If you’re in the market for a one-of-a-kind, handmade wedding band, here’s a vendor you might not have considered: Amazon. The website you use to purchase books, electronics, household items (let’s face it—just about everything) now offers handcrafted, artisanal products through a department of the Amazon store called Handmade.
Here you’ll find Steven Jacob, a Colorado-based jeweler run by father-son team Steve and Jacob Midgett. Steven Jacob specializes in mokume-gane and Damascus steelwork, ancient Japanese and Near Eastern techniques used to create elegant metal patterns that resemble rippling water and wood grain. Because of the skill and time necessary to produce pieces in these intricate styles, few metalsmiths in the world have truly mastered them. The Midgetts, with more than 40 years of combined experience, are among the best mokume-gane and Damascus jewelers in the trade.
Unlike the impersonal shopping experience you might expect from an online vendor, Steven Jacob works to make the purchasing process friendly and uniquely tailored to your needs. They offer customization options including the addition of precious metals, stone-setting, and hand-carved designs—anything you can imagine to make your ring more special. And the jeweler uses marine grade stainless steel in all its products, meeting or exceeding European Union nickel release standards to ensure that their rings never corrode or tarnish.
More Colorado-based artisans offering craft weddings products through Amazon Handmade: