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{jewelry} The Wedding Rings

  Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
Wall-E and Eve Ring Box

Growing up I never pictured myself with a big diamond engagement ring. I wanted something more unique if I was ever going to get married - which I thought was a very small possibility because I was far too shy to talk to boys. My parents would joke to the rest of the family that I would be the one taking care of them in their old age because I would be alone. Then Christian came into the picture and the rest is history. We knew fairly quickly that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together so we started researching rings.

Quick backstory - The first "date" we ever had was watching Wall-E one night during the Game of Thrones convention we met at. It's one of his favorite movies and we all know how much I love Disney/Pixar. Needless to say, we're very into space representing our relationship.

We came upon Sofia Zakia while browsing Catbird for ideas, not thinking I'd find a ring there.  I didn't want Christian to have to spend a lot on my ring but we both fell in love with her Wandering Star ring featuring an opal (my birthstone!) It's an opal surrounded by diamonds (as the stars) and 2 crescent moons on either side. On Catbird it only came in regular gold and rose gold but I wanted white gold so we set off to find something else. Here is an early inspiration image I made. Notice how large the Sofia Zakia Wandering Star ring is featured ;)

In the end, Christian found her website and saw that she did white gold versions of her rings. He also customized the ring by trading out some of the diamonds for sapphires, his birthstone. It was such a wonderful surprise to see the ring of my dreams when he opened up the adorable Wall-E & Eve box he ordered to put it in. It's the perfect ring to represent us and our story.

Sofia Zakia makes special wedding bands that fit around the interesting shape of the Wandering Star ring. We had a few to choose from but thought the Altair was the prettiest and most complimentary.  I insisted on buying my band because it was a lot pricier than we would have spent with any other ring. Luckily Catbird offers a 10% discount when signing up for their newsletter so I was able to save a bit of cash that way.

For Christian's ring, he wanted something a bit more unique and in a darker metal. Originally he wanted something with meteorite or a textured metal but decided that would be too fragile to wear every day based on research. He went with a dark gray ceramic ring with a blue inlay so it would sort of match the sapphires in my ring.

We used the ring box Christian proposed with to hold our wedding bands on the day.

Wedding Band: Sofia Zakia Altair Ring (Catbird), Engagement Ring: Custom Sofia Zakia Wandering Star Ring, Opal

Sofia Zakia Altair Ring, Custom Sofia Zakia Wandering Star Ring, Opal
Dark Gray Ceramic Wedding Band with Blue Inlay, Sofia Zakia Altair Ring, Custom Sofia Zakia Wandering Star Ring with Opal, Diamonds and Sapphires
Wall-E & Eve with Custom Sofia Zakia Wandering Star Ring, Opal

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.


  1. I love that you didn't go for a traditional ring, and Sofia Zakia's designs are just so gorgeous. I think the nesting ring set makes for an ideal wedding band as well. I'd definitely choose something similar if I ever had the opportunity!
    Chic on the Cheap

  2. So beautiful and I love the deep meaning behind them. My wedding band is a replica of a poesy ring from the 1560s in England and, after 12 years of wearing it, I am still 100% convinced it's the perfect band for me because it reflects my personality.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. MEG oh my goodness!! I just dug through this and your previous wedding look post—you were stunning! I love how unique the rings and your dress are, so perfect and so you! Congratulations and wishing you so much happiness!
    New England Romance

  4. Your rings are beautiful and so you! I love how your husband added the blue to his ring to tie in with yours, a really nice touch! All three look so nice! :) Lovely to see you got your perfect ring too.

    Hope that you are having a good start to your week - and October! - so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. love all the opal and the ring box!

  6. How very original M !
    I specially love that it was customised and with a meaning.


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