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Amethyst, February Birthstone

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Amethyst, February Birthstone

As well as being the birthstone for February, it is the gemstone for 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.  Moreover, St Valentine, the patron of romantic love, is said to have worn a ring carved with the image of cupid.

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Wedding ring for a man

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Wedding ring for a man

I am currently creating engagement and wedding rings for a couple.  They were both keen on having twig designs, but opted for very different looks. For the groom I created quite a heavy ring with a crab apple woodgrain on the outside, in 9 carat rose gold.  We explored many different twig textures but in the end went with the crab apple as it had a strong woodgrain texture. In order to make the ring, I first created a silicon mold to cast the twig, using just over half the thickness of the twig to create a chunky band with a...

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