Bastrop-based goldsmith Chris Parachini and his wife, RaeAnne, make, showcase and sell rings throughout the Lost Pines Region as well as Greater Austin. Creating from-scratch custom designs – as well as new designs featuring beloved family heirlooms – this designer duet works with couples to create memorable treasures.
Courtney Gray is the creative director and founder of Creative Side Jewelry Academy in Austin. She also oversees Forged Together, a ring-making workshop designed with DIY couples in mind. Forged Together pairs twosomes with a goldsmith, who guides the sweethearts through the process of making custom wedding rings with their own two hands.
A gemologist who cut his design teeth in L.A., launched his own line in 1999 and moved back to Texas in 2004, Dean Fredrick has a reputation for creating famously beautiful rings, which have caught the eye of many famously beautiful celebrities. He designs engagement rings, his-and-her bands and others by appointment from his East Austin studio.
Nestled at the heart of downtown Austin near Second Street and Lavaca, Eliza Page creates custom jewelry designs for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions. The jeweler welcomes ideas in the form of photos, old jewelry or heirloom stones and uses ethically sourced metals, gemstones and diamonds for its custom designs.
Texas Tech grad, artist and jewelry-maker Anne Smarzik designs out of her boutique in the charming and historic town of Bastrop, creating handcrafted artisan designs from fine silver, sterling silver and select gems.
Smithville residents Russell Smith and Barbara Samuelson have been in the business around 20 years, working in Bastrop, Austin and more recently opening Lark, a weekends-only in Round Top. The Texas couple draw much of their inspiration from the stories of couples who seek their custom services, as well as the beauty found in nature.