This Saturday when Miss Ohio 2017 is crowned, she will also be the recipient of a custom diamond ring exclusive to Miss Ohio. Local independent jewelers, Mike and Deb Miller of Mansfield’s Miller’s Diamond Jewelry, has designed and is donating the custom-designed ring valued at $1,500 to the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant.
While Miss Ohio has received a ring as a part of her prize package for many years, this is only the second year that a Mansfield jeweler has created the piece. In the past, a jeweler from Zanesville had modified a class ring to become Miss Ohio’s ring.
“We wanted something more feminine and fashionable for a modern Miss Ohio. We designed a lacey design in white gold that cleverly hides the script “Miss Ohio” that you wouldn’t notice at first glance, but would once you look closely. It’s topped off with a 10-point diamond,” shares Mike Miller.
The Miss Ohio ring, while extremely beautiful, also carries within it generations of Mansfield history. Cast in white gold, the ring is created entirely from gold jewelry from Mansfield-area residents. Miller’s Jewelry purchases gold jewelry that may be a family heirloom, an item broken beyond repair, or an antique that doesn’t fit with an individual’s particular style.
“Our family has been involved for decades with the Miss Ohio pageant, from my dad who supported it decades ago, to today where I am happy to be the host in my other position as CEO of the Renaissance Theatre, home of the Miss Ohio pageant. We’re honored to create this special piece for the winner,” states Miller.
Miller’s Diamond Jewelry has been a family-owned and operated independent jeweler in Mansfield for 66 years. They are located at the Appleseed Shopping Center on Lexington Avenue in Mansfield.
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