It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when this ring was made, but it was made in Philadelphia in the 1940’s. Under the watchful eye of Byard F. Brogan, Sr. It was purchased at a retail jewelry store in Massachusetts by an adoring couple. And love grew.
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Byard Jr. takes over for his father in the 1950’s.
The wedding ring is worn for many years and the owner leads a long, prosperous life. Upon her passing, it is willed to a family friend. The grateful recipient wears it with gratitude and remembrance of a life well lived. When she passes on, it is inherited by her daughter-in-law who wears it daily; creating a stack combining her own wedding set with other heirloom rings. She enjoys the ring, as her children grow.
And here’s where the stars align and the two stories intertwine. Her daughter moves to Pennsylvania around the same time Byard III joins the company. They meet, fall in love, and marry. During one visit, she asks her son-in-law to take a look at the vintage rings that she wears. They look familiar to him; in keeping with the styles made by his father and grandfather. And when he looks inside of his mother-in-law’s ring, the familiarity is authenticated by the presence of his family’s trademark. The "Brogan B”.
So, as it turns out, the story of this ring, it’s journey, is one we get to personally experience. Because long before we ever met, our families were already joined. Weaving through three generations of women on one side, and three generations of men on the other. My grandmother, and then my mother both wore a ring made by Byard F. Brogan, Inc. long before I ever met my future husband, Byard F. Brogan III. So, when we talk about legacy jewelry, when we say that quality craftsmanship matters; that investing in jewelry that our company, our family in fact, stands behind, matters; it is because we have experienced this kind of love story first hand. Future generations of loved ones, your children’s children, the family members that hold a special place in your heart, will feel the love and cherish the memories that surround your jewelry. It is part of your legacy and most certainly a large part of ours. ...