There will be opinions in this post!
Bean and I ventured out into the world together a few of days ago in search of wedding rings. A rather exciting prospect I think you would agree.
We skipped along to Hatton Garden, there was probably some actual skipping despite the heat. One does tend to get rather giddy when super excited about certain wedding/marriage prospects!
So we may have visited the wonderful RUST and met with the even more wonderful Artemis to look at the prettiness in her showroom. However her fabulous designs are too intricate for what I need. Grrrr. Maybe one day, hintery hints bean!
Not that they were on offer from the wonderful RUST but I really cannot stand cut out wedding rings. For me, the wedding ring is the only ring a lady needs* to wear. The rest is superfluous. Delicious but superfluous. However, I think I am set upon what I want. Maybe.
Just in case you are yet to twig, this is my fantabulous engagement ring. I guess I don't really need an excuse to post this picture seeing as she is my muse, as much as a ring can be! So yes, a cut out ring may work in theory but it just does not look right. It fact despite my dislike of all things symmetrical I think that may be the problem with the cut out. It looks incomplete, almost as if your marriage is yet to be made legal? Yes, a little harsh but I really do not like them. I am I not sorry.
We tried on many different styles and I think I am set on platinum. Although I have fallen in love with gold over the past year, I wash my hands (a lot!) and I am quite clumsy when wearing rings and tend to ram my fingers into nooks and crannies without thinking so I think I need a stronger metal than gold. I love the court style. Yes there are more fashionable cuts but it feels deliciously comfortable and most importantly feels that it won't get caught every time I put gloves on. I think I will go with a natural finish which will hopefully dull to a pretty glow with time. The final consideration was width. I always assumed I would want a thick ring but since wearing a rather thin banded engagement ring I have fallen in love with pretty little bands and I think anything thicker than 2mm looks rather strange (and like my mother's wedding ring!) and cumbersome on me.
So a platinum 2mm plain court ring is my want. (Bean thinks he will go for a palladium 5 or 6mm court too. He has spider fingers so very thick rings look weird on him too!) Thus ladies and hopefully a few gentlemen, where should I go to buy such a classic beauty? I need your hints and tips for fabulously helpful and talented (and not too expensive) platinum smiths, whether they be in London or further afield. We want to do something exciting with the engraving so imaginative designers are most welcome to contact me! I await your cleverness!
*If she/he needs to wear one at all. I want to wear one, not because it shows I am "taken" (bleurgh!) but because it is a constant. A constant which can remind me of the day I made my vows. Like c, it changes under certain conditions but will always be constant in our little bubble/vacuum. Gosh who knew I could intertwine a little physics into your day!