A token of love – wedding bands.
I have made many wedding bands, starting
in 1980 when I started my first little workshop in
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 my delight
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
My love as deep; the more I
give to thee,
The more I have, for both are