My Designs – Wedding rings
Summer is a very popular time for weddings and a very busy time for jewellers. The favourite aspect of my work is an individual commission like these 18ct white gold enamelled wedding rings. There is nothing I enjoy more than working on a commission for wedding rings as they are such a valued item of jewellery in terms of what they represents. I enjoy working with the couple to discuss their needs and ideas. Sometimes they have no ideas so its important to find out a little bit about the bride and groom so that the design can reflect some of their personality or passion.
For the wedding rings above I explored 19th century symbolism to express love, growth and strength. I looked at designers, artists and sculptures who used symbolism in their work like Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Barbara Hepworth and Gustav Klimt. I came up with dozens of designs depicting seeds, budding flowers and unfurling leaves using simple flowing lines and bold colours. From these designs the bride and groom whittled their choice down to a favourite and chose colours complimentary to the engagement ring.
The rings are hand engraved by RH Wilkins, enamelled and finished at my studio in Brighton. I think you’ll agree that there is nothing more special than a unique piece of handmade designer jewellery that you can treasure forever.
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Elizabeth Anne Norris
Designer / Maker / Teacher / Enamels / Jewellery / Cufflinks
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