Y’all know I love when readers of Offbeat Bride are also vendor partners with Offbeat Bride. Such is the case with husband and wife custom wedding and engagement ring artisans Will and Rosie Nevins-Alderfer. They have created over 200(!) custom wedding rings through their custom jewelry business, W.R. Metalarts and I can’t get enough of ogling their creations. Plus, their rustic style, gender-neutral options, and sustainable practices totally fit our M.O.
But their rings photos are worth all the words here, and they are GORGEOUS. So let’s get to know this pair of ring wizards and then get to the SPARKLIES…
What makes W.R. Metalarts stand out?
Located in Brattleboro, VT, W.R. Metalarts specializes in custom rings as well as tie bars and other bridal jewelry. They actually used Offbeat Bride extensively in their own wedding planning in 2014 so they totally get what you’re running up against in a search for perfect-for-you offbeat and custom rings. If mainstream jewelry stores just aren’t cutting it for you, this is exactly the type of process you’ll LOVE.
Of the company’s focus on ethically sourced, custom design, owner Will Nevins-Alderfer says, “It’s a privilege and an honor to make pieces that people will wear for the rest of their lives — my favorite part of our work is offering something different and personal to people that haven’t found a great fit in in the traditional jewelry market.” Will’s wife Rosie joined the business full-time this past June and has helped to expand the social justice principles of the business.
“Our clients want to know that their materials are ethically and sustainably sourced,” says Rosie Nevins-Alderfer. “Whenever possible, we use recycled and local materials; when those are unavailable we seek suppliers that use sustainable mining practices and adhere to ethical labor standards.”
SO: custom rings made collaboratively with you and feeling good about your choice? WIN.
Oh, and don’t miss out on their ready-to-wear tie bar collection for dapper folks of all genders. They’ve taken their signature rustic and organic styles and applied them to tie bars so that you can extend your style into all your accessories.
Could we hear from some past clients?
Hell yes! Here are a few reviews that will ease any fears that this pair delivers the goods in the arts and the process…
“We had a blast making our rings with Will. It was a lot of fun and he kept us up to date on the whole process. We had what seemed like an odd design, but he made it work and the rings turned out beautifully. It is also not as pricey as one might think.”
-Erin B. (via the Knot)
“We worked closely with Will to design our wedding rings. He was excited to help us figure out what exactly we wanted. My partner wanted to use a unique metal and I wanted something simpler and a reshaping of my engagement ring to help the wedding ring match. Can’t recommend Will Alderfer Metalarts enough!”
–Missy S. (via Google)
“I had an idea, Will made it a beautiful reality. He kept me informed during the project, cost was fair, final packaging was delightful. I will definitely buy again from him, both custom orders and items from his shop!”
–Lora W. (via Google)
I’m in… got a deal for me?
You know it. Y’all know you can get in touch, namedrop Offbeat Bride, and get a deal. Here’s what’s on offer…
Offbeat reader promo:
$100 off all rings and custom jewelry with a commission agreement by Dec. 31, 2018.
10% full sets of wedding bands and engagement ring (3+ rings)
Did you see a ring that sparked some interest? Don’t forget, you aren’t limited to what you see here. Have an idea in mind and want to have them custom-create something just for you. DO IT! Or be inspired by something you see here and swap the metal, stone, shape, etc. The rings are your oyster. Go make some magic that you’ll love forever.