Recently I had the pleasure of making my own silver ring with the help and guidance of Kate Reid, senior jeweller at Larsen Jewellery. The idea behind this experience is more so one of a romantic nature, and if I wasn’t already married I would have jumped at the option of making each other’s wedding bands. What’s more personal than designing and creating your partners wedding ring!!
As it was just me making a ring for me (still romantic right? – haha) the whole process took around 2 hours. There is a surprising amount of design options available, being able to choose from classic bands to unique designs and even mixing metals, adding diamonds and engraving.
I was surprised how traditional the making process was – I was handling flames, beating with hammers, soldering…the technical terms are: milling, bending, soldering and finishing up with filing, buffing and polishing. That may sound a little daunting but no creative skills or experiences are required and Larsen guarantee a perfect result.
If you do head in with your partner, the experience lasts around 4 hours and there is a light lunch served with champagne at completion. In addition, you’ll be given photos of your experience! Kate took the shots of me, deep in my creative concentration zone, included in this post.
I would also like to note, Larsen Jewellery are proudly certified Fairtrade gold producers and only use conflict free diamonds.
Thanks Larsen Jewellery and thanks Kate!
(All diamond and precious stone jewellery worn by me is available for purchase from Larsen Jewellery Sydney)