The engagement ring is set with two triangular cabochon peridots and a princess cut sapphire, set into white gold. The red gold wedding band is inlaid with 18 carat white gold.
This was made using the diamonds from the client's engagement ring, set in red gold to show them off. Rubies were added to add a tiny spark of colour as they are one of her birthstones. The design was inspired by river pebbles and the way that water sparkles over them.
His is a chunky D-shape inlaid with red gold. Hers is red gold inlaid with a strip of mokume gane made from silver and yellow gold. The colour on this ring was enhanced to show off the pattern of the mokume.
A very slim wedding ring made from gold with silver/copper mokume gane.
Although it is not easy to see, this tiny ring has slivvers of gold from family rings and jewellery inlaid into it.
White gold engagement ring set with a sapphire and two diamonds. The diamonds were from a family ring and the unusual asymmetrical sapphire was chosen because it reminded them of the billowing sail of a boat.
Unusually large for an engagement ring, this is made from 9 carat white gold because the client wears a lot of silver jewellery and the colours match well. The colours requested were green and purple, so the centre stone is a tourmaline and the two flanking stones are amethysts, specially cut to go with the tourmaline.
This is a really tiny little ring, made to be worn on the middle toe of a very petite lady. The band is made of silver and copper mokume gane and the stone is a bright blue cabochon sapphire.
White gold ring with a diamond set into a rose gold square, made for a 21st birthday present.
It's almost impossible to photograph diamonds and show their sparkle, but this is a nice one.
Although not made as an engagement ring, it's robust enough to be worn every day.
With large tourmaline and two topaz stones.
18 carat white gold inlaid with a stripe of 18 carat rose gold and set with a 3-carat triangular pink sapphire and two tiny diamonds. Matching wedding rings were made with 18 carat white gold inlaid with a stripe of rose gold. Made for my daughter in 2005.
The couple had originally wanted their rings to be inlaid with wood but wood is not a very durable material for a wedding ring, Because he is a rock climber, I suggested an inlay of bloodstone, a rare opaque green stone speckled with red, which comes from the island of Rum. Her ring comes next.
The couple had originally wanted their rings to be inlaid with wood.
Since wood is not a durable substance for a ring, I suggested instead inlaying her ring with Mokume gane (Japanese 'wood-grain' metal).
Because he is a rock climber, I suggested an inlay of bloodstone, a rare opaque green stone speckled with red, which comes from the island of Rum.
The couple had originally wanted their rings to be inlaid with wood but wood is not very durable so I suggested instead inlaying her ring with Mokume gane (Japanese 'wood-grain' metal). They were quite happy to have rings that did not match each other.
I made the original ring from gold/silver mokume gane. Then I was asked to turn it into a wedding ring, with gold bands on the edges and with something blue – in this case lapis lazuli. However, they decided they preferred the ring without the stones. Here is the ring without the stones and again with the lapis placed into the holes as I had originally designed it. The asymmetrical triangles were chosen because it reminded them of a swingbridge in St Petersburg.
This has a moonstone set into an 18 carat red gold mount, and a diamond set into the side of the ring. This was a silver wedding ring, with the two stones representing her two sons.
With a grey star sapphire set in red gold. The client wanted something very special but not too sparkly. A star sapphire only gives its beautiful burst of light when there is bright light.
Inlaid with ebony and a triangular citrine which glows like 'a wee drop of some sweet whisky liqueur' when it catches the sun.