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Ronnie and Dafydd's Wedding Bands

Posted on by Eleanor Swinhoe

Ronnie inherited a beautiful 22ct yellow gold band and she wanted it incorporated into 2 wedding bands - his and hers!

 The inherited gold band

The inherited gold band

We chatted about various ideas and liked the idea of mixed colours and mixed metals.  They were both unsure about yellow gold, but because I'm such a fan of mixing silver (the whitest and brightest of metals) with yellow gold, I managed to convince them that we could make some beautiful pieces.

They wanted to have a hand in the production, so I got them along to the studio to come and saw open and flatten the gold band.

 Ronnie and Dafydd

Ronnie and Dafydd

 Cutting open the gold band

Cutting open the gold band

 The flattened band

The flattened band

I then carefully and painstakingly cut a thin strip from this band to include in Dafydd's ring - the remaining gold was melted down and hammered into a strip for Ronnie's ring.  

 Constructed but unfinished!

Constructed but unfinished!

To complete the rings, they needed to be hallmarked, and Ronnie's needed some rather gorgeous engraving!

 The finished bands

The finished bands

The soon-to-be-married couple were thrilled with their rings - "they are just so beautiful and exactly what we wanted".  They must have been happy because I now have an invite to their wedding in August!  I now need that picture of them wearing the bands on the Big Day.