Caroline’s husband, Simon was about to turn 40 and she wanted something special for this milestone birthday. Living in London, we were not able to meet face to face to discuss details, but she knew she wanted some special cufflinks. I emailed her some photos of cufflink designs and some of my other custom work and she came back to me with the suggestion of using a cross symbol in the design. Simon not only adores his country but also holds a deep faith in God, so this was a great place to start the design process. I experimented by incorporating the Union Jack and the religious cross as a design element. Caroline also suggested that we include his favourite passage from the bible engraved on the back – Zephaniah 3:17, which I abbreviated to ZEP 3:17.
Caroline and I maintained close contact throughout the process, and I kept her well informed during the design and creation stages, right up until the cufflinks were safely in the post and on their way to London. I received a divine email from them, filled with delight and such a glowing review, that it made me blush! There is nothing better for me, than designing a piece that is truly unique to help celebrate a special birthday in a personal way.
Happy 40th Simon and many thanks Caroline!