Can­dice Coates is the artist and de­sign be­hind the beau­ti­ful col­lec­tion of ke­tubot of Shine 516. Her com­pa­ny start­ed through the de­sire to pro­vide her tal­ent and skill to the Mes­sian­ic Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty. Not just spe­cial­iz­ing in ke­tubah de­signs, Shine 516 al­so cre­ates mes­sian­ic cards and oth­er pa­per Ju­daica prod­ucts for all types of life cy­cle events!

Un­for­tu­nate­ly we could­n’t find any for­mal web­site for Can­dice’s com­pa­ny, but she does have an et­sy that dis­plays her ke­tubah de­signs. With­in her et­sy store she makes sure to pro­vide a de­tailed process of or­der­ing a ke­tubah and the pos­si­ble fees and op­tions. All her ke­tubot take about 9 weeks to be com­plet­ed and her prices in­clude a stan­dard text and per­son­al­iza­tion, as well as an archival pen for sign­ing! Like most artists, Can­dice ap­plies a rush fee when nec­es­sary and is com­mit­ted to mak­ing sure each cou­ple ap­proves and loves their de­sign and text be­fore print­ing.

Al­though her et­sy pro­vides tons of in­for­ma­tion on or­der­ing and ship­ping, I felt she had lit­tle to no op­tions for de­signs, and it seems that once some­one buys a de­sign she ‘re­serves’ it, even fur­ther lim­it­ing op­tions for prospec­tive buy­ers. How­ev­er Noah did point out that she of­fers var­i­ous col­or choic­es for each ke­tubah, so there is a wider se­lec­tion, even it does­n’t ap­pear that way. Over­all she has a unique artis­tic style and her col­lec­tion of ke­tubot are not on­ly a tes­ta­ment to her skill, but her de­vo­tion to cre­at­ing works of art that tru­ly hon­or and cel­e­brate the beau­ty of Jew­ish her­itage.