Family of Hearts
I met Elaine and her beautiful family at a friend’s wedding. Some weeks later she contacted me to discuss the possibility of me designing a ring that would symbolised her family. We spent time chatting via Skype and email, talking about what jewellery she liked. I did some sketches and discussed the different materials that I can work in. I really enjoyed the process of talking with Elaine and working closely with her to finalise the details of what she was looking for. My challenge was to bring these together to create a ring. I adore this part of my profession. Being able to work closely with great clients to create a piece that they will treasure for a lifetime.
Elaine loved the hearts, so I decided to create four of them to represent her family. Two small ones in 18 carat yellow gold, connected to the band, to represent her children; and two larger ones in 18 carat rose gold to represent her and her husband. Each of the hearts is unique, all created in one movement, never to be created again – the perfect representation of her family.
With the assistance of a professional caster, I cast the two materials separately and soldered the two types of gold together. Sometimes the most classic and simple designs can be the most powerful in their symbolism. A unique ring to represent a one-of-a-kind family.
“The balance of modern and tradition in Laura’s work makes her pieces stand out as modern, yet timeless”
” I love and admire that sustainability and the environment are quintessential parts of the ethos at Coral Covey. I have purchased several pieces from Laura for myself and as gifts. I LOVE her classic, elegant and clever designs. Laura is a consummate professional and a skilled designer and jeweller.”
“I have commissioned Laura to design and create several pieces for me and my expectations have been exceeded every time. Her passion for both the origins of materials and commitment to telling a story is in itself sheer artistry.”