Are you excited about our 8th annual March Bridal Madness jewelry contest?
The rules are simple:
- “Like” Stuller on Facebook.
- Email an image or render of your custom engagement ring or wedding band design to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The pictures with the most Facebook fan votes move on to final judging.
The winner receives a Stuller account credit valued at $1,000, and their design will be featured on all of Stuller’s social avenues. We will begin accepting submissions on Sunday, March 1 until March 15.
Meet Katelynne Eslick: The Reigning March Bridal Madness Champion
Katelynne is the owner and operator of Sugar Plum Jewelry Co. in Glendive, Montana. She’s a third-generation jeweler — her grandfather was a watchmaker and later opened her family’s jewelry store; her father has been in the business for 40+ years.
Fun Fact: Sugarplum is what Katelynne has been called by mother her entire life. So when it came time to name her store, she went with Sugar Plum Jewelry, which she says reflects her as well as her craft.
Katelynne’s Submission Inspiration
“Because this was a remount using the stones my clients had available, I had to find an interesting way to use asymmetry to make something aesthetically pleasing. I designed this with a white gold band and rose gold settings for the main diamonds. The stones have just a bit of warm color to them, so the rose gold really complements them while setting them apart from the rest of the ring. The bezel settings are functional because of my customer’s lifestyle and the type of work she does,” she explains.
“The wedding bands were designed to hug the main ring, and I also really loved the symbolism of ‘Now, Tomorrow, Forever’ that we achieved by making double wedding bands.
“In my free time, I love spending time with my kids! My husband and I have three children: a 13-year-old boy and twin 11-year-old girls. My daughters have taken some interest in jewelry making, so I get to spend a little time with them at work too! My husband and I also play in a rock-and-roll band called Mighty Big Jim and the Tall Boys. My nickname in the band is Princess Kate!”