Thursday, March 24, 2011

18ct White Gold

I had the amazing opportunity to make 18ct white gold wedding rings for a lovely couple last month.

Gold is such a wonderful metal to work with.
It has a rich, earthy presence,
a beautiful weight in the hand,
and strength beyond measure.

I enjoyed every moment of crafting with this noble metal.

I was driven by the knowledge that it would represent the love and life journey of two people as they become husband and wife.

Here's how they were made:

18ct White Gold

Straight edges for a perfect solder join

Bending into a ring

Ends touching, ready for soldering


Hammered finish

Smoothing the edges

Polishing inside the ring band

Satin finish outer

Polished finish inner

His and Hers wedding rings,
ready for life's journey.

I am so grateful for the people I meet
through doing what I love.

Thank you,
from the bottom of my heart.

--- Mariann ---


  1. Wow, these wedding rings are utterly beautiful, Mariann! You must feel so blessed knowing that they will be worn and cherished for a lifetime :-) I really enjoyed your progress photos too! Thanks for sharing :-)


  2. Thank you!

    I had to hold them in my hands for a little while before I sent them to the bride and groom to be.
    The weight of those gold wedding rings was just divine!

    I think the gold has made me stronger.
    I made a silver ring a week later and was shocked at how easily it flowed and moved!