We loved being a part of a very special engagement recently. Julian contacted us early this year, after we launched our bridal collection VOW.
The couple wanted to create a hand made ring using the metal from an antique spoon they had bought together at a festival.
White sapphire was the stone of choice with the bride to be's birthday being in September and we found a gorgeous oval sapphire that was to be set amongst six small diamonds on the silver band.
Julian sent us a couple of example rings that he knew Alana loved and let us take the lead to then work with those as a starting point.
We sent Julian the concept sketches which kicked off the design process. We knew we wanted to set the oval stone sideways*. This streamlines the ring and plays to the antique nature of the spoon and setting.
Julian set us the spoon and we noticed some lovely little maker marks on the handle of the spoon. We suggested a little pendant to save the marks and we thought we make a lovely little momento of the spoon.
The spoon was made into a simple silver pendant and also created the engagement and wedding bands for both Alana and Julian.
Julian proposed over the weekend and to our delight but not surprise Alana said "Yes".
*Since receiving her ring Alana taught us that this is called an east/west setting. How lovely is that?
29th of July 2019
Little update to the story of this ring
Since proposing Julian and Alana has some concerns over the setting of the stone. Being made from the soft metal of the recycled soon, provided some challenges for our jeweller and after much discussion we decided to take the handmade piece and translate it into a 3D render and have it cast following our usual process.
We've since had the piece cast in platinum, a beautiful material that's properties make it incredibly hard wearing and strong.
Alana's ring is now safely back on her finger where it belongs.