Ephesians 5:8 – You Were Once Darkness But Now You Are Light

(39 customer reviews)


Completely handcrafted through metalwork, in Asheville, NC. No mass production is involved. Much love and care is put into each ring. These are built to last.

Width pictured: 8mm wide 1st 2 photos
Choose between 7mm – 10mm wide
Choose desired core metal for your ring
Thickness: 2.5mm approximately
Materials: Outer metal is .999 Fine silver
Core metals are either:
Copper or 14K solid Rose Gold
High quality materials from the USA

How to order:

If you want a custom ring in this design:
*Select width & metal for the core
*Below are the Width & Core Metal Options:
*7-10mm wide, Copper Core
*7-10mm wide, 14K Rose Gold Core
*Select your ring size, add to your cart
*Please indicate the occasion and date

Difference between the metal options:

Copper Core – Copper will turn brown similar to a US penny rather quickly. Therefore, for the life of the ring, there would be a brown copper core. This option is quite durable.

14K Rose Gold Core – Highest quality option. The entire core is solid gold, and will never turn brown. It will stay the colors you see in the photos forever. If you like the colors of the ring in the photos, and do not want the core to turn brown, you may want to go with a solid 14K gold core. This is the most durable option.

From Darkness To Light:

This all dark oxidized ring is part of the From Darkness to Light Collection. The finish of the ring begins all dark and over time transforms to be all light. See the 3rd to last photo for an example of how the all dark oxidized finish wears off making the ring the lighter natural color of the metals.

See the 2nd to last photo for an example of what the copper and 14K rose gold will look like after they have finished aging. When you receive a silver and copper ring, the copper will not be brown right away, it will become brown after wearing it for a short time. Please note, the 2nd to last photo is not of this design, it simply gives you an idea of how copper and gold look after they age.

Custom Message INCLUDED:

Want to include a custom message inside your ring? Just put the custom message you want in the “custom message box” at purchase. If you want no message in your ring, put “NO MESSAGE” in the box. Your ring must be at least 7mm wide to add a custom message. Please keep the message to 16 characters to ensure it fits. See the last photo to see examples.

Ephesians 5:8-11 – For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of the light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

This verse is the inspiration for this design, but the scripture and reference is not actually on the ring. I can hand stamp the scripture reference inside the ring if you would like me to, just put that in the “custom message box.”

SKU: 126211528 Category:


Tips on sizing:

For accurate sizing, I highly recommend you have your finger sized by at least 2-3 different reputable jewelers in your area. Tell the jewelers the ring is ‘standard fit’, and what ‘width’ your ring will be. If your ring width is 7mm or wider, have them use a wide band ring sizer. I can do 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 size increments to get an exact fit. I can make your ring any size up to a size 16. If resizing is needed, I can resize your ring for a $30 resizing fee. Keep in mind, it is much better for me to resize your ring later on to be larger in size, rather than smaller in size for several reasons.

Time frame:

Please allow me 3 weeks to handcraft your ring order. Message me if you need your ring order faster, rush service may be possible with an added fee.

Additional Information:

Please note, for any ring that has darker oxidation on it, oxidation levels and texture markings may vary from one ring to the next since it is handmade. Furthermore, the temporary dark oxidation finish will eventually wear off completely, making the ring the natural color of the metals. This can sometimes happen quickly, especially if one gets the ring wet often. Getting the ring wet will not damage the ring at all, but will wear off the dark oxidation at a faster rate. When choosing a ring with an all dark oxidation finish, please ensure you will be happy with the natural color of the metals. If you ever want your ring refinished, I can do so for a $30 refinishing fee anytime.

The dark oxidation colors of the rings in this listing appear different shades of color mainly due to the fact they were photographed on different days and natural sunlight was used for lighting. Also, due to the fact that oxidation levels vary from one ring to the next with them being handmade.

Added note about silver: The difference between “fine” silver and “sterling” silver is that fine silver is 99.9% pure silver. Sterling is only 92.5% silver with the remaining 7.5% being composed of other metals, usually copper. They look the same, wear & polish the same, but fine silver is more “pure” silver.

If you would like to chat with me over the phone, you can reach me at 828-505-2600.

Additional information

Width & Core Metal

7mm & Copper Core, 8mm & Copper Core, 9mm & Copper Core, 10mm & Copper Core, 7mm & 14K Rose Core, 8mm & 14K Rose Core, 9mm & 14K Rose Core, 10mm & 14K Rose Core

39 reviews for Ephesians 5:8 – You Were Once Darkness But Now You Are Light

  1. andmallin

    This ring is everything I had hoped for! Gabrielle was prompt with all communication, and kept to the time frame perfectly. I love this ring, and I would not hesitate to recommend friends, or anyone, to purchase a piece from Gabrielle. Nothing but good things, all around. Awesome work, fantastic artist, and extremely pleased customer.

