“Having looked at hundreds of styles of rings and not been able to decide my partner suggested we got something designed especially and found Richard’s website online. I went along to the appointment worried that I didn’t really know what I wanted but would feel pressured to make a decision that day, but this totally wasn’t the case. The most helpful part of the process was looking at the different types of each metal and comparing the subtle differences in colour against your own skin tone, as what suited me was different to what I thought I wanted. It came up that one of my favourite flowers are daisies and Richard came up with the design combining the metals I liked the most. The three of us then came up with the idea of adding a ruby/garnet to the band after looking at a photo of a ladybird on a daisy to symbolise my partner. Richard then made a brilliant suggestion of linking my engagement ring with my husband to be’s wedding ring by putting a ruby/garnet on the inside of his band.
One of the other main reasons for having the rings designed was that I really wanted my engagement and wedding rings to fit together, which they do perfectly and I think they really complement each other. I wanted my wedding ring to have some bling factor rather than just a plain band and Richard also suggested that the curve in the wedding ring be offset which I love.
We received the quote and sketches from Richard a few hours after our meeting. Richard then produced the wax models, which were hard to visualise at first from photographs but I asked for more close ups of the ladybird detail and waxes with the stones inserted, which helped, although I still had to use my imagination so I was blown away when I actually saw the final rings in person for the first time.
We are both absolutely thrilled with the final result, they are totally unique and very personal.
Luisa & Marcus