I was delighted when Daisy got in touch and asked me to make her and her fiancés bespoke wedding rings. A childhood friend of my sisters – it always means so much when someone you know wants you to make something as special as their wedding ring.

Daisy’s fine engagement ring, with squared edges led the design elements for her contemporary, crisp wedding ring. Her engagement ring featured an 18ct yellow gold shank, with white gold setting – from this we decided that the wedding ring would look great in 18ct white gold, complementing the setting and contrasting against the yellow gold shank.

Daisy’s fiancé Liam didn’t have a clear idea on what style he wanted at first but after looking at a selection of silver samples from my portfolio he found a chunky, soft edged design that was comfortable to wear. We chose a subtle satin surface to finish the design, giving a sleek contemporary, unassuming feel.

After designs were confirmed I was able produce several quotes for Daisy and Liam to consider. Daisy’s design was set with the choice of 18ct gold, but Liam had more choices of gold, platinum and palladium.

With metal prices changing twice a day, it’s always a good idea to consider which metal to use, not just for its durability but its price point too.

Liam has a hands on, physical job so a durable metal was preferable, choosing for the design to be made in palladium.

With designs, metal and quotes approved I got started making straight into the gold and palladium.

The rings progressed well and were ready for the first fitting quickly. We met and discussed some minor sizing adjustments and a small tweak to the width of Daisy’s ring, which was also achieved quickly.

Once the fittings were spot on and Daisy’s ring was just how she wanted the rings were sent to the Assay Office in London for hallmarking. On their return they were given a final finish and were ready for delivery.

It was lovely to create these clean, contemporary wedding rings for Daisy and Liam. An enjoyable make, and I’m really pleased I was able to create just what they wanted.