Let me hold you forever
Paul and Ange came to me with a simple request. “We want wedding rings that are classic but have something unique and romantic about them”.
Firstly, we started with the material. Both Paul and Ange preferred a silver coloured metal rather than the traditional yellow gold tone of the classic wedding ring. My suggestion was the subtle and smokey silver of nickle 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, but Paul wanted a simple band.
While they now live and work in Switzerland, Ange’s traditional homeland, they met on the Canadian slopes during a winter season teaching international tourists how to ski. After meeting through some mutual friends and spending the season hiking and skiing it was clear they wanted to be together for ever. 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 subtle way I created Paul’s plain white gold band to bear the impression of Ange’s ring, so her ring gently nestles into his ring. See the photo below for details
Needless to say, it was a great project and lovely working with great people who are interested in wedding rings that aren’t the usual ‘run of the mill’.
Thanks Paul and Ange – and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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