Sister Bands Symbolize Sister Bond

Mike Levine

Jessica (Volz) Boerstler, 25, is originally from East Quogue, NY. She met her husband William, 29, a native of Denver, PA, when the two were students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Today, the couple live in Easton where Jessica works as a kitchen and bath designer at Stofanak Custom Cabinetry, and William is employed by the City of Bethlehem.

The Sisters

Jessica, the first of the three daughters of Stephanie and Gerard Volz to get married, is extremely close to her family.

“We may live hours apart now, but we speak nearly every day,” says Jessica. “When something happens to one of us, we all know it soon!”

Jessica, along with sisters Amanda and Lauren, came up with a novel idea. When one of them got married, the sisters would go shopping for a beautiful band they would each purchase and then all wear on their right hands. The new bands would serve to commemorate not only the wedding but also the close bond they share.

Two Weddings for One Couple

In January 2016 Jessica and William were married in a small courthouse ceremony in Bethlehem right before William, as part of his service to the Army National Guard, was deployed. The couple were married again last month in Easton with a big ceremony and reception surrounded by “the people we love most,” in what Jessica fondly has labeled “I Do, Part II.”


The Rings

The sisters searched for about a year for the perfect bands. When Jessica went for a gown fitting at La Belle Mariée, a luxury bridal boutique which just happens to be located a few shops away from David Craig Jewelers, she decided to see if the jewelry store might be able to accommodate their needs.

David Craig sales person, Julie DiRuggiero, showed Jessica and her family entourage a band that, according to Jessica, “was just what we were looking for.” Mom Stephanie was so excited she also decided to order one for herself. The bands are made of 14k white gold, with seven horizontally placed migrain-edged marquis-shaped settings, each setting holding two brilliant- cut diamonds of exceptional brilliance.

“My sisters and I wanted our bands to signify that no matter how far apart we are or how long we go without seeing each other, we’ll always be together, we’ll always have each other and nothing will ever come between us,” says Jessica.

The Jewelry Experience

“Julie at David Craig Jewelers took such great care of us,” recalls Jessica. “It was a custom order because we were ordering four rings. We were worried we wouldn’t have them before my wedding but Julie was on the phone almost every day tracking these rings down for us. She was just amazing and made it all happen!”

Two Volz sisters have yet to marry, which means there will be two more bands to complete the sister band bond. And where will they purchase them?

Says Julie: “It will definitely be worth a trip back to David Craig Jewelers for the next wedding!”

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