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Since 1890, the Kirk Kara artists and artisans have handcrafted rings and fine jewelry. Each exquisite piece is designed to be forever captivating.

Something Old Something New

Something Old, Something New

The wedding day of your dreams is detailed with a perfect blend of romance and family. Every carefully chosen piece of your captivating day can become a way to honor to your family legacy. Keep tradition alive on your special day with these delightful ideas for adding “something old” to the celebration of your beautiful new life!

1. Pay homage to past brides:  Consider using pieces of your mother or grandmother’s wedding garb to add meaning to your bridal attire. Use beads or lace from one of their original gowns and have it added to your own, re-work the veil to wear as your own, or simply borrow a necklace, brooch, or bracelet. This idea isn’t restricted to brides! Talk to your husband-to-be about borrowing cufflinks or tie-clips from his father or grandfather. Finding heirlooms to incorporate in your big day is a special, sentimental journey in itself!

2. Incorporate your heritage: What traditions are part of your heritage? Honor your roots by including a culturally-specific tradition in your ceremony or bridal ensemble. For example, an Armenian wedding tradition involves the bride’s friends writing their names on the sole of her shoe. Ask your family for ideas and start researching for meaningful ways to share your history.

3.  Create your own tradition: Embroider your wedding date on the under-layer of your dress, use vintage bridal styles for inspiration, and even visit an antique store for jewelry, beads, or trinkets for more old-school touches. Incorporate them into your bridal look in a way that’s uniquely you.

Just like you, family is at the heart of all we do. Each of our rings is intricately detailed and uniquely inspired by our long history of hand-crafted, breathtaking designs. Truly vintage-inspired design comes from generations of creating and re-imagining each brilliant work of art. Your enchanting Kirk Kara ring is the perfect balance of exquisite vintage design and unique, stunning detail, just like your wedding day. No matter how you choose to embrace tradition on your special day, your loved ones will be delighted that you re-imagined history in a way that’s charmingly new.