Jackson knew that he wanted to surprise Lucy with a proposal, but he also wanted the two of them to design the engagement ring together. Laura suggested using one of her beautiful “Reserve Rings” for the proposal, which could then be returned once the couple were engaged and ready to start designing their forever ring. All went to plan, and the couple were soon in Laura’s studio to finalise designs for Lucy’s forever ring.
Lucy’s engagement ring features a stunning Australian Sapphire with a unique ‘free-form-cut’. This is where the lapidarist (the person cutting the stone) is able to cut the sapphire in an organic way and does not conform to traditional, classic cuts. The wedding bands feature a polished faceted texture surface, and each have an engraved gum leaf on the inner surface – when stacked they connect as one. The three rings were made using 100% recycled and refined 14-carat rose gold. You can find out more about the importance of using recycled materials here.
These rings came gift packaged in a wooden box made by the New Zealand team at GIVE. These guys make special bespoke wooden jewellery boxes for Coral Covey from sustainable forest woods with care, quality and workmanship.
Laura also includes an authenticity certificate with every ring, detailing the carat and quality of the precious stones and metal as well as special care instructions.
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Using a reserve ring ensures a couple can design a ring together, but that the proposal can still have the element of surprise. If you would like to get in touch with Laura to discuss a design for your own unique piece, or to enquire about the use of a reserve ring, you can contact her here.