When two unique people come together in love, they remain individuals…but their common interests and dreams intersect, growing into a new life. The Intersecting Hearts design by Michael Nashef, which he originally designed for his wife’s engagement ring, represents this joining of two hearts. The shape formed by the overlap resembles two budding leaves for a fresh, blossoming look that speaks to a lifetime of growth and love between a couple.
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Michael S. Nashef was born in Lebanon. His father used to own a factory that made leather bags, purses, and other such things. This helped inspire Michael’s creativity from an early age. When he was 13, he designed his own backpack for the new school year and made it in the family factory. He’s had a love of creative design ever since. Unfortunately, due to civil war, Michael’s family eventually lost the factory. They immigrated to the United States in 1998, starting a new home in Michigan. Michael never lost his passion for design and creating new things, though. He loves all kinds of handy work, especially woodworking and crafting jewelry.
Michael was a bench jeweler for twelve years, and graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University in 2006 with a degree in metal and jewelry design. Inspired by travel, nature, and architecture, he incorporates elements from all these things into his work, including the engagement ring he made for his wife Maya. The two are now expecting their first daughter.