The lovely Martha approached me with two very special pieces - a wedding ring that belonged to her mother in law, and later a gold sovereign given to her as a wedding present. She knew she could enjoy them even more if we transformed them into pieces of jewellery she would wear and adore everyday.
The bi-colour Sapphire ring:
Martha first discovered my work at 2020’s Goldsmith's Fair - brought online for the first time due to the pandemic. She was researching ideas for a ring to celebrate a special birthday and was struck by a bi-colour sapphire ring of mine featured in the show.
After various discussions, emails and socially distanced meetings I sourced Martha THE PERFECT stone - an exquisite blue and yellow bi-colour Sri Lankan sapphire that simply took our breath away! During the course of the commission process, Martha remembered her dear Mother-in-Law's wedding ring and so we decided to repurpose the gold and make the new ring with it - creating an even more special piece.
The gold sovereign stacking bands:
A little while later Martha returned with a gold sovereign - a wedding present given to her years ago by an uncle. It had always been on Martha’s mind to add some stacking bands to her sapphire ring - what better way to enjoy her wedding treasure?
The gold sovereign was remodelled to create three additional stacking rings; two square bands and one parquet. These bands work beautifully either worn together or separately. Martha now has an incredibly versatile collection of stacking rings. She explains: 'the sapphire is even more exquisite as it reflects on the surrounding gold surfaces. I can't take my eyes off them!' For me that really is the joy of stacking rings!
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