have personalized rings.