The main part of the brief for this project was to design and craft the bride’s wedding ring by recycling her 18ct yellow gold engagement ring and her Polish grandparents’ red gold wedding rings, using Mokume-Gane* to produce a multicoloured patterning, and finding some method of portraying her two children within the ring.
The groom’s ring was to be understated but match the bride’s.
The two rings were formed from a single piece of Mokume-Gane created from the 18ct white gold of the engagement ring and the red gold of the old Polish wedding rings, along with some 14ct yellow gold. The rings were then both lined with red gold inserts.
The bride’s ring features the original diamond and setting of the engagement ring along with cabochon birthstones of her husband and two children, making for a very personal ring that encapsulates the essence of her family.
The groom’s ring is a simple band of matching Mokume-Gane.