First, there was a conversation about the material. Both Paul and Ange preferred a silver coloured metal rather than the traditional yellow gold tone of the classic wedding ring. Laura suggested the subtle and smokey silver of nickel white gold. This material is very hard but has a beautiful shade somewhere between silver and titanium. Ange mentioned that she would like to have stones set into her ring, whereas Paul wanted a simple band.
While they now live and work in Switzerland, they met in Ange’s homeland, on the Canadian slopes while teaching international tourists how to ski. After meeting through mutual friends and spending the season hiking and skiing it was clear they wanted to be together forever. They travelled to Paul’s hometown in Australia and Ange fell in love with the colours of the ocean. So, when we talked about what kind of precious stones she would like set in her wedding ring the answer was simply, “pure blue Australian sapphires please.”
After doing some sketches and making a few models we decided to set these beautiful stones in irregular discs using a star setting. To connect the two rings in a unique, romantic way Laura created Paul’s plain white gold band to bear the impression of Ange’s ring, so her ring gently nestles into his.
Needless to say, Laura thoroughly enjoyed working with great people on this project who had an interest in unique and unconventional wedding rings.
With thanks to Paul and Ange and of course – CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Laura packages all her custom rings with their own special care instructions and packages them up in a handmade wooden box made by the New Zealand company at GIVE. These guys make beautiful bespoke wooded jewellery boxes for Coral Covey that are made from sustainable forest woods with care, quality and workmanship.
If you would like to choose your own stone to be custom set into a ring, get in touch with Laura to arrange a meeting.