When and how did you meet Margie Cedrone Artisan Jeweler?
I met Margie about 10 years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. It turns out Margie was my husband’s friend’s Aunt. From the second I met her, I made her ‘adopt' me as her niece. She is one of the most honest, genuine people I've ever met. She’s become my family, my therapist, and one of my closest friends.
Margie did your wedding jewelry, what was your inspiration for the pieces? What pieces did Margie create for you?
For my wedding jewelry, I wasn't really sure what I wanted! I knew I wanted statement pieces that I would keep forever and possibly pass on to my daughter (if I have one) or my nieces. I also knew I wanted to be able to wear them again. I showed Margie a picture of my dress and she had this vintage clasp she had been saving for a while. Using my dress and that clasp as inspiration, Margie basically designed my jewelry. I knew I would be wearing my hair up so she suggested a long earring and a matching bracelet. I honestly didn't even know what they were going to look like and was completely surprised by the finished pieces. There is absolutely nothing I would have changed about. On my wedding day (and since then) I received so many compliments on them and so many people asked where I got them. I felt like a princess that day mainly because of my jewelry.
What are your favorite three pieces of Margie Cedrone jewelry and why?
God this is a hard question! All of my jewelry is so meaning full to me…. but if I had to pick my three favorites I would say my wedding rings because they were my first Margie pieces. Then I would have to say my diamond choker that has my kids' names on it. And third I would go with my diamond Italian Horn she custom made for me. It's so unique and a true one of a kind piece...no one else has one! If I have to give a fourth piece my it definitely is my Cartier watch. I have been waiting for a while for a very specific watch and finally, Margie found it. She was even able to customize it by adding a diamond bezel. It's just a true piece of art.
Do you have any pieces in the works?
I always have pieces in the works with Margie! I can never go in and not have something in the works lol. But just in case my husband sees this I'm not gonna say what it is yet, lol.
Why do you recommend Margie to those looking for custom pieces?
I will always recommend Margie because when you go to Margie for anything you're not just getting an exquisite piece of jewelry, you're getting a full experience. She makes you feel like you are her only customer and she wants you to be so completely in love with your finished product no matter what it is. She is brutally honest and you know she would never try to just sell you something to make a sale. She tells you what looks good and what doesn’t. What will work and what won’t. You will always leave Margie's feeling 100% satisfied. There aren't many jewelers around like Margie, she is definitely a diamond in the ruff!