Last autumn we were honored to craft a wedding band for Triss, the perfect match for her SKYDOG Carico Lake turquoise engagement ring.

We loved the romance of their story and proposal, so we’re thrilled to share it here with you...

Love Grows

The couple met working at a resort – Triss on front desk, Vinh as the concierge. Vinh would find every reason to help Triss, coming over to where she worked to engage her in conversation during slow times. Triss remembers “at one point, I [told] him my hands were cold. He took my hands to warm them up and said, ‘Cold hands, warm heart’.”

Vinh and Triss are each other’s greatest supporters – “he brings out the best in me and never doubts my potential”. Their lesson in love is to be each other’s home and safety. They accept the other’s flaws and bring strength where the other is weak.

Vinh and Triss say their relationship is built on vulnerability and honesty, sharing their deepest secrets without fear of judgement.

The Engagement

Triss knew she wanted a non-traditional engagement ring, and with turquoise having such significance in her culture she was set on this gemstone.

Finding SKYDOG on Instagram, she fell in love – and laid hints to Vinh about the spring green Carico Lake turquoise...

On a trip to Seattle for their spring break, Triss and Vinh spent a day exploring Olympic National Park and Madison Creek Falls. Triss describes the surprise proposal;

“I was taking pictures and videos. As I turned around to take a video of the waterfall [I] saw Vinh holding a little green box with my ring!!! I immediately cried, saying yes before he could even finish his speech.”

The Wedding

Amid the uncertainties of covid, the couple married surrounded by close family in October 2021.

Choosing Aspen Corner in Flagstaff, Arizona, a light wind made the yellow aspen tree leaves fall around them as they wed.

They designed their intimate ceremony to reflect both their individuality and heritage, from Triss’ incredible lace-adorned dress and vivid bouquet to the traditional Navajo ceremony.


Triss’ ring was a bespoke Carico Lake turquoise halo engagement ring and wishbone inlay wedding band. Find similar turquoise pieces here, or contact us for your own bespoke piece on

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March 07, 2022 — Jordan Dzierwa