From a photo to gold

 

23rd January 2018

Discuss

A great source of inspiration for design can be found in photos of patterns and textures, either natural or man made. This customer wanted a non standard wedding ring but something not too out there.

He wanted some sort of pattern on his ring and liked this photo. I was asked to  look at applying it as a texture to the ring.

 The desired pattern

The desired pattern

Design

Sometimes concepts do not translate to the shape of a ring very well but in this case I was very pleased with how the ring came together as I worked on the design. More importantly so did the customer and he approved the draft of the design.

 

 
 

Draft & Deliver

When the pattern of a ring goes 360 degrees around it makes effective resizing almost impossible.  To make sure that ring would be made to exactly the right finger size I used a draft of exactly the same width to confirm the finger size before making the ring.

9ct yellow gold was used for the ring. A matte finish was applied to the centre pattern to give it even more contrast the the polished borders. The ring is 11mm wide, size W.5 and weighs 16.5 grams

 
Design, Wedding, MensDavid Taylor