Jo's Ripple & Ewan's Rope pattern wedding rings - Nov 2016
By Claire Troughton, Mar 28 2017 10:12AM
I'm a little late writing about these rings, but I was reminded to post when a lady commented how lovely the ring I had made for her friend Jo is. I didn't know the 2 ladies in question were friends, but it's a small world.
Jo had seen my 'Shimmering Ripples' 18ct yellow gold and diamond ring on the website and loved it, but wanted something a little less irregular, plus she wanted to re-use the gold from some old rings.
Jo decided she would like the 2 outer circles of each ripple to be rose gold from her old rings and the inner one would be white gold. This meant melting the old rings and re-forming into wire. Then 8 large circles of rose gold had to be made, plus 8 medium circles of rose gold and 8 small circles of white gold, each one having a solder join to close it together. One of each of the different sized circles then had to be soldered inside each other to produce the individual ripples, then these were soldered into a line. Finally this row of ripples could then be formed into a ring and soldered together. All in all a lot of soldering with 41 different joins and each time the metal is heated up to complete a new solder join there is a chance the solder will flow out of any of the other joins and re-open them. Thankfully all went to plan and both Jo and I were delighted with the result.
Ewan had his own ideas for a bespoke wedding ring. He came armed with an intricate rope armband and wanted the same pattern on his white gold wedding ring.
I decided the best way to do this was to create an image which could be laser engraved onto the ring. The pattern was cut into the ring, leaving the rope design as a recess and blackened inside to emphasise.
Leave a comment to let me know what you think to the results.