I was recently asked to create wedding bands for a couple, using a gold sovereign coin belonging to them.
As you probably know by now, I’m quite partial to the idea of re-using and recycling once loved precious things.
It is riskier to melt and re-use metal, due to the unknown imperfections which can cause it to crack once the ring is being reformed – which makes it all the more special.
When making wedding rings, or any jewellery for that matter, I believe it is important to create from the heart, to try and capture what the essence of what the ring signifies and embodies.
Here is an overview of the creation process…