• Richard Bett Designs

A Change is as Good as a Rest

Updated: Aug 8

Even if you have been married a long time, that doesn’t mean you can’t change your wedding ring. What’s to stop you? It might even make an excellent day gift for your partner?

Chunky distressed ring in a Mokume Gane style by Richard Bett Designs.
Chunky distressed ring in a Mokume Gane style

Recently a gentleman came to me to make a new wedding ring.

He had been married for a while, but was tired of his own standard 18ct white gold court shaped wedding ring. So with some old inherited pieces of 9ct yellow gold and some bought in 9ct red gold we set about making a chunky distressed ring in a Mokume Gane style

So with a considerable amount of material we make sure to melt down each different coloured gold then rolled it into sheets. Then we laminated it together to make a stripy sheet of metal. Then we swaged that laminated piece of metal into a curved piece which we sawed into small section which we then licked tightly together and fused.

This process gave the unique patterns in the metal.



Sawn pieces before fusing by Richard Bett Designs.
Sawn pieces before fusing
After the hammering and fusing process by Richard Bett Designs
After the hammering and fusing process

Formed into a chunky distressed band by Richard Bett Designs
Formed into a chunky distressed band

The finished ring with a chamfer on the edge by Richard Bett Designs.
The finished ring with a chamfer on the edge

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