This was an exercise in recycling two existing rings with sentimental family connections to create a matching pair of contemporary wedding rings.
The clients had initially met at a New Years Eve party in the UK, although the bride was visiting from Canada; she returned to her home in Canada but eighteen months later came back “across the water” to claim her man.
The bride had a 9ct gold wedding ring inherited from her Grandmother, while the groom had a silver claddagh ring that had been given to him as a 21st birthday present. With a limited budget the clients wanted to use these two rings as a base for their wedding rings to symbolise the entwining of their two lives.
The result is a pair of matching yet different wedding rings; the bride’s a new take on the traditional claddagh ring – half silver, half gold; symbolising the capturing of her soon-to-be-husband’s heart. The groom’s ring is a step further away from the claddagh tradition and symbolises the bride’s heart given to the groom.