An Evening with David Yurman

Last month, Wolfman got this in his inbox:

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How neat, right?! We were really getting to the point where we needed to order our wedding bands, so we thought it’d be really cool to buy them from the dude who designed them. We got a little dressed up and headed to the Yurman store in the “fancy mall.” It was pretty swanky—champagne, a DJ, passed appetizers, a photographer—and for the most part, we were the youngest people there by a long shot. We figured they must have invited those who spent a lot of money at Yurman in the recent past, and although my e-ring was certainly a big purchase—it’s a once in a lifetime kind of thing. We were surrounded by people who spent that amount of money on jewelry regularly. The people-watching (and jewelry-ogling) was really fun. Wolfman joked that it looked like some couples were leaving after robbing a pirate ship.

We also got to talk to Mr. Yurman himself!

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We weren’t allowed to take pictures, so you get this glamor shot. (Photo via Grand Luxe Magazine)

He was super sweet to us. He asked how long we had been together; I said “five years” at the same time Wolfman said “four years.” (To be fair, neither of us was exactly correct, but I was a lot closer.) He laughed and told us this joke:

If a man tells a story, and his wife isn’t around—is he still wrong?

We laughed, and he asked to see my ring. “Beautiful,” he said—even though he designed it, I still weirdly felt a lot of satisfaction at his compliment.

Even though photos were not allowed, I snapped one quickly of the band I ordered with my e-ring:

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Color Club’s “Put a Pin In It.”

I ended up going with the simpler band, and I really love it. Wolfman actually changed his choice up on the spot. He was ready to order a cable design, but ended up really liking this one:

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(Image via David Yurman)

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It was also much less expensive, so it was an easy switch. Much to Wolfman’s embarrassment, I asked our salesgirl to take our picture for posterity. It’s not every day you buy wedding bands!

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Close to the end of the event, Mr. Yurman (I typed David first and felt weird) gave a little thank you speech with some folks from the Children’s National Medical Center, the recipient of a percentage of the night’s sales. It was cool that the money we were going to spend anyway ended up going to a good cause.

Anyone else get to interact with the designer of their rings?

All photos personal unless otherwise noted

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Mrs. Gray Wolf

Location:
Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013

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    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 4:54 pm

    So cool that you got to go to that event and actually meet your ring’s designer! :) Your bands are gorgeous!!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:22 pm

    What a cool event! Your rings look great and it’s great that a part of the money went to a good cause!

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    LissaBeans 340 posts, Helper bee @ 5:41 pm

    beautiful rings!! and you guys look awesome. wolfman is stylin!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:46 pm

    I wish I could explain how jealous I am of you. Such an amazing experience and beautiful rings!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:01 pm

    Sounds like a really fun event! And i’m digging Wolfman’s glasses!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 6:04 pm

    LOVE your rings! The band really compliments that huge rock!!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:08 pm

    That’s really neat! And I LOVE your rings! The twisty band is so cool.

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 6:16 pm

    Wow what a cool opportunity! I think I missed when you first showcased your engagement ring. It is absolutely stunning. And your man picked out a really cool wedding ring. Also, as a nail polish addict, thank you for always sharing your nail color! ;)

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    lovebirds08 320 posts, Helper bee @ 7:01 pm

    You both have awesome style! Such a cute couple.

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:44 pm

    beautiful rings. That sounds like an amazing event.

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    Natto 251 posts, Helper bee @ 9:39 pm

    Love David Yurman!!!!!!!!!!

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    bridesmomma 439 posts, Helper bee @ 9:54 pm

    The rings are gorgeous!

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    missredneck 65 posts, Worker bee @ 10:43 pm

    It almost looks like Mr Yurman in the background of your picture of you and Wolfman! :)

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:20 am

    What a neat experience!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:49 am

    What a fun and fancy event! I definitely think the ring purchases are a big and once-in-a-lifetime-esque event, so it’s awesome that you guys got to celebrate!

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    Scc6a 961 posts, Busy bee @ 2:04 pm

    Any chance the “fancy mall” is Tysons II? Lol, I’m from Arlington and that is totally what I call that part of the mall.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:05 pm

    Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun!

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    littlesarahyellow 9 posts, Newbee @ 10:26 am

    Very cool! I love David Yurman :) you both are super cute:) congrats!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 10:47 am

    @Miss Sword: i told him that and he said “i like that miss sword”

    @Scc6a: haha yes! i work across the street so it was pretty convenient.

    @lovebirds08: aww thanks! @Littlesarahyellow: thank you! :)

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