  2. tstruss

    I loved my ring when it arrived last week. It is exactly what I wanted. She did an amazing job with the craftsmanship. I am thrilled to be wearing this permanently from now on. Thank you so much for taking your time and making such an awesome piece. You will definitely be recommended to all my friends and family. Keep up the good work!

  3. Angela Campion

    Thank you to Gabrielle for creating an amazing ring for my groom! We are so happy with how beautifully it turned out. It is wonderfully unique, elegant, and strong. Your customer service was top-notch. We could not be more pleased!

  4. rachelbongard

    I found this ring and fell in love with it right away! The picture does not do it any justice. It is so much petty in person. This was the best buying experience I have ever had online! I was always kept up to date on everything that was going on and with someone who spent the time and put care in their work. Love this shop!!!

  5. Sharee Sullivan

    So well made! Shipped before it was scheduled. I am in love with it, and I hope my fiance is stoked on it as well!

  6. andi210

    It shipped very quickly. I am very pleased with the finished product and can't wait to see how it ages over time.

  7. John Findlay

    Gabrielle took great care of my order. The ring is amazing and the customer service was flawless.

  8. saratrose

    We love love love this wedding band. She also took the time to hear about our story and was in contact as she handcrafted this masterpiece! We have nothing but amazing things to say about our experience!

  9. Christina Van Zelst

    We purchased this ring for my husbands wedding band and WE LOVE IT! The traditional gold rings looked awkward on his hands and we wanted something safe to be cut off in the event something happened to him at work. Amazing craftsmanship. Great care and detail put into the ring, and the care package involved with shipping. We would do it again in a heart beat! Thanks!

  10. dionne episcopo

    Thanks so much for creating such a beautiful ring for my husband. The fit is perfect and he absolutely loves it. Communication was great and I would absolutely recommend working with Gabrielle to create a ring for any special occasion. Thanks again, it's perfect!

  11. Aubree morrison

    The Wedding ring is even more amazing in person. It was an absolute pleasure working with this Seller. She answered any questions and always kept me up to date. We are over the moon about this ring and cannot wait to show it off at the wedding. Thank you so so Much for making our day even more special! Perfect.

  12. AmanndaMarie

    My experience with MaggiDesigns was nothing short of amazing! Throughout the process I was updated with the status if my ring and was reassured it was turning out beautifully! We received the ring in the mail and we're more than pleased with the quality and look of the ring! It was everything we wanted and it came with a hand written card and care instructions! Thank you MaggiDesigns!

  13. Chris Gurman

    I love my ring that I chose from MaggiDesigns and so does my fiancé. We couldn't be happier with the craftsmanship. The ring was finished and shipped earlier than expected and arrived on time with express shipping. If you are in the looks for a ring that will seriously get people's attention. Then choose a MaggiDesigns ring. I've had so many compliments and people requesting the makers information that it's no doubt one of my best purchases of the year. I hope this review helps anyone out there doubting whether or not to choose a MaggiDesigns ring. You will not be disappointed, trust me.

  14. Amy Ponsler

    Gabrielle was amazing to work with! He was sooo nice and really wanted to get to know my fiancé and I as he made the ring for our wedding day! I would come to his sight any day to get anything I needed! Very timely on making and shipping and packaged excellently! We are in love with this mens wedding band and hope to work with Gabrielle again in the future!

  15. williamskacey21

    My future husband and I could not be happier with this ring!!! After months of looking in stores and everything being too "flashy" for my outdoors man, we found this one online. He fell in love with it, but I was worried about buying online and not being able to see it.
    The seller was more than amazing and kind! Emailed me after we made the order, when creating the ring, and when the ring was shipped (with all the shipping information). The ring was packaged very well and secure, and a handwritten thank you card was included! I was very impressed all the way around!

  16. Jeremy Bowden

    Great shop. Would definitely recommend!

  17. Jennifer Cardwell

    We were able to get a rushed order in for a trip to Vegas! The ring was exactly what we wanted and will be treasured forever!

    Thank you for creating a perfect piece of our wedding day!

    Darren and Jenn

  18. Jeanette Putbres

    The ring arrived today. We have been anticipating the arrival and were blown away with the ring. The design, the workmanship, the quality and the fit. I will definitely order another soon. Thank you so much. Jeanette

  19. tpieczonka

    My fiancé and I LOVE this ring! Gabrielle is amazing. She keeps you in the loop the moment you place your order to the moment your piece is done and ready to be shipped. I would highly recommend her work, even more stunning in person. Thank you Gabrielle!!

  20. Narcisa Burnett

    This ring turned out perfect for my fiancé! Gabrielle is such a talented artist. The communication was excellent throughout the whole process. I would definitely like to work with Gabrielle in the future and recommend her for anyone who wants a handcrafted piece jewelry!

  21. tonia boughamer

    My husband's wedding ring is stunning!

