From the bench
My most recent custom piece was a joy to make. A fellow came in to my studio wanting a memory ring to honor his recently departed wife. We worked from the starting point of the rings that they wore during 37 years of marriage. At right is the design we came up with. The 14k yellow gold edging is those actual three rings, which I melted down together then rolled and fabricated into two bands. The center stone is the diamond he most wanted to incorporate - from the smaller ring, the one he had bought for her when they first married. The central mokume gane band and diamond represent their connection - separated by planes of existence for now, but always connected. I was honored to help him remember his wife in this way.
11/16/2015 06:55:30 pm
Oh my gosh, Anne, this is a beautiful tribute. I love your work and hope to continue to take classes from you either at WCCPL or at your studio.
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Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.