A token of love – wedding bands.
I have made many wedding bands, starting in
1980 when I started my first little workshop in Hermanus.
I got the idea for a more comprehensive range
last year when there seemed to be a big demand for “couples”
rings – hence the H & H collection – his & hers, his & his or
hers & hers !
The ring symbolizes a commitment between two
people, a continuity & tradition from the past.
The first known exchange of rings as objects
of love took place in Egypt in around 2 800 BC. The pharaohs of
Egypt regarded the circle as a symbol of eternity, and believed
the ring was a heavenly symbol that life, love and happiness had
no beginning or end.
Some inscriptions I have found in a little
book on rings by Osnat Gat:
Love conquers all -
posy ring sold by gypsies;
Many are the stars I
see, but in my eyes no star like thee - England 18th
In love at night is
To her who
merits all my love
Love him who
gave thee this ring of gold
Tis he must kiss
thee when thou art old.
And then Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) –
My bounty is as boundless as the
My love as deep; the more I give
The more I have, for both are