  22. jlcromie

    I ordered this wedding band for my husband, we both love it. Gabrielle was wonderful to work with. I was so happy to have the option to have the ring engraved,I am so glad I did that, my husband really appreciated that personal aspect and the uniqueness of the ring. The ring had to be resized and Gabrielle could not have been more helpful in giving us information and resizing it for us. Would highly recommend this artist we are so happy with the ring and the experience!

  23. Fawn Rodgers

    Loved dealing with Gabrielle! The communication was spectacular and resulted in a one-of-a-kind wedding ring. It's exactly what we were looking for and would recommend her company. Shipped on time too.

  24. mungoparks69

    Thank you Gabrielle!

    The ring we ordered was exactly as shown in photos from the site. Dealing with the artist (Gabrielle) was phenomenal. She made the process transparent and gave updates throughout the creation of our ring, from start to finish we knew exactly what was happening.
    I cannot recommend her enough if you are looking for a hand-crafted, custom piece of art!

    Rob and Jessica

  25. mrspavy16

    The ring turned out amazing. Better than we even imagined. It was made and sent to us in a timely manner and I had full communication with Gabrielle from start to finish! We will def be using her again in the future! Thanks again for the perfect ring for my man on our wedding day! 5-7-2016.

  26. Robert Faber

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    Very well made! The quality of the materials and the craftmanship exceeded my expectations! Fits perfectly and was shipped when promised! Thanks Gabrielle!

  29. lindsaykingery

    Gabrielle was a joy to work with. The ring is absolutely perfect. I received a tentative date of delivery and it was done on time and received in a timely manner. The best part was Gabrielle's communication. I felt included in the design. As soon as it was finished, I received communication. Thank you so much for creating this ring. It's everything we wanted and more!

  30. stephjdraper

    My husband is very active in work and play and destroyed two wooden wedding rings. This has been a perfect replacement. Classy yet casual, unique, and super bomber. Hopefully we'll have this one for many years to come. Thank you!!

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  32. Elizabeth Morningstar

    Perfect. I have tried to get my husband to agree to a new wedding band for 10 years. I showed him this ring and he said interesting. This was a wonderful experience all the way thru asking him to marry me again. Except, with my arthritic knees I wasn’t so graceful going from kneeling to standing. 🤗

  33. Paula

    I purchased this ring as a wedding band for my husband, and we could not have asked for a better product or process up to receiving this ring. Gabrielle messaged me promptly after receiving my order and wanted to know some details centered around the ring purchase. There was always constant contact throughout the production of my one of a kind piece along with some very nice photos I could keep for a keepsake. The entire journey from placing my order to receiving this wonderful piece of art could not have been better! We even received the special touch of a personalized card wishing us all the best in our marriage. It was such a great experience all around and one of the less stressful parts of planning our wedding, hands down!

  34. llgoytia76

    Much to our surprise today, my fiancé received his wedding band. I cannot describe how happy and pleased we are. The design and craftsmanship are excellent!! I love it and more importantly my groom loves it. It's a one of a kind ring for a one of kind man. The whole experience with Gabrielle has been fantastic! Truly we are grateful to have gotten his ring from MaggiDesigns. We couldn't have asked for better. Many many thanks! Josh & Laiza

  35. Keith Averitt

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  36. Carly Myers

    This whole experience was nothing short of AMAZING! MaggiDesigns is professional, caring, and dedicated to the satisfaction of customers. She is prideful in the work and it shows. My fiance's ring came ahead of schedule, was exactly what we wanted and fit amazing.

    She even sent a personalized letter wishing us luck on our future marriage 🙂


  37. Brittany Tyler

    Words can't even begin to describe how amazing Gabrielle is!!! I completely recommend her and ANYTHING she makes! She is amazing at her craft and a beautiful person to work with.
    Beyond wonderful customer service and attention to detail and the love and care she put into making our wedding bands made me feel completely comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. And she even sent us pictures during her crafting process for us to have as a keepsake! So incredibly thoughtful!
    I will admit, I was a little hesitant at first ordering something like this online but I am so glad we did!!! This entire experience has been an absolute blessing and we are forever grateful that we had the opportunity to have our rings made by Gabrielle. We couldn’t have hoped for anything better!

  38. Jordane Lapierre

    Working with Gabrielle was a dream! She is so attentive to details, asked to know a little bit about our story and kept me informed of the progress throughout the process. The delivery delay where a little long, but it was an international shipment (canada) right in the middle of the pandemic, so nothing that could have been avoided. And the ring was beautifully packaged with a sweet handwritten note.
    The ring itself is perfect and exactly what I wanted. Sadly, our wedding is currently postponed due the the Covid-19, but I cannot wait to give this ring to my fiancé!
    Thank you Gabrielle!

  39. evanhyning

    I love it. Excellent quality and hand crafted. Maggi was very up front with updates and information. Look forward to wearing this for a very long time.

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