Jess and Russell


Jess and Russell
This was a very fun piece to design and make. Musicians Jess and Russell approached me with a brief to design a unique wedding ring that made a statement when worn on its own but must also compliment Jess's vintage engagement ring.

Russell had proposed with a ring perfect for Jess who loves vintage clothing and design and plays saxaphone in an all girl 50s rock n roll band. The delicate engagement ring features three round sapphires and two diamonds set into white gold with a yellow gold band.
It was important for Jess that the wedding ring did not overshadow this but did want a bold design that pushed at the boundaries of what a wedding ring could be.

Art deco influences and the colours of engagement ring were the starting point for the design. During the process a number rough models were made in brass so the clients could see scale and compare the two rings in 3D.

The final design was handmade in 18ct yellow and white gold with hand engraved details.

The two rings although very different are linked visually in a number of ways. Not only in colours used but also attention to less obvious details. The size of band and milligrain setting echo that of the engagement ring and care was taken to source a pear shaped sapphire whose widest section was equal to the diameter of the engagement rings centre stone.

This really is a wedding ring unlike any I've made before, inspired by the likes, loves and unique personality of the client something only a bespoke piece can provide.

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