Walker Goldsmiths were asked by some wonderful friends if we’d remake their Wedding Rings. Of course we’d be pleased to do that for these special friends. We’ve known them and both of their really great parents for so many years. Heidi and Roy had a small bunch of rings and gold to recycle and their anniversary was coming up. Heidi wanted something new and different than her old single diamond ring and something symbolic of her Alcorn family now. She definitely wanted acorns on her ring! I asked her why acorns and she told me the really great story; “It was in my mom and dads freshman English class and they were reading a poem about all the little acorns laying on the ground. Lois had been thinking how close Alcorn was to acorn as she was new to school that year and Merlon had caught her eye already. When it was my moms turn to read she was to read the line that said “all the little acorns laying on the ground” but she read it as “Alcorns”. The whole class cracks up laughing and she is so embarrassed she runs out of the class. The rest is family history!” So it’s been a family joke that’s turned into a family symbol. Wonderful story for a Story Ring.
Heidi wanted a cluster of 3-D Acorns with 5 little diamonds to represent their children and 2 larger diamonds to represent her and Roy. Very much fun and just what I love to do. I carved an 8 mm band with a cluster of acorns to set diamonds into and oak leaves on both sides.
We wanted the diamonds set in bezels or hammer set down in the gold so there were no prongs sticking up to catch on grandchildren or puppy dogs. Heidi and Roy raise puppies at their Pine Lodge Labradoodles, precious little bundles of love! Roy wanted a simple 8 mm gold band with milgrain edges all around, snazzy and functional. They both choose to have them made them in 14 kt Red Gold.
After they approved the wax Owen lost wax cast cast them in 14 kt Red Gold, finished the castings and set the diamonds. It really turned into a beautiful flashy ring, and Roy’s ring is elegant and gorgeous too. Walker Goldsmiths has been especially pleased to make these Recycled Gold Custom Wedding Rings for our good friends on their Anniversary. Thank you, Heidi and Roy!