rose & white gold wedding bands

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Approached by two friends, these wedding bands provided a unique challenge: the design of two pieces centered around an existing engagement ring. Our goal was to have a 10 karat women’s band fit in with the existing white gold tanzanite engagement ring, while maintaining a sense of autonomy when worn alone. Adding to the complexity was the need for the men’s 10 karat wedding band to somehow be tied to the women’s band.

Various options were explored, such as the incorporation of engraved motifs, and the inclusion of gemstones in the men’s band. The ‘leaf’ motifs I had suggested found its way into becoming an integral part of the open shank with the creation of two leaves that would curve away from the tanzanite. Further emphasizing the unity between the engagement ring and wedding band, eight flanking beaded set diamonds were strategically placed in the rose gold band so, when worn next to the ring, a continuous flow from the diamonds in the band and ring would emerge. We decided that the materiality and colours of the gold would be the unifying element for the men’s band, which made use of a white gold brushed inlay strip within a rose gold shank.

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Exploration of how the two rings would come together in Rhino3d

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Hand sketch of the floral motif at the ends of the open shank, illustrating their relation to the tanzanite, and the location of the flush set diamonds to flow with the diamonds on the engagement ring.